17th Annual “Top Businesses in America” Awards Program Announced
10/15/2016

DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading business internet portal will be conducting its 17th annual "Top Businesses in America" survey.

Online PR News – 15-October-2016 – Southport, CT – DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading business internet portal will be conducting its 17th annual "Top Businesses in America" survey. The research allows entrepreneurs to be identified and honored for their business achievements on a national and regional basis.

Over the course of the year, the selection committee for the "Top Businesses in America" awards carefully evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award category. The selection committee base their decision on an extensive set of criteria which includes: reviewing each entrant’s business profile, website and gross annual sales submitted. The companies selected on these prestigious “Top Business Lists” become collectively known as “The Div 500.

The “Top Businesses in America” program is sponsored by major brands which include: Time Warner, Wal-Mart, Apple, Northrop Grumman, Colgate, Hilton, Raytheon, United States Postal Service among others. This ongoing partnership and support has allowed the “Top Businesses in America” program to progress into the nation’s most coveted awards programs. Over 5,000 award recipients have been honored since the program inception. Over the course of the years, these recipients have been featured in over 1 million Google and media references, secured million of dollars in contract and have become some of the nation’s most formidable brands.

It is the interest to continue celebrating innovation, progression, and growth in businesses as well as raising the profile of entrepreneurs who remain passionate and committed to rebuilding our future. DiversityBusiness.com is focused to ensure their brand is being maximized to its fullest potential and the "Top Businesses in America" program helps generate such public awareness and support.

This year's survey will determine:
Top 500 Privately-held Businesses in the United States
Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the United States
Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the United States
Top 500 Emerging Businesses in the U.S. (Under $1 Million in Annual Revenue)
Top 500 Veteran Owned Businesses in the U.S.
Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in every state
Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in every state
Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in every state
Top 100 Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in the U.S.
To be a member of this elite group is indeed an honor. DiversityBusiness research has been recognized and published by the world's most preeminent publications including Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of media outlets throughout the world. Honorees will be announced at the beginning of January.

The national data collection effort is a massive undertaking. In order to participate, businesses must register at www.DiversityBusiness.com/BusinessAwards.

All privately-owned businesses are encouraged to register. Last years winners received enormous recognition and exposure for their companies.

"Entrepreneurs are now a fundamental element of the business landscape in America", said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. "Our job is to provide full administrative and organizational support to our members at every stage of their business cycles. With DiversityBusiness behind them, companies can devote all energies to expanding their markets: publicizing their organization, negotiating contracts, and providing or receiving goods and services", said Clarke. We are dedicated to continually working toward a prosperous, nationwide business community. Our mission is to provide a powerful nationwide platform for the expansion of privately-owned business opportunities.

About DiversityBusiness.com
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. Its e-magazine reaches over 3,000,000 readers, an e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of diversity management tools. DiversityBusiness.com’s produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.