Aurora Lighting Design, Inc. is 100% owned and managed by women. ALD continually supports all team members to grow professionally. By creating a learning environment through mentoring and educational opportunities, we encourage leadership in every aspect of our business.  

We currently hold WBE/FBE status with the following agencies. These certifications have reciprocal programs with other agencies.  

Aurora Lighting Design, Inc. complies with the SBA requirements for small business.

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Certified Female Business Enterprise - State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)

Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) To be certified as a diverse business under the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) you need to meet the following criteria:

  • At least 51 percent owned and controlled by persons who are minority, women or designated as disabled
  • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Annual gross sales of less than $75 million

Certified WBE Corporation - City of Chicago

Chicago's Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Certification Program demonstrates the City's continued commitment to the success of minority-and women-owned businesses by offering certification opportunities to MBE and WBE firms.

The Department of Procurement Services Certification and Compliance division certifies minority-and women-owned businesses that:

  • have at least 51 percent ownership by a minority or woman
  • have at least 51 percent of their business controlled by a one or more minority groups or women

The U.S. Small Business Administriation (SBA)

A small business concern is a small business that is not dominant in the field of operation for which it is bidding on a government contract, in addition to qualifying as a small business under the criteria and size standards.

The SBA, for most industries, defines a "small business" either in terms of the average number of employees over the past 12 months, or average annual receipts over the past three years. In addition, SBA defines a U.S. small business as a concern that:

  • Is organized for profit
  • Has a place of business in the US
  • Operates primarily within the U.S. or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor
  • Is independently owned and operated
  • Is not dominant in its field on a national basis