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Philadelphia, PA—May 24, 2018—The Business Intelligence Group announced today the winners of its 2018 Best Places to Work award program, which identifies the organizations doing all they can to improve performance by challenging their employees in fun and engaging work environments. The Business Intelligence Group is honoring these 28 companies for helping their employees accelerate their careers, knowledge and performance. First, nominations for the Best Places to Work award were submitted and then employees of the nominated organizations were asked to complete an online survey to rate their overall satisfaction and company performance.
This year’s overall winner is InterLinc Mortgage Services of Houston, Texas, a fast-growing mortgage company committed to providing its customers with the highest quality home loans. In locations spanning across the South Central, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the United States, its mortgage professionals are committed to finding the right loans and lowest rates for their customers. They also provide personal and prompt attention to ensure that loans close on time and as agreed.
James H. VanSteenhouse, InterLinc CEO, expressed his delight at having been the overall winner, “Truly, it’s the incredible members of our entire team who make this award possible-not so much because they voted for us, but because they’re the ones who arrive every day with the desire to make working here personally rewarding, to make us a company clients are glad they chose, and to make the work fun. We are a growing company, and it’s the infectious spirit and drive of our employees that give us the confidence to expand knowing that clients will like working with us as much as we like working with each other.”
“This year’s program identified an outstanding group of companies that make employee performance and engagement a central mission of their organization,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “Unlike our other business awards that are judged by volunteer industry experts and business leaders, the Best Places to Work awards program puts the power of determining winners into the hands of the employees themselves. We were amazed at the sheer percentage of employees who participated in making their respective companies win. That alone should serve as testament to the success of each organization.”
Winners in various categories and industry sizes include the following:
Globant - International
Windriver - USA
First Watch Restaurants
The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC)
ATPCO - Aerospace
Breg - Healthcare
Datorama - Software
DIGITAL HARBOR, INC - Government
Hawke Media - Business Services
HighWire - Digital Publishing Solutions
Personal Genome Diagnostics - Other
SADA Systems - Internet and Technology
TouchBistro - Hospitality
Awlogy Media Group - Internet and Technology (Tie)
FarmLead - Agriculture
Investopedia - Publishing
Makers Nutrition - Manufacturing
PlanetOne - Internet and Technology (Tie)
Offleash - Business Services
The Predictive Index - Software
Trust Point, Inc- Financial Services
Valimail - Internet and Technology (Tie)
YouDecide - Outsourcing
3Scan - Other
10Fold Communications - Mass Media
Very Small Business
A small group of companies were also named finalists. They performed very well, only falling slightly short of winning in their various categories and industries. The 2018 finalists for the Best Places to Work are Akili Interactive, Bospar, Information Builders, Infoblox, Sage Intacct, Inc. and Numecent.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards. The inaugural program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers. Working executives from the cyber security and information technology fields volunteered to judge the program using a proprietary scoring methodology.
Business Intelligence Group Announces the Winners of 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards
Philadelphia, PA—March 13, 2018—The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards which identified the leading agencies and corporate departments who delivered quantifiable business results for their respective clients.
“The role of public relations and marketing is increasingly becoming more critical as the volume of innovations, products and distribution points continues to accelerate,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “Our winners have clearly shown us and our judges that they have the unique ability to marry creativity with business value to create exceptional results. Congratulations to you all!”
The 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Award winners are:
Agency of the Year
- Marketing Agency - Hawthorne
- Public Relations Agency - Bospar
Campaign of the Year
- Marketing Department (Corporate) - Synechron Blockchain Accelerators Campaign
- Public Relations & Marketing Agency - Focused Image for RightEye EyeQ
- Public Relations & Marketing Department (Corporate) - Tie
- IBM Research Team - Quantum Computing
- Digital Realty’s Connected Campus
- Public Relations Agency - Bospar for Varo Money
- Public Relations Department (Corporate) - Hitachi Vantara
Department of the Year
- Marketing Department (Corporate) - MercuryGate International, Inc.
- Public Relations & Marketing Department (Corporate) - Ascensus
Executive of the Year
- Marketing Department (Corporate) - Andrea Dumont, VP Marketing, Globalization Partners
- Public Relations Agency - Ishviene Arora - Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Vested
The Business Intelligence Group judges also named the following organizations as finalists for their excellent work: AMNHealthcare, ASTRSK, Bospar, C+C, Eurotorg, Fiserv, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan, LaunchIt Public Relations, Newsletter Pro, Pyra Media and Vested.
For more information on the Public Relations and Marketing Excellence awards, visit the Business Intelligence Group. The company hosts several global awards programs including Best Places to Work, Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, BIG Awards for Business, Sustainability Awards, and the BIG Innovation Awards. New to the lineup for 2018 is the Fortress Cyber Security Awards that will reward the world’s leading companies, solutions and executives who are working keep our personal and business data secure.
About Business Intelligence Groupwww.bintelligence.comThe Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the launch of the Fortress Cyber Security Awards. This annual business awards program will recognize organizations, products and people from around the world who are leading the field of cyber security by employing new and exciting innovations and tactics. Nominations for this industry awards program are due March 9, 2018. Complete details can be found online by requesting the 2018 Fortress Awards nomination guide.
"The global community of cyber security experts and technology developers are taking proactive steps to reduce the frequency and severity of breaches," said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of the Business Intelligence Group and the Fortress Awards. "We are thrilled to reward the creative thinking, engineering, people and projects tackling this growing threat.”
The Fortress Cyber Security Awards will evaluate entries and award respective winners in each of the following categories:
- Authentication and Identity
- Endpoint Detection
- Incident Response
- Threat Detection and Threat Modeling
- Organizational Excellence
Awards will be given to companies, products or services, and individuals across three products or organization types:
- Software and Apps
- Hardware and Infrastructure
- Private and Public Cloud
Every Business Intelligence Group Awards program employs a proprietary judging process, where entries are scored by experienced leaders from around the globe. The initial 2018 Fortress Awards judging panel includes:
- Tony Martinez, VP, NFI Industries – Head of Judging Committee
- Michael Halstead, Head of Cybersecurity Americas, HSBC
- Gabe Minton, EVP & CIO, Guild Mortgage
- Neil Singer, Chief Information Officer, Billtrust
- Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Independence Blue Cross
- Ben Rothke, Principal Security Consultant, Nettitude Ltd.
- Nick Robak, Business Technology Executive, BridgeView Partners
- Mitch Zahler, Chief Information Security Officer, Proactive Cyber Security
ualified leaders in the field of cyber security may submit themselves to be a volunteer judge.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.