Those of us who live in Asheville and the surrounding area have known for years that this is a remarkable place to live. It’s an equally satisfying environment in which to run and grow a business. Our understanding of what makes this place so special is becoming more widespread.
Whether it was President Obama’s frequent visits to Asheville (and 12 Bones), or the ongoing strength of our local film industry and settings for enviable movie scenes, we have collectively begun to exist under a national lens. In 2010, Asheville was recognized as Beer City, USA; within a year of that designation, national craft brewers began sticking their ‘taps’ in the ground. New Belgium landed in the River Arts District; Oskar Blues set up shop in Brevard; and now Sierra Nevada is creating a destination for hops in Henderson County. 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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