Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Presents the Legend’s Circle Company Award to Vocus

The technology company association also names Vocus as a Best Place to Work finalist

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, was awarded Chesapeake Regional Tech Council s (CRTC) Legend’s Circle Company Award, the highest honor given by the organization. Part of the annual TechAwards, the Legend s Circle Company honor is awarded to a company that exhibits sustained leadership, a strong track record of success and financial growth, history of community involvement, and leadership in technology as evidenced by setting industry trends. Vocus joins the ranks of past participants including Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

 Vocus is exactly the kind of company the TechAwards was created to celebrate; a global leader in its industry, calling Maryland its home,  explained CRTC Executive Director Kris Shock.  This year, we are proud to bestow the top corporate honor on Vocus, the Legend’s Circle Award, recognizing its leadership evidenced by being at the forefront of innovation and growth. We are proud to have such a high caliber tech company headquartered in Maryland and look forward to supporting its continued success. 

 It’s an honor to receive this recognition of Vocus’ sustained growth, innovation and contributions to the tech community,  said Vocus Chief Executive Officer Rick Rudman. “We set a high bar for ourselves for innovation, tech leadership and community involvement. This recognition is important to us and reinforces our commitment in these areas going forward.”

Vocus is also a finalist for CRTC s Best Place to Work Award, which recognizes a company that fosters a spirit of innovation and creativity, provides benefits that encourage employee work/life balance, and works to inspire greatness in its team.

A 13-person selection committee examined more than 60 nominations for the TechAwards and will announce the winners during CRTC s ninth annual TechAwards ceremony on March 26, 2014 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel.

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