Consolidated Operations Group, Inc. Receives 2011 Best of Chicago Award

For the third consecutive year, the USCA has selected Consolidated Operations Group, Inc. (COG) for the 2011 Best of Chicago Award in the Business Consulting category. The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) "Best of Chicago" Award Program recognized COG because they epitomize the positive image of small business through service to their clients and community. Nationwide, less than 1% of the award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners.

Chicago, IL, April 08, 2011 --( Consolidated Operations Group, Inc. (COG) has been selected for the 2011 Best of Chicago Award in the Business Consulting category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA), COG is a full service provider of core financial, information technology, human resources, and organizational strategy / management consulting services to mid-sized Architecture, Engineering, Legal, and project-based management firms. U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by businesses operating across America.

Headquartered in Chicago, COG has had primary accounting & administrative responsibilities with Architecture & Engineering firms for high profile projects in 40 States in North America, Asia, and Europe. COG is a Consulting Partner in the Deltek® alliance partner network.

USCA’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement of COG. “This award is about more than recognizing financially successful businesses,” said the Board of Review, USCA. “It’s about honoring those that show a commitment to their employees, demonstrate excellent business practices, including business strategy, customer service and bettering their communities.”

Stephen Rittenhouse (President of COG) remarked, "In order to create a sustainable competitive advantage we endorse the business enterprise model that taps the resources of others to make continuous advances in an ever-changing competitive marketplace.” Erik Slowik (V.P. of COG) stated, “We’ll honor the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and determination that makes small / mid-sized businesses the engine of our economy and our nation’s economic recovery. Along with other award winners, we will celebrate the contributions that small businesses make to our economy, to our global competitiveness, and to our daily lives.” Rittenhouse & Slowik have spoken to local business groups, regional American Institute of Architects conferences and national Deltek conventions on timely business issues and authored various articles. In regards to their business community, COG founded the Chicago Deltek Vision User group in 2004, which provides education, best practices, and newsworthy information to its membership.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and entrepreneurs across America. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. Visit:

About Consolidated Operations Group
Rittenhouse stated that, "This environment has become competitive, heavily regulated, and litigious. In short, the ownership of professional service firms has elected to concentrate on their core business and less on the day-to-day administrative and clerical duties. Because the needs of every business are different, our clients have the option of utilizing COG for specialized consulting services or contract us for their mainstay day-to-day back office operations."

COG has formed alliances with external CPA firms to enhance its full service offerings such as audit, reviews, compilations, statutory, tax return preparations, and planning. In addition, COG utilizes outside legal counsel(s) to assist with business structuring, re-organizations, mergers, and the formation of subsidiary companies, etc.

Consolidated Operations Group is focused on the business of Architecture and Engineering. Visit or call toll-free 866-312-4264.

Consolidated Operations Group, Inc.
Stephen Rittenhouse
866-312-4264 Ext 221