blog photo, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, has recently acknowledged Acloché as one of the Ohio’s and the Nation’s “Top Businesses” for 2014. Acloché is ranked at 286 on the “Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the US”, 132 on the “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the US”, and 6 on the “Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Ohio.” This exclusive ranking is a reflection of Acloché’s overall vision, leadership and economic accomplishments in moving our economy forward. The award, known as the Div500, represents the most unique class of companies who have earned the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.

2014 marks’s 14th annual listing of the Ohio’s and the Nation’s top businesses.  Over 1.3 million businesses participated in this year’s program. The “Top Businesses” are determined by a selection committee which evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award categories. The selection committee bases their decision on a set of criteria which includes: reviewing each entrant’s business profile, website and gross annual sales submitted. The businesses selected on these lists have become highly coveted among corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

“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 & CEO of 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.”

“Acloché is honored to once again be named amongst the Top Businesses in Ohio and the overall Nation by,” said Kimberly Shoemaker, the CEO of Acloché. “These types of honors only encourage our staff to continue to uphold and expand upon the high level of standards we place upon our service. We hope to only improve in the future.”

This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. The List offers a comprehensive look at the strongest segment in the United States economy- America’s privately-held businesses. Large organizational buyers who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses all use the list. The List has garnered over 20 million annual views since inception.

Launched in 1999, 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.

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