Award honors minority business enterprises

LANSDOWNE, Virginia (September 10, 2019) The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) announced that Brigitta Toruño, CEO of UNO Translations and Communications, LLC was named a 2019 Top 100 MBE® winner. This prestigious award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism, and have made substantial contributions to their community. 

Established in 2007, the Top 100 MBE Awards® ceremony welcomes nearly 1,000 attendees in celebration of the creativity and innovation of regional MBEs who are role models and inspire the entire community.

Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our corporate members congratulate the 2019 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments. We are proud to add this year’s class of winners to our circle of leadership.”

The Top 100 MBE Awards® will be presented at the CRMSDC’s 38th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the MGM National Harbor.

Ms. Toruño says, “I am very honored to be recognized and to be among such an outstanding group of awardees.  I am grateful to the entire UNO staff, clients and partners for their ongoing commitment to UNO’s success.”  Of Ecuadorian and Argentinian heritage, Brigitta continues, “The excitement and pride around this announcement is especially powerful as we prepare to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.”

About Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

CRMSDC is celebrating its 47h anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. CRMSDC connects corporate and government members to well established, certified minority-owned business enterprises.

We accomplish this through a rigorous process of certifying that MBE suppliers are at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by ethnic minorities; providing education and advice to certified businesses; and finally, creating strategic opportunities for corporate members and certified MBEs to connect for the purpose of doing business.

About UNO Translations and Communications

UNO Translations and Communications is your ONE source for translations and interpretations in over 200 different languages.  Helping companies do business in other cultures is what we do best.  For more information, please visit our website at or talk with us on Twitter or Facebook.

Brigitta Toruño Recognized as a Top 100 MBE