"America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business
Opportunities"; Online Voting takes place from December 1st through
December 15, 2016|
CT/ -- DiversityBusiness.com will be holding its 17th annual online election
for the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities” from
December 1, 2016 – December 15, 2016. The voting business owners base their
decisions on factors such as volume, consistency and quality of business
opportunities granted to inclusive-owned companies. The voting is open to
all businesses in the United States.
Last year over 1.5 million businesses had the opportunity to vote in the
online election. The election results will be officially announced on
Friday, January 15, 2017 at 12:00 EST on DiversityBusiness.com. The “Top 50
List” is recognized as America’s leading award for Fortune 500 corporations
and Government Agencies for diversity achievements.
To vote for America's top organization for multicultural business
opportunities, please visit www.DiversityBusiness.com/vote.
Top Honors for Top Corporations
While other awards and “top” lists crown companies for overall economic
growth, returns to shareholders and similar metrics, the Div50 is an
indicator of which organizations provide the best and the most business for
inclusive-owned companies. In a marketplace that is increasingly as
sensitive to inclusion as it is to revenues, recognizing the top buyers of
multicultural products and services is becoming a natural part of the new
socioeconomic food chain. “Those organizations that buy the most products
and services, most consistently, from diverse businesses, and that sustain
the most mutually beneficial business relationships with their multicultural
suppliers, should be recognized not only by the suppliers but also by the
general public,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com.
The Business Power of Diversity. As multicultural groups gain more buying
power and their lifestyles become more affluent, multicultural markets are
growing in economic muscle. This in turn attracts more corporations, as they
compete for market share in multicultural communities. The Div50 list has
become, by virtue of association, a consumer guide of sorts for women and
multicultural consumers. “As a multicultural business owner, I appreciate
the business we receive from corporate buyers; and in turn, when I buy
products and services, either as a company or as a private individual, I am
much more likely to buy from the same companies that are supporting my
business, or that I know are supporting businesses like mine,” said Peter
Clarke, owner of Advanced Cleaning Concepts headquartered in Bridgeport, CT.
The list is circulated by over 1,000 organizations that distribute it to
their members and associates; it thus reaches millions of consumers every
year. In seventeen years, it has become a highly valued metric of corporate
excellence in the diversity space.
The Div50 is a listing of the top 50 corporate and organizational buyers of
multicultural products and services throughout the country. It represents
the voices of over 1.5 million multicultural-owned (Women, African American,
Hispanics, Asians, Native Indians, Disabled, Veterans and other minority
groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology,
manufacturing, food service and professional services. The Div50 is produced
annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading entrepreneurship
association that links large organizational buyers to multicultural owned
product and service businesses.
Press Contact: | Quantise Rodgers | Director of Communications| DiversityBusiness.com |
ContactUS | 203-255-8966 |
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness is the largest organization 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. DiversityBusiness reaches more diverse suppliers and communicates more information to them on a more frequent basis then all other organizations combined. We also communicate with mainstream businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with information related to diversity. Our 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.