DSC Ranked #1 Top Woman Owned Business In Illinois
Ranked #12 in Top Women Owned Business in America

Chicago, Illinois (January 23, 2008) – In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, as the “Top Woman Owned Business in the state of Illinois (Div100)”. DSC was also named and ranked as the “#12 Top Women Owned Business in America (Div500)”, “#2 Top Diversity Owned Business in Illinois (Div100)” and “#32 Top Diversity Owned Business in America (Div500)”.

The Div100 is the 8th annual listing of the Illinois’ top 100 women owned and diversity owned businesses, and represents the top diversity owned (Women, African American, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in the state, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Div500 is the classification that represents the top 500 women owned and diversity owned businesses in the U.S. The lists are used by large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women owned businesses. The Div100 and Div500 lists are produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

“Women and diversity businesses and 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 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.” Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from women owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

Ann Drake, chief executive officer, DSC Logistics, commented, “We are proud to be named and ranked in DiversityBusiness.com’s listings. Since we received our certification as a woman owned business in 2004, we have seen an increasing trend with our existing and prospective customers emphasizing supplier diversity and the value of doing business with women owned businesses. As a top-ranked, nationwide, integrated logistics and supply chain management company, we partner with our customers and help them achieve their business goals by managing change and information in their supply chain. And we can fulfill their diversity supplier criteria, so we really provide two valuable services, and therefore partnering with DSC is a win/win situation.”

DSC Logistics 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.

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