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North Wind Ranked 40th on the Nation’s Small Business Top 500 List

Idaho Falls, ID. January 23, 2008 – In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, Diversity, the nation’s leading multicultural internet site, recently named North Wind, Inc., as the “Top Small Business in the state of Idaho” and number 40 in the United States.

“Small businesses and their 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 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 companies positively affects their business. Small businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

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

  • Top Diversity Owned Business In Idaho
  • Ranked 88 on the TOP 500 Diversity Owned Business List in the U.S.
  • Top Woman-Owned Business in Idaho
  • Ranked 43 on the Top 500 Woman-Owned Business List in the U.S.
  • Ranked 4 on the Top 500 8a Business List in the U.S.
  • Ranked 14 on the Top Hispanic American Owned Business List in the U.S.

“The opportunity to own your 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 the economic success of our communities and country”.

North Wind will be honored at a special awards ceremony at’s 8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 23-25, 2008 at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The DIV100

The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 small businesses in the state of Idaho, 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, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.