All-n-1 Security Services, Inc. is “Service Firm of the Year”

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NationÂ?s only certified woman-owned full - service security firm nabs MED Week award.

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All-n-1 Security Services, Inc., a privately held full-service corporation founded in 2001 by President and CEO Mary H. Parker, received the Service Firm of the Year award at the 23rd annual Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED) awards luncheon on August 15, 2005 held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel. MED week was designated by Proclamation of the President of the United States in 1983. It recognizes and promotes the Nation’s minority-owned business enterprises and their supporters. The week is sponsored jointly by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a result, capturing this award had special meaning for the All-n-1 team.

Starting with no capital and no employees, Ms Parker, known affectionately throughout the security industry as “The Security Lady” attributes her business success to her unwavering faith along with 25 years of management and experience in the security industry. In the less than four years since its inception, All-n-1 Security has realized at least 80% growth each year. This steady growth has been brought about through the procurement of contracts for events that include 2 Super Bowl games, the 2001 and 2002 PGA Tour Championship, NBA All-star Game, NCAA Men’s Final Four, and for business entities such as 5th Runway at Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport, the Atlanta Braves, Clear Channel Entertainment, the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and numerous office complexes and construction sites. With 74 full time employees and more than 300 part-time and special events personnel, the company is well on its way to another banner year in earnings in 2005.

Mary Parker has not been content with just building a successful business, she has also been eager to share her knowledge and experience with others. As an ordained minister armed with BS degree in criminology, masters degree in security management and extensive training on various security systems and software integration packages, Ms Parker has been increasingly sought after for seminars and to speak before aspiring entrepreneurs and community organizations. She annually conducts Careers in Security and Job Preparedness Seminars to criminal justice students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) around the country. Other seminars include Who’s Securing the House of Worship? Ms Parker is also active in organizations such as the Georgia Women’s Business Council (GWBC), Atlanta Business League, (ABL), Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), Women in Construction and the Cascade Business and Merchants Association.

About All-n-1 Security Services, Inc.:

A full service security firm specializing in security systems design and engineering, security personnel to include off-duty police, background checks, and consulting services.

About MBDA:

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. MBDA is an entrepreneurially focused and innovative organization committed to wealth creation in minority communities.

About SBA:

In the Small Business Act of July 30, 1953, Congress created the Small Business Administration, whose function was to "aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns." The charter also stipulated that the SBA would ensure small businesses a "fair proportion" of government contracts and sales of surplus property. The Investment Company Act of 1958 established the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program, under which SBA licensed, regulated and helped provide funds for privately owned and operated venture capital investment firms. They specialized in providing long-term debt and equity investments to high-risk small businesses.

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