2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2015
Each year, Inc. ranks the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. Inc. 5,000 is an extension of Inc. 500. The Inc. 500/5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must be privately-owned, based in the United States, independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company) and in that four-year period, the company must generate at least $100,000 in revenue in its first year and $2 million in its fourth year.
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2015
The Greater Oklahoma City Metro 50 Award allows emerging companies, as well as companies that have exhibited a substantial history as an established business, to be recognized. Metro 50 companies demonstrate positive growth in revenues, number of employees, creativity/entrepreneurship and business development through the expansion of facilities, customer base or markets.
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Forty Under 40
Every year, okc.Biz showcases Oklahoma City's top business professionals. These business and community leaders are selected through a rigorous process, which takes into consideration their strengths in professional accomplishments, charitable contributions, and commitment to community.
“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in this year's class,” said Jeffri-Lynn Dyer, okc.Biz executive vice president. “This, coupled with a commitment to community and a desire to forge ahead is just a glimpse of what these leaders will achieve in the years to come.” The current Forty Under 40 class members are at the top of their game, as they have accomplished so much personally and professionally for the region.
Power of Pink
Deemah Ramadan, CEO and managing partner at Design+Build Group, represents one of fewer than 210,000 women in the construction industry workforce. "We set out to change the name of the general contractors." With her high heels and pink construction hat, she shows the male-dominated construction industry that women are just as qualified.
The Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to promote higher education, provide scholarships in neuroscience, and cancer research. Dr. Raniyah Ramadan was a promising research scientist who passed away in July 2011 at the age of 34. Even though her life was cut short, Ramadan's passion for research and life was shown in every aspect of her achievements from obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 1998 to her prestigious post-doctoral research fellowship in ophthalmology and visual sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more about the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation or to donate, visit them on the web at http://www.raniyahramadan.com/the-foundation.
HeartLine, Inc. has been serving Oklahoma since 1971 and provides suicide prevention outreach programs, compassionate listening, information and referral services, and crisis intervention services. Call specialists are available around the clock answering HeartLine’s various helplines including the 2-1-1 disaster relief hotline, the Parent CareLine (848-CARE), the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) and two national suicide prevention lines (1-800-SUICIDE and 1-800-273-TALK).
HeartLine staffs the state 2-1-1 helpline in 40 Oklahoma counties, the two National Suicide Prevention Lifelines in 76 Oklahoma counties, and the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Helpline for the entire state.
Design+Build volunteers on the Prevent Blindness Committee every year to help raise funds at their Taste for Sight event. Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is the state's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, established in 1965, dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is a 501c(3) nonprofit agency. They are in their 50+ year of providing free vision screenings to children in all 77 counties of Oklahoma. In 2011, Prevent Blindness of Oklahoma screened their 2 millionth child!
The Sewing Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide support to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and her work in Northern Uganda and the South Sudan as she fights to educate and support the women and children who were victimized by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).