Jeneth D’Alonzo Named Venice Area Chamber’s ‘Empowering Woman of the Year’

The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce presented the ‘Empowering Woman of the Year’ award to DMSI International CEO, Jeneth D’Alonzo at the Women Empowering Women event. Jeneth D’Alonzo was chosen because of her humble beginning and how she embodies as a woman of faith, hard work, perseverance, and giving back to the community locally and internationally.  D ’Alonzo’s longstanding track record as a CEO of DMSI International managing two wholly owned manufacturing locations: DMSI USA in Nokomis (Florida), and DMSI Philippines with well over 100 employees makes her a great inspiration to all women who wanted to make it in a business world. In addition, she was nominated by a variety of people not only from several staff members of DMSI International but also from various members of the community. D’Alonzo has been involved in serving the community in Sarasota County and the Philippines for years through DMSI Cares, the philanthropic initiative of DMSI International. She always believes in empowering her employees and the community through her commitment to her faith, building a strong work culture, helping our local economy thrive, and providing programs to help those in need. “At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.”, she said. Recently, she was also named ‘International Person of the Year’ by the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade.

After being named ‘Empowering Woman of the Year’, D’Alonzo said, “To have confidence in anything, means to have faith in something. As for me and my faith, I have always been an advocate, that God has great plans for each of us.” Confidence and faith are not inherited, it is developed from harvesting what you planted. If you plant fear, you will be fearful, if you plant doubt, you will be doubtful, if you plant weakness, you will be weak.”

Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade 2022 International Person of the Year: Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO (DMSI International)

Congratulations to our CEO, Jeneth D’Alonzo for receiving the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade 2022 International Person of the Year award earlier at the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade (TBOWIT) Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon.

With hundreds of employees from DMSI Philippines and DMSI USA combined, Jeneth D’Alonzo has been the epitome of resilience, perseverance, and humility at DMSI International. As a CEO, she showed us the importance of looking after her team and making sure our hard work is recognized; as a mother, she inspired everyone with a good work-life balance and family values; and, as a woman of faith, she motivated us to have compassion, to help one another, and to give back to the community, especially those in need.

DMSI International is among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees

GrowFL Announces 12th Annual Florida Companies to Watch

(Venice, Florida) — DMSI International is pleased to be among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them worth watching.

66 finalists were announced earlier this year, and the 50 honorees were selected after a final round of judging by a panel comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders, and corporate partners of GrowFL. Companies were judged on a number of criteria including growth in the number of employees; impact of the business in the job market; increase in sales and/or unit volume; current and past financial reports; innovativeness of the product or service; response to adversity; and contributions to aid community-oriented projects.

“GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch was designed to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and to shine a spotlight on the most deserving companies,” said Jennifer Taylor, president, and CEO of GrowFL. “This year’s honoree span 21 different counties, representing 22 different industries, and 50% of them are woman, veteran, or minority-owned. This diverse group of honorees can only mean one thing – Florida is the place where entrepreneurs thrive!”

“DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

“DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

“These are some of the most vibrant and dedicated entrepreneurs in our state. They are the champions that keep our communities strong by stimulating the economy, keeping the workforce employed, and giving back in ways that will change the course of our state for years to come. Like all the classes before them, this class of GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees truly embody success and I know they’re only getting started,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL founder.

To qualify for the award, companies must be headquartered in Florida and have between 6 and 150 and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million. From 2018 through 2021, these companies generated $1 billion in revenue and added 881 employees, reflecting a 96% increase in revenue and a 104% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 24% average annual revenue growth and a 26% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2022, with a 40% revenue increase and a 20% growth in employees compared to 2021. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.5 billion in revenue and added 1,233 employees over the last five years — a 174% increase in revenue and a 146% increase in jobs since 2018.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on February 23, 2023, at the Hard Rock Live in Universal CityWalk, Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://growfl.com/about-growfl-flctw/.

Joining DMSI International on the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:

About DMSI International:

Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International is an ISO-approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products. Our unique concept of Owning the Core® of our business gives us the latitude to develop, engineer, and produce quality products at competitive pricing.

For over 25 years, DMSI has been steadily building a solid customer base across the globe delivering a simple and highly focused manufacturing solution for our customers. Our business strategy revolves around the concept of a totally diversified manufacturing company providing integrated solutions to our clients.

About GrowFL:  

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website: https://www.growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:  

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.

DMSI Cares: Book Drive for Children First

Early literacy is vital because it not only supports children’s cognitive development but also their social-emotional development. Young children who have strong early literacy skills are better able to communicate their thoughts and feelings with others.

On the other hand, improving adult literacy is also important because it improves a person’s social, emotional, and mental health. It also provides an opportunity for a person to thrive in today’s modern world.

At DMSI International, we are happy that, thru the book drive that we organized in our workplace, we were able to contribute to the development of children’s emergent literacy for the kids at Children First Head Start and at the same time, provide free books at our workplace so that we can read at work during a break or at home.

Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the help and contribution of the entire staff of DMSI International.

DMSI Cares: Donation Drive at Work

At DMSI International, we believe that donating used items is a great way to help others and the environment.

All year round, we set up a station in our workplace where employees can donate used items such as clothes, shoes, and accessories. These items are then sent to the Philippines care of DMSI Philippines.

Our goal is always to help people in need, especially the people in the far-flung areas that deserve our attention; we believe that donating used items is one of the great ways to do it.

By encouraging our employees to donate perfectly serviceable condition items, we’re contributing to a more sustainable economy by reducing landfill waste and creating less demand for new clothing, for example, thus reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released.

Their success is everyone’s success!

DMSI Cares: Book Reading at Work

September is National Literacy Month!

Literacy means more than just the ability to read. It also means the ability to process and solve problems, making it a crucial skill set for anyone in today’s modern world.

DMSI International believes in ensuring that all employees have access to books they can read at work or home, and so we set up a space in our pantry room for the books donated by the entire DMSI team. Employees are encouraged to grab a book to take home and read.

We also believe that reading helps us grow as people and improve our social, emotional, and mental health. By fostering this culture of reading at DMSI International, we hope to empower our team members with tools for success in all aspects of their lives.

And that’s why the importance of improving adult literacy needs our attention — because it provides people the opportunity to thrive.

Their success is everyone’s success!

Venice biz selected as Florida Companies to Watch finalist

VENICE GONDOLIER – Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International was named a finalist in the 12th annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch.

The award honors second-stage companies throughout Florida for developing valuable products and services, creating jobs, broadening new industries in the state, and enriching communities.

Read full article here: https://www.yoursun.com/venice/news/venice-biz-selected-as-florida-companies-to-watch-finalist/article_f5bc99de-1fe9-11ed-9faf-6fdb59393ae6.html