Laurie Collins, founder of technology, communications and multimedia solutions company LC Systems, has been selected to receive the prestigious “Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award.” The regional program acknowledges outstanding women and minority business owners in Virginia, the District, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Over 5,000 nominations were submitted for the award and the District-based LC Systems proved to be the top winner. The program selected entrepreneurs who demonstrated excellence in four key areas: entrepreneurship, customer satisfaction, and professional and community contributions.

LC Systems provides various support solutions to private corporations, governmental entities and nonprofits. The company is responsible for building the first online citywide portal,, in addition to web projects for the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, the DC Department of Health Care Finance, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Services, among others.

According to Collins, LC Systems is also expanding its services to include multimedia relations. “Organizations have to create their own media now,” said Collins in a press statement. “Media relations, technology, consulting, marketing – it’s all experiencing rapid confluence, and LC Systems is poised for this trend.”

The Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award ceremony takes place Oct. 21 at the University of Maryland’s Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Md. For more information, visit