There was a tremendous turnout at the Portland Business Journal’s “100 Fastest Growing Companies” awards reception. The list is based on revenue and employee growth over a period of three years, and our remote receptionist service was able to grow by a 48%. This was the third consecutive year for Ruby® Receptionists to be included in the list, and we Rubys definitely showed our excitement! The 30 dazzling Rubys (2/3 of the company!) in attendance gave a standing ovation when we found out we made it to Number 45. There was also a lot of cheering from our corner when Ruby clients, vendors, and other Entrepeneur’s Organization members took the stage to accept their awards. The publisher of the Portland Business Journal and last night’s Master of Ceremonies, Craig Wessel, was sure to mention to the crowd that they didn’t even have to pay us! Sounds like he appreciated the standard Ruby enthusiasm!
Beaming from ear to ear, Ruby Receptionists founder and president Jill Nelson accepted the award on stage. The rest of the night was spent relaxing, enjoying the beautiful Portland Art Museum (decorated with fun hanging Japanese-inspired fish and woodblock paintings) and socializing with other Oregon business owners and employees. Here are some more pictures from the big night. I’m hoping this will be an annual event for Ruby for many years to come!