Last Friday, the Oklahoma Department of Labor honored InterWorks with the Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma Award. Mark Costello, the Oklahoma Department of Labor Commissioner, swung by our home office in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to congratulate us in person. With him came Stillwater Mayor John Bartley, state Sen. Jim Halligan and several staff from the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.
Above: (Left to right) Department of Labor Comissioner Mark Costello, InterWorks CEO Behfar Jahanshahi, state Sen. Jim Halligan and Stillwater Mayor John Bartley.
As if the award itself wasn’t enough, the City of Stillwater also decided to name Feb. 6 as “InterWorks Day” in honor of the achievement.
About the Award
This new award is the first of its kind from the Oklahoma Department of Labor and comes at the heels of a renewed commitment to cooperation between them and Oklahoma businesses. The award recognizes outstanding Oklahoma-based businesses for their entrepreneurial contributions to the state, primarily through the creation of new jobs. Honorees were also noted for their diversity and ability to make Oklahoma attractive to entrepreneurs outside of the state.
“This award echoes what InterWorks’ identity has been from day one,” said InterWorks CEO Behfar Jahanshahi. “By doing what we love and doing it well, we’ve been able to grow both InterWorks and Oklahoma’s technology industry on the whole.”
What Sets Us Apart
The jobs we create and the value we provide to our clients are undoubtedly our biggest contributions to our state, but what truly sets us apart is what we do and how we do it. We take pride in impacting Oklahoma in a different way than most businesses – through technology.
Our goal has always been to provide the very best in IT and data solutions, all while having fun. More than anything, we want our clients to succeed and gain real value from our solutions. We go to great lengths to ensure that they’re completely satisfied and strive to forge lasting relationships. This mentality, paired with our unique company culture, is what helps us to stand out.
Preparing for Another Year of Excellence
2014 was a landmark year for InterWorks as we lined our shelves with more honors and awards than any year previous. We created dozens of new jobs in Oklahoma and across the country, our influence continued to spread globally and we helped more people than ever before. In short, it was a fantastic year. Winning this award right off the bat in 2015 is a great to start to what looks to be another record-breaking year in the making.
Above: The entire Stillwater team posing with the award.
It All Comes Down to People
We’ve said it many times before, but we owe our success to the people we employ. Without them, InterWorks would be just another run-of-the-mill IT company, providing little or no impact on Oklahoma’s economy. It is their combined entrepreneurial spirit that has driven InterWorks’ sustained growth, pushing us to be a better company with each passing day.
By putting the power in their hands, InterWorks has become more than just an IT and data company – we’ve become a force of positive change for Oklahoma and beyond.
Head to the Meet Our Team page to learn more about the amazing people that make InterWorks what it is.