Traffic Management, Inc. Founders Receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce award Jon & Chris Spano with Community Award.
Traffic Management, Inc. (TMI®) Owners and Co-Founders were recently honored with the prestigious City National Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Award during the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Anniversary Award Ceremony.
“We are very grateful to City National Bank and the Long Beach Area Chamber for honoring us with the Entrepreneur of the Year award,” TMI Co-Founders Chris and Jonathan Spano said. “Our work in the Long Beach business community started as an idea in a garage and has grown to over 50 locations Nationwide. This success is attributed to our amazing team members and support received in all areas that we operate.”
TMI started with very humble beginnings in 1995 by brothers Chris and Jonathan Spano in their great grandmother’s garage. They were only teenagers, with a handful of employees. Today, TMI is one of the largest privately owned minority business based in the United States. TMI is well equipped to provide industry leading safety products and services that include traffic control services, engineering, equipment rentals, product sales, sign manufacturing and installation, and 24/7 emergency dispatch response. TMI’s core clients consist of utility agencies, construction contractors, municipalities and large special events.
TMI has been consistently ranked as one of Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ)’s Top 100 Minority Owned Businesses, Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, and Largest Private Companies. TMI has also previously been awarded LABJ Latino Business of the Year.
It’s a pleasure to recognize Traffic Management, Inc. this year as they have demonstrated an amazing entrepreneurial spirit in their business growth and leadership skills while founded and headquartered in Long Beach, CA and supporting operations throughout the United States,” said Jeremy Harris, President and CEO of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
TMI is a privately-owned minority business enterprise (MBE) that specializes in work zone safety services. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, TMI is well equipped to provide quality products and services that include traffic control services, engineering, equipment rentals, sign manufacturing/installation and 24/7 emergency dispatch response.
TMI was founded in 1995 by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Spano in their grandmother’s garage. Since then, TMI has evolved into a national company with nearly 3,000 employees nationwide, all the while maintaining local connections in the communities that we serve. For more information, please visit trafficmanagement.com.
Photo Credit: Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Stephen Russo.