Raining Rose Inc. Inner City 100 Winner
Raining Rose Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been recognized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as one of America's fastest-growing urban businesses. ICIC and Fortune Magazine announced Raining Rose ranks 58 on the 2011 ICIC Inner City 100 list of fastest-growing inner city companies in America. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses employ 6,720 employees and have created more than 3,227 new jobs between 2005 and 2009.
"It is an honor to be among other amazing companies being recognized by ICIC and Fortune Magazine," said Chuck Hammond, president and CEO of Raining Rose Inc. "This is a testament to our employees that work hard each day and to our customers that continue to promote our growth."
"We are delighted to celebrate businesses like Raining Rose Inc. that are playing a critical role in revitalizing America's urban communities. Through their achievements, the Inner City 100 winning companies exemplify America's remarkable potential and the future of our urban centers," Mary Kay Leonard, ICIC president and CEO. "These extraordinary companies demonstrate the market possibilities that exist within our inner cities and the growth that is at the heart of all urban entrepreneurial successes."
Raining Rose Inc. was also recently awarded the 2011 US Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, recognized by the Corridor Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Corridor, given the Healthy Worksite Wellness Award for business with 50 - 99 employees by the Linn County Board of Health, and the LIVE UNITED Volunteer Award for Business Volunteers from the United Way of East Central Iowa.
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