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Enlightened CEO Antwanye Ford and CFO Andre Rogers Receive Leadership Awards From Minorities Enterprise Advocate

WASHINGTON (November 6): Enlightened, Inc. (“Enlightened”), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting services, announced today that Mr. Antwanye Ford (CEO) and Andre Rogers (CFO) were honored by the Minorities Enterprise Advocate (MEA) for Leadership & Excellence during the 13th Annual Minorities in Business Awards Luncheon 2014.

Gathering DC’s top business leaders, this event spotlighted the amazing accomplishments of minority business owners from the past year. Guest Speaker, Antonio Doss (District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration) spoke passionately about how small business growth is the key to American exceptionalism. This testament of small business tenacity couldn’t have been more perfectly timed as Enlightened not only celebrates 15 years in business, but also its most successful year to date.

“The small business community of DC has always faced adversity together. We mentor each other and solve problems in the city cooperatively. This is why we are leading the nation in business. We build trust across the economic landscape and create a tide for all businesses to rise.” Serving as a Board Member of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., Mr. Ford has a unique perspective and he often praises those who have advised him along the way. The 2014 MEA “Entrepreneur of the Year” and keynote speaker for the event, Ms. Katheryn Freeland (CEO, A-TEK Inc.), is one business leader who has not only worked closely with Mr. Ford for many years but has also graciously advised him along his path to success.

Mr. Rogers said “it’s such a tremendous honor to be selected amongst our peers to represent small business excellence in the federal marketplace. This gives us hope and serves as a reminder that although the road ahead will not be easy, we know that when you have excellent people and the right attitude, anything is possible.”

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