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Top 100 MBE Award to Caren Z. Turner

CAREN Z. TURNER, CEO OF TURNER GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RECOGNIZED FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Ms. Turner to Receive Award as One of the Top 100 MBEs at Ceremony onTop 100 MBEsThursday, November 8, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2007 – Turner Government and Public Affairs (GPA) of Washington, D.C., is proud to announce that the company's President and CEO, Ms. Caren Turner, has been selected to receive the prestigious Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The University of Maryland University College, the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) and The Maryland Chamber of Commerce notified Ms. Turner of her selection earlier this week. This program is designed to salute the region's best minority and women business owners and to highlight their achievements.

"As the entrepreneurial campus in the University System of Maryland, we are honored to support the working men and women who are building businesses and future opportunities," says Susan C. Aldridge, President of the University of Maryland University College.

Turner GPA is one of the premier, highly respected government and public affairs firms in the nation. Turner’s cutting edge advocacy has earned them respect and acclaim from the media, clients, policymakers and even their competitors! Turner advocate on behalf of cutting edge businesses, municipalities, and non-profits that wish to ensure their perspectives and needs are taken into account in Washington, in state capitols and in City Hall, as well as the media. They create and implement intensely focused and targeted advocacy campaigns designed to meet and exceed your expectations and goals.

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

Sharon R. Pinder, founder of the TOP 100 MBE Awards Ceremony said, "The business owners selected for this award represent the best of the region's more than 350,000 women and minority owned businesses. Their contributions have had a major impact in maintaining Maryland's vibrant economy."

Ms. Turner will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Inn and ConferenceCenter, at University of Maryland University College, in Adelphi, Maryland, on Thursday, November 8th beginning at 5:30 p.m. To obtain tickets or for a complete listing please go to www.top100mbe.com.