Eastern Shore Psychological Services, a Woman-Owned Business, Named among Maryland’s Top 100

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Salisbury, Maryland, 11/17/2004 In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural B2B online portal, recently named Eastern Shore Psychological Services as one of the top 100 diversity-owned businesses in Maryland. The Div100 is the 5th annual listing of the State’s top 100 diversity-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $89,000 to over $76,000,000, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the State’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant.

It is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diversity suppliers. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country are realizing that diversity in suppliers positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

“Diversity businesses are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “It’s no longer only about the Fortune 1000, or the Fortune 1000. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs and valuable products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders of American business.”

Dr. Seifert stated, “This award goes to the marvelous employees of Eastern Shore Psychological Services who have all helped to make this company great. I thank each and every one of them.”

The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 4th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 17 – 19, 2004 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

“We are a diverse and inclusionary company with many different activities and talents. The motto of the latest ESPS project, Soulight Publishing summarizes our ideals very well. ‘Empowering the world, one person at a time.”

“The Div100 companies are the heroes of diversity-owned business in America,” said Kenton Clarke. “While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for minorities to work for, we list the top businesses owned by minorities. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together.”

About the Div100

The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 diversity-owned (women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com (formerly Div2000.com), the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

About Eastern Shore Psychological Services

Eastern Shore Psychological Services (ESPS) is a multi-program organization providing treatment, education, and evaluation services for residents of the Eastern Shore. As an agency, ESPS has focused and specialized in providing programs and services targeted for children, adolescents, and their families; especially the emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disordered, victimized and resistant youth. ESPS is currently providing services to our community through 3 Service Divisions: the Consultation, Research, and Training Programs, our Child and Family Oriented Programs and the Behavioral Accountability Program.

About DiversityBusiness.com

Launched in 1999, with over 25,000 members DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke

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