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For Immediate Release January 8, 2008
The Computer Group Gains National Recognition!

Top 500 Emerging Business List

Local Business Named and Ranked 413 among Nation’s Top 500 Emerging Business List

Novi, Michigan, January 08, 2009. In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses,, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named the Computer Group, Inc. as one of the “Top 500 Emerging Businesses in the United States (Div500)”.

The Div500 is the 9th annual listing of the Nation’s top 500 emerging businesses under a million. The companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation’s emerging multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a small business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small and diversity owned companies.

The Impact of Small Business

“Small 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 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.

Carmen Castillo, President of Superior Design International, Inc., Florida commented

“These groups of companies represent the organizational spirit that drives our economy and even more. It offers insights into a vastness of cultures and an exchange of ideas that are so valuable in helping me to understand how to reach the needs of today's consumers”.

The Div500

The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 emerging businesses in the U.S., 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 Div500 is produced annually by, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

The Computer Group, Inc. will be honored at a special awards ceremony at’s “8 th Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, taking place April 29 through May 1st 200 at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, Florida.

About The Computer Group

The Computer Group, Inc. provides sole source business technology solutions for a wide variety of customers and applications. In many cases, CGI starts by analyzing the customer's needs and then recommends the best hardware/software combination to fit the needs. Or we respond to a client's specification which often comes in the form of a written Request for Quotation. Because CGI represents a wide range of hardware and software manufacturers, we recommend the best solutions, or to provide exactly the product that a client specifies. This is an advantage over manufacturers or distributors offering a limited range of products. more...


Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 members 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 sites 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. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.