Avidian named as one of the Seattle Mayor’s 2004 Small Business Award winners.
SEATTLE – August 9, 2004 – Avidian Technologies, a software development firm specializing in creating sales management software for users of Outlook and Exchange, has been named as one of the Seattle Mayor’s 2004 Small Business Award winners. Every year, ten small businesses in Seattle receive special recognition for their accomplishments through the Mayor’s Small Business Awards.
"We are thrilled to be named as a recipient of the Mayor’s 2004 Small Business Award," said Tim Nguyen, CIO and co-founder of Avidian. “We have grown substantially over the last year and this recognition is a result of the hard work our team has put forth. We accept the acknowledgment with great honor.”
Honored for excellence in marketing, management, employee relations and community involvement, the winners of the award represent diversity - in services, size, location and strategies for success. To qualify, the business must have no more than 100 employees and gross revenues of less than $10 million. Since the inception of the awards in 1984, over 200 businesses have won top honors, including Starbucks.
“These small business owners are my heroes,” said Mayor Greg Nickels. “Small businesses are really the economic engines that feed our economy, nourish our neighborhoods and provide the unique flavor that makes Seattle such a great place to live.”
The nine judges involved in this year’s awards included small business owners, previous awards winners and representatives of community development organizations. After a confidential review of 47 nominations and three rounds of deliberation, they selected this year’s winners, who were honored at a special reception at Town Hall in July.
About Avidian Technologies
Avidian Technologies is a software company specializing in creating software solutions for users of Outlook and Exchange. Prophet, developed by Avidian Technologies on the .NET platform, is the leading contact management sales CRM software built inside Microsoft Outlook. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.avidian.com.