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North Wind, Inc. Named to Idaho/Nation Top Business List for 2009

Idaho Falls, ID. February 1, – In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses,, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, recently named North Wind Inc., as the top women-owned business in the state of Idaho.

“Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built “It is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diversity suppliers. Because of recent economic and demographic trends and changes, major corporations are realizing that having a diverse supplier base positively impacts their business revenue from this sector of buyers.”

Along with the top women owned business in Idaho award, North Wind was also recognized in the following categories:

  • Top Diversity Owned Business in Idaho
  • Top Privately-Held Businesses in Idaho
  • Ranked 53 of the top 500 Woman-Owned Businesses in the U.S.
  • Ranked 52 of the top 500 Privately-held Businesses in the U.S.
  • Ranked 15 of the top 500 Hispanic American Owned Businesses in the U.S.
  • Ranked 112 of the Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.

“We value being recognized among so many successful businesses,” said Sylvia Medina, North Wind’s founder and president. “Small business is the backbone of new job creation in tough economic times, and I’m proud to be among the entrepreneurs making a difference in our country.”

North Wind will be honored at a special awards ceremony at the 10th Annual National Multicultural Business Conference, to be held April 27-29 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington DC.