RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intelligent Waves LLC (IW) was excited to be finalists in two categories of Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Distinguished Service Awards. IW was nominated for both the Veteran Business Mentorship Award and the Veteran Owned Business Award for Established Business. IW was recognized at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The Awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership through support and mentorship of veterans.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for our work in supporting and enabling U.S. military veterans,” said Jared Shepard, President and CEO of IW. “Transition can be one of the most difficult things a veteran can face. We hope that our support helps veterans have a successful transition into a new career within our community.”
Shepard founded IW more than a decade ago as an information technology service provider to the U.S. government – a way to continue service to his country after his military career. Since its formation, IW has continuously extended its services beyond technical solutions through its commitment to veterans, from donating more than 5% of annual profits to building a workforce comprised of military veterans greater than 50% of the entire organization.
Shepard also founded Warriors Ethos as another way to give back. Warriors Ethos is non-profit that assists wounded and disabled veterans with career planning, professional development and job placement. The partnership between IW and Warriors Ethos empowers wounded service members, veterans and their families to become independent, self-sustaining and well equipped for civilian life. Their efforts have played a significant role in reducing the number of unemployed wounded veterans in Northern Virginia.
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About Intelligent Waves
Founded in 2006, Intelligent Waves LLC is a professional services company, providing mission-critical solutions in technology, communications and operations. Committed to delivering unmatched experience, excellent service and next generation technologies, Intelligent Waves combines business and technical expertise to drive innovation across the federal government. As a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Intelligent Waves is dedicated to the care of veterans and active duty service members through work supporting the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.