DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s’ leading multicultural business website, today announced the Div100, the 7th annual listing of the nation’s top 100 small businesses. In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named CALNET, Inc. as one of the “Top 100 diversity-owned businesses in the state of Virginia (Div100)”.
The Div100 is the 7th annual listing of the Virginia’s top 100 diversity-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $5 million to over $160 million, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the Virginia’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant. Div100 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with diversity owned companies.
The Impact of Diversity Business Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”
Kaleem Shah, President/CEO of CALNET in Reston, Virginia commented “Maximizing existing investments and implementing new technologies are critical steps to competitive advantage. The process of enablement of any enterprise is not merely about technology; it is about enabling a diversity of staff experience to render explicit business outcomes and sought after bottom line results. CALNET has been at the forefront of advances in business diversity, processes and technology for over seventeen years.”
“CALNET has been extremely fortunate to be able to attract and retain both a culturally and technically diverse workforce that is committed to providing the very best in IT, Telecommunications, Intelligence Analysis, and Linguistic Services to our customers within the federal, state, local, and commercial arenas,” commented Helena Robinette, CALNET’s Vice President.
The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 diversity-owned (Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in Virginia, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers 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 portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “7thh Annual Multicultural Business Conference,” taking place April 11 - 13, 2007 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About CALNET, Inc.
Since 1989, CALNET has helped Federal, State and Commercial organizations in the Telecommunications, Financial, and Information Technology Service sectors to remain agile by obtaining explicit business results through the rapid application and delivery of advanced Information Technology, and Telecommunications solutions. Additionally, CALNET provides Intelligence Analysis solutions to the U.S Armed Forces and the Intelligence Community globally.
CALNET is proud to provide support to our National agencies to achieve our nation’s goals in the global war on terror, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or what ever role our great nation calls on us to support.
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