Leesburg-based Company Honored at 2009 Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony
Leesburg-based Omnilert was named the “Technology Business of the Year” at the 2009 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards on November 5, 2009. Ara Bagdasarian, President of Omnilert, accepted the award. During his acceptance speech, he encouraged the audience to give back to the community by volunteering.
Mr. Bagdasarian said, “We, as small business leaders, must apply the principles of entrepreneurship not only to our businesses, we must also apply entrepreneurship to our community by working with nonprofit organizations and volunteering to innovate in our communities.”
Mr. Bagdasarian himself volunteers for a number of local organizations. For two terms now, he has been the Chairman for the Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Commission. He is also the current President of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has served as a volunteer coach for several of his son’s and daughter’s sports teams.
Competition for the awards was intense. There are nearly 1,300 businesses in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. More than 239 businesses were nominated for the 2009 awards. All entries were judged by a blue-ribbon committee of business leaders and industry experts.
Omnilert, LLC is the nation’s leading provider of unified mass notification systems for better business continuity, emergency management, and routine communication. The company’s easy-to-use, Web-based technology enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service.
Many locals know the company by its popular service, RainedOut, which is used by sports leagues to announce game cancellations via SMS text messages on parent’s cell phones. Other Omnilert products include e2Campus for education markets and Amerilert for non-profit, government and business markets.
The award-winning company's 1,850 clients include the U.S. Army, GE, University of Virginia, Harvard University, Boeing, UNICEF, Sanofi-Aventis, National Institutes of Health, and Loudoun Soccer. To learn more, visit the company’s website at http://www.omnilert.com.