Lawrence Behr

Greenville, NC, 9 February 2007– In recognition of the economic power of small businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural B2B online portal, has named LBA group, Inc. for the third year as one of the top small businesses in North Carolina .

The Div100 is the 7th annual listing of the State’s top small businesses. Ranging in revenue size from 1 million to over 75 million dollars, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the State’s top small earners and challenge the long-held notion that a small business is insignificant.

The Power of Diversity Business

Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from small businesses positively impacts their business. Small businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

“Small 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 DiversityBusiness.com. “This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs and valuable products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders of American business.”

LBA Group is honored to have been again recognized, and particularly as one of the few companies selected from eastern North Carolina,” according to CEO, Lawrence Behr. “This achievement is entirely due to the commitment and quality of our diversified staff from the eastern North Carolina area.  Our team represents the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our economy.”

The Div100

The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 small businesses in North Carolina, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.  Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with small businesses use the list. DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to small business product and service suppliers, produces the Div100 annually.

“Small business opportunities are a key to strong local economies. We are proud to have created a successful small business to benefit the eastern NC area,” stated Lawrence Behr.

“The Div100 companies are the heroes of small business in America,” said Kenton Clarke. “These are people who 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.”

The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 7th Annual Multicultural Business Conference taking place April 11 – 13, 2007 at the MGM Mirage Resort in Las Vegas , Nevada .

About LBA Group

LBA Group, Inc. has over 40 years experience in providing telecommunication support for infrastructure assets of the wireless telecommunications industry.  Through Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., its RF Solutions™  portfolio includes RF Hazard management and compliance, site management, interference and performance testing, AM detuning and a range of other wireless industry maintenance and management services.  Through LBA Technology, Inc., its antenna products are used by broadcasters and governments worldwide. The LBA Group companies are based in Greenville, NC. Mr. Behr makes his home in Washington, NC.

About DiversityBusiness.com

Launched in 1999, with over 25,000 members DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provides goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities.

About The Author

LBA Group

LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection, and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional engineering consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates, and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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