Maryland Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise

September 26, 2006 – State of Maryland, The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) and The Daily Record announced that Shahnaz Deldjoubar, President/CEO of MORI Associates, Inc. located in Bethesda has been named Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Businesses for 2006. This program is designed to salute Maryland’s best minority and women business owners and to highlight their achievements.

A panel of distinguished judges chose Shahnaz Deldjoubar as an entrepreneur who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in four key areas: business development, client satisfaction, professional affiliations and community outreach.

Ms. Sharon R. Pinder, Special Secretary, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs said, “The business owners selected for this award represent the best of the state’s more than 200,000 women and minority owned businesses. Their contributions have had a major impact in maintaining Maryland’s vibrant economy.”

“It is a privilege and an honor to be recognized by State of Maryland, The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (OMA),” said Ms. Shahnaz Deldjoubar. “Maryland’s business community is exceptional, and to be named a Top 100 in this region is a tremendous source of pride for MORI Associates’ team. I hope that all of this year’s finalists can serve as an example to other entrepreneurs that through the proper focus and commitment, success in business is possible, even in a difficult economy.”

Shahnaz Deldjoubar will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Inn and Conference Center, at University of Maryland University College, in Adelphi, Maryland, on Friday, October 27, 2006.