ICONMA named to Nation’s Top 500 Women-Owned Business List for 2007
Troy, MI, United States January 8, 2008
ICONMA, a premier provider of professional staffing and project-based services and solutions, gained national recognition when ranked 134th on the Nation’s Top 500 Women-Owned Business List.
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural internet site, recently named ICONMA as one of the Top Woman-Owned businesses in the United States. The Div500 is the 8th annual listing of the Nation’s top 500 women-owned businesses. The companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a women-owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with women-owned companies.
“Women 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.”
Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from women-owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Opportunities are abundant for businesses offering diversity and we are in the market to capitalize on those opportunities to push our business to the next level,” said Claudine George, Managing Member of ICONMA. “Companies are approaching us to help them put diversity into their business model.”
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 women-owned businesses in the U.S., 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 Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers with multicultural product and service suppliers.
ICONMA will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference” taking place April 23 -25, 2008 at Disney’s BoardWalkResort in Orlando, Florida.
Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Women Business Owners Corporation, ICONMA is a woman-owned consulting firm providing professional services and solutions to a broad range of Fortune 1000 organizations nationwide. ICONMA was founded in 2000 on the principle that success is derived from delivering high quality service while being responsible, flexible, and innovative. Commitment to this principle has led ICONMA to become a certified and multiple award-winning organization that guides our clients to operate more productively and to improve profitability, top-line growth, customer service, and cost management.
Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 members DiversityBusiness.com 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. Members use the site to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country’s largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.
ICONMA Press Contact:
Kim Mexico, Operations Manager
(248) 583-1930 x. 224