AutohausAZ Wins Five 2012 Top Business Awards from

For the fifth consecutive year, AutohausAZ makes's annual listing of the nation's top 500 Diversity-owned businesses.

Tempe, AZ, February 29, 2012 --, the nation's leading multicultural business website, announced the Div500, their annual listing of the nation's top 500 diversity-owned businesses. The companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation's top companies and challenge the long-held notion that diversity-owned businesses are small or insignificant. AutohausAZ was recognized for the fifth consecutive year.

AutohausAZ is honored in five categories by as a "2012 Top Business":

  • Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. - #144
  • Top 500 Privately-Held Businesses in the U.S. - #406
  • Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Arizona - #6
  • Top 50 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Arizona - #11
  • Top 50 Privately-Held Businesses in Arizona - #11
  • "As a woman business owner doing business in a traditionally male-dominated industry, I'm thrilled to be honored by year after year," says Carolyn Lefebvre, President/CEO of "It's even more exciting that our rankings improve each year, demonstrating that women-owned businesses continue to break down the traditional barriers to success."

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    The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 diversity-owned businesses in the U.S. in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Major corporations, government agencies and colleges/universities throughout the country that do business with diversity and women-owned businesses use the list to locate potential suppliers. The Div500 is produced annually by, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service businesses.

    "Women-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built "It is no longer just 'the right thing' to do business with diversity suppliers. Because of recent economic and demographic trends and changes, major corporations are realizing that having a diverse supplier base positively impacts their business revenue from this sector of buyers."

    The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at's 11th Annual National Multicultural Business Conference, taking place at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT, April 25 - April 27, 2012. For the complete list of winning companies, please visit .

    About AutohausAZ:

    AutohausAZ began in 1979 as a local European parts wholesaler in Phoenix, AZ (USA) and is now an international retailer with one of the largest parts warehouses on the Internet. The Company distributes high-quality original equipment (OEM) parts for European and Asian cars to customers in over 115 countries. For more information on AutohausAZ, please visit the Company's News & Media page at


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