Sunday, November 4, 2007

Aggie 100

On October 26th, my dad was honored as a member of the Aggie 100 for 2007. The yearly awards are given to nominated business owners who have maintained the highest overall growth rate over the last three years as compared to other nominees. My Aunt Susan read about the Aggie 100, and insisted that my dad be nominated. Between her and Frank, they were able to get my dad to fill out all the necessary paperwork to complete the process. It's a very prestigious award, and I'm so proud of my dad for winning a spot in the Aggie 100. On top of competing for growth in sales, each nominee must meet certain requirements. The company must have been in business for a minimum of 5 years with verifiable revenues of at least $100,000 in 2004. My dad came in 94th place with a compounded annual growth rate of 31.65% for his company Speech Privacy Systems. He works so hard, and he loves what he does. The whole family was so proud to see him awarded for his efforts.

Here are all the award recipients before the ceremony being posed for their group photo. My dad is on the top row, 6th from the left.

After the group photo, he came to join the rest of the family who had just showed up. We were snapping away like papparazi. The guy behind my dad thinks he must be be famous. :)

Mom and dad posing together.

The award ceremony was held in The Zone at Kyle Field. It was a very fancy venue that was meant to impress. Each table had very nice centerpieces that we took home, and we were also greeted by the most stuck up "salad" I've even seen in my life (see below). No one really ate much of it. There were over 650 people in attendance.

Congratulations, dad! We are all very proud of you! WHOOP!


Anonymous said...

What a well-deserved honor for Bruce - a very wonderful recognition for his hard work and persistence to be a successful businessman. It was a fun day to spend with your family. I wish Daddy could have been there, too, to witness the day - I know that he would have been as proud as the rest of us to see your Dad honored in this way. Love ya!

Unknown said...

What a great celebration - except maybe for that salad - which made me laugh out loud.

Margaret said...

How cool!!

And yes, that is a stuck up salad... it looks more like leftovers.