Rockville, MD, April, 2014—Optimal Networks, Inc. has been selected to receive the Workplace Excellence Award for the seventh year in a row. Only 35 companies in the DC Metro area have achieved this status in the 15 years since The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) was founded. The AWE recognized Optimal as a 2014 exemplary employer for creating an environment in which employees experience professional and personal satisfaction. Relogo-setup-01-excellencepresentatives from Optimal Networks will accept this award on May 20, 2014 at a special luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.

Out of hundreds of applicants, only 55 companies will receive the Workplace Excellence Award in 2014. Optimal was chosen for the award for its innovative corporate culture and inventive management practices, workforce demographics, employee engagement and retention programs, commitment to corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion programs, workplace benefits and rewards, family-friendly policies, strong employee health and wellness initiatives, and comprehensive growth and learning opportunities.

“We are truly grateful and humbled to be receiving this award for the seventh year in a row,” said Heinan Landa, CEO and founder of Optimal Networks. “Every day I am amazed by what I see my Optimal colleagues doing for themselves, for the company, and for our clients. This award is further validation that our team truly embodies Optimal’s emphases on high integrity, premium customer service, innovation, and a healthy work/life balance.”

All award applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of professors, Ph.D. professionals, and doctoral candidates in business, industrial and organizational psychology, and human resources. This comprehensive analysis revealed Optimal’s ongoing commitment to an innovative, compassionate, motivating, and enjoyable culture.

About Optimal Networks
Founded in 1991, Optimal Networks, Inc. provides comprehensive and strategic IT support, management, and consulting services, including full or partial IT management outsourcing, backup and disaster recovery, cloud computing, and business technology consulting services to law firms, associations, and small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). For more than two decades, Optimal has helped approximately 500 clients navigate the ever-increasing changes in technology to make sure their technology is “spotON”  and supports their organization’s success. For more,, 240-499-7900, or [email protected].

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.  Recognizing existing Excellent Places to Work, Health & Wellness Trailblazers and EcoLeaders throughout the mid-Atlantic region is one component of the Alliance’s mission. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Montgomery County, Maryland, and Discovery Communications, Inc.


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