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Cast your vote for the Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business of the Year! (Poll Closed)

  • RAM Surgical Instruments
    40%

     
  • NuJak Cos.
    38%

     
  • Trevor L. Newman L.L.C.
    22%

     
Posted 4 years ago.

124 Comments

  • Wil Cason - 4 years ago

    Adrian you have the integrity and passion for making a major impact in the business industry and community. I am thankful to observe your dedication and faithfulness as you use your God given gifts. I know your characters and business ethics are worthy of receiving the 2010 Small Business Award.

    Wil

  • Connie Buford - 4 years ago

    Congrat's, to you and your wife, sure Ram will continue to do well and we here in Dallas are pulling for you!

  • Dale J. Anderson, Ph.D. - 4 years ago

    Go Frank! You and your firm are very deserving of this distinction. NuJak donated over 100 hours of labor to help maintain the historic Polk Theatre, and his men were all gracious and eager to help!
    Dale

  • Derrick Chandler - 4 years ago

    Trevor,
    Boy am I proud of you! Who new you would do such great things....I did! Keep doing what you're doing and there is more great accomplishments in the horizon for you.

  • Tony Farmer - 4 years ago

    Thank you for all of your hard work. It's greatly appreciated. Good Luck!

  • Shelia McGowen - 4 years ago

    Wishing you all the best.

  • Shirline Martine - 4 years ago

    Good Luck! I saw you on TV last week and you make me proud to be a black women. Continue doing great things.

  • Kindra Chandler - 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Trevor Newman for your nomination. I can not think of a more deserving person. You put people first which is the start to great things. You have sacrificed alot for your achievments, I pray your fruits are plentiful and as always you have my support "sister". I'm very proud of you.

  • Tracy Lotten - 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Dana and Adrian Davis of RAM Surgical Instruments for the nomination and being the poll winner of the Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business of the Year! The polls were closed, but you would have received my vote too! Keep up the great work in the Dallas/ Fortworth metroplex. The LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) family supports you.

  • Cliff Truly - 4 years ago

    Tim and Frank, I can not say that I am shocked or even the least bit caught off gaurd.
    You guys have been genuine examples of what Our Heavenly Father will do through the lives of faithful doers of the teachings of Jesus and you make it appoint to acknowledge Christ in all your ways. Even in mixed company when it may
    mean missing what looks like a sweet opportunity.
    You are my Bold Brothers, I love you and I know that you will continue to give God the glory, because eyes have not seen nor..........,,,,,,,

  • Terry - 4 years ago

    Nujak is no doubt a company of great integrity , community involvement, and business ingenuity
    for staying on top of the industry.

    T.B. Robinson
    Vextrum Studios

  • Kevin Brown - 4 years ago

    Adrian - elated to see that your company has been nominated for this very prestigious award. My family and I wish you nothing but continued success and blessings as you build this facet of your empire. We are praying and pulling for you!

    Kevin D. Brown
    Brown Investment Group

  • HARRIETT AND HERMAN PROCTER - 4 years ago

    WE ARE CASTING OUR VOTE FOR ADRIAN DAVIS AND HIS BUSINESS RAM FOR MORE REASONS THAN ONE.
    HE HAS ALWAYS SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE A GOOD FRIEND, A WONDERFUL FAMILY MAN, SOMEONE WITH GOOD BUSINESS SENSE, AND ABOVE ALL ONE THAT HAS TRUE CHRISTIAN VALUES. GOOD LUCK, ADRIAN!!!!!

  • Eula Boyd - 4 years ago

    Continued success to you Adrian! We are very proud of you in Bakersfield, California.

  • Kimberly Jackson - 4 years ago

    Frank,

    I am so happy for what God has done in your life. Best wishes!

  • Barbara Ledwell-Smith - 4 years ago

    What an honor it is to know you are 1 out of 3 nominees to receive this prestigious award. You are such an inspiration for all women. I am blessed to be working for your company (3/2010) after being unemployed since July 2009. And what a joy it is to work for/with you and see the company grow and prosper. Congrats Trevor, you really do deserve this award and congrats to the other two nominees. God Bless You All!!

  • Terry Worthington - 4 years ago

    Frank Kendick and NuJak are involved in all areas of our community. Frank and his business are highly respected in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. nuJak is an asset to Lakeland and all of Central Florida.

