SBA Selects StratComm as 2016 Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
In March 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) named StratComm, Inc. the Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year. The SBA bestowed additional honors on StratComm for Massachusetts Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, and on StratComm founder and president Robert George as Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year.
StratComm, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business, has served the program management and communications needs of federal agencies, the Armed Forces, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of sectors for more than 35 years. During this time, StratComm evolved from an acclaimed book publishing company partnering with Time-Life Books and National Geographic Society into the innovative, agile, communications and project management firm that it is today. StratComm performs essential work for important organizations worldwide. Their technology, combined with years of experience and good judgment, has made them the vendor of choice for critical program management and communications missions.
Mr. George founded the company in 1978 as Boston Publishing Company following his tour in Vietnam as a Marine Corps pilot where he flew 118 combat missions. His service to our country gave him the inspiration and expertise to document the Vietnam War history in a 25-volume landmark book series published by Time-Life Books, The Vietnam Experience. The company received national acclaim from the success of the series and it went on to be twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and to this day is the best-selling book series of all time.
Throughout his years as a small business leader, Mr. George has configured StratComm to best reflect the technologies and global business trends of the time. Navigating an ever-changing economic landscape, StratComm has transformed into the innovative, thriving small business that it is today. As a result of Mr. George’s leadership, inspiration, and continued reinvestment in StratComm, the company has grown in workforce over the last three years by more than 100 percent, an accomplishment that was recognized by the Boston Business Journal, ranking StratComm No. 12 in its most recent list of largest veteran-owned companies in Massachusetts.