TAP Innovations Joins 1,900 Member Greater  Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

TAP Innovations Joins 1,900 Member Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Membership in this 5-Star Chamber helps expand TAP Innovations' network of strategic partners and business connections in the DFW area. 

 

DALLAS, TX – November 29, 2022. TheAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a certified minority-owned business and leading provider of cloud-based integration solutions across people and data enterprises, announced its 4-star membership with the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Established in 1932, the Chamber works with local government and school districts to enhance the quality of life and business environment of Irving-Las Colinas. 

TAP Innovations joins 1,900 members in the DFW area, working to promote business opportunities that advance growth and economic activity in the community. The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber first received accreditation in 2009 as the first 5-Star chamber in Texas and today is one of only 124 5-Star chambers among 7,000 chambers nationally. Membership allows TAP Innovations to provide mentorship and develop new business relationships and strategic partners through monthly networking events like Coffee Breaks, the Changemaker Series, and 5-Star Business Mixers. 

Ribbon-cutting ceremony details with the Greater-Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce at the TAP Innovations business office will be announced in the coming weeks.

TAP Innovations removes reliance on spreadsheets to improve workflows and payout accuracy, ultimately improving recordkeeping, insight into global financials, and employee satisfaction. Thousands of users utilize TAP Innovations' digital tools and solutions daily. Customers benefit from the simplicity of implementations, deliverables, and speed to market with affordable solutions.  

About TAP Innovations

theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas SBA® , delivers cloud-based solutions to eliminate Manual Efforts and SpreadSheets (MESS). TAP Innovations…THE Integrated Digital Toolbox™ automates manual processes and greatly reduces spreadsheet sprawl, actions data into information, and performs intelligent content organization across people and entity enterprises. A growing set of Digital Tools for CRM, Business Intelligence, Integrations, and more are web and mobile-enabled and quick to fill data interoperability gaps with core business systems. TAP Innovations is the preferred integration partner for Paycor customers. TAP Innovations solutions have been implemented to streamline business processes for leading organizations with 50-15,000 employees and users in the following industries: Restaurant/Franchise Groups, Healthcare (Pediatric, Social Services, Home Health, Senior Services, EyeCare), Construction, Oil & Gas, HCM (Human Capital Mgmt)/HR, Local Government, Photography, Storage Facilities, Retail/Car Care, Retail/Entertainment, Native American Tribes, Landscaping, Security/Protection Services, Staff/Recruiting, Managed Service Providers (MSP), Marketing, Building Maintenance, Financial Services, and more. Visit www.tapinnov.com to learn more.

TAP Innovations Awarded Minority-Owned Business Certification by the United States Federal Government and Texas Small Business Association (SBA®)

TAP Innovations Awarded Minority-Owned Business Certification by the United States Federal Government and Texas Small Business Association (SBA®)

TAP Innovations Awarded Minority-Owned Business Certification by the United States Federal Government and Texas Small Business Association (SBA®) 

DFW-based TAP Innovations becomes a certified minority-owned business at the federal and state levels effective February 2022

DALLAS, TX – November 3, 2022. TheAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas Small Business Association® (SBA®) and leading provider of cloud-based integration solutions across people and data enterprises, announced its official state and federal certification as a Minority-Owned Business. The Texas Small Business Association® (SBA®) has awarded this certification upon verification that a "socially disadvantaged group" owns at least 51% of TAP Innovations. 

After passing the rigorous requirements of the Texas SBA® and federal government minority-owned business application process, this certification gives TAP Innovations increased contract opportunities from state and federal government sources, as well as visibility through the following searchable websites:

 

The diverse ownership of TAP Innovations includes Rimond Allam, Sachin Garg, and Sneha Akhani. As Chief Architect and Co-Founder, Rimond Allam has accelerated product launches, developed world-class applications, and implemented technology solutions for customers across the globe for more than 20 years. Allam brings effective leadership to many areas at TAP Innovations, including IT enterprise architecture, data governance, data warehousing, project management, and IT service management. 

Partner, Senior Director of Operations, and part Owner of TAP Innovations, Sachin Garg, has a combined total of 32 years of experience in IT, Project and Program Management, eCommerce, and Insurance. Garg is a Certified Scrum Master, has an MBA in IT Systems, and a Master's in Computer Applications Development. 

