President & CEO
In Focus Magazine
Celebrated publication shines at annual awards recognizing minority-owned businesses and corporate and government partners
(Black PR Wire)( December 7, 2009)ORLANDO – IN FOCUS Magazine was awarded the Minority Business of the Year by The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD). The presentation took place at the seven annual diversity awards last Friday at the closing luncheon of the 2009 AT&T MatchMaker Conference and Trade Show. IN FOCUS Magazine is a part of the South Florida-based Lesesne Media Group (LMG PR, LMG Films & Music).
“Our diversity award winners exemplify the passion of entrepreneurs, essential to Florida’s economic infrastructure,” said DMS Secretary Linda H. South. “We are humbled to have been selected for this prestigious state-wide award” said IN FOCUS Magazine president Woodie Lesesne. “IN FOCUS is a well-rounded magazine that informs and inspires. It also beautifully presents the diversity of our region.”
“We advocate and support business and economic progress in our state and mentor enterprises daily” said Tony C. Lesesne. “At the same time, we understand the importance of including quality of life issues such as good health, finance, work-life balance, and community service.” Additionally, IN FOCUS Magazine hosts numerous events that promote Business, Technology, Health, and Entertainment around the region.
The Minority Business of the Year award marks the third significant honor for IN FOCUS in the last two months. On October 17th Tony C. Lesesne was presented the Ultimate Humanitarian Award in Business by the Orlando Urban League Guild. In early November, IN FOCUS Magazine was presented the Community Arts Service Award by the Diaspora Arts Coalition.
The complete roster of Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) 2009 Award winners are:
• InFocus Magazine, Minority Business of the Year
• Florida Lottery, State Agency of the Year
• GTECH, Advocate of the Year
• University of North Florida, University of the Year
• AT&T, Corporate Partner of the Year
• Office Depot, Preeminent Partner of the Year
• Hillsborough County Public Schools, Director’s Award