By: Administrator on March 16th, 2009

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Helios HR Announces 2009 Apollo Awards Finalists


Awards Recognize Companies that Promote Employee Development

Reston, VA – March 16, 2009 – Helios HR, in partnership with SmartCEO magazine announced today the 27 finalists for the 2009 Helios Apollo Awards. The Apollo Awards recognize Washington-area organizations that promote employee development.

The 2009 finalists demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning by the number of development opportunities available for consideration, how they communicate these opportunities, and how they measure the impact of training and development within their organization.

Helios HR is pleased to announce the following finalists within the four categories:

Emerging Companies:

  • Arc Aspicio
  • Evans Incorporated
  • Information Experts
  • Interplan Incorporated
  • Jewell & Associates
  • Near Infinity Corporation
  • Rose Financial Services
  • SpeakerBox Communications

Small Companies:

  • Democracy Data & Communications
  • Excella Consulting
  • FOX Architects, LLC
  • Infinitive
  • K.C. Company
  • Metier, Ltd.
  • NCQA
  • VIPdesk
  • VISTA Technology Services

Mid-size Companies:

  • Ascend One Corp.
  • Beers & Cutler
  • Dimension Data North America
  • The North Highland Company
  • United States Pharmacopeia

Large Companies:

  • B.F. Saul Company Hotel Division
  • Clifton Gunderson LLP
  • Covance, Inc.
  • Edelman (Washington, DC office)
  • SGIS

“Only in its third year, the nominations for the 2009 Apollo Awards showed that the Greater Washington area has continued to raise the bar on performance management,” said Kathy Albarado, president & CEO of Helios HR. “We are thoroughly impressed with the caliber and volume of nominations that we received this year and are excited to see that local companies continue to invest in their employees.”

Award finalists and winners will be recognized at a breakfast ceremony on June 5, 2009 from 7:30 am – 10:00 am at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Best practices in employee development will also be shared at the event. Program sponsors include: Jackson Lewis, The Potomac Companies, Foster, Soltoff & Love, Albo & Oblon, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Market Connections, Hinge, CSI, SpeakerBox, the Washington chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), NOVA SHRM, Dulles SHRM and Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area. Tickets to the awards ceremony are $75. Interested parties should register online for the event at

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