DOWNEY - Patricia Kotze-Ramos, president and CEO of private investigation firm Diversified Risk Management, has been announced as the "Women in Business Champion of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration.The honor was announced last week during National Small Business Week. The SBA honors 13 entrepreneurs and small business owners each year for their role in "driving the regional economy and accelerating economic recovery." "I congratulate each and every award winner for their amazing accomplishments," said Victor Parker, Los Angeles SBA district director. "These entrepreneurs, champions and resource partners are writing the comeback story for the American economy...they are a tremendous example for other entrepreneurs." Kotze-Ramos is also active in the community, volunteering with the Downey Chamber of Commerce and Soroptimist International of Downey. She is also a candidate for state Assembly.
********** Published: May 31, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 07