The 2011 Regional Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards

Winners will become candidates for National Minority Business of the Year Award

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) just announced the recipients of the 2011 Regional Minority Enterprise Development Week award. The winners from five different regions – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and New York – will make up the pool of eligible candidates for the National Minority Business of the Year Award, which is given to the nation’s top firms across a number of different categories.

The regional awards are designed to celebrate the top minority firms achieving outstanding success in the construction, manufacturing, retail, energy, global technology and supplier distribution industries. Other categories of recognition include an advocate award, media award, distinguished supplier award, and an access to capital award.

“Minority businesses are a phenomenal asset to the U.S. economy in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing to hospitality services and everything in between,” said MBDA National Director David Hinson. “These firms create good paying jobs and boost economic growth in America’s communities. The businesses recognized through the MED Week awards program represent just a few of our nation’s brightest and most innovative minority enterprises.”

Winners will be recognized at events in each of the five regions, and the national award winners will be honored at the 29th Annual National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Conference Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30th.

The following regional award winners have achieved excellence in their industries, specifically due to their continuous innovation, strategic partnerships, and substantial growth in jobs and revenues regionally, nationally and even globally.

2011 REGIONAL MINORITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK AWARD WINNERS

Atlanta Region

Minority Construction Firm: (Tie)

  • Metcon Construction – Pembroke, North Carolina
  • ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. – Columbia, South Carolina

Minority Manufacturing Firm

  • Homestead Packaging Solutions – Roswell, Georgia

Minority Global Technology Firm

  • NVision Solutions, Inc. – Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Minority Global Supplier Distributor: (Tie)

  • Marketing Arm International, Inc. – Port Charlotte, Florida
  • Trillion Communications Corporation – Bessemer, Alabama

Advocate

  • Luke Yancy III – The MMBC Continuum – Memphis, Tennessee

Media

  • Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine – Roswell, Georgia

Distinguished Supplier Diversity

  • Georgia Power Company – Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago Region

Minority Construction Firm

  • R&G Engineering LLC – Chicago, Illinois

Minority Manufacturing Firm

  • Hooven-Dayton Corporation – Dayton, Ohio

Minority Global Technology Firm

  • Select Source – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minority Global Supplier Distributor

  • Monnex Precision, Inc./MTK Logistics – Chicago, Illinois

Advocate

  • Omar Duque – Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Chicago, Illinois

Dallas Region

Minority Construction Firm: (Tie)

  • Rising Sun Construction – Fargo, New Mexico
  • Saigan Construction – Corrales, New Mexico

Minority Manufacturing Firm

  • Regali, Inc. – Richardson, Texas

Minority Retail Energy Firm

  • Source Technologies, LLC – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Minority Global Technology Firm

  • Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise – Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Minority Global Supplier Distributor

  • Ewing Engineered Solutions – Allen, Texas

Advocate

  • Francisco Tapia – Air Force Research Laboratory – Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Media

  • The El Paso Times – El Paso, Texas

Distinguished Supplier Diversity

  • Delphi Automotive – El Paso, Texas

Access to Capital: (Tie)

  • Liquid Capital – San Antonio, Texas
  • The Loan Fund – Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Francisco Region

Minority Construction Firm

  • DSG Mechanical Corporation, Inc. – Chino, California

Minority Manufacturing Firm

  • Superior Communications, Inc. – Baldwin Park, California

Minority Retail Energy Firm

  • Silray, Inc. – Palo Alto, California

Minority Global Technology Firm: (Tie)

  • Managed Business Solutions – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Foxit Software Corporation – Fremont, California

Minority Global Supplier Distributor

  • Redapt, Inc. – Redmond, Washington

Advocate

  • Tyson Schliz – Glow Electric – Hawthorne, California

Media

  • Think Latino – Topanga, California

Distinguished Supplier Diversity

  • Nestle USA – Glendale, California

Access to Capital

  • Bank of America-Merrill Lynch – Los Angeles, California

New York Region

Minority Construction Firm

  • The Espinosa Group, Inc. – Carlstadt, New York

Minority Manufacturing Firm

  • Pan Pepin, Inc. – Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Minority Global Technology Firm

  • InfoPeople Corporation – New York, New York

Advocate

  • John Robinson – National Minority Business Council – New York, New York