What do Labor Day, STEM & “Diversity” have in common?

What do Labor Day, STEM & “Diversity” have in common? By Kenton Clarke Founder & Social Entrepreneur | Omnikal Today marks the beginning of the National Labor Day celebration of the American worker. My hope is that it causes us all to pause and reflect on the state of the current workforce, jobs, innovation, our children and ourselves as we prepare for the future.  As I reflect on how the true meaning of inclusion has played a critical role thus far in STEM, I feel we still have far to go. The ability and availability or existence of team members
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September 20, 2017, Immediate Release, New CEO Announced

Michelle Van Otten Announced As Chief Executive Officer Immediate Release | September 20, 2017 | Southport, CT | Southport, CT– September 20, 2017 – OMNIKAL, the leading global social media platform for entrepreneurs, today announced that it has appointed Michelle Van Otten  as Chief Executive Officer effective September 20, 2017. Kenton Clarke, OMNIKAL’s founder and current CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of OMNIKAL’s board of directors. “Michelle is going to take OMNIKAL to the next level,” said Clarke. “Her experience in developing entrepreneurs uniquely qualifies her to make OMNIKAL the world’s leading cloud platform for entrepreneurship, her passion
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SDI International success story

Carmen Castillo Success Story By Carmen Castillo President & CEO | SDI International Corp Carmen Castillo was born in Mallorca, Spain, and even as a young child in a large family, she knew she wanted to run her own business. She’d long had a love for fine cuisine and delivering quality service, so she initially found success and happiness in the restaurant industry, but when she moved to the US in the early 90s she quickly grasped the powerful impact of technology, and while she didn’t quite know how she would do it, she realized that this was the way
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OMNIKAL’s 17th Annual Business Summit Phrased “The Best Business Conference for Leading-Edge Entrepreneurs”

OMNIKAL’s 17th Annual Business Summit Phrased “The Best Business Conference for Leading-Edge Entrepreneurs” OMNIKAL’s 17th Annual Business Summit Phrased “Best Business Conference Leading-Edge” Michelle Van Otten | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/1/2017 | OMNIKAL | (203) 255 – 8966 | michelle@omnikal.com   Southport, CT: OMNIKAL successfully concluded it’s 17th annual “National Business Summit” attended by the Nation’s top entrepreneurs and corporate executives. The focus of the Summit fosters entrepreneurship, builds key relationships and supports inclusive business opportunities that serve entrepreneurs in growing their ventures.   Held at The Harvard Club in New York City, this year’s Summit was revered by those
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America’s Top Inclusive Businesses and Most Successful Entrepreneurs Announced

 Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/5/2017 | OMNIKAL | (203) 255 – 8966 | michelle@omnikal.com   Southport, CT:  Today, OMNIKAL, today announced the OMNI500, the 17th annual listing of the nation’s top 500 privately-owned businesses. Ranging in annual revenue from $20 million to over $5 billion, the companies listed on the OMNI500 represent the nation’s top privately-held, inclusive companies. Dismissing the long-held notion that diverse owned businesses are small or insignificant in the marketplace.   Making the top of this year’s OMNI500 list are four distinguished inclusive companies with over $1 billion in annual revenues; World Wide Technology based
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Business Course: Business Section

Business Courses for OMNIKAL Membership Platform Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.             Finance Finance Business Business   Business Building a Business – Free Online Video – Free Online Audio – Free iTunes Audio – Oxford University Course Description: This podcast series records the 3rd annual Begbroke Transfer conference ‘Building a Business:
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America’ s Top 25 Government Agencies for Inclusion

Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/25/17 | OMNIKAL | 1.203.255.8966 | michelle@omnikal.com America’s Top 25 Government Agencies for Inclusion     Southport, CT: Today, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the top 25 US Government Agencies who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace.United States Postal Service was named the #1 Omni50 Award Winning Government Agency. Other agencies at the top of the winners list include: Small Business Administration, U.S. Army, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security and Army & Air Force Exchange
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What was wrong with “Diversity Business?”

What was wrong with “Diversity Business?” Diversity Business has changed its name, focus and more – to serve and to be in step with a rapidly-changing business world. The word “diversity” has outlived its time. “Diversity” means seeing and labeling differences.“Inclusion” is the word, the energy and the meaning the world is increasingly demanding. “Inclusion” in business means an ideal, level playing field where all supplier/vendor firms are seen and hired based on their qualifications, abilities and quality, with no regard to separating issues of ethnicity, gender, etc.“Inclusion”means more choices for buyers. “Inclusion” means more opportunities for sellers. So we
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America’ s Top 50 Inclusion Corporations

Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/25/17 | OMNIKAL | 1.203.255.8966 | michelle@omnikal.com America’s Top 50 Inclusion Corporations: Who’s Gaining Market Share By Doing The Right Thing?     Southport, CT: Today, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the top 50 US corporations who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace. These same corporations are also successfully appealing to the growing Millennial Generation, which, by 2020, will be the largest and most diverse population and market segment in America, * a market segment that is forcing brands to evolve from minority/diversity
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OMNIKAL 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur ‘Pitch’ Contest

OMNIKAL 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur ‘Pitch’ Contest – For $10,000 in cash prizes. “Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity.” – Michael Dell     What’s this? By now you might’ve figured out that we exist to support entrepreneurs in achieving their goals to Go Big. At this year’s annual Business Summit, we decided to ditch the boring panels and turn up the energy with a live pitch competition – done our way! Our goal with the first annual pitch competition is to give our entrepreneurs a chance
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