April 15, 2008 10:11 ET

Helios HR Announces 2008 Apollo Awards™ Finalists

Awards Recognize Companies Emphasizing Employee Development

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - In partnership with the Washington D.C. metropolitan chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and SmartCEO magazine, Helios HR announced today the 28 finalists for the 2008 Helios Apollo Awards™.

The Apollo Awards recognize organizations that invest in an intentional culture of continuous learning. This includes creating development opportunities for employees, as well as providing the resources for managers and employees to participate in a robust performance management program.

This year's finalists are no exception. They excel at promoting employee growth and development. The finalists are classified by category:

Up and Coming Company

Arc Aspicio LLC
Eagle Hill Consulting
ENC Marketing & Communications
Evans Inc
IntegrityOne Partners
Justin Bradley
Rose Financial Services

Small Company

Aronson & Company
Cynergy Systems
Forrester Construction Company
Kadix Systems
McDonough Bolyard & Peck
NETCONN Solutions
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Mid-Size Company

Apple Federal Credit Union
Bowman Consulting
Dimension Data Americas
JK Moving and Storage
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Large Company

BF Saul Company - Hotel Division
Clifton Gunderson LLP
Grant Thornton

"The requirements for this award are quite stringent. Not only do they measure opportunity, but we ask nominees to indicate how they communicate these programs, and how they measure the impact of training and development on their organization," said Kathy Albarado, president & CEO of Helios HR. "There are some remarkable efforts being made by organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. We believe they should be recognized for leading efforts in establishing best practices."

The awards breakfast will be held on June 6th, from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church to honor all finalists and announce the winners in each category. Program sponsors to date include: Jackson Lewis LLP, The Meltzer Group, DC Rainmakers, Payroll Network, John Hancock, Hinge, and CSI.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are $65 or a table of ten at $650. Interested parties should visit to register for the event.

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