Raining Rose Fifth Year on Inc.’sList of Inner City 100
For the fifth consecutive year, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Raining Rose has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing urban businesses, ranking 37th on the 2008 Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)/Inc. Magazine Inner City 100. This is Raining Rose’s highest rank to date. For the 2008 list, more than 6,500 new nominations were received, the most in the program’s history.
“After five years of hard work it is an honor to be continually recognized for our continued growth,” said Chuck Hammond, president and CEO of Raining Rose. “I believe our day-to-day efforts are truly what create this environment for growth. We have excelled because of the attitudes, initiative and [the] work ethic of our employees.”
Hammond also commented, “As we continue to expand in the natural market and produce more organic products, I see nothing but great things for our future.” Raining Rose was recently been certified to manufacture USDA organic products for all three of its divisions: contract manufacturing, promotional and private label.
Now in its 10th anniversary year, the Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. “We are delighted to celebrate businesses like Raining Rose that are playing a critical role in the urban communities throughout the country,” said David G. Latimore, president and CEO of the ICIC.
For more information on Raining Rose, visit www.rainingrose.com