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NMS Nationally Recognized as Leading Diversity-Owned Business


Leads Alaska businesses in national listing



ANCHORAGE – NANA Management Services (NMS) has again been recognized as one of the top minority-owned businesses in the country. This is the second consecutive year that NMS has achieved this honor from DiversityBusiness.com in its annual “Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.” list. The award is based on the company’s business performance, annual gross revenue and status as a minority-owned business.

NMS ranked 41st in the list of 500 minority-owned businesses in the nation; top among Alaska businesses with the third highest ranking for an American Indian/ Alaska Native owned company behind The Flintco Companies, Tulsa, Okla. (third overall) and Tiger Natural Gas, also from Tulsa and ranked 40th. Other Alaska companies receiving the award are Ahtna Technical Services and Kanaak Corporation ranked 68th and 110th, respectively. According to DiversityBusiness.com, more than 650,000 businesses were considered for the listing.

“NMS is honored to be counted as a top business in the country and the leading diversity owned business in Alaska,” said Penny Cotten, vice president of marketing communications, NMS. “This award recognizes NMS’ focused and continual efforts to attract and retain a diverse workforce.”

DiversityBusiness.com provides its list of top diversity-owned businesses as a resource of legitimate small businesses servicing the technology, manufacturing, food service and professional service sectors. The list is provided annually to large organizational buyers looking to do business with minority-owned companies.

Businesses interested in learning more about NMS should visit its Web site at www.NMSUSA.com <http://www.NMSUSA.com> .

About NMS
NMS is a limited liability company, owned by NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary, and Sodexo. NMS clients include the oil and gas industry, federal, state, and local governments, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, senior living centers, air carriers, the telecommunications industry and more. NMS provides management and services in food, facilities, camp services, lodging, security and workforce solutions. More information on NMS and their services is available by visiting www.nmsusa.com.

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com, with more than 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness.com provides data collection services on diversity and its research has been published by Forbes magazine, BusinessWeek and thousands of other print and Internet publications. The company is a leading provider of supplier diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed diversity magazine, DiversityBusiness.com, in the United States.

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