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Technology Firm of the Year Award Presented to JM Fiber Optics, Inc.

(February 25, 2008) JM Fiber Optics, Inc. received the Technology Firm of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Minority Business Opportunity Center at their 13th Annual MED Week Award Gala. The ceremony took place on February 22, 2008 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Mr. Kenneth Rivera, President of JM Fiber Optics, accepted the award on behalf of the company, which was presented by Jetta Rose, Vice President and co-founder of the firm. JM Fiber Optics received this distinction for the development of a technological advanced mass transit digital signage system called TransitVUE� Transportation Passenger Information System (TPIS), which the Los Angeles County Metro is currently using on its Red Line.

The purpose of this event was to recognize the outstanding minority entrepreneurs that play an important role in building the American economy through the creation of jobs, product and services, as well as supporting their communities. Along with JM Fiber Optics, nine other companies received similar awards in various categories. Although Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was not able to attend as planned, he sent his congratulations to all of the honorees for their achievements and outstanding contributions to the Los Angeles business community.

The culmination of the ceremony was a performance by the winner of Entertainment & Media Firm of the Year Award, Mr. Stevie Wonder, the owner of KJLH Radio. In honor of all awardees Mr. Wonder performed a song accompanying himself on the piano in a humble atmosphere with listeners gathered around him. "The Award Gala was an outstanding celebration of our success shared with family, friends and other honorees. JM Fiber Optics is proud to be a member of the minority business community, which is striving to make a difference in the City of Los Angeles," said Mr. Kenneth Rivera.

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Jetta Rose and Ken Rivera at the Gala Awards

Jetta Rose at the Gala Awards

Ken Rivera at the Gala Awards