It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of the founder of Rios Golden Cut Salons, Ben E. Rios, Sr. Born in 1933 in Floresville, Texas, Rios grew up in a poor family and developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. After serving in the military during the Korean War, he returned to San Antonio and began working for La Vue Beauty Supply. Due to his strong work ethic, honesty and strong relationship with the owner, Rios was provided an opportunity to start his own business. In 1964, he opened the first hair salon that built the foundation for the family business. “He was a great businessman who cared for his employees and for his community,” said Eric Rios, CEO/President. “His dedication, work ethic and ideals influenced every aspect of the success we have today.” Today, Rios Golden Cut Salons has been in busi- ness for over 50 years and has over 30 salons across San Antonio. Rios Golden Cut Salons is the recipient of several awards, including the MEDWeek Minority Legacy Firm of the Year for 2016. It is the largest family owned salon in Bexar County.