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May
20

IQ Inc. Honored as 2011 Woman-Owned Business of the Year!

By roberta under Awards, Inside IQ, IQ Newsletter, Press Release

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.

May
20

Barbara VanKirk Emcee at 2010 Winners’ Circle Awards Luncheon!

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc, and the 2009 ATHENA Award®  Winner emceed the 15th Annual Winners’ Circle Luncheon, held on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

  • Marisa Yaniszeski (Owner, PKSA Karate – Greensburg) – YWCA Rising Star Award
  • Meagan Bilik DeFazio, Esq (Associate, Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik) - Award for Community Service
  • Bridgeway Capital, (Mark Peterson, President & Angel Marschik, Senior Loan Officer) – Seton Hill Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
  • Carol Fox, MD (Interim Chief Medical Officer, Excela Health) – ATHENA Award®
Mar
01

Barbara VanKirk to Receive the Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award from Point Park University!

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ, Press Release

 

Barbara VanKirk will receive the Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award from Point Park University’s Alumni Association.  The award will be presented at the Alumni Awards Banquet on March 27th, 2010 at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Feb
23

IQ Inc. Wins Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (small business category)!

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News, Press Release

It is truly an honor to be among such distinguished companies and to accept this award on behalf of IQ Inc.  At IQ, ethics is a core value.  Receiving this award is a testament to the entire organizations belief that strong ethics lead to success in business.  I am proud to say that each IQ employee continues to exemplify our high standards of ethical conduct.
Thank you and Congratulations!
Barbara

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Download the press release from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals

View the article: Three Western Pennsylvania companies get ethics honors (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW)

View the article: Ethical Decisions Applauded (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW)

View the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards Brochure

Jan
15

Newsmaker: Barbara VanKirk!

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ

Barbara VanKirk was recently profiled by Kim Leonard from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review regarding her involvement with the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh and being named the 2009 “Friend of the Family”.
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Jan
08

IQ Inc. named as a Finalist for the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards in the Small Business Category

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ, Press Release

Earlier this week, IQ Inc. was named as a Finalist for the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards in the Small Business Category (less than 250 employees) by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals!  Thank you to everyone for helping to contribute to this award!
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Dec
15

Barbara VanKirk named the Parental Stress Center’s 2009 Frieda G. Shapira Friend of the Family!

By MikeD under Awards, Inside IQ, Press Release

Barbara VanKirk was named the Parental Stress Center’s 2009 Frieda G. Shapira Friend of the Family at the annual Family Celebration held on Tuesday, December 8th 2009 at the Parental Stress Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Dec
04

IQ Employee Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

By MikeD under Awards, In The News, Inside IQ

Congratulations to Mary Wilkinson who celebrated her 10 Year Anniversary with IQ Inc. this past October!  Mary was recognized at IQ’s holiday party on Friday evening.  Thank you for your service and dedication to IQ!

Barbara VanKirk and Mary Wilkinson, celebrating Mary's 10 year anniversary with IQ Inc.

May
14

Barbara VanKirk honored at the 2009 Winners’ Circle Luncheon!

By MikeD under ATHENA Award, Awards, In The News, Inside IQ, Press Release

Barbara VanKirk received the ATHENA Award at the annual Winners’ Circle Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13th 2009 at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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May
02

Kudos WBN – VanKirk Honored!

By MikeD under ATHENA Award, Awards, In The News, Inside IQ

 

Barbara VanKirk Wins 2009 ATHENA Award

President and owner of IQ Inc, Barbara VanKirk was announced as the 2009 winner of the ATHENA Award by Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify program. Barbara is a member of the WBN Murrysville chapter. The Athena award is a national award that recognizes an individual who devotes time and energy to improve the quality of life of others, mentors other women to reach their full potential and demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business and profession. Barbara established IQ, Inc in 1994 to provide expert consulting, staffing, project management and software development services to companies with information technology and software needs.

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