SOURCE: Where 2 Get It, Inc.

January 15, 2008 11:05 ET

Where 2 Get It Gains National Recognition From DiversityBusiness.com

Anaheim-Based Provider of Local Search Named Among California's Top 100 Small Business and Diversity Owned Business Lists

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural Internet site, has named Where 2 Get It, Inc. to the Div100 list of Top 100 Small Businesses in California and the Div100 list of Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in California.

The Div100 is the 8th annual listing of California's top 100 small businesses and diversity owned businesses. The companies listed on the Div100 represent the nation's top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a small business is small or insignificant. Div100 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small and diversity owned companies.

"This is a well-earned achievement for the entire Where 2 Get It team and it underscores the success we've enjoyed as a small business doing 'big business' with major Fortune 1000 companies and national brands," said Manish Patel, founder and CEO of Where 2 Get It.

Where 2 Get It provides Web- and mobile-based locator technology to more than 550 clients worldwide including Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Office Depot, Buckle, Lane Furniture, Seiko, Columbia, Patagonia, Reebok, Hoover, Electrolux, Sony, Monster Cable and ViewSonic.

The Impact of Small Business

"Small, diversity owned 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 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 small and diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Small businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

Top Small Businesses is a classification that represents the top 100 small businesses in the state of California, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Top Diversity Owned Businesses is a classification that represents the top 100 diversity owned (Women, African American, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in the state. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

Where 2 Get It 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.

About www.DiversityBusiness.com

Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 members DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. Members use the site's technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country's largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (www.CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.

About Where 2 Get It

Since 1997, Where 2 Get It has helped customers locate products and services, both online and locally. The company delivers Local Search for National Brands™, driving consumers into local businesses, as well as helping consumers find where to buy products online. Where 2 Get It offers comprehensive Web- and mobile-based Business Locators and Search Locators that enable national brands to be found on major search engines and local directories as well as corporate websites. For more information, visit www.where2getit.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Vickie McGee
    VP of Marketing & Business Development
    Where 2 Get It, Inc.
    714.660.4857
    vmcgee@where2getit.com