DOWNEY - Rick Rodriguez, a Downey resident and immediate past president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce, and his wife, Lupe, have been awarded the prestigious SOL Business of the Year Award from the Latin Business Association.The award was presented at a banquet July 24. The Rodriguez's own and operate the security firm RMI International, which offers a vast array of security services, from event staffing and parking enforcement to guarding of international dignitaries. More than 1,200 Hispanic-owned businesses across the U.S. with annual sales topping $10 million were considered for the SOL Award. On the same night, the Rodriguez's two sons were also honored. Sgt. First Class Rick Rodriguez Jr., a senior drill sergeant at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, and Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez, of the Los Angeles recruitment battalion, received the Chairman's Hometown Hero Award. Both young men have each served two tours of duty in Iraq.
********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18