Deque CEO Preety Kumar Recognized as Top 100 MBE® Award Winner

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Top 100 MBE AwardDeque Systems Founder and CEO Preety Kumar has been selected to receive the distinguished 2014 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 awards ceremony takes place during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Minority Enterprise Development Week in Baltimore. It will be held at the War Memorial Hall located at 101 N. Gay Street in downtown Baltimore on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

"I am proud to be recognized as a Top 100 MBE Award Winner," said Ms. Kumar. "Without my dedicated team and extended Deque family, this honor would not be possible."

This year's ceremony host organizations are the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development, MBDA Business Center - Baltimore, Southwest Airlines, BGE, State Farm, Whiting-Turner, and others.

"The winners of this year's Top 100 MBE Award exemplifies excellence and economic stability," said Sharon R. Pinder, founder of the Top 100 MBE Awards Ceremony. "They represent the goals and aspirations of many entrepreneurs across this region."

About The Top 100 MBE Award

The Top 100 MBE awards were created to recognize those enterprising women and minority entrepreneurs that fuel this nation'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. Learn more at www.top100mbe.com.

About Deque Systems

Founded in 1999, Deque Systems has paved the way for digital equality both from user and technology perspectives. Deque has developed a uniquely robust suite of software tools that include WorldSpace, FireEyes, and Amaze. A thought leader in digital accessibility software and services, Deque was awarded the Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award for Innovation for the Amaze technology, and the company is frequently recognized in the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies. Learn more at www.deque.com.

Company Contact:

Caitlin Cashin, Marketing

caitlin.cashin@deque.com   |   (703) 225-0380

Agency Contact:

Dan Keelan, The Whole Brain Group

dkeelan@thewholebraingroup.com   |   (313) 806-6986