Tampa, Fla. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced Nitro Mobile Solutions as a winner of its annual DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards®, recognizing 100 companies for their success and contributions to America’s economic growth and vitality.
“Small business across America today face more economic and regulatory hurdles than ever before, but each of these outstanding companies is rising to the challenge,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donahue. “These Blue Ribbon Award winners have worked hard, taken risks, and achieved success, helping strengthen their communities and local economies.”
Winners were selected from a record number of applicants from communities across the nation. They were judged in four key categories: strategic planning, employee development, customer service and community involvement.
“Our team has worked hard to achieve success and we feel fortunate to be able to share that success with the Tampa community,” said Pete Slade, Nitro’s founder and CEO. “Receiving this recognition for a second year is really a privilege.”
The Chamber will announce seven regional finalists from among this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners on March 9, and honor all recipients at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, which will take place June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will receive the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, and a $10,000 prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
All Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which recognizes one business that has found notable success in the eyes of its community. The winner of that award will be decided through online public voting, taking place February 18 through March 4, 2016.
“Small businesses provide a powerful example of what’s possible in our free enterprise system. Day in and day out, these companies exemplify the strong American values of hard work, innovation, persistence, and entrepreneurship,” continued Donahue. “The Chamber is proud to recognize these tremendous small businesses for all of their achievements.”
Nitro Mobile Solutions is a software technology and services company providing businesses with patent-pending tools for streamlining enterprise integration, superior technology and consulting expertise. Nitro is a two-time recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award, a Bright House Regional Business Award winner, and has earned position #248 on the elite Inc. 500 list. Additionally, Nitro has been named Top Software Developer and Best Place to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and Technology Company of the Year by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.
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