  • Kia D. - 4 years ago

    I am so Very Proud of my Texas friends...RAM SURGICAL(GO ADRIAN)!!! Shine like the Winners you are...YOU DESERVE IT!!! Be Blessed!!

    ****A BIG CONGRATS TO ALL THE NOMINEES OF THE WONDERFUL AWARD!!!!

    Kia D.
    WeTalkRadio.com

  • Benjamin Davis,III - 4 years ago

    I'm very proud of you and I love you. Your big bro, Ben

  • sherry s. - 4 years ago

    To whom much is given, much will be required. PRESS on. Go RAM!

  • trice - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor,

    I am so Happy for you and i hope you continue to be blessed and let him use you and i am Happy for you.

    Love Trice Robinson

  • Peggy - 4 years ago

    Adrian Davis is the epitomy (in other words, a special example) of what it takes to be successful. Adrian walks the talk; he does what he says he will do. Adrian is intelligent, humble, energetic, and trustworthy. He has grown his business step-by-step, with careful consideration and true grit. Adrian is an awesome teacher, too -- I've seen his mentorship skills in the actions of his associates and employees. In case anyone is wondering, I am a customer of Ram Surgical. Me and my team trust Adrian to take care of our needs and they do it well. They go the extra mile when other companies won't/can't do it. Ram Surgical makes it look easy. It is magical. One last thought. Adrian and his team live what we all learned in Kindergarten -- and -- we all know what that is -- the basic and good morals of life. I applaud Adrian.

  • Brenda R. - 4 years ago

    It is always wonderful to see minority businesses do well. I cast my vote for Nujak because I know the quality of their work and their dedication to improving our community. Congratulations Frank and Tim. You are very deserving of this recognition.

  • TASHARRA LEE - 4 years ago

    Adrian~

    Congratulations on your nomination and the success of RAM Surgical Instruments.

    Tasharra

  • Much success to NuJack! God says, "all things are possible through Him". When you put God first in all that you do and this includes our businesses, He will bless you abundantly. He will open the windows of heaven and pour you out blessings that you will not have room enough to receive. Press on! May God continue to bless you, your family and your business.

  • God says, "all things are possible through Him". When you put God first in all that you do and this includes our businesses, He will bless you abundantly. He will open the windows of heaven and pour you out blessings that you will not have room enough to receive. Press on! May God continue to bless you, your family and your business.

  • John Terry, PhD - 4 years ago

    Adrian, congrats! with the nomination of RAM Surgical Instruments for Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business of the Year. It is quite an accomplishment, especially being based in Dallas area. I know it is a difficult environment in which to thrive, being a small business owner myself that started in the area. I am also a good friend of your sister Felicia and she shared the information with me.

  • Cheryl Muprhy - 4 years ago

    Best of luck RAM!!!

  • kati barney - 4 years ago

    Thank you for letting me vote.

  • Cheryl Davis-Isabell - 4 years ago

    Adrian, CONGRATULATIONS with the nomination of RAM Surgical Instruments for Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business of the Year! I'm so proud of you. Your's is a true testimony of faith, hard work, perseverance and moreover in all things keeping GOD first. Always praying for you. Big Sister Cheryl Davis-Isabell, Milwaukee supports you!

  • Faith Wong - 4 years ago

    RAM Surgical Instruments, has definitely shown that they can hang with the best in your nominated category. GOD, has his way of moving us to the top, whereas his LIGHT SHINES THROUGH!!! May you continue to be BLESSED!

    With this in mind, RAM has MY VOTE!!!.

    Much Success,
    Faith Wong

  • Sheronica Evans - 4 years ago

    Keep up the good work RAM Surgical!

  • Rod Bailey - 4 years ago

    Adrian & Dana ~
    Your reciprocated commitment to one another, your family, friends and complete strangers, remains second to none! May God continue to bless you in your endeavors, as you have been a blessing to soooooo many of us.

    Make no mistake about it, RAM rules!

    All The Best,
    Rod Bailey

  • Celeste - 4 years ago

    Congratulations Adrian and Dana (RAM) on your success!!

  • Shawn Acholonu - 4 years ago

    When we follow our dreams, God seemingly, knows how to set us up to be recognized among our peers, and other esteemed people!Congratulation on your nomination and much success to you and Dana on your business endeavor of RAM Surgical Instruments.You're in a good place! Be encouraged!!

    I vote RAM !!!

