SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)-Dallas Region has named San Antonio-based InGenesis its 2009 “Minority Service Firm of the Year.” The region is comprised of 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
Veronica A. Edwards, InGenesis president/CEO and founder, received a plaque recognizing her company’s outstanding achievements during the MBDA-Dallas Region’s Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) conference held August 4 in Dallas, Texas. This diversified healthcare solutions company was one of just five service firms -- and the only medical staffing firm -- in the nation to be so honored.
Since 1983 every U.S. President has proclaimed an annual National MED Week observance to recognize the outstanding achievements of minority businesses and entrepreneurs, and to honor those corporations and financial institutions which support minority business development. MBDA, the Federal agency created to foster the growth of America’s minority-owned businesses, sponsors regional MED Week events in Dallas, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco prior to the national MED Week Awards Gala (this year scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Washington, D.C.).
“InGenesis is proud to be part of the rebuilding and retooling of America,” says Ms Edwards. “Through our diverse staffing, healthcare and logistics services, we’re creating new jobs and supporting a multitude of government and military facilities. We’ll continue to innovate, be nimble, and do whatever we can to support the restoration of our nation’s economic health.”
She credits InGenesis’s outstanding success to its “amazing” headquarters staff in San Antonio and dedicated employees working facilities nationwide, as well as the supportive small business advisors from UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development and San Antonio’s SBA office.
Thus far in 2009 InGenesis and its companies have won military staffing contracts valued at $400 million in addition to a major portion of a multi-vendor contract valued at $1.27 billion. In 2008 InGenesis made Inc. magazine's elite Inc. 5000 list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and was named an “Outstanding Company of the Year” by the San Antonio Business Opportunity Council. Ms. Edwards won the 2008 “Small Business Person of the Year” award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s San Antonio office and a 2007 “Latina Business Excellence Award” from Compass Bank. And from 2003 to 2009 (seven consecutive years) the San Antonio Business Journal has identified InGenesis as one of the “Largest San Antonio Permanent Placement Agencies.”
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