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National Minority Business Council, Inc. Awards Data Blue the Dena Coye Outstanding Women Entrepreneurship Award

Leader in customized enterprise storage and backup solutions takes top honors, winning prestigious NMBC award.

Atlanta, GA, April 19, 2013 --( Data Blue, a leading provider of customized enterprise storage and backup solutions, announced that the National Minority Business Council (NMBC) has presented Kelly Steinberger, Data Blue CEO, with the prestigious Dena Coye Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award. The Dena Coye Award is one of NMBC’s highest honors, presented each year to a female business leader who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurship and a commitment to advancing workplace diversity.

Ms. Steinberger accepted the award at NMBC’s 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon, held Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at The Marriot Marquis in Times Square in New York City. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the NMBC with the 2013 Dena Coye Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award,” said Steinberger. “Data Blue is proud to be a National Women Owned Business Corporation, Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certified, a member of the National Women Business Owners Corporation and a member of the NMBC. I have profound respect for the NMBC, which provides invaluable support to companies that employ women and minorities and recognizes the contributions they make to the success of their businesses.”

Data Blue, Inc. is a customized storage, backup and server virtualization and consolidation firm that focuses on the IT needs of Fortune 1000 companies. Data Blue currently serves its customer base from offices in New York and Atlanta.

A hands-on chief executive officer, Ms. Steinberger has played an instrumental role in growing Data Blue from a startup to a fast-growing leader in the enterprise IT space. A champion of workplace diversity, she is personally committed to advancing the progress of executive level women and minorities in the industries Data Blue serves and to developing business practices that complement today’s increasingly diverse marketplace.

“Recipients of the Dana Coye award are visionary leaders, innovative thinkers and agents of change committed to championing the cause of increasing diversity in business,” the group said. Formed in 1972, the NMBC aims to equip women- and minority-owned businesses with the tools, education and networking power they need to compete on a level playing field with larger corporations.

Referred to as NMBC’s “stars” by Craig Collins, vice president of administration at the New York City School Construction Authority and the luncheon’s keynote speaker, this year’s winners represented the best and brightest leaders of the minority and women-owned (MWBE) community.

The National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC), a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, was founded in 1972. The primary purpose of the organization is to enhance the success and profitability of the small business community through the provision of high-quality services such as procurement, education and training, advocacy financing and business development/networking support. Its secondary purpose is to act as an information clearinghouse for women- and minority-owned business enterprises (MWBE).

More information about the National Minority Business Council, Inc., and the Dana Coye Women’s Entrepreneurship award can be found at

About Data Blue
Data Blue was formed to redefine the Value Added Reseller space, offering both the customer and manufacturer something that’s a step above what is currently available in the marketplace. We deliver customized storage and backup solutions to the Enterprise, with specific emphasis on Fortune 1000 companies. By utilizing our vast cross-platform integration expertise and unparalleled product knowledge, we deliver solutions that are perfectly tailored to meet the unique needs of your environment. Data Blue works with vendor architecture teams to capitalize on their skills, while extending their capabilities with technology leadership in cross-brand and best-of-breed integration that falls outside their realm of expertise.

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