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Top 500 Privately Owned Businesses in the United States Announced

SOUTHPORT, CT, January 19, 2012 /-DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural business website, today announced the Div500, the 12th annual listing of the nation’s top 500 privately-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue from $20 million to over $3 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation’s top earners and challenge the long-held notion that privately-owned businesses are small or insignificant.

At the top of 2012’s Div500 are three distinguished companies with over $50 million in annual revenues: BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc., from Gurnee, Illinois; North Wind, Inc., from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Integrated Packaging Corporation, Inc. from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The “Top 500” companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 12th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 25 - April 27, 2012 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

“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 Div500
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 privately-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. The Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service businesses.

“The Div500 companies are the heroes of privately-owned business 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

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About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness is the largest association 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.

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