bTrade Earns Minority Business Enterprise Certification

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Glendale-based Technology Company awarded national certification by the National Minority Supplier Development Council

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We are honored that the SCMSDC board determined that bTrade’s employees and business processes met their stringent standards and granted us certification, stated Steve Zapata, bTrade’s CEO and President.

bTrade LLC, a leading provider of secure and managed file transfer technology solutions, announced today that it has been awarded the national certification as a "Minority Owned Business Enterprise" (MBE) by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Certification entitles bTrade to be listed in the national database of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). This database can be accessed by 39 regional minority-purchasing councils and hundreds of corporations across the country.

Entering its twentieth year of operation, bTrade is a profitable and growing software technology company with headquarters based in Glendale, California. bTrade continues to enhance its Managed File Transfer solutions and help organizations across every industry gain control and oversight of the movement of critical corporate data to facilitate data growth, reduce security risk, and improve IT and business efficiency.

“We are honored that the SCMSDC board determined that bTrade’s employees and business processes met their stringent standards and granted us certification,” stated Steve Zapata, bTrade’s CEO and President. “This is exciting news for the company, and we look forward to working with other members of this community of certified minority suppliers and corporate sponsors.”

“This certification recognizes bTrade as a minority-owned business and as an organization willing to fulfill the council’s stringent requirements for designation as an MBE,” said Frank Guzman, onsite auditor for the SCMSDC. “We are proud to work with professional organizations such as bTrade to help them become part of a distinguished group of minority owned businesses that make California and the United States flourish economically,” he added.

To receive MBE certification, a company must be 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen, while meeting strict standards which demonstrate business solidarity.

About bTrade
bTrade develops secure file transfer technology solutions for enterprises that share sensitive data across applications and organizations, and face complex security and compliance mandates. Thousands of customers depend on bTrade solutions to gain control and oversight of the movement of critical corporate data to facilitate data growth, reduce security risk, and improve IT and business efficiency. bTrade was founded in 1990 and is led by eBusiness visionaries who have delivered industry-leading business integration solutions to thousands of enterprise customers worldwide. bTrade is privately held and profitable with its global headquarters located in Glendale, CA USA.

For more information on bTrade’s solutions and services, please visit bTrade.com

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ABOUT SCMSDC
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council is the premiere organization strengthening economic ties between large, public-, private- and foreign-owned corporations and minority men- and women-owned business enterprises. As the region’s leading minority business advocacy organization, SCMSDC represents the interests of more than 600,000 minority businesses in its 13-county service area in Southern California. The council offers nationally recognized certification to minority-owned businesses, strategic networking between corporate members and certified firms, and education, information, and skills development to help minority businesses enhance their capacity. Headquartered in Los Angeles and one of 37 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council network, SCMSDC has made a positive impact in the minority business community since its founding in 1975. For more information, visit http://www.scmsdc.org.

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