The Alliance for Workplace Excellence names Optimal as winner of 2009 Workplace Excellence Award

GAITHERSBURG, MD, April 1, 2009—Optimal Networks, Inc. has been selected to receive the 2009 Workplace Excellence Award. The Alliance for Workplace Excellence recognized Optimal as a visionary employer for its efforts in creating an environment in which employees experience personal and professional fulfilment. Optimal Networks is among a very small group of award winners which will accept this award on June 3, 2009 at a special luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.

Optimal was chosen for the award for its family-friendly policies and practices, strong employee health and wellness initiatives, comprehensive growth and learning opportunities, and commitment to corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism.

“Optimal has been recognized for creating—and sustaining—a unique culture and fun workplace where each team member’s commitment to the organization and each other benefits our clients,” says Landa. “We are honored to receive this award for the second year in a row.”

In order to be considered for the award, Optimal underwent a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of professors, PhD professionals, and doctoral candidates in business, industrial and organizational psychology, and human resources. This comprehensive evaluation illuminated Optimal’s ongoing commitment to an innovative, supportive, stimulating and fun culture.

About Optimal Networks

Founded in 1991, Optimal Networks, Inc. provides comprehensive computer and network support services including back-up and disaster recovery to small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). For more than 15 years, Optimal has helped approximately 250 clients reduce network downtime, improve system performance, and make sure their technology helps drive their organization’s success.

About The Alliance for Workplace Excellence

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence provides a portfolio of services that allow employers to build excellent places to work. It created the Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Awards to highlight businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Montgomery County, Maryland, and Discovery Communications.


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