Press Release: The Shuler Group, LLC receives MBE certification from MDOT

by | Jun 26, 2019

Dawn Shuler
The Shuler Group, LLC


The Shuler Group, LLC receives MBE certification from MDOT

Small minority business services firm achieves Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification despite lengthy process

Myersville, Maryland: The Shuler Group, LLC is proud to announce that it has received the MBE/DBE/SBE (Minority Business Entity/Disadvantaged Business Entity/Small Business Entity) through the Maryland Department of Transportation. After completing the extensive application, meeting, and passing the review and rigorous requirements to mitigate fraud in the MBE certification process, this certification award proves that The Shuler Group, LLC meets the requirements to do business with large corporations, local, state, and federal government departments as a minority business entity. This milestone is a major move for The Shuler Group on its mission to expand its services and positively impact the organizations it serves.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) is Maryland’s official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. Certified companies are eligible to fulfill minority business participation goals on contracts issued by the state of Maryland and are listed in the directory of certified firms.

“Receiving this coveted certification is an honor.  I know Maryland has the oldest, largest, and most aggressive minority business enterprise certification in the country, and we are proud to have successfully gone through the process and been awarded this certification,” says Dawn Shuler, CEO and Founder of The Shuler Group. “We also appreciate the initiative for agencies and organizations throughout the state to utilize small minority and women-owned businesses. It’s a tremendous opportunity.”

This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:

  • Sought after by non-profit and government agencies to provide leadership training and creative writing workshops
  • Gaining additional certifications in strength-based workplaces
  • Successfully launching their proprietary Company Climate Inventory to small private businesses and non-profit organizations

To learn more about The Shuler Group, LLC, including its new status, visit

About The Shuler Group, LLC:  The Shuler Group, LLC, provides consulting and training services to commercial, not-for-profit, and government organizations.  Their programs and consulting solve challenges in employee engagement, employee turnover, and company culture.  As a 100% woman-owned business with Maryland state certification as an MBE/DBE/SBE, The Shuler Group is committed to extreme service and creating innovative and sustainable solutions for their clients.

(Download an electronic copy of this press release.)


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