Access Receivables Named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Maryland and Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Maryland for 2012.

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Distinguishing themselves as one of Maryland’s Top Entrepreneur’s, Access Receivables has been acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com for its overall leadership and economic achievements. The award, known as the Div500, represents a listing of the nation’s most successful privately-held companies.

Distinguishing themselves as one of Maryland’s Top Entrepreneur’s, Access Receivables has recently been acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com for its overall leadership and economic achievements. The award, known as the Div500, represents a listing of the nation’s most successful privately-held companies.

2012 marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 12th annual listing of Maryland’s top diversity business leaders. Chosen organizations exhibit the strength and financial viability to positively impact their communities. The winners have become sought after resources for corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with
privately-held businesses.

“We have a great future ahead of us, especially as entrepreneurs continue to reinvent products and services that transform the way we live,” says Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company which founded DiversityBusiness.com. Our nation’s business leaders are relentless. It isn’t a mere coincidence to see our competitive spirit still alive and persevere under these circumstances.”
Debbie Gillespie, Access CEO stated: “2012 marks the 7th time Access has been honored as one of Maryland’s Top businesses by diverisitybusiness.com. Our groundbreaking ‘Nice People Collect More’ business model, by its nature, requires a highly diverse, outgoing and committed workforce who know how to relate to and work with our debtor customers. Their outstanding performance is why we are more successful than firms that use traditional collection methods.”

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural social media website that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

Tom Gillespie, Access President added, “Large companies seek out services that complement their corporate ethics and standards for excellence. After twelve years in business and more than 400 clients, we feel we are well positioned to serve our key markets including education, telecommunications, insurance, technology and major corporations.”
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: http://www.diversitybusiness.com

About Access Receivables
Access Receivables was established in 1999 by industry veterans Debra and Tom Gillespie. They were determined to build a new kind of collections agency that utilized evolving technologies and strong people skills to maximize returns while creating an agent/debtor relationship that would redefine the industry.

  •     More than 400 clients located across the United States
  •     Complete in-house operations – no overseas or contracted agents
  •     MBE Certified as a minority-owned business
  •     Millions of accounts served
  •     Over one billion dollars placed.
  •     First collection agency to provide online customer access
  •     2mybill.com first ever debtor payment website
  •     First AVATAR based Virtual Collector
  •     One of 14 firms in the U.S. to be designated as a Certified Commercial Collection Agency out of 2200 by the International Commercial Collection Association (IACC).

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness is the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness reaches more diverse suppliers and communicates more information to them on a more frequent basis than all other organizations combined. We also communicate with mainstream businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with information related to diversity. Our magazine reaches over 300,000 readers, a monthly e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

For additional information, please contact:
Tom Gillespie – President
Access Receivables
410-494-1751
tgillespie(at)access-receivables(dot)com
http://www.access-receivables.com

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