Submitted by: Div2000.com
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity
Posted: Jan 13, 2003 – 11:00 PM EST
Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ -
Over 150-thousand women and minority owned businesses had the opportunity to vote in the online election. Forbes 500 companies and Government Agencies were selected for the awards based on business opportunities they provide to diversity owned businesses.
"The Div50 award is the most prestigious honor a corporation can achieve," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Div2000.com."Nearly all other awards are produced by organizations where the winners are typically members or are major contributors. Our list is totally independent."
The Div50 annual list is produced by Div2000.com the nations leading multicultural b2b Internet portal that links large organizational buyers and multicultural business owners. A complete list of the winners is available at: http://www.div2000.com/div50
Other agencies leading the list were: Small Business Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Postal Service, NASA, Department of Transportation, and the U. S. Army.
The winners, collectively known as the Div50, will be recognized for their diversity efforts at an awards ceremony on February 27, 2003 at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut.
Launched in 1999, Div2000.com is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Forbes 500 companies, Government agencies and Colleges and Universities. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its site content and design.
Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) produces Div2000.com. The Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2001 presented its annual award for the Nation's Top Diversity owned business to CCA for its development of Div2000.com and its commitment to business development for Diversity business owners.
Award-winning consulting firm Computer Consulting Associates International, Inc. (CCAii) provides professional IT services to Forbes 500. Founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke, CCAii is the largest African-American owned computer consulting firm in New England. Throughout its 23 years, CCAii has garnered many national awards by entities such as the Small Business Administration, Ernst & Young and Black Enterprise Magazine. The company is headquartered in Southport, Connecticut.
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