2008 – Minority Small Business Champion

Nothing Minor About This Small Business Champ

CEO Richard Lewis Minority Small Business Champion 2008

Denver, Colo., May 29, 2008- Richard Lewis, President and CEO of RTL Networks, Inc. has been awarded the Minority Small Business Champion of Colorado Award for 2008. The Minority Small Business Champion award is granted to individuals working to advance business ownership for minorities. The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized Mr. Lewis as being a community leader and fulfilling his commitment to supporting minority entrepreneurial development in Colorado.

Richard Lewis has been an effective advocate for minority small business interests by volunteering outside of his business and professional responsibilities while remaining active in the small business community as a whole. Mr. Lewis was quoted in Denver’s Urban
Spectrum newspaper saying, “We are each stronger, when we are all stronger; therefore, we must all do our best at whatever we do and support one another.”

Serving on several boards, committees and associations, Richard Lewis has well dedicated his time, energy and experience to bettering his community. He serves as a community volunteer, youth sports coach, and on several boards and commissions throughout the business community; from member to vice president and chair. Mr. Lewis is positioned on the board of directors in both the Denver Metro and the Colorado Black Chambers of Commerce.

Richard Lewis is also a co-founder of the Denver Black Professionals Consortium, an African American-themed networking event which takes place every other year and attracts more than 700 Black professionals from the Denver metro area. Mr. Lewis contributes to the strength of the business community in general, not only through his involvement and volunteer work but also by the success of his own company, RTL Networks, Inc.

Based in Denver, RTL Networks Inc. is a certified technology company, focused on helping customers leverage technology to meet business objectives. RTL delivers a full range of products and services focused on helping its Department of Defense, Federal government and commercial customers meet their business objectives, increase productivity and maximize performance and security of their security assets.