First time ever a company has unanimously won the highest award
Omnilert®, LLC yesterday was named the “Small Business of the Year” at the 2010 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards on November 4, 2010. This is the highest award of the event. It was the first time in the history of the awards that the members of the Small Business of the Year selection committee were unanimous in their choice. Ara Bagdasarian, Chief Executive Officer of Omnilert, accepted the award.
“It is really quite impressive that Omnilert was the unanimous choice of our Small Business of the Year judges,” said Tony Howard, president of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. “With competition from 11 outstanding companies, each of them Small Business Award winners within their own respective categories, it is a true testament to the company’s exceptional performance that each of the judges felt strongly that Omnilert was the ‘best of the best’ among all small businesses throughout Loudoun County.”
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” exclaimed Ara Bagdasarian. “Loudoun County has an incredible business community that mixes an entrepreneurial environment with some of the best resources in the country.”
Competition for the awards was stronger than ever. There are more than 1,100 businesses in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. A total of 253 businesses were nominated in 9 categories for the 2010 awards. The small business of the year selection committee was comprised of Loudoun County business leaders and industry experts.
Located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and home to the Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun County, Virginia, is one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation since the late 1990s. Loudoun County is consistently ranked in recent years as having the nation’s highest or top three highest median household incomes. The 2008 median household income in Loudoun was $111,925, which is more than double the national median of $52,029. Loudoun County’s unemployment rate as of August 2010 was 4.7%, less than half the national average. During the last several years, Virginia has consistently won or placed in the top five states on Forbes’s and CNBC's Best States for Business. To learn more, visit www.loudounchamber.org.
Omnilert, LLC develops intuitive communication technologies that keep communities safe and connected. The company’s flagship service is a Tier-1 unified mass notification system that enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Boeing, Mazda, sanofi-aventis, Arizona State University, Penn State, Marine Corps Marathon, YMCA, American Red Cross, and UNICEF. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at www.omnilert.com online.