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April Washington Essex, CEO of Habakkuk Music, Inc., has been selected to receive the distinguished 2012 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The Top 100 MBE ® ceremony is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The Top 100 MBE ® Award is given to enterprising women and minority entrepreneurs that fuel the region’s economy through their innovation, sacrifices, and dedication. These business owners are living their dreams and making significant contributions to their clients, professions, industries and communities. The awards ceremony will take place at the Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland on Friday, May 4th at 5:00 p.m.
“I am grateful to be recognized as a Top 100 MBE Award Winner,” said Washington Essex. “I share this award with our team of hard working, creative professionals and our strategic business partnerships and alliances.”
Habakkuk Music, Inc. is a minority and women owned entertainment firm serving the faith-based consumer whose music releases are sold nationally in Walmart, FYE, Best Buy and others; and are available digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Verizon, AT&T to name a few. The firm also produces concerts and special events nationwide. Habakkuk has earned numerous awards and recognition from Billboard, Soul Train Awards, Stellar Awards and Dove Awards.
This year’s ceremony host organizations are the Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity, State Farm, Southwest Airlines, the State of Maryland, and greiBO media.
“The winners of this year’s Top 100 MBE Award exemplifies excellence and stability especially during these turbulent economic times” said Sharon R. Pinder, founder of the Top 100 MBE Awards Ceremony. “April Washington Essex represents the goals and aspirations of many entrepreneurs across this region.”
To obtain tickets for the 2012 Top 100 MBE Awards Ceremony or for a complete listing of this year’s winners, please visit www.top100mbe.com.