Vocus Named "Tech Company of the Year" by Chesapeake Regional Tech Council
Posted on May 11, 2012 at 17:01 PM EDT
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud marketing software, today announced the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) has named it the "Tech Company of the Year." The award is granted to a tech company that has demonstrated impressive growth, innovation and community service.
The CRTC received nearly 40 submissions, in five different award categories, from a variety of accomplished technology businesses based the Chesapeake Bay area - a region that stretches from Annapolis to Baltimore and includes Washington, DC. A selection committee examined the nominees and applications before holding a vote to determine the winners. The winning companies were announced at the CRTC's 7th Annual TechAwards event.
"Vocus has achieved 27% compound annual growth over the last 10 years," said Vocus Chairman and CEO Rick Rudman. "Our success is a three-fold testament to the hard work of our employees, the loyalty of our customers, and a community within the Chesapeake that's clearly dedicated to facilitating economic growth."
Vocus was also named a finalist in a second award category for "Best Place to Work." The company has recently moved into an impressive new headquarters building in Beltsville, Md. The new building is a 93,000 square foot corporate campus, which makes Vocus a premier work destination, inspired by planning and development principles known as "New Urbanism." For example, the Finance Department is located in a bank (Sterling Bank) and the mailroom is inside a (mock) post office.
The company provides a variety of perks, including a full-sized fitness facility, a basketball court, and offers yoga and boot-camp style workout classes during lunch hours. There are also multiple lounges and coffee shops where employees can mingle, relax and take work-breaks. The building is indicative of the company's leadership philosophy and corporate culture that has helped fuel the company's long stretch of growth.
"We are very proud to showcase Vocus as a finalist for Best Places to Work and also as the winner of the 'Tech Company of the Year' category," said the CRTC's Executive Director, Kristen Valerio. "It's important that the regional technology community realizes the high performing businesses we have right here in our own backyard."
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