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LAKE FOREST, Calif., February 25, 2009 - In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, recently named Accurate Background, Inc. as one of the top businesses in the United States.
This is the 9th annual listing of the nation’s top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com. Ranging in revenue size from $20 million to over $2 billion, the companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses.
“Entrepreneurs 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.”
“In today’s challenging economy, we have continued to grow through innovative leadership, dedicated employees, and exceptional customer support,” says Dave Dickerson, president of Accurate Background. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to superior products and services and the development of industry-leading technology.”
This List is a classification that represents the top small businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List 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 “9th Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, taking place April 29 – May 1, 2009 at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com
About Accurate Background
Accurate Background, a nationwide company based in Lake Forest, Calif., is a technology leader in the background screening field and currently has two patents pending for unique industry processes. Offering innovative and cutting-edge background check and security research products to organizations nationwide and globally, they continue to be at the forefront in their industry. Through expert leadership and a commitment to quality information, they have illustrated their ability to meet the needs of their client’s in employment screening, vendor certification and fraud prevention. In 2008, they were ranked for the third year in a row on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and their pre-employment screening solutionwas awarded the American Bankers Association’s exclusive endorsement through its affiliate, the Corporation for American Banking. They were also awarded the notable JCPenney Procurement Supplier Diversity Award in 2007 and recognized as one of the top 13 background screening companies nationwide in HRO Today’s Bakers Dozen. For more information about Accurate Background and its products, call 800.784.3911 or visit their web site at AccurateBackground.com.
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, 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. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.