    Blessings,
    Shawn Acholonu

  • Dawn C. - 4 years ago

    Wow! Big bro you've showed anything can be accomplished. RAM Surgical all the way. Love baby Sis, Dawn.

  • Deborah Wynn - 4 years ago

    My hat is off to Adrian Davis with RAM Surg! I wish you the best and claim your divine success! RAM has my vote-CLAIM IT!!

  • Erryn Hopson - 4 years ago

    You're the best Uncle Adrian! RAM Instruments will be a HUGE success because you have what it takes to make it successful. CONGRATULATIONS ! Your niece, Erryn

  • heidi - 4 years ago

    Congrats to RAM Surgical Instruments and Adrian! What an Amazing company and person. You deserve it!
    Race love,
    Joe & Heidi

  • MIYAH - 4 years ago

    I VOTE ADRIAN (RAM SURGI. INSTRU.)

  • Nicole and Michael King - 4 years ago

    Frank, We are so proud of you!!! This is a wonderful honor and you deserve it. Congrats!

  • Kenya Moye - 4 years ago

    Congrats from Kenya and Amber NUJAK

  • Jim Tobin - 4 years ago

    RAM Surgical Instruments gets my vote as well!

  • Jody Kelly - 4 years ago

    Way to go, Dana and Adrian. Long may you flourish!

  • Sherri Wood (formerly Cooper) - 4 years ago

    Congratulations Adrian and Dana on the success of your business, RAM. I wish you continued success. I'll be sure to share this success story with Dominique and Quincy. Sherri Wood

  • Miranda E. - 4 years ago

    RAM Surgical Instruments gets my vote! Given the current economic climate, the medical industry is seemingly "recession proof"!

    It was a very smart move to focus a small business in this field as the profits should be consistent and long-term.

    Best wishes to Dana and Adrian!

  • Shawne Morgan - 4 years ago

    Congratulations Adrian on for being recognized in this category!!! I vote for RAM!!!! Blessings to you and your biz!!

  • Aaron & Patrice Victorian - 4 years ago

    Adrian & RAM Surgical Instruments, we don't know anyone who is more deserving of this award and much more! Cogratulations on being recognized for your talent and hard work!

  • cmknee - 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Adrian Davis & RAM Surgical!! Running a successful business with intelligence and integrity is an AWESOME thing!

  • Felicia Davis Hopson - 4 years ago

    You've ALWAYS inspired me to push myself to go beyond my comfort zone. You have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur - integrity, boldness, FAITH in GOD, family and life-long friends. CONGRATULATIONS on the nomination! Mama, Erryn and your big sis, Felicia

  • Ma'at Little - 4 years ago

    Best of luck to RAM Surgical Instruments; I know you will continue to inspire others to reach their dreams as well!

    Ma'at

  • Patrick - 4 years ago

    I've been knowing Adrian for a long time and he does deserve to win this award. I think it has definietly been a long time coming...

  • Pam Ellison Charlotte,NC - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor,
    Congratulations on this nomination! I'm Melanie's friend and just wanted to say hi, cast my vote and let you know what a phenomenal woman you are! (and so is Mel) :)

  • Lorraine Austin - 4 years ago

    Tim, all the best to you and your partner.

  • Consuela Green-McCutcheon - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor,

    You have my vote! Tyrone and I are so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

  • Laneshia Fentress - 4 years ago

    I am so elated to see Adrian and Dana Davis in this article. For the past fifteen years that I have known them, they have been the most inspirational, and charitable people I know. They are always successful at anything they put their hands to. This couple is definitely a role model for a lot of people not only in ithe business world but in the family life as well. I believe the success of what they do is enough for them to be winners of any competition...definitely my vote for Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business of the Year!!!

  • hugh - 4 years ago

    Hey cuz/uncle Frank so proud of you. You inspire and motivate me to become a successful entrepreneur oneday as well. Luv ya, Huey and the rest of the Mills family.

  • Gladys Lewis - 4 years ago

    Trevor, it's wonderful to hear the good news.

  • Carmen Manning Pierce - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor! Congratulations best wishes Howard and I Candy hope GOD will bless you with this opportunty. I love you! Carmen/Candy & Howard.

  • ML Pope - 4 years ago

    Thanks to NuJak for so many contributions to our community! The Polk Theatre was so thankful for your help after our "flood"!

  • Gregory Smith - 4 years ago

    Congratulations Trevor! We are proud to know you and see you get all your accolades!