Member Manager, part Owner and TAP Innovations Advisor, Sneha Akhani, is an experienced Senior Quality Assurance Analyst with a demonstrated history in the insurance, technology and HR industries. Akhani is highly skilled in Oracle Database, Test Automation, Databases, .NET Framework, and C#, with a Master's degree focused in Computer Science from University of Bridgeport. 

"TAP Innovations understands the importance of a diverse workforce, and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment for our customers, partners, and teams," said John Ragsdale, Founder CEO. "We are thrilled to receive this recognition from the United States Government and Texas SBA®! We look forward to expanding our business impact through diversity programs and procurement opportunities available to minority-owned businesses in Texas and beyond." 

John Ragsdale, Founder CEO, worked with Rimond Allam to co-found TAP Innovations in 2017. With 25 years of experience providing technology leadership and developing vision and strategic plans, Ragsdale has helped organizations deliver large-scale project solutions to hundreds, allowing everyone to benefit from better data processes and management of their staff, customers, and partners. His experience spans multiple industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, and more.

Texas is America's #1 State for Business & the World's 10th Largest Economy with Annual Sales of $1.8 trillion and 2.8 million small businesses. Texas SBA®, founded to connect Texas business owners and encourage transactions within the membership group, is entrusted to help small businesses navigate the biennial $160 billion State of Texas government contracting marketplace, creating a pro-business climate in the Texas legislature on behalf of individual companies. 

TAP Innovations is a premier integration expert that provides affordable, ongoing system maintenance and support to ensure optimal solutions performance. TAP Innovations removes reliance on spreadsheets to improve workflows and payout accuracy, ultimately improving recordkeeping, insight into global financials, and employee satisfaction. Customers can trust their information with TAP Innovations is highly safeguarded with industry standards and protocols implemented to protect client data. 

Thousands of users utilize TAP Innovations' digital tools and solutions daily, and benefit from the simplicity of implementations, deliverables, and speed to market with affordable solutions. For more on TAP Innovations and customer implementations, click here.

About TAP Innovations

theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas SBA®, delivers cloud-based solutions to eliminate Manual Efforts and SpreadSheets (MESS). TAP Innovations…THE Integrated Digital Toolbox™ automates manual processes and greatly reduces spreadsheet sprawl, actions data into information, and performs intelligent content organization across people and entity enterprises. A growing set of Digital Tools for CRM, Business Intelligence, Integrations, and more are web and mobile-enabled and quick to fill data interoperability gaps with core business systems. TAP Innovations solutions have been implemented to streamline business processes for leading organizations with 50-15,000 employees and users in the following industries: Restaurant/Franchise Groups, Healthcare (Pediatric, Social Services, Home Health, Senior Services, EyeCare), Construction, Oil & Gas, HCM (Human Capital Mgmt)/HR, Local Government, Photography, Storage Facilities, Retail/Car Care, Retail/Entertainment, Native American Tribes, Landscaping, Security/Protection Services, Staff/Recruiting, Managed Service Providers (MSP), Marketing, Building Maintenance, Financial Services, and more. Visit www.tapinnov.com to learn more.

About Texas SBA

Texas Small Business Association® is the institution providing foundational support to this business community domestically and internationally. At all levels of government, Texas Small Business Association® is relied upon as the repository when seeking information or access to the business community of Texas. In commerce, Texas Small Business Association® is the central body distributing resources to business owners and companies of all sizes throughout the state. Internationally, Texas Small Business Association® recruits foreign-based memberships in 80 countries and 20 languages, expanding trade relationships and markets for our members. https://www.texassba.us/

TAP Innovations Joins 500-Member Network of Keller-Area Businesses through the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce

TAP Innovations Joins 500-Member Network of Keller-Area Businesses through the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce

TAP Innovations Joins 500-Member Network of Keller-Area Businesses through the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce

Membership expands DFW-area footprint and business services for TAP Innovations.

DALLAS, TX – October 12, 2022. TheAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a certified minority-owned business and leading provider of cloud-based integration solutions across people and data enterprises, announced today its business membership with the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce, an independent non-profit organization founded in 1979 that supports the North Tarrant County business community. The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce includes over 500 members working together to network, grow, and advance business objectives. 

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce is the voice for business in the Northeast Tarrant Area and represents the business community at the local, state and federal level. TAP Innovations will be participating in the following Chamber events.

