On Thursday, September 1, 2022, we invited our friends, family, and business partners to celebrate a momentous occasion - 50 years of Phenix Technology, Inc.
50 years in business is an incredible feat for any business, but it is especially monumental for a small business. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 1 in 5 U.S. businesses fail within the first year. We have succeeded through so many challenges over the years and could not have done so without the support of our business partners and customers.
We were honored to have many of our local representatives take the time to recognize Phenix as an organization.
From left to right: Cindy Roth, President/CEO of Greater Riverside County Chamber of Commerce, and Angel Sanchez, Jr., CEO of Phenix Technology, Inc.
From left to right: Tom Ketcham representing Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, Ray Russell (Founder of Phenix Technology, Inc.), Karen Spiegel (Riverside County Supervisor), Angel Sanchez, Jr. (CEO of Phenix Technology, Inc.), and Nicole Clesceri (Chief Financial Officer of Phenix Technology, Inc.)
From left to right: Chynna Clarke representing the Offices of Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes and Jose Medina, Italia Garcia representing Office of Senator Richard Roth, Ray Russell (Founder of Phenix Technology, Inc.), Angel Sanchez, Jr. (CEO of Phenix Technology, Inc.), Nicole Clesceri (Chief Financial Officer of Phenix Technology, Inc.), and Miguel Lujano representing Office of Ward 2 Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes
Don Forsyth, President of California Fire Museum, presented Ray Russell with a special certificate honoring his contributions and support of preserving the history of the fire service
As a firefighter owned and operated business, we were honored that our local Riverside City Fire Department was in attendance for the event.
We are a California founded and operated company. As an organization, we made a commitment to make entirely American made products. However, as a part of our vision to leave the world a better place, we also do business locally whenever possible. In fact, over 80% of our vendors are within 60 miles of our headquarters. Because of this commitment, we were pleased to use local, small businesses as vendors for our event.
Our wonderful balloon columns were made and provided by The Balloon Saloon!
Our custom logo cookies were baked with care by Tori's Cookie Co.
Our beautiful florals were provided by Corona Rose Flowers and Gifts.
We are ecstatic to announce that we have been chosen as a Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award finalist for Manufacturer of the Year.
The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards are celebrating their 20th year of honoring the entrepreneurial men and women who innovate, take risks, and build businesses that contribute to the local economy.