Idaho Falls, ID. February 9, 2009. In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, recently named North Wind, Inc., as the top women-owned business in the state of Idaho.
“Entrepreneurs are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of 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.”
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
- Ranked 6 of the top Privately-Held Businesses in Idaho
- Ranked 70 of the top 500 Woman-Owned Business List in the U.S.
- Ranked 19 of the top 500 Hispanic American Owned Business List in the U.S.
- Ranked 154 of the Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.
“Being recognized among so many successful businesses is a wonderful honor for our company,” 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.”
The 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.
North Wind will be honored at a special awards ceremony at the 9th Annual Multicultural Business Conference,” taking place April 29–May 1, 2009 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.