Rose International
Partners with Kansas City
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Rose International Partners with Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Website will connect minority suppliers with area businesses

ST. LOUIS (August 19, 2005)-Rose International has partnered with the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce through the development of the MBE/WBE Connection website.

Together with POWER, Rose International developed MBE/WBE Connection, which compiled local minority business supplier data from numerous certifying agencies, and created an online central place for supplier business listings.

"We are anxious for the website to launch," said Mrs. Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International. "The project itself was an important one for us, but the website's usage is also important. There are outstanding minority- and woman-owned businesses that are bringing innovative products and ideas to the marketplace. This project is exciting in that it highlights such value for Corporate America. The KC Chamber is taking a leadership position here, and is to be commended. We're honored to be a part of it."

MBE/WBE Connection is officially set to launch September 13, 2005 at the POWER of Diversity Celebration. However, the site will be demonstrated at The Chamber's Business to Business Expo on August 23, 2005. Rose will also be exhibiting at this event.

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide and in the United Kingdom . Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi , India . Rose's offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose's client list includes Chevron, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota , among others.

Recently, Rose International partnered with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMST. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.

In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors.

For more information on Rose International, visit the company's website at www.roseIT.com or email pr@roseIT.com.