The Control Group Wins Silver and Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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Best in Biz Awards Honors The Control Group Innovator of the Year and Best Place to Work

Best in Biz Silver Award

We are so proud of our teams’ achievements and we strive to provide the best work environment to further fuel their successes

The Control Group has been awarded a silver for Innovator of the Year for CTO, Shiem Edelbrock and a bronze for Best Place to Work in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Innovator of the Year - Shiem Edelbrock, CTO
Shiem Edelbrock, CTO of The Control Group, has risen in the company because of his ability to come up with innovative technological solutions that have impacted the company in a positive way. Shiem uses technology in a way that has created major breakthroughs for the company, which allows for exponential growth and profitability. His abilities and successes were showcased when he was asked to be a key speaker at the Rackspace Convention.

Best Place to Work Bronze Award
The founders of The Control Group know that making their company a desirable place to work will attract top talent and provide the foundation for a fun and innovative work environment for team members to thrive and flourish. Employees enjoy great benefits, a dog-friendly office, company-sponsored training, seminars and professional development opportunities, catered lunches, monthly team building events (Padres games, movie nights, Holiday party) and a fully stocked kitchen. Office locations are another reason why TCG is a Best Place to Work. TCG’s Pacific Beach office is located steps away from the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. The TCG Little Italy office enjoys balcony views of the San Diego Bay and Maritime Museum from the top floor of the iconic San Diego Metro. There is also a fitness room, and a top-of-the-line BBQ on the patio used every Friday during Grill Friday.

Best in Biz Awards
The fifth annual program in North America boasted the highest number of submissions to date. More than 600 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Best in Biz Awards 2015 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

“We are once again honored to be recognized as a Best Place to Work , and this time for Innovator of the Year.” said Tischa Culver, PR and Communications Specialist for The Control Group. “We are so proud of our teams’ achievements and we strive to provide the best work environment to further fuel their successes.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 46 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels from years 2011 – 2014, this year’s judging panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included contributors to ABC,, Bloomberg Businessweek, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, CRN, ECT News Network, eWeek Channel Insider, Fast Company, Fierce Online Video, Forbes, FOX News Latino, Hartford Business Journal, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, MediaPost, Motley Fool, PE HUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, ReadWriteWeb, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech Cocktail, Wired, Woman’s Day and Xconomy.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015, visit:

About The Control Group
Created in 2011, The Control Group is one of the fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in San Diego. Their expertise is in web development and internet marketing. The company is the developer of, one of the top people search engines in the world and NextGen Leads, an extremely high quality insurance leads platform focused on streamlining lead acquisition. Because the company is already profitable, it has been able to develop a company culture that is shaking up the Technology Sector. Core to the company culture is its reach into the community to make a positive impact by volunteering, supporting, and getting involved in numerous important causes.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the fourth annual Best in Biz Awards International program in January 2016. Any organization worldwide may enter any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit:

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