Northwest Software, Inc. selected as 2005 Supplier of the Year


Beaverton, OR, June 24, 2005

Chetan Shah, Vice-President of Northwest Software, Inc. (NSI), Beaverton, received the prestigious 2005 Supplier of the year award as a Minority (owned) Business Entrepreneur. The Northwest Minority Business Council ceremony was held at The Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA on June 22nd.

Accepting this prestigious award Mr. Shah, said, “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our great employees and loyal customers…You have the choice of being a "me too" supplier, or you may choose to differentiate yourself by innovating. We chose innovation as our goal is to create the world’s best recruiting engine. Our success in expanding nationally and competing with larger staffing players is a result of not being a “me too” supplier.”

Washington Mutual’s National Supplier Diversity Manager Ms. Portia Rugon said: “NSI does an outstanding job of meeting Washington Mutual’s contractor staffing needs on a national level through our vendor management company Chimes. NSI’s innovative custom-designed software quickly searches, filters and identifies qualified candidates, delivering true value to our company.”

NSI has been in business for 17 years. In 2002, NSI President, Sonal Shah, was named Oregon’s Small Business Person of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

About Northwest Software, Inc. (NSI)

Founded in 1988, NSI developed “EZRecruit”, a state-of-the-art recruiting and applicant tracking system that delivers unparalleled value. NSI also uses EZRecruit internally to serve its customers’ temporary and full-time staffing needs. NSI is located at 1800 NW 169th Place, Suite 150-B, Beaverton, OR 97006, phone (503) 629-5947, and can be found on the web at Contact Chetan Shah at 503-629-0303 or email for more information.

About Northwest Minority Business Council (NMBC)

The Northwest Minority Business Council is the regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Through a network of forty councils across the country, over 3500 major corporations have direct access to more than 15,000 certified minority businesses across the country.