SpeakerBox Communications Honored as Finalist in the 2009 Helios HR Apollo Awards

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SpeakerBox Acknowledged for its Success in Developing an Ongoing Culture of Employee Support & Development

SpeakerBox Communications, LLC, (http://www.speakerboxpr.com) today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the 2009 Helios HR Apollo Awards. The Apollo Awards, presented by Helios HR recognize Washington-area organizations that promote employee development.

"SpeakerBox was established on a foundation of a strong corporate culture and the cultivation of growth for our staff," said Elizabeth Shea, president and CEO, SpeakerBox. "This team works hard to ensure a high-performance, high-quality and talented team, and this reinforces our focus. We hire the best and the brightest, and look for people who excel in a culture of creativity."

The Helios HR Apollo Awards honor organizations that show marked success in developing an ongoing culture of employee support and development. This includes creating development opportunities for employees and providing resources for managers, such as participation in a robust performance management program. Helios HR Apollo Award finalists encompass a dynamic and quantifiable impact of their employee development initiatives on the organization.

"We had a tremendous increase in nominations this year," said Kathy Albarado, president & CEO of Helios HR. "This growth illustrates that even during these tough economic times companies remain dedicated to creating an environment where employees are given the opportunity to learn and develop. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement."

Award finalists and winners will be recognized at a breakfast ceremony on June 5, 2009, from 7:30AM - 10:00AM, at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Best practices in employee development will also be shared at the event. Program sponsors include: Jackson Lewis, The Potomac Companies, Foster, Soltoff & Love, Albo & Oblon, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Market Connections, Hinge, CSI, SpeakerBox Communications, the Washington chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), NOVA SHRM, Dulles SHRM and Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area.

A complete list of award finalists and registration information is available at http://www.helioshr.com/Apollo-Awards.php.

Ms. Shea adds, "We strive to develop, educate, mentor and grow our team, to a point where we exceed employee turnover ratios in our industry. In a time when most agencies turnover staff every two years, we have more than half of our team celebrating over three years with us (and several have been with us since 2003). It speaks to our focus on employee development and commitment to our culture."

About SpeakerBox Communications, LLC
SpeakerBox Communications is a technology public relations firm that blends strategic communications counsel with flawless execution. With a focus on representing companies in the business of technology, SpeakerBox is proud of the conversations it creates for and about its clients. Formerly SheaHedges Group, SpeakerBox Communications has been repeatedly recognized as one of the largest independently owned public relations firms in the Greater Washington, DC. Area. For more information, visit http://www.speakerboxpr.com.

About Helios HR
Helios HR provides outsourced HR services that optimize your workforce and HR operations. With Helios, you'll gain a strategic business partner focused on your company's culture, growth, strategy and budget. For more information visit us at http://www.helioshr.com.

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