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MDOT Awards Vitamin Minority Recertification for Seventh Consecutive Year


Baltimore, Md. – Vitamin®, the woman-owned web and public relations agency headquartered in Baltimore, Md. was recently awarded recertification by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE). This is the agency’s seventh consecutive recertification.

Led by Amanda Karfakis, president and CEO, Vitamin has been certified by MDOT since 2010. “What sets Vitamin apart from other MBE firms is that we have the skills and knowledge needed to serve as a long-term, strategic public involvement partner,” Karfakis said. “Our clients have been particularly impressed with our ability to be highly responsive from the RFP stage through project completion, our in-depth understanding of the complexities of minority contracting and our ability to drive results.”

The certifications, administered through MDOT, qualify Vitamin to conduct business as an MBE/DBE service provider throughout the state of Maryland and for federally-funded U.S. DOT contracts. The agency received certification in all of its areas of expertise, including: graphic design, web design, advertising, public relations / public involvement, display advertising and direct mail.

Services for Which Vitamin is MBE/DBE/ACDBE Certified NAICS Code
Graphic Design 541430
Custom Computer Programming (specifically web design) 541511
Advertising Agencies 541810
Public Relations Agencies 541820
Display Advertising 541850
Direct Mail Advertising 541860

Vitamin has partnered with quality organizations such as the Baltimore Water Taxi, the Business Network for Offshore Wind and the American Diabetes Association to help them achieve their inbound and outbound marketing and communications goals. Click here to learn more about Vitamin’s MBE services or contact Amanda Karfakis at

About Vitamin®
Vitamin® is the “Cure for the Common Brand®,” a full-service boutique web and public relations agency. Focused on nourishing brands through an integrated approach to marketing communications, Vitamin maintains deep vertical market expertise across diverse fields, including healthcare, built environment, financial/banking services, education and non-profit. Vitamin is a certified MBE/DBE by the Maryland Department of Transportation. Learn more at and on social media @vitaminisgood.

About the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Minority Business

The Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Minority Business Enterprise has two primary functions: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification for the State of Maryland and the administration and coordination of the MBE and DBE Programs within the MDOT administrations. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) administers both the State of Maryland MBE participation goal, as well as the DBE participation goal for contracts that receive assistance from the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT).

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