Frisco, TX, February 14, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- On Thursday, February 2nd, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest hosted its annual Parade of Stars Awards Gala celebrating Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Sustaining (Corporate) Members who go above and beyond to ensure the success of women-owned businesses. The biggest awards of the evening went to the Corporation of the Year and three WBEs of the Year based on revenue size categories.
Toyota, headquartered in Plano, Texas, was awarded Corporation of the Year for consistently demonstrating a commitment to WBEs through purchasing practices and results. They have emerged as a new leader in supplier diversity in the southwest region. This award is nominated by WBCS member WBEs only.
WBE of the Year under 5 million in revenue was awarded to CRC Group, Inc., a leader in mail services and security clearance processes. Founded by Patricia Rodriguez Christian in 2000, CRC Group provides corporate clients with streamlined business support in mail centers, copy centers, courier services, and office support services.
Akorbi, offering global and multilingual business solutions in more than 170 languages, won WBE of the Year for the 5 to 20 million revenue category. Offering a full range of language, localization, and global marketing solutions, Akorbi, founded in 2003 by Claudia Mirza, was recently ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Dallas area by SMU Cox Dallas 100.
For the WBE of the Year over 20 million in revenue award, long-time WBCS member Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc. was the winner. Ricochet Fuel was founded in 1988 by Kelly Roberts and has since grown into a diversified multi-state fuel logistics company offering a variety of petroleum products, services, and resources to its growing customer base.
“Congratulations to all of our winners who do an exceptional job in their respective industries while supporting the mission and vision of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest,” said Debbie Hurst, President of WBCS.
For more information on the awards or to learn about WBCS membership, visit www.wbcsouthwest.org.
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is dedicated to increasing mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between certified woman-owned businesses, corporations, businesses, government entities, institutions and other organizations. With more than 1,000 Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Members and over 80 Sustaining (Corporate) Members, WBCS is in its 22nd year of providing national certification to women-owned businesses. WBCS administers the national certification on behalf of the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for the following states: Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and north and central Texas. To find out more about WBCS, please visit www.wbcsouthwest.org.