Cleangreen Receives Certification as Women’s Business Enterprise

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Cleangreen, an eco-friendly commercial and residential cleaning company serving Cape Cod, has achieved certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“Since I founded Cleangreen 12 years ago, I have taken pride in not only serving as a female
entrepreneur, but surrounding myself with other strong, talented women who have enabled us to grow and
thrive on Cape Cod,” said Cleangreen CEO Jitka Borowick. “It’s important for the next generation to
have women they can look up to in our community. It’s why I’ve made it a point to give back and show
that leadership is defined by the impact you make in the lives of others.”

The WBENC’s national standard of certification is a rigorous process, including an in-depth review and
site inspection, to confirm an independent business is at least 51 percent owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women. Borowick founded Cleangreen in 2008 as a one-woman enterprise, eventually growing it into a business that employs nearly 20 year-round staff.

Cleangreen WBENC photo
 Director of Operations and Finance Annette Contonio, left and CEO Jitka Borowick (Courtesy photo)


With headquarters in Barnstable, Cleangreen began as a residential cleaning company. It has expanded its
services to include commercial and construction cleaning, both of which are currently available to
essential businesses on Cape Cod during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past three weeks, Borowick has adapted her business strategy to minimize the impact of the
pandemic on her staff, selling cleaning baskets and encouraging clients to purchase gift certificates and to
schedule future cleanings.