2011- Pinnacle Award
Commdex Owner Prince Niyyar Wins Prestigious Pinnacle Award
Atlanta, GA- April 29, 2011—Prince Niyyar, Owner and CEO of Commdex Consulting, was recognized as the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Overall Business Person of the Year, as well as the Small Business Person of the Year for the 10-99 employee category. Niyyar was honored at the annual Pinnacle Small Business Awards, presented by Atlanta-Journal Constitution, which toasts the entrepreneurial spirit of business owners in Gwinnett County. This year’s winners had a particularly difficult road to success, as they had to be creative in not only overcoming, but surviving, the worst recession since the Great Depression. Dave McMullen, the Emcee for the luncheon and a former award winner, recognized this triumph when he said, “We started with an idea, and we are still here. Each Pinnacle winner represents a success story…We should be celebrating all these things.”
Prince Niyyar’s story is especially remarkable and fascinating. Niyyar, who is a native of India, left for the United States with just a few thousand dollars to put towards starting a telecommunications business. “It was my dream to come to America one day and be successful…Never in my wildest dreams did I see we would win this coveted prize,” Said Niyyar. Commdex has been recognized for its successes in building interoperable telecommunications networks for clients before, but Niyyar was delighted to be honored by his new hometown. “Nothing matches that,” Niyyar said when asked about receiving the Gwinnett Chamber’s prestigious award.
The companies honored at the award ceremony overcame intense competition to make it to the luncheon. Hundreds of companies were nominated and from the 50 finalists, companies were selected as Gwinnett’s Top 25 Pinnacle Small Business Award Winners. Businesses were judged based on above average growth and profitability, growth in employee numbers, community contributions, the ability to overcome adversity, and more. Commdex received the highest combined score of companies within the 10-99 employee group, due to its extraordinary growth in sales, high employee retention rates, community involvement, and other key attributes.
Commdex also received the highest combined score of all businesses, resulting in the Overall Small Business Person of the Year honor that Niyyar took home. Commdex and Niyyar will now have the opportunity to compete for Georgia’s Small Business Person of the Year.
About Commdex Consulting
Commdex Consulting, LLC is a Georgia Limited Liability Company headquartered in Norcross, GA. A Telecommunications Systems Integrator, Commdex specializes in providing network solutions to telecommunications service providers and manufacturers for the deployment of telecom networks, facilities and supporting systems. Commdex specializes in designing and implementing mission critical voice and data networks over Wi-Fi, microwave, land mobile radio and other technologies. Commdex offers a broad, rich portfolio of proven telecom solutions. Its solutions, services and methodologies have been tested and proven in hundreds of customer environments. Our customer base ranges from state, local and federal customers, to large enterprises and equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit Commdex at www.commdex.com.