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

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    Aug. 22, 2011 16:36 UTC

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

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

    WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    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

    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

    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

    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, 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.

    Contacts

    MBDA Public Affairs
    Bridget Gonzales, 202-482-6272
    public_affairs@mbda.gov

    Source: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)