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

Author: roberta | Filed under: Awards, IQ Culture, 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.

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

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Awards, In The News, IQ Culture, 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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IQ Inc. Wins Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (small business category)!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Awards, In The News, IQ Culture, 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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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

Barbara VanKirk Featured on Pittsburgh Business Radio!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Press Release

Barbara VanKirk, President and Owner of IQ Inc. was recently featured on Pittsburgh Business Radio 1360AM WMNY.  The program, hosted by Ron Morris, ten time entrepreneur over his thirty five plus year career and founder of Pittsburgh Business Radio, focused on Ms. VanKirk’s entrepreneurial story and the development of IQ Inc.
Listen here

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

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Awards, In The News, IQ Culture, 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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Barbara VanKirk named the Parental Stress Center’s 2009 Frieda G. Shapira Friend of the Family!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Awards, IQ Culture, 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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Michael Duddy Graduates from University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture, Press Release

Michael Duddy, a Business Development Manager at IQ Inc. a technical consulting and software engineering company located in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Entrepreneurial Fellows program.

The mission of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence is “to be the innovative leader of economic renewal and growth serving enterprising people and business in the region”. The Entrepreneurial Fellows program is a twelve month series intended to address relevant issues facing a leader of a growing organization. The curriculum combines academic study with guidance and mentoring opportunities from veteran entrepreneurs directed towards real-world business concerns. To learn more about University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence program please visit their website at: www.pittentrepreneur.com/about_iee/. Applications for the 2010 class are now being accepted.

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Barbara Vankirk, Featured Panelist at Seton Hill

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News, Press Release, Technology

Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc. was a featured panelist for Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series titled “Impact Technology: An Entrepreneurial Perspective” held on Tuesday, November 17th 2009 from 6-7:30PM at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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2009 Mixers with Shakers!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture, Press Release

Thank you to all those who donated to IQ’s charity of choice for the 2009 Mixers with Shakers event – Three Rivers Adaptive Sports (TRAS) the local chapter of Disable Sports USA (http://www.traspa.org/Welcome.html)!  With your help IQ Inc. was able to raise over $1,200 for TRAS!
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TRAS provides recreation for young and old with various disabilities.  A member of the IQ team has a family member born with Cerebral Palsy.  Over the past 19 years, TRAS has provided services that has allowed him to become a very accomplished Alpine Skier and even own his own Bi-Ski.  He has also been afforded the opportunity to ski with members of the US Disabled Olympic Ski Team.

Thank you for making this event a success!

IQ Inc. joins the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh in the fight against SIDS!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: 15 Year Anniversary Celebration, In The News, IQ Culture, Press Release

IQ Inc. recently partnered with the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh to help increase the awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the Pittsburgh area.  Throughout the month of August, IQ collected items which will be provided to low-income families at Safe Sleeping Workshops for parents.  Thank you to all who donated!
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