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OMNIKAL 19th Annual “Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in America” Program Announced: Register at OMNIKAL.com



Southport, CT:  OMNIKAL.com, the Nation’s largest inclusive business organization built to empower all entrepreneurs and corporations, will be conducting its 19th annual “Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses” in the United States survey. The research allows entrepreneurs to be identified and honored for their business achievements on a national and regional basis.

Over the course of the year, the selection committee for the “Top Businesses in America” awards carefully evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award category. The selection committee base their decision on a set of criteria which includes: reviewing each entrant’s business profile, website and gross annual sales submitted. The companies selected on these prestigious “Top Business Lists” become collectively known as “The OMNI500” which receive over 30 million social media views annually.

This year’s survey will also determine:

  • Top 500 Privately-held Businesses
  • Top 500 Asian Owned Businesses
  • Top 500 African American Owned Businesses
  • Top 500 Women Owned Businesses
  • Top 500 Hispanic Owned Businesses
  • Top 500 Emerging Businesses
  • Top 500 Veteran Owned Businesses
  • Top 100 Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
  • Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in every state
  • Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in every state
  • Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in every state

The OMNI500 Awards is sponsored by major brands, which include: U.S. Postal Service, Wal-Mart, UPS, Apple, Northrop Grumman, General Motors, Nestle, Time Warner, Hilton, Raytheon, and Colgate Palmolive, among others.

The OMNI500 Awards are one of the nation’s most coveted awards program. Over 25,000 award recipients have been honored since the program inception. These recipients have been featured in over 2 million Google and media references and have led to over $1.5 Billion in contracts.

It is in our interest to continue to celebrate innovation, progression, and growth among these distinct pioneers. In addition, to continue to raise the profile of entrepreneurs who remain passionate in inspiring the upcoming generations and rebuilding our future. In recognition of these accomplishments, the program is also designed to further promote their efforts in order to generate public awareness on a national scale.

“To be a member of this elite group is indeed an honor. Top businesses that make The OMNI500 Lists receive significant media exposure both locally and nationally, with over 20 million who view and use the lists every year. Including Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who are actively looking to do business with top privately-held companies,” said Founder of OMNIKAL, Kenton Clarke. Honorees will be announced at the beginning of February 2019.

The national data collection effort is a massive undertaking. In order to participate, businesses must register for membership at: /www.omnikal.com/awards/omni500-top-business-awards/  All diverse owned businesses are encouraged to register. Last years honorees received enormous national recognition and exposure for their businesses.


OMNIKAL was founded in 1999. Now the Nation’s largest inclusive business organization, OMNIKAL promotes entrepreneurship and the belief that entrepreneurs create real world solutions to today’s business and economic challenges. By fostering deeper and broader collaboration between business owners and entrepreneurial support organizations, the OMNIKAL network fuels healthier ecosystems through job creation, professional development and drives innovation resulting in strong economic growth.