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Top 100 8a Businesses in the United States Announced

 
SOUTHPORT, CT, December 12, 2006/ DiversityBusiness.com -- DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s’ leading multicultural business website, today announced the Div100, the 7th annual listing of the nation’s top 100 8a-owned businesses. The SBA's 8(a) Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. Ranging in revenue size from $5 million to over $160 million, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that diversity-owned businesses are small or insignificant.

At the top of 2006’s Div100 is PS Energy Group, Inc. from Atlanta, GA, with $160 million in 2005 revenues, Tiger Natural Gas based in Tulsa, OK with $148 million in 2005 revenues, American Product Distributors in Charlotte, NC with $134 million in 2005 revenue and Cherokee Nation Industries from Tahlequah, OK with $84 million in 2005 revenue. The top 100 companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 7th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 11 – April 13, 2007 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “It is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diversity suppliers. “This group represents the entrepreneurial 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” commented Gloria Bohan, CEO of Omega World Travel from Fairfax Virginia.

“This group represents the entrepreneurial 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” commented Gloria Bohan, CEO of Omega World Travel from Fairfax Virginia.

The Div100
The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 '8a' businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Major corporations, government agencies and college/universities throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet site that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service businesses.

“The Div100 companies are the heroes of the '8a' businesses in America,” said Kenton Clarke. 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.”

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.DiversityBusiness.com

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com with over 32,000 members 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. DiversityBusiness.com performs research on diversity businesses for such leading publications as Forbes, Fortune magazine and numerous other media outlets. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com facilitates contacts and communication, streamlines business processes and provides vital business news and information. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980; CCAii is a computer-consulting and diversity specialist firms.

Press Contact: Odetta Rogers, Director of Communications, DiversityBusiness.com

Source: DiversityBusiness.com

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