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Top Women Owned Businesses in America (Div500Women-2005)


Top woman Owned Business in Maryland (Div100WomenState-2005)


Top Hispanic American Owned Businesses in America (Div100HSA-2005)


Top Small Business in Maryland (Div50SmallBiz-2005)


Top Diversity Owned Businesses in Maryland (Div50State-2005)


Howard County Recognized Five Business Stars at 13th Annual CBED Diversity Awards Program

COLUMBIA, MD (April 25, 2007) – Howard County recognized LinguaLISTek for Business Diversity Achievement at its 13th Annual Committee for Business and Economic Diversity Awards Program and Breakfast Gala held at Ten Oaks Ballroom on April 24, 2007.

Founded by Elizabeth Rendón, President & CEO, in 1997, LinguaLISTek is the leading provider of technology, language, training and security services within the Intelligence Community. As a diversity-owned small business with a corporate infrastructure, LinguaLISTek’s services include business and development marketing, human resources, contract accounting and finance, recruiting, training and security. Taking pride in being a leader of quality products and services, LinguaLISTek’s staff strives to ensure each client feels like their only client, a personalized service that demonstrates their dedication to their clientele. The company combines technical and language services to provide, for example, software engineers who are also linguists. As an award-winning company, LinguaLISTek has encouraged and facilitated over 160 individuals from diverse cultures to establish their own consulting businesses within the U.S.

LinguaLISTek named one of the "Top Businesses in the United States" for 2006


It is our distingue pleasure and honor to congratulate you as being named one of the "Top Businesses in the United States" for 2006. Congratulations, Lingual Information System Technologies has been selected as a Top Small Business by You have distinguished yourself as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country and most deserving of this award and recognition.

Over 500,000 businesses in the United Sates had the opportunity to participate in our 7th annual survey. The awards are based on annual gross sales. This award is the basis of our annul Top Business List which is seen by over 15 million people and is used by major corporations and large buying organizations for finding new business partners.

Elizabeth Rendón Chosen for Leadership Howard County 2006-2007 Program

Elizabeth Rendón, Lingual Information System Technologies, Inc. is among the list of participants recently chosen for the Leadership Howard County 2006-2007 Program, according to an announcement by Paul Skalny, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"The selection of these outstanding participants was a difficult task," said Mr. Skalny. "Howard County is blessed with a wealth of talented and commited people. The candidates who are selected for this program reflect a balance of interests and backgrounds, bringing an array of perspectives, talents, and resources to the class."

"We are very pleased that these individuals and their respective organizations are making this commitment to enhancing the pool of leadership talent here in Howard County," she added.

The Leadership program was launched in 1985 to develop capable, well-informed individuals committed to formulating plans for community improvement. The program addresses countywide issues in monthly, daylong seminars where these concerened citizens meet with established leaders in business, government, and community services.

"The emergence of community leaders should not be left to mere chance," says Stacie Irish, Executive Director of the Leadership Program. "Therefore, we have designed a program to identify and prepare outstanding leaders who are committed to meeting the challenges of community development and Howard County's future.

For more information on Leadership Howard County, call Stacie Hunt Irish at 410-730-4474 or visit our website:

Elizabeth Rendón Recognized for Business Excellence
Columbia, MD President/CEO to receive prestigious Top MBE Award

Columbia, MD Sep 22, 2006 The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) and The Daily Record announced that Elizabeth Rendón, President/CEO of Lingual Information System Technologies, Inc. (LinguaLISTek) located in Columbia, MD has been named one of 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.

LinguaLISTek is a certified 8(a), woman/minority/veteran-owned small disadvantaged business. LinguaLISTek has supported the U.S. defense community for over nine years by providing state-of-the-art support services in the areas of Information Technology (IT) to include software and system engineering, Foreign Language Services, Training Services, and Security Services. Our core capabilities include program management, web development, software engineering, network operations support, systems engineering, and information assurance. Our foreign language services include training (either in our Language Learning Center, on-site, or computer-based), translation, transcription, interpretation, product localization, course development, and research.

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

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.”

According to Elizabeth Rendon, “I am thrilled, as is everyone at LinguaLISTek, about this prestigious award; and it is a great honor for us to be recognized by the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs.

Elizabeth Rendón 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.

For more information about the Top 100 MBE awards, please log on to

For more information on the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs visit

U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Elizabeth Rendón, President and owner of Lingual Information System Technologies Inc. (LinguaLISTek), received the U.S. Small Business Administration Minority Small Business Person of the Year award for Region III, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
  • LinguaLISTek was one of the ten minority-owned businesses chosen for this award from a national pool of candidates

Hispanic Business

  • Listed 7 Among Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
  • Top 500 Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

  • Top Fifty MD Diversity-Owned Business
  • Top Fifty MD Small Businesses
  • Top 500 U.S. Woman-Owned Businesses
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