Fuentek Honored as One of the Top Businesses in the Country

Technology Consulting Firm Recognized by DiversityBusiness.com for Sixth Consecutive Year

Apex, NC, April 29, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that the firm has been selected as one of the Top Businesses by DiversityBusiness.com for the sixth consecutive year. The “Top Business” awards are based on annual gross revenue and business profile, and are used by major corporations looking to increase spending with small and diversity-owned companies.

“Receiving this recognition from DiversityBusiness.com for a sixth year is an honor,” said Schoppe. “The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication we provide to our clients, as well as our continued efforts to stand out as a leader in technology management.”

- Award winners will be honored at the 11th Annual National Business Awards Ceremony and Conference, which will be held at the Gaylord National Resorts in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

- This year’s event will be hosted by former co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America Joan Lunden.

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About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at http://www.fuentek.com.

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