  1. Ribbon cutting ceremony - More details coming soon!

  2. New Member Orientation - Wednesday, November 16th at 11:00am

  3. New Era Marketing Networking event - Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30am 

  4. Christmas Monthly Chamber Luncheon - Tuesday, December 6th at 11:30am 

 

TAP Innovations and Founder CEO John Ragsdale support North Texas business, youth, STEM, and community-based programs. Recently, TAP Innovations announced its sponsorship with the Keller High School Water Polo team for the 2022-2023 inaugural UIL season.

TAP Innovations removes reliance on spreadsheets to improve workflows and payout accuracy, ultimately improving recordkeeping, insight into global financials, and employee satisfaction. Thousands of users utilize TAP Innovations' digital tools and solutions daily. Customers benefit from the simplicity of implementations, deliverables, and speed to market with affordable solutions.  

About TAP Innovations

theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas SBA® , delivers cloud-based solutions to eliminate Manual Efforts and SpreadSheets (MESS). TAP Innovations…THE Integrated Digital Toolbox™ automates manual processes and greatly reduces spreadsheet sprawl, actions data into information, and performs intelligent content organization across people and entity enterprises. A growing set of Digital Tools for CRM, Business Intelligence, Integrations, and more are web and mobile-enabled and quick to fill data interoperability gaps with core business systems. TAP Innovations is the preferred integration partner for Paycor customers. TAP Innovations solutions have been implemented to streamline business processes for leading organizations with 50-15,000 employees and users in the following industries: Restaurant/Franchise Groups, Healthcare (Pediatric, Social Services, Home Health, Senior Services, EyeCare), Construction, Oil & Gas, HCM (Human Capital Mgmt)/HR, Local Government, Photography, Storage Facilities, Retail/Car Care, Retail/Entertainment, Native American Tribes, Landscaping, Security/Protection Services, Staff/Recruiting, Managed Service Providers (MSP), Marketing, Building Maintenance, Financial Services, and more. Visit www.tapinnov.com to learn more.

LSU Announces the rankings of the 2022 LSU 100 & LSU ROARING 10

LSU Announces the rankings of the 2022 LSU 100 & LSU ROARING 10

This article was originally published on the Louisiana State University website.

LSU ANNOUNCES THE RANKINGS OF THE 2022 LSU 100 AND LSU ROARING 10

October 24, 2022

LSU announced the company rankings for the 12th annual LSU 100 and LSU ROARING 10 during a private event on October 21, 2022. The LSU 100 celebrates the 100 fastest-growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world. To be considered for the list, companies must apply each year. The LSU ROARING 10 list celebrates the ten highest revenue-generating businesses from those that apply for the LSU 100. Accounting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville confidentially calculates growth and revenue rankings for the lists each year. 

In ranked order, the companies on the 2022 LSU 100 list are:

