Awards & Recognition
|The Inner City 100, a project of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, highlights the fastest growing inner city businesses in America. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period. Nitel ranked 7th on the 2011 list, 49th on the 2013 list, and 96th on the 2015 list.|
|The Inc. 500|5000 recognizes the fastest growing private companies in America. 2016 marks the eighth consecutive year Nitel has been recognized by this national publication.|
|Each year, Crain's Chicago Business recognizes the fifty fastest growing companies in the Chicago metropolitan area. In 2013, Nitel was named to this list for the fifth consecutive year.|
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. Each an independent research firm evaluates companies on communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection and work-life balance.
Nitel was named to this list for the sixth consecutive year in 2016.
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. Their members and customers are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.
Inc. magazine recognizes private companies across the country who have created jobs in their community. In 2013 Nitel was recognized as the #8 job creator in the telecom sector for creating 33 jobs in three years' time.
|Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses. In 2010, Nitel CEO Rick Stern was named a finalist in the Midwest division.|
|Members of the indirect channel selected these carriers, service providers, resellers, manufacturers and master agents as being the best when it comes to ease of doing business, quick quoting, responsiveness, extra support, higher commissions and better spiffs.|
|Nitel was named among the top 10 providers of multi-location services in the telecom industry by voting members of Telecom Association, a professional membership organization of over 3,800 telecom and technology consultants, agents, brokers and sales partners.|
|Nitel was named among the top 10 providers of data Internet services in the telecom industry by voting members of Telecom Association, a professional membership organization of over 3,800 telecom and technology consultants, agents, brokers and sales partners.|
|Nitel CEO Rick Stern and COO Ron Grason were inducted into the UIC Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. As the oldest and most prestigious Chicago area entrepreneurship award, it recognizes innovators and leaders in business. Each year distinguished entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial talent by founding and/or growing a local business are inducted. By highlighting outstanding entrepreneurs, the award recognizes excellence and encourages business leaders, students and government officials to honor the entrepreneurial spirit.|