Local Business Owner Wins RIBBA’s Prestigious George T. Downing Business Leadership Award
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jhonny Leyva, president of Heroica Construction, was recently awarded the prestigious George T. Downing Business Leadership Award at the Rhode Island Black Business Association’s (RIBBA) 6th Annual Awards Gala on October 6th.
“We received dozens of nominations this year. These individuals and companies are considered the best in their league and are worthy of this recognition,” stated Lisa Ranglin, President of the Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA).
The George T. Downing Business Leadership Award is presented to one influential business leader recognized for outstanding business growth, increasing jobs, increasing sales, and by serving industry associations and community organizations. Downing, an inductee of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, was an influential community leader and civil rights activist in the 19th century.
“It’s truly an honor to receive this award,” said president Jhonny Leyva. “Heroica Construction has seen extreme growth in the last few years with no signs of slowing down. This wouldn’t be possible without RIBBA’s dedication to the advocacy and empowerment of local Minority businesses.”
Over 400 guests were treated to an evening of recognition, dinner, networking, and a silent auction. All proceeds will be used to support RIBBA’s general fund for program development and their Scholarship Fund, which helps assist some of Rhode Island’s most deserving college bound students.
For more information on Heroica Construction, visit http://www.heroicaconstruction.com/.
For more information about RIBBA, visit http://www.ri-bba.com/.
About Heroica Construction:
Founded in 2007, Heroica Construction began as a small residential painting company with a Rhode Island client base. Since then, the company has formally transitioned from a specialty contractor to a self-performing general contractor servicing multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional work throughout the East Coast.