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IQ Inc. Honored as 2011 Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Barbara Van Kirk, founder and President of IQ Inc. in Murrysville, has been awarded the distinction of 2011 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Network.
The award recognizes exceptional leadership, talent and dedication in small business organizations in the Western Pennsylvania region.
Founded in 1994, IQ provides professional consulting and software development services to companies with engineering needs, and assists professionals in securing their ideal jobs. IQ specializes in providing Software Engineering expertise at the project level and in consulting service agreements.
Barbara attributes her success to the dedication and integrity of her consultants and staff in successful relationship-building and understanding clients’ needs for technical solutions and problem-solving capabilities. Her business model allows the flexibility for IQ consultants to develop their career path and seek new challenges, while continuing to provide clients with the expertise they have come to expect.
She will be recognized at the 35th Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon and Tradeshow at Station Square on Friday, May 27th.
The Western PA Small Business Network is a consortium of area business, academic & community centers with a focus on growing smaller businesses to strengthen our regional economy.
April 11, 2011 – The Pittsburgh region is now recognized as a top destination for global business investment. According to fDi, “Foreign Direct Investment” magazine, Pittsburgh ranked first overall in the large cities category among the fDi2011/2012 Americas Cities of the Future. Pittsburgh also was recognized as third for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy in that category, and 10th for both economic potential and human resources. fDi Intelligence selected its 2011/2012 Americas Cities of the Future through a market research process that’s similar to the one used by site selection consultants to identify locations for business investment. “Data and numbers are important. But what’s equally important and unique is Pittsburgh’s spirit of collaboration. It’s how we do business, and it makes the difference,” said Dewitt Peart, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.