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Rocket IT Named Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Club Business of the Month

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DULUTH, GA – The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce named Rocket IT the Chairman’s Club Business of the Month for November 2017. The Metro Atlanta-based company was recognized on October 25th at the Gwinnett Chamber’s premiere On Topic luncheon series.

“Rocket IT is named November 2017 Chairman’s Club Business of the month due to its Chamber involvement, superior customer service, and outstanding community involvement,” said Vince DeSilva, Gwinnett Chamber Senior Vice President of Membership Services.

This prestigious recognition is based on monthly nominations from other Chairman’s Club members and the company’s qualifications in those three areas. The staff of the Gwinnett Chamber then selects from the nominations.

“We are proud of the team we have and thankful to receive this honor from the Gwinnett Chamber,” said Ryan Bonilla, Rocket IT’s Business Development Manager. “We’ve been active members for many years now, and the value we get from this community is immeasurable.”

This acknowledgement is the eighth recognition in 2017 Rocket IT has received for their growth, innovation, status, and community involvement.

Rocket IT is the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations, providing both the strategy and support they need to thrive. By providing a client’s leadership team with the strategic foresight necessary for them to align technology investment with business goals, they can work from a shared vision, which increases efficiency, decreases risk, and increases revenue. Rocket IT is the recipient of multiple awards, such as Partnership Gwinnett’s Innovation Award and a spot on the Inc 5000.

For a list of Rocket IT’s additional awards, visit Rocket IT’s Newsroom.

 

 

 

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Rocket IT Named Inc. 5000 Company Second Year in a Row

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DULUTH, GA – Inc. magazine ranked Rocket IT NO. 3,571, up from the previous year’s spot at NO. 3,686, on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“We’re very honored to be named once again to the Inc. 5000 list,” says Matt Hyatt, Rocket IT Founder and CEO. “Our ultimate purpose at Rocket IT is to help others thrive. We’re working hard to change the way people think about IT, and I’m proud of how far we’ve come.”

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“This year, the winners have once again placed the bar very high,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “Companies that made the list, on average, have grown sixfold since 2013. Over a stretch when the economy grew just 6.7 percent, that’s a result most businesses could only dream of.”

This is the second year Rocket IT has been named to the Inc. 5000 list. Of the tens of thousands of companies that apply to the Inc. 5000 each year, only a fraction have made the list. Only one in three have made the list two times.

 

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Rocket IT Named to 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

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Duluth, GA – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Rocket IT to its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. This list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants that have experienced significant economic growth over the past three years.

Rocket IT also earned this recognition in 2016. This year, Rocket IT placed #70 on the collection of prestigious companies, up from #138 last year.

“We’re very pleased to be included on the Fast Growth 150 list this year and to see how our ranking has improved,” said Matt Hyatt, Rocket IT’s Founder and CEO. “We’re working hard to change the way people think about IT, and our growth reflects that.”

The companies recognized on this list represent a total combined revenue of more than $16.7 billion.

“The companies on CRN’s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This remarkable group of solution providers has successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at http://www.crn.com/rankings-and-lists/fast-growth-2017.htm.

 

 

 

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Georgia Trend Magazine Names Rocket IT Best Place to Work

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Duluth, GA – Georgia Trend Magazine named Rocket IT as a 2017 Best Place to Work in Georgia this week, one of only 15 organizations headquartered in Georgia to be selected. This accolade recognizes organizations for going above and beyond in creating an environment where employees feel valued and engaged. Among other winners in the Gwinnett community are Edwards Jones, BrandBank, and Mighty 8th Media.

Based on the annual survey, managed by an independent research firm, employees rank organizations higher based on flexibility, recognition, career development, wellness opportunities, charitable work, and more. While special perks like ping-pong tables and bringing your pet to work are certainly icing on the cake, workers are looking for leadership that values and invests in their employees.

“We’ve faced a lot of changes and challenges that come with rapid growth as a team, and we’ve had a blast doing it. Rocket IT has always been a best place to work for me,” says Eric Henderson, Rocket IT’s Virtual Chief Information Officer and longest-term employee. “Developing our people has always been a priority, and I’m proud to be a part of that.”

