LOS ANGELES, CA, May 1, 2017 – Roadrunner, one of the fastest-growing and most diverse passenger transportation firms, today was named the 2017 Small Business of the Year by the City of Los Angeles. This award recognizes small businesses that have a history of outstanding business practices in the Los Angeles community and to honor the entrepreneurship, sustainability, service and effort put forth in a small business.
“We are honored and thankful for this award, which is largely due to our employees and their efforts. We would not be the company we are without their hard work, creativity, and talent,” said Brick Conners, Roadrunner’s Chief Executive Officer. “A successful business also needs the support of the communities around them, and we are thankful for the opportunities and growth here in Los Angeles.”
Roadrunner was one of many finalists for the award, receiving high marks for its outstanding management philosophy, business innovation, employee satisfaction, customer service and community involvement. Roadrunner values creating and maintaining lasting relationships with their customers, building the business on a firm foundation of strong interpersonal ties. Roadrunner’s customer service excellence was recognized by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and California’s 19th Senate District with a 2010 Small Business Recognition Award for their excellent support and dedication.
To select finalists, the City of Los Angeles required businesses to participate in a written application process. A team of business leaders conducted on-site visits and interviews with each finalist, which included Ray Boman of the Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County Small Business Development Center. The winners were then announced at The Annual Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Small Business Recognition Ceremony, held May 1, 2017 at Los Angeles City Hall. More than 500 business leaders attended the event.
About Roadrunner: For more than 26 years, Roadrunner has provided inspired service to the Southern California Community. Roadrunner consistently performs as an industry leader in meeting and exceeding client expectations. Initially focused on door-to-door rideshare connecting to the major area airports, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Roadrunner now operates over 100 ground transportation programs throughout Southern California: airport shuttles, charters, non-emergency medical, school bus, dial-a-ride, commuter shuttles, and fixed-route service. In managing a wide variety of transportation programs, Roadrunner has further developed the personnel and technical support of all operations in-house. Roadrunner is family owned and operated, and a certified small, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE/DBE) based in Camarillo, California with multiple operations in Los Angeles.