LSU 100 Rank / Company Name Year Founded HQ Location
1. Tap Innovations, LLC 2017 Dallas, TX
2. Premier Health Consultants, LLC 2006 Baton Rouge, LA
3. 365 LABS 2016  Baton Rouge, LA
4. DarkHorse Industries, LLC 2014 Port Allen, LA
5. EGGIE Salon Studio, LLC 2016 Baton Rouge, LA
6. Guarantee Restoration Services 1974 Baton Rouge, LA
7. NewEdge Advisors 2014 New Orleans, LA
8. Vectura Consulting Services, LLC 2015 Baton Rouge, LA
9. Patient Plus Urgent Care 2015 Baton Rouge, LA
10. Hargrove Roofing, LLC 2015 Shreveport, LA
11. Pentecom, LLC 1997 Palestine, TX
12. Manchac Homes 2014 Baton Rouge, LA
13. Legacy Construction Group, LLC 2017 Jefferson, LA
14. Garcia Roofing 1992 Prairieville, LA
15. Trifecta Sports Therapy 2014 Baton Rouge, LA
16. Courtney Barton 2011 Houston, TX
17. Safety Management Systems, LLC 2006 Lafayette, LA
18. Extreme Nitrogen, LLC 2017 Harvey, LA
19. RHH Architects, APAC 1995 Baton Rouge, LA
20. Vacherie Fuel 1940 Thibodaux, LA
21. Toussaint Customs and Collisions, LLC 2014 Baton Rouge, LA
22. Roofing Solutions, LLC 2004 Prairieville, LA
23. Four Corners Wealth Management 2009 Peachtree Corners, GA
24. Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, APAC 1967 Baton Rouge, LA
25. Kilcor Construction, LLC 2015 Alpharetta, GA
26. Tadpole Academy of Baton Rouge, LLC 2013 Prairieville, LA
27. CEG Assessments (a DBA of Coastal Ecology Group, LLC) 2003 Saint Francisville, LA
28. Ecommerce Solution Group Inc 2013 Kenner, LA
29. Crescent Payroll Solutions, Inc. 2011 Metairie, LA
30. Oasis Spaces, LLC 2013 Baton Rouge, LA
31. System Resources Telecom, LLC 1998 Baton Rouge, LA
32. Legacy Title, LLC 2002 Baton Rouge, LA
33. LIPSEY'S, LLC 1977 Baton Rouge, LA
34. Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. 1987 Baton Rouge, LA
35. Babcock Partners, LLC 2003 Baton Rouge, LA
36. Anytime Flooring, LLC 2009 Baton Rouge, LA
37. Global Commerce and Services, LLC 2000 Harvey, LA
38. Moran Construction Consultants, LLC 1988 Baton Rouge, LA
39. DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc. 1979 Mandeville, LA
40. Window World of Baton Rouge 2002 Baton Rouge, LA
41. Evergreen Tractor & Equipment 1982 Covington, LA
42. BrownRice Marketing, Inc. 2003 New Orleans, LA
43. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans 1978 Mandeville, LA
44. Guardian Computer, LLC 1996 Metairie, LA
45. EBM Fulfillment Solutions 2007 Dallas, TX
46. Law Offices of Howard E Conday Jr., LLC 2014 Natchitoches, LA
47. Jay Ducote Hospitality Group 2009 Baton Rouge, LA
48. NolaCajun 2008 Kenner, LA
49. Horizon Financial Group 1999 Baton Rouge, LA
50. Information Management Solutions, LLC d/b/a Secure Shredding and Recycling 2009 Baton Rouge, LA
51. MidSouth Extrusion 1986 Monroe, LA
52. Kidder & Schultz CPAs, LLC 2015  Baton Rouge, LA
53. HNTB Corporation 1914 Kansas City, MO
54. The Royal Treatment, LLC 2011 Baton Rouge, LA
55. Gatorworks 2006 Baton Rouge, LA
56. Emergent Method 2012 Baton Rouge, LA
57. Walther Animal Clinic 1955 Houma, LA
58. Lyons Specialty Company, LLC 1923 Port Allen, LA
59. Two Maids and a Mop 2015 Baton Rouge, LA
60. Frantz-Gibson Painting Company, LLC 2011 Baton Rouge, LA
61. Keely Thorne Events 2008 Houston, TX
62. Manheim Architecture, Inc.  2009 Saint Charles, IL
63. Facilities Maintenance Management, LLC 2010

Denham Springs, LA

64. SEJ Services, LLC 2011 Mt. Pleasant, SC
65. Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC 2004 Metairie, LA
66. Highflyer Human Resources, LLC 2016 Baton Rouge, LA
67. Launch Media 2005 Baton Rouge, LA
68. Answering Bureau, Inc. dba Dexcomm 1954 Carencro, LA
69. Keys Graphics 1998 Baton Rouge, LA
70. Vivid Ink Graphics 1999 Baton Rouge, LA
71. Pinnacle Group Insurance and Financial Services 1992 Lafayette, LA
72. ITinspired 2013 Baton Rouge, LA
73. Argent Financial Group, Inc. 1990 Ruston, LA
74. Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC 2009 Port Vincent, LA
75. Pontchartrain Partners, LLC 2009 New Orleans, LA
76. Carter & Hatcher Consulting 2007 Houston, TX
77. Cane River Pecan Company 1983 New Iberia, LA
78. VGraham, LLC 2012 Baton Rouge, LA
79. MAPP, LLC 1991 Baton Rouge, LA
80. Gulfgate Construction, LLC 1999 Lafayette, LA
81. Future Genius Solutions LLC d/b/a ThreeSixtyEight 2011 Baton Rouge, LA
82. Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions 2002 Baton Rouge, LA
83. Reputation Capital Media Services 2011 Baton Rouge, LA
84. BJackson Enterprises LLC 2014 Katy, TX
85. The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe 2010 Metairie, LA
86. Cadence 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL
87. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry 1978 Baton Rouge, LA
88. Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC 2008 Lafayette, LA
89. Pearl Events Austin 2010 Austin, TX
90. ROSA Enterprises Corporation d/b/a The UPS Store 2305 2008 Baton Rouge, LA
91. ROMPH ▪ POU AGENCY 1981 Shreveport, LA
92. SSE Steel Fabrication 1996 St. Bernard, LA
93. Netchex 2003 Covington, LA
94. Greenleaf Lawson Architects, A Professional Architectural Corporation 2014 Covington, LA
95. The Pangburn Group, Inc. 1996 New Roads, LA
96. Ritter Maher Architects 2003 Baton Rouge, LA
97. B & G Food Enterprises, LLC 1982 Morgan City, LA
98. Gauthier Amedee 1998 Gonzales, LA
99. Red River Bank 1999 Alexandria, LA
100. Investar Bank 2006 Baton Rouge, LA

