Huntsville, AL – In recognition of the economic power of multicultural and women-owned businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural internet site, recently named Qualis Corporation 2nd of the “Top Small Businesses in Alabama” and 153rd of the “Top Women-Owned Businesses in the United States (Div500)”.
The Div500 is the 8th annual listing of the country’s top 500 women-owned businesses and represents the country’s top multicultural earners. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with women-owned companies.
“Women-owned businesses 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.”
“We are honored to be recognized by DiversityBusiness.com,” says Elizabeth Morard, President and CEO of Qualis Corporation. “As a small woman-owned business, we strive to not only meet, but exceed our customer’s expectations. We owe our success to our employees, who each individually strive to maintain the highest levels of excellence, ethics, and integrity.”
Qualis also achieved high rankings in several other categories:
- Top Small Business in Alabama: 2
- Top Diversity owned business in Alabama: 3
- Top woman owned business in Alabama: 3
- Women owned business in America: 153
- Top Asian Pacific American Owned Business in America: 38
- Top Asian American Owned Business in America: 78
- Top diversity owned business in America: 261
- Top small Business in America: 224
Qualis Corporation will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, taking place April 23 – 25, 2008 at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Qualis Corporation, founded in 1993, is a woman-owned small business that employs more than 350 people and has 15 years of proven performance on more than 60 contracts supporting the US Army, US Air Force, NASA, major primes, and commercial customers. Qualis’ skilled, diverse workforce has expertise spanning multiple disciplines including engineering analysis; systems engineering; logistics support; design, development, fabrication, and assembly; structural, thermal, and materials systems analysis; materials research and testing; environmental testing; maintenance and facility operations; and program support. Qualis also ranked number 1967 on the first-ever Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
For more information, contact Cathy Shields at (256) 971-1707.