Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc

Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc Named to America’s Top Emerging Business List for 2009

Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc Named to America’s Top Emerging Business List for 2009
Lithia, FL, February 13, 2009 --( In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses,, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, recently named Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc as one of the top 500 Emerging Businesses in the United States.

This is the 9th annual listing of the Nation’s top businesses by Ranging in revenue size from $1 Million to over $2 Billion the companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the Nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses.

“Entrepreneurs 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 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.”

“Over 650,000 businesses in the United States had the opportunity to participate in the annual business survey. We are very proud to be among the chosen as one of the Top 500 Emerging Businesses. We are constantly growing and creating new ways to assist our clients as we all enter in to the new 2009 multi-channel market era,” Says Najla Furgason, President of Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc.

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top small 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, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at’s “9th Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, taking place April 29 – May 1, 2009 at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit:

About Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc is headquartered in Lithia, Florida near Tampa. They specialize in decorated, high-end corporate gifts including recognition awards, leather luggage, gourmet food items, and corporate and golf apparel. The company owns and operates nine corporate gift websites with the most recent being CEShoppes, which is a centralized website to house all the other web shoppes. Creative Expressions is a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) and Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF). The company is a past recipient of the “PPAF Distributor of the Year Award” for its outstanding service and growth within the specialty advertising industry. For more information about Creative Expressions dba CEShoppes and its line of imprinted luxury gifts, visit the company's website at

Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, 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. 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. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc
Najla Furgason
813-657-3530 Ext 205