Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2006
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness, the nations’ leading multicultural Internet site, recently named HTA Technology Security Consulting as one of the top woman-owned businesses in Illinois.
The ranking is the 6th annual listing of the Illinois’s top woman-owned businesses. The companies listed represent Illinois’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a woman-owned business is small or insignificant. Members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with woman-owned companies. The Impact of Woman Owned Business Major corporations wishing to increase market share realize it is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diversity owned companies. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Diversity businesses and consumers 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. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”
“Now is a moment of great opportunity for HTA Technology Security Consulting,” said Michelle Chaudry, President & CEO. “We are headed for new and exciting growth for 2006 and 2007. This growth will make a significant difference in the strategic future of this company. Our initiatives to recruit superior talent for our clients and projects from across the country include those who hold multiple technical degrees as well as Top Secret and Secret clearance, SCI and full lifestyle polygraphs have been extremely successful. Our clients praise our contractors for their discipline and commitment to on-the-job excellence.
The Top Woman List:
This is a classification that represents the top woman-owned businesses in Illinois, 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. This list is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 6th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 29 – March 31, 2006 at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are proud to announce that President Bush has decided to send Mr. Hector Barreto the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to present the award at the ceremony. This makes the award the most distinguished honor a small business can receive in America. "The recognition of these businesses from across America represents the backbone of the American economy. It's what makes our country great."
“For more than four years, HTA Technology Security Consulting has been a trusted business partner to client companies in 50 states and 22 countries. We are proud of our reputation for client-focused service, absolute customer satisfaction and to receive this award,” said Chaudry.
“The listed companies are the heroes of woman-owned business in America,” said Kenton Clarke. “While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for women and minorities to work for, we list the top woman owned businesses. 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.”
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About HTA Technology Security Consulting:
Headquartered in Chicago, IL; a location Mt. Pleasant, SC and in the Washington DC corridor, HTA Technology Security Consulting (HTA) is a woman-owned, minority, 8(a), small disadvantaged business. HTA is a national provider of information technology, information security, and professional consulting solutions. Since 2001, HTA has been providing services to U.S. National Intelligence and Defense Agencies, healthcare, insurance, and commercial customers nationwide. Our offerings include strategic staffing and high-end technology solutions, with a core competency in Certification and Accreditation (C&A) services.
Launched in 1999, with more than 30,000 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. Members use the sites technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country’s largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes and numerous magazines and media publications. 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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