It’s no surprise to us here at integritive that Liz Polfus was honored as one of Asheville’s 40 Under 40. Liz manages our production department, which means she works closely with our team of designers, developers, and project managers to schedule and complete work on-time, in an accurate and intelligent way, and within the set budget. Liz came to integritive with a background in Fine Arts and a technical aptitude. Polfus thrived in our democratic workplace. By allowing her flexibility in her professional reach, she quickly developed a more comprehensive understanding of the technical side of website and software building and has been able to put her creativity to good use when crafting solutions and problem-solving on behalf of our clients.
Honorees for the 40 Under 40 award were nominated via letters of recommendation. The award, sponsored by The Biltmore Beacon and the Young Professionals of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, honors professionals 39 years of age or younger, who live or work in the greater Asheville area (Buncombe County), are involved in their communities and show the potential to be a leader in the business community for years to come. Honorees are chosen based on their business success and their achievements as an active member of the community. When asked how she felt to be honored as one of the “40 Under 40”, Liz replied, “Pretty great, actually. My job is a lot of behind the scenes, down and dirty work in the trenches to get intelligent products out the door and into the world. I’m a part of a team that gets things done and don’t often look up to see who’s watching, so it’s neat to be recognized.” Read the rest of this entry »
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Integritive with its prestigious Sky High Growth Award for 2013. The Awards program and reception were held Thursday, April 11th at the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort in Asheville. Awards are given based on business growth, gross revenue and number of employees.
“It’s always a thrill to be recognized for successful business practices,” said John Miles founder and Chief of What’s Next. “In truth, we focus on slow, intentional growth at Integritive. We believe in creating an environment that brings out the best in our employees and our client thus creating exceptional and intelligent web design.” John’s secret to successful business growth lie in offering more services than you charge for and delivering more than is expected. He believes in hiring great people who are given the space to thrive and acquiring businesses with precision in order to encourage growth in a slow growth market.
Award recognition is not new to Miles and his team at Integritive. In 2012 they earned a spot for the second year in a row on the 2012 WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces, alongside notable groups like Zappos.com, WD-40, New Belgium Brewery, and the Great Harvest Bread Company, integritive and CEO John Miles were recognized by the Asheville, NC Chamber of Commerce as an Entrepreneur of the Month, an Asheville 40 under Forty Honoree for 2012, and most recently, 2012 Small Business Leader of the Year (16 and over category). John Miles founded his web design and eMarketing firm 11 years ago. “I started Integritive to create a job for myself where I would be happy, and hoped that one day the business would grow enough to where more people would be happy as well,” said Miles.
We were thrilled to be there for John’s moment in the spotlight, last week at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Thursday, June 21, 2012, this video rolled as the packed room found out a little bit more about John Miles and his mission to love and have fun! We’re so proud of you, John!
The Chamber is pleased to recognize Entrepreneur of the Month John Miles of integritive for being a critical piece of building the entrepreneurial scene in Asheville.
“We have watched integritive continue to grow and thrive despite a difficult economy,” said Pam Lewis, the Chamber’s Director of Entrepreneurship. “We are proud to have John Miles firmly rooted in the Asheville community and helping build the bigger brand of creative talent in Asheville.” Read full release here .
Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”
Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which gives rich cash awards to the inventors and engineers who’ll get us back to the moon, build a better car and explore the genome.
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