Three Letter Words of Prestige
SBA Honors CEO Richard Lewis
Denver, Colorado, October 14, 2008 – Richard Lewis, president and CEO of RTL Networks, Inc., recently received two awards from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado District Office. During the Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC) Empowerment Breakfast on September 16, 2008, Richard Lewis was honored as the 2008 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year; and in the same week, he was awarded the 2008 Minority Small Business Person of the Year. This award was presented at the annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) week luncheon held on Thursday, September 18, 2008.
MED week is an annual celebration which recognizes the economic contributions made by minority businesses. A minority small business person must be a figure who shows their dedication to the support of the small business community and minority business efforts.
Richard Lewis and RTL Networks, Inc. more than qualify for this recognition, as they have been involved with and supported over 40 non-profit, youth and educational organizations throughout Colorado. In addition, Mr. Lewis serves on several boards and committees, is vice chair of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce and has sponsored and supported numerous fundraisers and events, as well as state and national political campaigns. There is no doubt that Richard Lewis and RTL Networks, Inc. are contributing to small business and minority enterprise with growth and community involvement.
In awarding the Minority Small Business Person of the Year, the following are considered: company growth in sales and employees, notable financial performance, innovation in products and services, responses to adversity, community contributions and involvement.
RTL Networks, Inc. has shown more than notable growth by expansion to over 45 employees, increasing gross revenue by 179% and opening a new office in McLean, Virginia. In addition to RTL Networks, Inc’s already impressive offerings, the Virginia office houses the newly formed Media Division; which focuses on post-production video editing.
“I am pleased, that despite the state of the economy, RTL Networks, Inc. has managed to persevere and has continued to provide its customers with the best products and services available.”Richard Lewis
Based in Denver, RTL Networks Inc. is a certified technology company, focused on helping customers leverage technology to meet business objectives. RTL Networks, Inc. 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.