Rose International
Named One of the
Nation's Top
Diversity-Owned Businesses

News Archive:

For Immediate Release


Rose International Named One of the Nation's Top Diversity-Owned Businesses

Chesterfield , Mo. - based firm named to diversity-owned, woman-owned and Asian American-owned business lists

ST. LOUIS (November 4, 2005)- In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses,, the nations' leading multicultural internet site, recently named Rose International as one of the top Diversity-owned, Woman-owned and Asian-American owned businesses, as well as one of the top Small Businesses in the United States.

Ranging in revenue size from $12 million to over $2 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation's top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with diversity owned companies.

The Impact of Diversity Business 
Major corporations wishing to increase market share realize it is no longer just "the right thing" to do business with diversity owned companies. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business.

Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy. "Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built "It's no longer only about the Fortune 1000. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business."

"There are several outstanding diversity-owned businesses in today's marketplace that make great contributions to the economy," said Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International. "Organizations like make it a priority to recognize the contributions of a company like ours, and I truly appreciate this recognition, and all of their efforts."

The Div500
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 diversity-owned (women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div500 is produced annually by, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at's 6th h Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 29 - March 31, 2006 at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas , Nevada.

"The Div500 companies are the heroes of diversity-owned business in America ," said Kenton Clarke. "While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for minorities to work for, we list the top businesses owned by minorities. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together."

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit:

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide and in the United Kingdom . Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi , India . Rose's offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose's client list includes Chevron, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota , among others.

Recently, Rose International partnered with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMS™. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.

In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors.

Launched in 1999, with over 30,000 members is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. Members use the sites technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country's largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.

For more information on Rose International, visit the company's website at or email