March 7, 2012
Contact: Chris Sandberg (562) 799-1555
Continuing to garner acclaim, awards and recognition, custom theatrical drapery manufacturer Sew What? Inc. is now being recognized by DiversityBusiness.com as one of their 2012 "Top Business" awardees. The award will be presented during the organization's National Business Conference held in Mashantucket, Connecticut, April 25 - April 27, 2012.
A woman-owned business located in Los Angeles County, California, Sew What? Inc. is committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and its CEO, Megan Duckett, has participated in numerous events promoting entrepreneurship within ethnic and disadvantaged communities. In November, as part of President Obama's National Entrepreneurship Month, she spoke to low-income students in Compton, CA about her experience as an immigrant and small business entrepreneur turning a home-based business into a thriving enterprise.
"This award from DiversityBusiness.com is both a great honor and another validation of what we're striving for, which is to inspire people to see past their barriers to create new opportunities," said Ms. Duckett.
Ms. Duckett's own path to success began as a 19-year-old Australian immigrant, launching
her sewing business from the kitchen of her home, which ultimately led to her creating one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of theatrical drapes for the entertainment industry today. Sew What? now produces custom and digitally printed backdrops, custom scrims, curtain tracks, pipe and drape systems, and other "soft goods" supplies for stage, film and television productions, as well as rock and roll tours, fashion shows, trade shows, and other special events. In addition, their sister company, Rent What? Inc., also located in Los Angeles county, provides rentals of theatrical drapes, drops, curtains and supplies to the entertainment and special events industries.
Making the "Top Business List" is a significant accomplishment, according to DiversityBusiness.com. The List offers the most comprehensive look at the strongest segment of the United States economy - America's privately held companies. The award is intended to inspire, motivate and empower others to follow the lead of the awardees, while shining a spotlight on the companies who have achieved this prestigious award.
Sew What? was similarly recognized by DiversityBusiness.com in 2009, having been named one of the top 500 Small Businesses in the United States and one of the top 100 small businesses in California.
About Sew What? Inc.
Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, is well-known for its dramatic theatrical drapes and fabrics used in major rock concerts, top fashion shows andother artistic staged venues. The company has received numerous awards for innovation, including the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award as well as PC Magazine's SMB 20 Award for technological innovation for small and medium-sized businesses, and was featured on the 1000th cover of Rolling Stone. For information, contact Sew What, Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 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, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness 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. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.
For additional information, contact Sew What, Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or email@example.com.