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MBDA Announces 2011 Regional Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards


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Winners will become candidates for National Minority Business of the Year Award

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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today proudly announced the recipients of the 2011 Regional Minority Enterprise Development Week award. The winners from five different regions – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and New York – will make up the pool of eligible candidates for the National Minority Business of the Year Award, which is given to the nation’s top firms across a number of different categories. 

The regional awards are designed to celebrate the top minority firms achieving outstanding success in the construction, manufacturing, retail, energy, global technology and supplier distribution industries. Other categories of recognition include an advocate award, media award, distinguished supplier award, and an access to capital award.  

“Minority businesses are a phenomenal asset to the U.S. economy in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing to hospitality services and everything in between,” said MBDA National Director David Hinson. “These firms create good paying jobs and boost economic growth in America’s communities. The businesses recognized through the MED Week awards program represent just a few of our nation’s brightest and most innovative minority enterprises.”  

Winners will be recognized at events in each of the five regions, and the national award winners will be honored at the 29th Annual National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Conference Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30th.

The following regional award winners have achieved excellence in their industries, specifically due to their continuous innovation, strategic partnerships, and substantial growth in jobs and revenues regionally, nationally and even globally.

2011 REGIONAL MINORITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK AWARD WINNERS

Atlanta Region

Minority Construction Firm: (Tie)
Metcon Construction
Pembroke, North Carolina

ENVIRO AgScience, Inc.
Columbia, South Carolina

Minority Manufacturing Firm
Homestead Packaging Solutions
Roswell, Georgia

Minority Global Technology Firm
NVision Solutions, Inc.
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Minority Global Supplier Distributor: (Tie)
Marketing Arm International, Inc.
Port Charlotte, Florida

Trillion Communications Corporation
Bessemer, Alabama

Advocate
Luke Yancy III
The MMBC Continuum
Memphis, Tennessee

Media
Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine
Roswell, Georgia

Distinguished Supplier Diversity
Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago Region

Minority Construction Firm
R&G Engineering LLC
Chicago, Illinois

Minority Manufacturing Firm
Hooven-Dayton Corporation
Dayton, Ohio

Minority Global Technology Firm
Select Source
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minority Global Supplier Distributor
Monnex Precision, Inc./MTK Logistics
Chicago, Illinois

Advocate
Omar Duque
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chicago, Illinois

Dallas Region

Minority Construction Firm: (Tie)
Rising Sun Construction
Fargo, New Mexico

Saigan Construction
Corrales, New Mexico

Minority Manufacturing Firm
Regali, Inc.
Richardson, Texas

Minority Retail Energy Firm
Source Technologies, LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Minority Global Technology Firm
Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise
Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Minority Global Supplier Distributor
Ewing Engineered Solutions
Allen, Texas

Advocate
Francisco Tapia
Air Force Research Laboratory
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Media
The El Paso Times
El Paso, Texas

Distinguished Supplier Diversity
Delphi Automotive
El Paso, Texas

Access to Capital: (Tie)
Liquid Capital
San Antonio, Texas

The Loan Fund
Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York Region

Minority Construction Firm
The Espinosa Group, Inc.
Carlstadt, New York

Minority Manufacturing Firm
Pan Pepin, Inc.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Minority Global Technology Firm
InfoPeople Corporation
New York, New York

Advocate
John Robinson
National Minority Business Council
New York, New York

San Francisco Region

Minority Construction Firm
DSG Mechanical Corporation, Inc.
Chino, California

Minority Manufacturing Firm
Superior Communications, Inc.
Baldwin Park, California

Minority Retail Energy Firm
Silray, Inc.
Palo Alto, California

Minority Global Technology Firm: (Tie)
Managed Business Solutions
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Foxit Software Corporation
Fremont, California

Minority Global Supplier Distributor
Redapt, Inc.
Redmond, Washington

Advocate
Tyson Schliz
Glow Electric
Hawthorne, California

Media
Think Latino
Topanga, California

Distinguished Supplier Diversity
Nestle USA
Glendale, California

Access to Capital
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Los Angeles, California

Recognized as the nation’s premier event for minority entrepreneurs and business owners, the MED Week Conference attracts minority businesses of all sizes from all industry sectors across the country. Participants will have opportunities to network and learn about new contracting, financing and global growth opportunities from federal government agencies and corporations. This year’s program will also offer minority entrepreneurs access to the policy makers, program managers, financial lenders and procurement officers who often impact business success.

Helping to make the 2011 MED Week Conference available are a host of corporate sponsors including top tier sponsors:  AT&T, IBM, Raytheon Company, United Technologies Corporation, Wal-Mart, Deltek/INPUT, Northrop-Grumman and Tremco Incorporated.  Media partners playing a significant part in promoting the conference are Asian Fortune, Minority Business News-USA, Minority Business Entrepreneur, Minority Enterprise Advocate, LatinaStyle, The Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network, Professional Woman’s Magazine, and MBEConnect. 

 

About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

MBDA, www.mbda.gov, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the minority business community, making them better equipped to create jobs, impact local economies and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces.  With a nationwide network of business centers and strategic partners in 50 locations, MBDA assists minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding and certification services, building business-to-business alliances and executive training.

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