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DiversityBusiness.com/Clarke Enterprises Interested in Acquiring EBONY Magazine
Southport CT, Oct 2, 2009 / -- DiversityBusiness.com /- Kenton Clarke, President & CEO of DiversityBusiness.com, announced today the company and Clarke Enterprises headed by brother Peter Clarke are entering the race to acquire Ebony Magazine if it is put on the auction block. DiversityBusiness.com senior management is tracking Ebony’s current situation to determine if it fits within the company’s current acquisition strategy.

Ebony Magazine was published and founded by its well renowned originator, the late John H. Johnson, in 1945. Since inception, Ebony has always strived to address imperative issues that pertain to the African American community; ranging in topics such as politics, entertainment, health and beauty, career/finance, arts & culture, environmental and much more. Ebony’s magazine cover features the most current and prominent African-American figures that have made an impact within the African American and community at-large.

DiversityBusiness.com believes its technology can enhance and expand upon Ebony’s current magazine readership there by capturing new readership and advertisers through marketing and targeting all segments of the African American market. Currently, Ebony’s followers appear to be a narrowly focused segment of the African American marketplace.

Mr. Clarke believes that it is important to retain African American ownership in landmark entities such as Ebony Magazine. “It would be our intention to increase readership to their existing target audience which is crucial to garner the interest of advertisers. Ebony represents one of the strongest brands in America for the African American community. We will be determined to keep 100% ownership within that community and have the resources to make it happen.”

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 48,000 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 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 then all other organizations combined. It also communicates with mainstream businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with information related to diversity. Its 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 by African American entrepreneur Kenton Clarke.

About Clarke Enterprises
Clarke Enterprises is headed by President & CEO Peter Clarke. It is a major investor in commercial real estate and the owner of Advanced Cleaning Concepts headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Advanced Cleaning Concepts is a multi-certified commercial and industrial cleaning company. It provides comprehensive maintenance programs ranging from general office maintenance to heavy industrial cleaning. It specializes in green cleaning with indoor environmentally preferred cleaning products and procedures for all of our buildings especially LEED certified buildings

Today, Advanced Cleaning Concepts Inc. stands as a leader within the industry. It is one of the most reputable and successful contract cleaning firms in the tri-state area. Throughout its history, it has been the loyalty and diligence of its employees that has made the firms a success. Advanced cleaning Concepts has made the list of top diversity owned businesses in the North East consecutively for the past 5 years by Diversitybusiness.com.

Source: DiversityBusiness.com

Press Contact | Quantise Rodgers | DiversityBusiness.com | 203-255-8966
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