North Wind, Inc. Gains National Recognition

Idaho Falls, ID, January 10, 2007 — In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural internet site, recently named North Wind, Inc. as the Top Woman Owned Business in the state of Idaho, and ranked North Wind 54th in the United States.

Along with the top woman-owned business in Idaho award, the company was also recognized in the following categories:

  • Top Diversity Owned Business in Idaho
  • Ranked 116 out of Top 500 Diversity Owned Business in the USA
  • Top Small Business in Idaho
  • Ranked 9 of Top 100 8(a) Business in the USA
  • Ranked 89 of Top 500 Small Businesses in the USA
  • Ranked 16 of Top 100 Hispanic Owned Businesses in the USA

“Woman Owned 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.”

“The opportunity to own your own business is the root of the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Sylvia Medina, North Wind’s founder and president. “Small businesses have clearly been a major driving force behind our country’s economic growth. I’m extremely proud to be among the risk-taking dreamers that are contributing to economic success of our communities and country”.

About DIV100

The DIV100 is a list that represents the top woman-owned businesses in both the U.S and Idaho in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with women owned businesses use the list. The Div100 list is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B (Business 2 Business) internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

For complete lists of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com