APB & Associates Receives National Business Award


APB & Associates, Inc. is Proud Honoree of a National Business Award

Cleveland, Ohio, June 20, 2012 APB & Associates, Inc. is the proud recipient of the distinguished Div500 Award. The company was honored at’s 12th Annual Multicultural Business Conference and Award Ceremony, April 25 – April 27, 2012 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The Div500 represents the top African American-owned businesses in the United States, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.

Major corporations were also honored, including several Fortune 500 companies, for providing the best and the most business opportunities for diverse-owned companies. Among those recognized for their contributions to diverse-business success and growth were Eaton Corporation, Bank of America, AT&T, and Proctor & Gamble. Because of recent economic and demographic trends and changes, major corporations are realizing that having a diverse supplier base positively impacts their business revenue.

“The Div500 companies are the heroes of diverse-owned business in America,” said Kenton Clarke,Founder & CEO, “These are the entrepreneurs that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together.”

Diversification is the cornerstone at APB & Associates, Inc.  In one sense, diversification refers to the people and culture of the firm.  However, in the broader scope, diversification also refers to its dedication to growth and development through innovation, integration and continuous improvement.  James Morrow, Environmental Portfolio Manager of APB & Associates, sites the company’s ability to reach globally for solutions that serve local and international markets.  “We see possibilities and look for ways to make it work.  We have assembled a team that brings multicultural experiences and multilevel expertise to very complex projects.  We know the growth of our company depends on our successfully bringing together the resources, technical solutions, and bright ideas that our clients demand.”

APB & Associates, Inc., established in 2004, is a minority, veteran-owned management consulting firm that specializes in professional project management, business process improvement, cloud-based data management, and technical training across a variety of industries.

APB continues to grow by developing a partnership with its clients, becoming their preferred provider of business solutions, employee development, and community engagement.  “We value open, sincere and honest communication, making us a trusted advisor to several government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Our relationships are important to us, and we are dedicated to helping solve problems and identifying ways to help our clients grow.  We use the latest in technology, and our project management and process improvement expertise as a resource,” reflects Andre Bryan, founder and President of APB & Associates, “We appreciate receiving this award confirming that our efforts are well placed.”

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