Rockville, MD, April, 2017
—Optimal Networks, Inc. has been selected to receive the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) Award for the tenth year in a row. Only a handful of companies have achieved this status in the 18 years since the AWE was founded. Optimal will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building an outstanding place to work at a special awards luncheon on June 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.
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.
Out of hundreds of applicants, only 47 companies will receive the Workplace Excellence Award in 2017.
“The Optimal team works every day—through their actions and interactions—to make this company a place where the best want to be,” said Heinan Landa, CEO and Founder of Optimal Networks, Inc. “We are humbled and honored to receive an award which represents a decade of dedication to creating an environment in which employees thrive and to which clients are attracted.”
All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master’s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, public health and diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive analysis revealed Optimal’s ongoing commitment to an innovative, compassionate, motivating, and enjoyable culture.
The theme for this year’s event is “Continued Care & Commitment to Workplace Excellence during Times of Change.”  Autria Godfrey, the Emmy Award winning news Anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon, will be the emcee of the event.

About Optimal Networks

Founded in 1991, Optimal Networks, Inc. provides comprehensive IT support services, including full or partial IT outsourcing, backup and disaster recovery, strategic consulting, and preeminent, enterprise-class cloud computing solutions to law firms, associations, and SMBs. For 25 years, Optimal has helped thousands of clients navigate the ever-increasing changes in technology to make sure their technology drives their organization’s success. For more, www.optimalnetworks.com, 240-499-7900, or [email protected].

About The Alliance for Workplace Excellence

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County, MD and Discovery Communications.  Over the past 17 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large.  AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth. For more information, please visit http://www.excellentworkplace.org/. For the full list of winners, please click here.

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