In ranked order, the companies on the 2022 ROARING 10 list are:

Roaring 10 Rank / Company Name Year Founded HQ Location
1. Turner Industries Group, LLC 1961  Baton Rouge, LA
2. HNTB Corporation 1914 Kansas City, MO
3. Performance Contractors, Inc.  1979 Baton Rouge, LA
4. Lipsey's, LLC 1977 Baton Rouge, LA
5. The Newtron Group, LLC 1973 Baton Rouge, LA
6. PSC Group 1952 Baton Rouge, LA
7. Christus Health-Louisiana & Southeast Texas 1950 Alexandria, LA
8. Provident Resources Group, Inc. 1999 Baton Rouge, LA
9. Danos 1947 Gray, LA
10. Safety Management Systems, LLC 2006 Lafayette, LA

Since the inaugural LSU 100 event in 2011, Horizon Financial Group has made the LSU 100 growth list all 12 years. LIPSEY’s LLC earned a ranking on the growth list each year from 2011-2018, earned a ranking on the ROARING 10 list in 2019, earned the rank of #1 on the ROARING 10 list in 2020 and, in 2021 and 2022, earned a ranking on both the LSU 100 and ROARING 10 lists.  

LSU Executive Education hosts the LSU 100 event on behalf of Louisiana State University and serves as the primary point of contact for all operations and development. The 2022 LSU 100 accounting firm partner is Postlethwaite & Netterville. The Tiger Athletic Foundation and LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems are university partners of the program. b1Bank serves as a gold-level corporate sponsor for the 2022 program, Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry and Distinctive Gifts serves as the award and gift sponsor, LSU Alumni Association serves as the gala entertainment sponsor, and Vivid Ink Graphics serves as the printing and graphics sponsor. The LSU 100 website is provided by Gatorworks.

For more information, visit lsu100.com, or call 225-578-0089.  

The Advocate, a Louisiana-Based Publication, Highlights TAP Innovations' #1 Ranking on the LSU100

The Advocate, a Louisiana-Based Publication, Highlights TAP Innovations' #1 Ranking on the LSU100

This post was originally published on www.theadvocate.com

See the list of businesses led or owned by LSU grads that grew fastest, made the most money 

Advocate Business Staff reports 
OCT 24, 2022 - 1:24 PM 

Dallas-based TAP Innovations topped this year's LSU 100 list of fastest-growing companies while Turner Industries Group led the Roaring 10 list of companies generating the most revenue.  

The LSU 100 and Roaring 10 list recognize businesses owned or led by LSU graduates based on submissions of confidential financial results. 

TAP Innovations automates manual paperwork and reduces reliance on spreadsheets in order to help businesses become more efficient. John Ragsdale, the founder and CEO of TAP, earned a bachelor's in industrial engineering from LSU in 1994. 

The full LSU 100 list, ranked by compound annual growth over a three-year period, is: 

1. TAP Innovations, Dallas 

2. Premier Health Consultants, Baton Rouge 

3. 365 LABS, Baton Rouge 

4. DarkHorse Industries, Port Allen 

5. EGGIE Salon Studio, Baton Rouge 

Click here to see the full list