Women businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with
Gahanna, Ohio (PRWEB) June 6, 2008
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations' leading multicultural internet site, recently named Leaderpromos.com as one of the Top 500 women owned businesses in the United States (Div500).
The Div500 is the 8th annual listing of the Nation's top 500 women-owned businesses. The companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation's top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a women-owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with women owned companies.
"Women 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. 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."
Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from women owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
Carmen Castillo, President of Superior Design International, Inc., Florida commented, "These groups of companies represent the organizational spirit that drives our economy and even more. It offers insights into a vastness of cultures and an exchange of ideas that are so valuable in helping me to understand how to reach the needs of today's consumers."
Stephanie Leader, President and CEO of Leaderpromos.com, said, "Leaderpromos.com is all about the customer. It is simple to use, and contains over 15,000 promotional products - one of the most comprehensive sites in the industry. Not only does leaderpromos.com make the shopping experience quick and seamless, the site is filled with great advice and creative tools to help the user purchase a one-of-a-kind, memorable promotional item."
About The Div500:
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 women-owned 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 Div500 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.
Leaderpromos.com was honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's "8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference", which took place April 23 - 25, 2008 at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Leaderpromos.com is the premier promotional products distributor in the Midwest. Located in Columbus, Ohio, Leaderpromos offers tens of thousands of promotional items, online corporate store and inventory management services, rush delivery, and in-house embroidery and screen printing services.
Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 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, Business Week 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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