By: Administrator on June 1st, 2011

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Helios Announces 2011 Apollo Awards Winners


Award Honors the Washington-area Business’ Best Practices in Employee Development

Reston, Va. – June 1, 2011 – Helios, a provider of human capital management solutions that optimize workforce and business operations, today announced the winners of the 2011 Apollo Awards. In its fifth year, the Apollo Awards program is the premier award program for recognizing employers in the Washington metropolitan region that invest in innovative employee development initiatives.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners, who exemplify what the Apollo Awards have grown to represent over the last five years – businesses that truly believe their employees are their core, and therefore, have built corporate cultures of intention,” said Kathy Albarado, President and CEO of Helios. “This year’s winners especially standout for promoting leadership development opportunities through philanthropic efforts in their community.”
Helios HR is pleased to announce the 2011 Apollo Award winners:

Emerging Company:
SpeakerBox Communications

Small Company:
Rose Financial Services, LLC

Mid-size Company:
High Performance Technologies, Inc.

Large Company:

Opa! Award:
Pariveda Solutions

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the Apollo Award winners, this year’s ceremony is marked by the release of the book, Building a Culture of Intention, inspired by the Apollo Awards. The book features 20 local business leaders who have gone above and beyond to support and enable employee development.

Building a Culture of Intention can be purchased through Amazon and is Kindle-ready. The judging panel was made up of independent, recognized workforce development and HR authorities in the greater Washington area.

Award program sponsors include:
Access National Bank; ACG National Capital Chapter; ASTD Metro DC Chapter; B.F. Saul Company Hotel Division; Cadre; Foster, Soltoff & Love, Ltd.; Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services; Jackson Lewis; Market Connections; Red Thinking; Sage Communications; SmartCEO; Undercover Printer; Washington Financial Group; and WTPF.

About Helios
Helios provides human capital management consulting, outsourcing and recruiting solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people. With Helios, you gain a strategic business partner helping implement customized methodologies, processes and solutions that deliver long-term impact. For more information, visit