BRIDGING THE GAP AWARD



Columbia, MD (October 21, 2008) – Audacious Inquiry, LLC, a leading management and technology firm headquartered in Howard County’s Center for Business and Technology Development’s NeoTech Incubator, was honored recently by the Greater Baltimore Committee with a 2008 Bridging the Gap Award. 

“A strong, diverse small business community is vital to the growth of the Maryland economy,” said Christopher Brandt, Audacious Inquiry’s managing partner. “We’re pleased to support the GBC and the Baltimore region, and we’re honored to receive this award.” 

The Bridging the Gap initiative strengthens the business culture of greater Baltimore by fostering an atmosphere in which majority-, minority- and women-owned businesses can form mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. Through Bridging the Gap, the GBC seeks to provide businesses with the necessary tools and support to develop such collaborations. 

“I am excited that Audacious Inquiry has been honored with a Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2008 Bridging the Gap Award,” said Carol Morrison, Director of the NeoTech Incubator. “It demonstrates that diversity is extremely beneficial to companies when forging the strategic partnerships that give companies the tools to collaborate.” 

Audacious Inquiry, founded in 2004, is focused on three high-growth, niche consulting markets: health information technology, analytical marketing, and web and software development. Clients include healthcare organizations, large commercial businesses, and government agencies headquartered from Virginia to New York. 

The company is ranked in Baltimore Business Journal’s 2008 lists of leading web design firms, telecommunications companies, and minority business enterprises. The company was also recently selected to receive a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award as an outstanding women or minority business owner in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, in a competition sponsored by the University of Maryland University College, Southwest Airlines, the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, and the Maryland Department of Transportation. A panel of judges chose finalists based on entrepreneurs that demonstrated outstanding achievement in four key areas: eligibility, entrepreneurship, professionalism and community contributions. 

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