Named Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Graduate of the Year
SELLERSBURG, IN — March 25, 2016 — Rivera Group has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s 2016 8(a) Graduate of the Year award for Region V, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
“One way the SBA serves entrepreneurs is by consulting them on opportunities to build their businesses, and our 8(a) program provides a foundation for small business owners to participate in federal contracts and open new doors for growth,” said SBA’s Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz. “With a mission to be a leading IT service provider, 8(a) graduate and veteran Joey Rivera and his company, Rivera Group, have nearly doubled company sales and grown employment by more than 50 percent in the last two years, all while keeping a focus on serving socially-disadvantaged communities. I commend Dr. Rivera on his innovation and continued service to our country as a small business owner, job creator and contractor for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.”
“I’m honored by this award,” said Joey Rivera, company founder and CEO. “At Rivera Group, we look for really smart people who love big challenges and turn them loose on our clients’ biggest problems. The 8(a) program does the same thing by investing in small companies with big talent so they can compete against larger contractors to help the government with its biggest challenges. To be recognized like this means a lot to our team.”
Coinciding with National Small Business Week, Rivera Group will be honored at the Small Business Exchange on May 4, 2016 at the Indianapolis International Airport. Details at http://ow.ly/ZUzEy
About Rivera Group
Rivera Group builds great software and delivers great service by attracting brilliant people who thrive on difficult challenges. This approach has led to extensive work with the Department of Defense, various federal agencies and enterprise-level organizations in the private sector. Founded in 2002, the company has grown to more than 120 employees working in 14 states, with offices in Springfield, Virginia; Aberdeen, Maryland; Louisville, Kentucky; and its home office in Sellersburg, Indiana. Learn more at http://riverainc.com/
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