Rose International
CEO Honored With
National SBA
Entrepreneurial Success Award

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Rose International CEO Honored With National SBA Entrepreneurial Success Award

Chesterfield-based IT firm recognized as a symbol of growth and success.

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2003 – Rose International CEO, Himanshu (Sue) Bhatia, has been awarded the National Entrepreneurial Success Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

This national award recognizes Rose International’s steady growth into a large organization, based on revenue growth and number of employees. 

“This award is such an honor,” said Mrs. Bhatia. “To be recognized with this prestigious award, especially duringdifficult economic times, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees. I’m so very proud of them,” she said.

To win the Entrepreneurial Success Award, a business must have received SBA assistance in the past, and must have grown into a “large” business in some of its NAICS codes, based on SBA standards. The award also recognizes the business’ ability to be innovative and its community involvement.

Mrs. Bhatia will be honored during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., September 17 – 19, 2003, and will also be honored during the St. Louis Annual SBA Awards Dinner, Thursday, May 8, 2003.

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology solutions to corporations and government agencies nationwide. Rose has consistently been recognized as one of the pre-eminent IT consulting firms in the country, and its CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, is considered a leader in the industry. In 2001, Mrs. Bhatia was named the SBA Small-Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri and was also recognized with a Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The company has been named to the St. Louis Regional Technology Top/Fast 50 for five consecutive years, the Inc 500 for two consecutive years and the Working Woman 500 the past two years, among many other honors.

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