Pittsburgh, PA, January 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named CP Environmental Group, Inc. as one of the “Top 100 diversity-owned businesses in the state of Pennsylvania” (Div100).
The Div100 is the 7th annual listing of Pennsylvania’s top 100 diversity-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $1,000,000 to over $100,000,000, the companies listed on the Div100 represent Pennsylvania’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant. Div100 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with qualified diversity-owned companies.
On being notified of CPEG’s selection, Peggy Carpenter, President, said, “We are honored to have been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 diversity-owned businesses. This recognition was only achieved through the hard work and dedication of the CPEG team to provide cost-effective and creative business solutions to our clients’ environmental challenges – achieving/exceeding our clients’ expectations is one of our basic operating principles.”
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. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Diversity 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.”
The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 diversity-owned (Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in Pennsylvania, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 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 will be 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.
About CP Environmental Group, Inc.
CP Environmental Group (CPEG) is a WBE, DBE and 8(a) certified firm with a solid history of providing quality and cost-effective environmental & construction management services. The CPEG team realizes that their site-specific project goals must be consistent with the client’s business philosophies, fiscal limitations and operational schedules, while still meeting applicable regulatory requirements and optimizing positive public relations impact – they consider each of these factors when developing the appropriate “business solution” for projects. CPEG services include: environmental site assessments; hydro/geo characterization; remedial investigation (RI); risk assessment; environmental remediation design & implementation; asbestos, mold, lead & hazmat services, including inspection and abatement management; construction inspection & demolition management; environmental compliance plans & monitoring including media sampling/reporting (soil, air, groundwater, etc.); storage tank management; and brownfields.
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.
For additional information, please contact:
Peggy L. Carpenter, President
CP Environmental Group, Inc.
1092 Fifth Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068