  • Basilyn - 4 years ago

    Trevor,

    Congratulations! You kept your eye on the sparrow, now look at you! Youve done us proud.

  • Stacy Cornish - 4 years ago

    Hey Trevor, much success to you, it feels great to know we're making things happen for ourselves. Thanks so much for being an inspiration for those of us who are coming up in the ranks! God Bless you, on all your future endeavors.

  • JO ANN MICKEAL - 4 years ago

    To Frank & Tim, congratulations to you and may God continue to bless and keep you...Jo Ann Mickeal

  • Luther & Nancy McClellan - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor
    We wish you success in this competition. No matter what the outcome, you are a success in our book. Continue success in all your endeavors.

    Luther & nancy

  • Angela Lewis - 4 years ago

    Dreaming of owning your business is easy, accomplishing it is the real story. Trevor, a job well done to you and many others who've beaten the odds, by not just striving for sucess, but through many tears, hardwork, perseverance, in beautiful shades of BROWN, made it happened. I am so proud of you.

    My sincere congrats, Angela Lewis

  • Pat Sullivan - 4 years ago

    With God, You Guys have already won. Congratulation. I look to see the Big Win in the Big "L" soon.

  • Bonnie G. Belford - 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Frank! I am so very proud of you!

  • Monti - 4 years ago

    NuJak is founded on honesty and integrity as well as community involvment. Thanks to the leadership of Frank and Tim. Enough said! All the best! Monti

  • Donna Verne - 4 years ago

    Pleased to see you in the running, Frank. I was so excited to see Nujak featured in Black Enterprise! God bless you.

  • Bill Belton - 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor,

    Congratulations on your success. I proud to see you are doing well. Many Blessings.

    Bill Belton

  • Carmen/Candy/Manning/Pierce - 4 years ago

    Congratulations And May God Bless You. "ALL WITH LOVE"
    Candy!

  • Fran - 4 years ago

    Trevor,

    Congratulations, you deserve this nomination and award, a lot of hard work along the way, but you kept pushing and girl you made it! Your Philly team is 100% behind you! Trevor you know hard work does win out in the end.

  • Henrietta Shelton - 4 years ago

    Congratulation Trevor, Good luck and much success.

  • Margaret Camper - Price - 4 years ago

    Trevor CONGRUATIONS you deserve the best because you give the best! GOD is blessing you because of the blessings you give to others so freely. Keep working hard girl and your hard work will pay off. I love you and my brother. I have been told that behind every good man there is a good women. Thank GOD that this good women is in the front with a good man behind . You complement one another , so success is all you will have.

    Love you girl, your sister in Christ CheeChee

  • Pattina May - 4 years ago

    Frank...
    As I look back over the years and see what God has done all I can say is "TO GOD BE THE GLORY"! You have truly been a GOOD and faithful Stewart over what He has intrusted you with. My prayer is that others will be able to learn how to manage a business with integrity and with God first. We need more models like you in the African-American race but in life as a whole. Well done and continue to walk in humility and integrity. Congratulations as you truly deserve it! Love you much Pattina

  • VIVIAN CAMPBELL-JACKSON - 4 years ago

    Frank, I am so very proud of you because I know that you represent truth, honesty, character, and charisma because you represent "Him". For all that you and your Company has given to the local Community and surrounding Counties, truly you're deserving of this Award. So, as for me and my house, we cast our Vote for Nujak Construction!!! Shalom', Vivian Campbell-Jackson...

  • Kristina Hester - 4 years ago

    Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! krh

  • Jim C. - 4 years ago

    Best Wishes Trevor and congratulations on all that you continue to accomplish.

  • Eleanor L. Harris - 4 years ago

    Trevor, May you continue to be a shining example of what will happen if you continue to "push" always looking up. Proud of you!!

  • Conrad Sage - 4 years ago

    NuJak Construction is the best by far.

  • Martha Lux - 4 years ago

    Congrats Frank and Tim. My prayers are with you both! Frank you know you make a sister proud!!

  • michael williams - 4 years ago

    My brother go ahead and claim your victory. Since I've known you, you have always been diligent and hard working. You deserve it my brother much love. This house is praying with you and for you.

  • Courtney Thomas - 4 years ago

    Hey Trev,

    I am so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. I know how hard you have worked to get to this point and it is rewarding to see the fruit of your dilegence come to bear. I will definitely be casting my vote for you and will continue to get the word out to family and friends. I wish you all the best that there is. Keep yuor trust in God and he will be faithful to you!