This is the second accolade recognizing Rocket IT as a “Best Place to Work” in 2017. Additionally, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce named Rocket IT their Overall Winner for the 2017 IMPACT Regional Business Awards earlier this year.

Rocket IT is the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations, providing both the strategy and support they need to thrive. By providing a client’s leadership team with the strategic foresight necessary for them to align technology investment with business goals, they can work from a shared vision, which increases efficiency, decreases risk, and increases revenue.

 

 

 

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Rocket IT Named Among Inc.’s Best Workplaces 2017

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Duluth, GA – Rocket IT has been named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.

As part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

“By introducing an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves,” says Eric Schurenberg, Inc.’s President and Editor In Chief.

What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.

While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:

  • Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
  • Workers at the best companies aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
  • When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.

“Even when things were hard, Rocket IT was always a ‘best place to work’ for me. Our driving purpose is to help others thrive, and that starts in our office,” said Matt Hyatt, Rocket IT’s founder and CEO. “It’s a huge honor to be endorsed by our team and by Inc.com.”

 

About Rocket IT

Rocket IT is the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations, providing both the strategy and support they need to thrive. By providing a client’s leadership team with the strategic foresight necessary for them to align technology investment with business goals, they can work from a shared vision, which increases efficiency, decreases risk, and increases revenue. Rocket IT is the recipient of multiple awards, such as Partnership Gwinnett’s Innovation Award and a spot on the Inc 5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today.  For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.

 

 

 

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Rocket IT Named Overall Winner at Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Regional Business Awards

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Duluth, GA – The Gwinnett Chamber recently recognized Rocket IT as the Overall Winner and as the leading organization in the Information Technology Category at the IMPACT Regional Business Awards, presented by Contemporary Marketing Group.

“There’s one word I have for being recognized with this award, and that’s ‘grateful,’” says Matt Hyatt, Rocket IT Founder and CEO. “I am extremely grateful for the support and recognition of our clients, our partners, and our community. This is a huge honor, and thank you to everyone for recognizing our efforts to change the way people think about outsourced IT.”

Held on May 10 at the Infinite Energy Forum, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life. From more than 500 nominations, 125 finalist companies, across nine industry categories were recognized.

“The winners of the IMPACT Awards represent the creativity, determination, and engagement of our business community,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, president & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “These risk-takers and innovators are the ones laying the foundation for a bright future of opportunity that we all enjoy.”

Rocket IT is the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations, providing both the strategy and support they need to thrive. By providing a client’s leadership team with the strategic foresight necessary for them to align technology investment with business goals, they can work from a shared vision, which increases efficiency, decreases risk, and increases revenue. Rocket IT is the recipient of multiple awards, such as Partnership Gwinnett’s Innovation Award and a spot on the Inc 5000.

For more information, visit IMPACTBusinessAwards.com.

 

 

 

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

Jacque McFadden | 770.441.2520 ext. 781 | jmcfadden@rocketit.com

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Cally D’Angelo | 678.957.4958 | CDAngelo@GwinnettChamber.org

 

 

 

 

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Rocket IT Named 2017 Impact Regional Business Award Finalist

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DULUTH, GA – Rocket IT has been recognized as a leading area organization by becoming a finalist for an IMPACT Regional Business Award.

Designed to be reflective and unique to Gwinnett and across metro Atlanta, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life.

“At Rocket IT, we’re striving to change the way people think about outsourced IT and what they expect from their IT partner,” says Matt Hyatt, Founder and CEO of Rocket IT. “It’s a huge honor to be endorsed by the Gwinnett community.”

Rocket IT is a finalist for the 2017 Impact Regional Business Award in Information Technology. Recipients will be selected in other various sectors such as AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), Healthcare, International, and more.

“Bringing together leaders across these important industries is another example of how the Gwinnett Chamber can fulfill its mission to serve as a community forum,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “We are honored to provide a platform that showcases these excelling organizations, which are what makes the metro region a leader in so many areas.”

The awards ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Infinite Energy Forum.

An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from the category winners.

