Jay was recognized by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce at Awards Event. Jay was recognized by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce at Awards Event. LBCC Cohort 6, Jay Patel, Westcoast Warehousing and Trucking, Inc. received the 2018 Shaun Lumachi Rising Star Award at the 2018 City National Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Luncheon in Long Beach. The award recognizes small business owners who demonstrate high growth potential and job creation. Between 1991 and 2003, Jay launched a knitting mill business, warehousing business, and trucking company. Jay sold the knitting mill for $10 million in 1997, however, the trucking and warehousing businesses were a perfect marriage and complemented each other. Jay still owns both businesses today. In 2018, Jay is launching an additional division in fulfillment which is intended to serve the online and the brick-and-mortar retailers. Today, Westcoast Warehousing and Trucking employs over 75 employees.