    Blessings,
    Courtney

  • Calvin Alexander - 4 years ago

    Hello Trevor,

    Your company is a great example to all of us! I wish you and your company continued growth, prosperity, and blessings!

    Big-Ups to Ya!

    Calvin Alexander

  • Corporate Employee Benefits, LLC - 4 years ago

    Congrualtions, Trevor You are truly an inspiration. May GOD continue to bless you on your jouney.We at Corporate Employee Benefits, LLC cast our vote for you.

  • Frank Thomas - 4 years ago

    Frank;

    Congratulations. You run a first class business and the proof is the contracts you have recently been awarded. Keep up the good work.

  • Audrey Austin - 4 years ago

    Frank, how well do I remember your struggle from ground zero breaking through the barriers of being an "outsider" in Polk County; fighting to win bids over home-grown & well established businesses. Now, each time I pass a building that has a NuJak sign in front of it I smile. Through it all you trusted God & He has not failed you yet.

    Wishing NuJak Companies continued success & prosperity. The best is yet to come!!!

  • Dorothy Raver - 4 years ago

    Frank you are a model of excellence for those who know you. I am so proud of you and believe that you deserve the honor and recognition as the small business of the year! Much success in all your endeavors.
    Dot Raver

  • Tony smith - 4 years ago

    Nujak Developement is a Firm built on nothing less than a firm foundation of excellent family, business, personal and character values both spiritual and natural. It is not consumed with the attitude or performance of mediocrity that most small businesses are complacent in. It strives for exellence and superiority as if it were a fortune 500 company. With the information provided in the article in Black Enterprise,March 2010 Editoin, I stand to say that Nujak Developement Firm stands worthy of the honor and recognition of Black Enterprise Small Business Of The Year Award.
    To all small business persons, "Never let numbers determine the output of Excellence", Anthony M. Smith. Good Success Nujak! tony t.

  • MeLONY BELL - 4 years ago

    I am so proud of you Frank. Good Luck!

  • Eddie & Carolyn Morgan - 4 years ago

    The Morgan's truly are proud of youfor your diligence and hard work. Keep your eyes to the sky and HE will bless your business! We love you.
    Sincerely Eddie & Carolyn

  • Duvahl - 4 years ago

    Trevor, May God's blessings be with you and your family, and God's favor always be with you.

  • ellanapitts - 4 years ago

    Trevor i wish all the success one person as special as you deserve.You have been an inspiration to me in more ways then one.Good Luck,Mrs.Pitts

  • Fernando Christian - 4 years ago

    GOOD LUCK! I'm glad Aunt Jackie made us aware of the nomination. I proudly place my vote you.

  • Tonya Jackson - 4 years ago

    Ram Surgical Instruments-you make us proud in Texas!

  • Tonya Jackson - 4 years ago

    Congratulations Ram Surgical Instruments! I am extremely glad to see a black owned business in the healthcare industry part of the nomination. I am launching a business in health care this year 2010 and your nomination inspires me to continue to move forward and to know with hard work I can make this happen just as you have. I am in Dallas Texas and your make us proud. Keep up the excellent work you are apparently doing and know you are winners just because you are making it happen.

  • Terri Leonard - 4 years ago

    I think this is a wonderful opportunity and accomplishment for all Small Business Owners. I’m casting my vote for Trevor L Newman. I work for Mrs. Newman as a summer intern. She’s very knowledgeable in her field and dedicated to providing excellent services. Mrs. Newman works diligently to exceeding expectations for her clients, her employees and in the community. She exhibits and sets impeccable standards by which all companies should be viewed.

  • Terri Leonard - 4 years ago

    I think this is a wonderful opportunity and accomplishment for all Small Business Owners. I’m casting my vote for Trevor L Newman. I work for Mrs. Newman as a summer intern. She’s very knowledgeable in her field and dedicated to providing excellent services. Mrs. Newman works diligently to exceeding expectations for her clients, her employees and in the community. She exhibits and sets impeccable standards by which all companies should be viewed.

  • Carolyn - 4 years ago

    Hey Trevor,
    Keep up the good work and we admire you so much!! I am sure the sky is the limit for you, keep flight! So this is what you accomplish without children?! As always you are Loved. Stay Real, Stay True......Stay You!
    Love ya,
    Carolyn & Brandi

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