 

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

Jacque McFadden | 770.441.2520 ext. 781 | jmcfadden@rocketit.com

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Cally D’Angelo | 678.957.4958 | CDAngelo@GwinnettChamber.org

 

 

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Rocket IT Recognized for Excellence in Pioneer 250 List

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DULUTH, GA – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rocket IT to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as a Pioneer 250 company. This annual list recognizes North American technology solution providers with cutting-edge approaches. Their offerings help organizations navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from The Channel Co.,” said Eric Henderson, Rocket IT’s Virtual Chief Information Officer. “At Rocket IT, we’re focused on finding a better way for our clients and for our team. Having this recognition as a best-in-class provider is deeply meaningful to our organization.”

In today’s fast-paced business environments, outsourced IT companies play an important role in helping organizations leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. The Pioneer 250 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations, recognizing companies from across the United States and Canada with business models weighted toward outsourced IT and largely focused on the SMB market.

Rocket IT is the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations, providing both the strategy and support they need to thrive. Our approach begins with a plan that aligns technology investment with business value. Then, we provide Ideal IT support that focuses on increasing efficiency, decreasing risk, and increasing revenue – which has been recognized with Partnership Gwinnett’s Innovation Award, garnered us a place on the Inc 5000, and resulted in a 22-year track record of helping people thrive.

The Pioneer 250 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

 

 

 

 

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Rocket IT’s Ryan Bonilla Named Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year

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DULUTH, GA – The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will recognize Ryan Bonilla as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year at their 69th Annual Dinner on February 3rd, 2017. The distinction is awarded to the Gwinnett Chamber Ambassador who goes above and beyond to mentor new and existing Chamber members, serve at events, and act as liaison to the Gwinnett community.

Gwinnett Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers who act as an extension of Chamber staff by acclimating new members and serving as mentors to fellow members. The Ambassadors make it possible for the Chamber to offer many of its programs and services through the time and work they donate.

“Our Ambassadors play a pivotal role in allowing the Gwinnett Chamber to be able to execute on our programs and events.  Ryan Bonilla has been a champion of the Gwinnett Chamber for several years, and his leadership as an Ambassador and Mentor to our Gwinnett Chamber members is irreplaceable,” said Vince DeSilva, the Gwinnett Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Member Services. “It’s important to note that Ryan’s peer Ambassadors and Members of the Gwinnett Chamber have chosen him for this distinct honor and we collectively at the Chamber celebrate Ryan Bonilla as 2016 Ambassador of the Year.”

Ryan Bonilla serves as Business Development Manager at Rocket IT and has helped Rocket IT experience unprecedented growth, giving the local company national recognition on the Inc 5000 list and CRN Fast Growth 150 list. In addition to serving as a Gwinnett Chamber Ambassador, Ryan is the 2017 Board Chair for the Gwinnett Young Professionals, mentors a STEM class at Central Gwinnett High School, and has supported Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s operations here in Gwinnett for years, starting with their Community Advisory Board and now through the Executives 4 Children’s program, where he has raised over $150,000 for CHOA in Gwinnett.

Photo courtesy of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

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Matt Hyatt Recognized with Partnership Gwinnett Innovation Award

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DULUTH, GA – On December 16th, 2016, Partnership Gwinnett awarded the Innovation Award to Rocket IT Founder Matt Hyatt at their Annual Summit. This distinction recognizes an individual for their visionary leadership, breaking down of barriers between IT and the community, and use of technology innovation as a major driver of success.

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett.

Each year, Partnership Gwinnett culminates its Annual Summit with an awards ceremony. Awards are presented to one leader and one company in the categories of Imagination, Innovation and Influence to honor local efforts supporting transformative concepts, community leadership, and economic progress in the County.

“Rocket IT has thrived even more than usual over the past three years due to visionary thinking and innovation cultivated through Matt’s leadership,” said Ryan Bonilla, Rocket IT Business Development Manager. “As a result, we are providing Gwinnett organizations strategic foresight that wasn’t previously available to them.”

As the Founder and CEO, Matt Hyatt has built Rocket IT into the IT partner of choice for Gwinnett County organizations. Through Matt’s innovative leadership and encouragement of ingenuity, Rocket IT has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 and GRN Fast Growth 150 lists in addition to being recognized with the US Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, Georgia Trend Magazine’s Best Place to Work Award, and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Small Business Award.

 

 

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