April 26, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (April 26, 2016) DiversityBusiness.com, the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States, which provides goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities, has recently acknowledged Nexus Direct on four of its Top Business Lists for 2016. This exclusive ranking is a reflection of Nexus Direct’s overall vision, economic accomplishments, and leadership in moving the economy forward. These awards represent a unique class of companies that have earned the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.

2016 marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 16th annual listing of top businesses on a state and national level, with over 1.5 million businesses participating in this year’s program. A selection committee reviews data collected to determine the top businesses and the most successful entrepreneurs across the United States, and this year Nexus Direct claimed spot #256 on the Top 500 Women Owned Businesses List in the United States. The company also continues to climb the lists in their home state of Virginia, ranking at #8 on the Top 50 Privately Held Businesses List, #10 on the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses List, and #43 on the Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses List.

“We are very proud to continue to support men and women who have become the core of our nation’s innovation, productivity, and growth,” says Kenton Clarke, President and CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. He goes on to add, “I am very optimistic about our future, especially as this distinct group of entrepreneurs continue to produce immeasurable results and serve as a prime example for current and generations to come.”

The winning companies will be honored in a special ceremony during DiversityBusiness.com’s “16th Annual National Entrepreneurship Summit” at the Time Warner Center in New York on April 26, 2016.

“As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we are pleased to have once again been recognized by DiversityBusiness.com for our innovation and growth,” said Suzanne Cole Nowers, CEO of Nexus Direct. “We have a talented and diverse team dedicated to delivering unprecedented results for our clients, both in the United States and internationally.”

About Nexus Direct: Nexus Direct is an independent, full-service direct marketing agency with a broad range of corporate, political, national association, and nonprofit clients. Founded in 2004, Nexus Direct is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise and has been named three times to the Inc. 5000 list of “America’s Fastest-Growing Companies.” Recognized on four Top Business Lists nationally and statewide in 2016 by DiversityBusiness.com and named as a Top 100 Agency by the Agency Post in 2013, Nexus Direct is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Amsterdam.

About DiversityBusiness.com: Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness.com provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,” “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America,” and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. Its e-magazine reaches over 3,000,000 readers, an e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of diversity management tools. DiversityBusiness.com’s produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.