ALOM Named among Nation's Top 500
For Immediate Release
ALOM Gains National Recognition
ALOM Named among Nation’s Top 500
Fremont, CA, April 13, 2007. In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named ALOM as one of the “Top 500 Woman Owned businesses in the United States (Div500)”.
The Div500 is the 7th annual listing of the Nation’s top 500 Woman Owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $5 million to over $1.3 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation’s top Woman Owned earners and challenge the long-held notion that a Woman Owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with Woman Owned businesses.
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. Small and Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Woman Owned 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.”
Gloria Bohan, CEO of Omega World Travel in Fairfax, Virginia commented
“This group represents the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our economy and even more. It offers insights into a vastness of cultures and an exchange of ideas that are so valuable in helping me to understand how to reach the needs of today's consumers”.
“Women-owned businesses have a significant impact on the economy and the business world,” said ALOM CEO Hannah Kain. “We are seeing many female decision makers in our customer and vendor base.”
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 Woman 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 small 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 to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies were 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. Sr. Account Executive Tami Strickland received the award on behalf of ALOM.
“We are honored to be recognized in this prestigious publication,” said ALOM CEO Hannah Kain. “Our customers, our vendors and our staff members represent and embrace the diversity in today’s business world.”
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ALOM, a Fremont, Calif.- based contract packaging, fulfillment and third-party logistics provider was founded in 1997. The company offers packaging services, including software and hardware assembly, media duplication, as well as inventory and third-party logistics management to its diverse customer base. ALOM also offers back-end services on the Web, offering fulfillment of online orders via its Mastershipper division.
Launched in 1999, with over 32,000 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 sites technology 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.