Milwaukee Telecommunications Company, Telcom & Data, Congratulates Young Employee on Business Award

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Lisbette Rivera, a senior at Alexander Hamilton High School, proves she is capable of being a future business leader by winning DECA award.

Lisbette Rivera, Intern at Telcom & Data Inc.

Lisbette Rivera, Intern at Telcom & Data Inc.

My marketing teacher, Mr. Gebert, encouraged me to go to the DECA Conference. He knew that I was too shy and that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. He told me that it will be good practice and I wouldn’t regret it. So, I tried it.

Telcom & Data, a Milwaukee based telecommunications company, proudly congratulates employee, Lisbette Rivera, on taking third place in a local DECA competition. DECA is an organization that helps young leaders develop in the areas marketing, hospitality, finance, and management. The competition took place at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Rivera is a senior at Alexander Hamilton High School. She became involved with DECA her junior year. "My marketing teacher, Mr. Gebert, encouraged me to go to the DECA Conference. He knew that I was too shy and that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. He told me that it will be good practice and I wouldn’t regret it. So, I tried it,” said Rivera.

Rivera participated this year in the retail competition. She took two written tests and answered two role playing questions before a panel of judges from the local business community. Rivera is grateful for her high marks from the judges. “It was an amazing experience, I wish I was able to do it again next year,” she commented.

Her third place award now sits proudly on her desk at Telcom & Data. Her co-workers are very impressed with her accomplishments at such a young age.

About Telcom & Data:
Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunication solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. The company is a leading provider of video conferencing equipment, business phone systems, and mass notification products. Telcom & Data maintains a network of over 1500 technicians with locations in Chicago, Milwaukee and Miami.

About DECA:
With over a 60 year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

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