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12/20/10

Ceres Technology Advisors Receives National Certification as Women's Business Enterprise

Needham, Massachusetts - December 20, 2010 Ceres Technology Advisors, a business specializing in Investment Banking, Merger and Acquisition Advisory and Business Valuation services, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

WBENC encourages companies to take advantage of resources to grow, update, and/or improve their Supplier Diversity programs.  Corporate members that are actively creating an environment of opportunity for women's business enterprises include Alcatel-Lucent, Allergan, Boeing, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Eastman Kodak Company, General Electric, Guidant, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Pfizer, Raytheon, Sandia National Labs, Siemens, Telcordia, Tyco, and United Technologies Corporation.

About WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

About Ceres Technology Advisors
Ceres provides merger and acquisition advisory, investment banking, and business valuation services.  Our unique value is the breadth and depth of our network and knowledge of technology markets - optics and photonics, life sciences, nanotechnology, energy, imaging and semiconductors.

For more information, please contact Ceres Technology Advisors:

Linda Smith
President
(781)453-1906
LindaSmith@cerescom.net
www.cerescom.net