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PRESS RELEASE - Ropella Named 2008 Growth Company of the Year

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MILTON, FL, June 13, 2008 – Ropella, an internationally progressive Milton-based company, is named the 2008 Growth Company of the Year by the High Growth Business Club of Pensacola.  Ropella accepted the award at the Summer Social and Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, Tuesday, June 10th.  The awards were held at the Fish House downtown Pensacola. 

The Growth Company of the Year Award is presented to an entrepreneur of a high growth company who has successfully navigated the early stage waters and had a large impact on maximizing long term value for the company. The nominee should have played a major role in the company’s success and have a large part in crafting the company’s strategic focus for the future.

Ropella began as a one-man business with Patrick Ropella.  Mr. Ropella has over 20 years of experience and works with clients all over the world.  He has successfully grown Ropella to have over 20 employees and is opening a new headquarters in Milton’s industrial park in just a few months.  The company has goals of doubling their revenues this year despite the economic downturn. 

“I really feel so privileged to work here,” Maria Narvaez, VP of HR Client Development, explains that Ropella is adamant at helping with each employee’s professional development and really cares about its employees.  The company is also the recipient of several awards from Families Count.  Ropella acknowledges the importance of having satisfied, driven employees and will continue to grow its workforce dramatically in the near future. 

About the High Growth Business Club of Pensacola

The High Growth Business Club is a group of Pensacola and Northwest Florida entrepreneurs and other community members helping local entrepreneurs establish and grow their businesses. HGBC meetings are casual monthly gatherings where local entrepreneurs meet and talk to other entrepreneurs and learn about entrepreneurial activities in the community.  Additional information is available at or by calling (850) 438-4081 ext. 223

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