The NIIC Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Registration, Transitions to New Quality Standard

Tammy Y. Allen, Director, Marketing & Programs—The NIIC

The NIIC received confirmation of achieving ISO 9001:2015 Registration on June 26, 2018. This means the organization is officially transitioning to the new risk-based quality and management standard. This designation reaffirms The NIIC’s commitment to quality processes, metrics reporting, and strong management systems that define a well-managed and effective organization.

“This is an important milestone for our organization. Our entire team has worked hard to transition to the next standard. Quality is part of our culture. Why does this matter? It demonstrates to our clients, funders, stakeholders, community partners, and national entrepreneurial network that we have proven quality standards that drive our organization to ensure consistent results,” said Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC.

The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001: 2015 registered business incubation and acceleration program. For more information about The NIIC, visit our website.

About WEOCThe Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) serves as a resource center and business growth accelerator for women and underserved entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana. In October 2017, the name changed to Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center to more accurately reflect what WEOC does. WEOC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Host organization The NIIC also provides funding and supplemental and complementary resources for WEOC, an SBA designated Women’s Business Center—one of two in Indiana. WEOC serves women at all stages of their business ventures. WEOC responds to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs through business growth coaching, training and entrepreneurial education, connectivity and access to capital. For more information, visit www.inweoc.com.

About The NIICThe NIIC is a non-profit, vibrant entrepreneurial community. We help business builders and entrepreneurs launch and grow successful business ventures. We are located in a designated U.S. Small Business Administration HUB Zone, and in April 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb designated The Northeast Indiana Innovation Park Campus as an Opportunity Zone through the U.S. Treasury. Formed in 1999 by a consortium of community and government leaders and organizations, The NIIC was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013 as one of the top four under-the-radar incubators in the country. This basically means Entrepreneur magazine, with the help of International Business Incubation Association, picked four U.S. incubators to highlight, and we were one of them. In their words, we “stand out in a state not always perceived as small business friendly.” The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001: 2008 registered business incubation and acceleration program. https://theniic.org.


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