ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a leader in video and emergency response communications, has been named as one of the top small businesses in Florida in the latest Div100 from DiversityBusiness.com. AGT ranked 16 on this prestigious list, which recognizes the economic power of multicultural businesses.
The Div100 is the 8th annual listing of Florida's top 100 small businesses. The companies listed on the Div100 represent Florida's top multicultural earners and its members are sought after by major corporations seeking to increase spending with small and diversity-owned companies. The award is based on annual gross revenues and a corporate profile that is rigorously reviewed by DiversityBusiness.com.
"Small 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."
Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from small and diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Small businesses contribute more than $1.4 trillion in annual sales to the U.S. economy.
AGT will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's "8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference", taking place April 23 - 25, 2008 at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, Fla.
"As a Florida-based organization, we are well aware of the diverse population of the Sunshine State," said Mike Valletutti, CEO of Applied Global Technologies. "We are thankful to DiversityBusiness.com for recognizing our efforts to enhance opportunities in the community we do business in and ultimately provide even greater value for our customers and partners."
The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 small businesses in Florida 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 providers.
Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 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. of Southport, Conn.
About Applied Global Technologies
Applied Global Technologies (AGT) is an innovative communications technologies company that partners with its clients to provide the latest in managed video services and emergency response communications. In the area of business video communication, there is no other company providing the breadth and depth offered by PerfectMeetings, a service of AGT. AGT and PerfectMeetings international headquarters is located in Rockledge, Fla. with field support offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Okinawa, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Virginia Beach, and Washington, DC. Visit AGT on the Web at www.appliedglobal.com www.perfectmeetings.net and PerfectMeetings at .
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