LAKE CITY, Pa.- DiversityBusiness.com recently recognized Affiliated Ground Maintenance Group, Inc. (AGMG) as a Top 100 Women Owned Business in the state of Pennsylvania. Each year, DiversityBusiness.com collects and compiles information on businesses on a state and national level to determine the top diversity businesses in the country. AGMG’s CEO & President, Crystal Arlington, will receive the 2012 National Business Award in person at the 12th Annual Diversity Business Conference held on April 25- 27, 2012 at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. This is AGMG’s second time receiving this award. The company will be exhibiting at this year’s conference, which has a history of bringing together entrepreneurs, corporations, government agencies, colleges and universities with an interest in the issues of multicultural business and community.
 
"We are honored to be included in the Top 100 women owned companies for the State of Pennsylvania again. This recognition affirms AGMG’s mission to offer our clients leadership through diversity," says Arlington, who was the first female in North America to hold both a certification in landscape and snow and ice management.  
 
Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., headquartered in Lake City, Pa., has grown to encompass work in 39 states with over 4,700 Affiliated Partner Contractors. The company provides exterior maintenance services including landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, lot sweeping and power washing to some of the country’s largest companies and property management firms.