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Washington County's Innovative Inc. and d'Vinci Interactive Receive National Recognition

 

Hagerstown, Md. (September 2, 2014) – Washington County Department of Business Development is proud to celebrate the recent accomplishments and national recognition received by local businesses d’Vinci Interactive and Innovative Inc.

Innovative Inc. was recently named to Inc. Magazine's 5000 list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, coming in at #3115. Innovative, Inc. is a full service computer, phone and networking integration firm, servicing resident

ial and commercial customers in Hagerstown and surrounding areas. Innovative now has 22 employees and counting with a recent opening of a second site in Frederick.

“We’re proud of our growth; we have matured in numbers but equally so in capabilities.  Our service levels are the highest they ever have been in company history,” said Jason Rappaport, President/CEO of Innovative Inc.

“Our growth has allowed us to expand our resources and refine our business and technical processes – and has been possible only due to the incredible capability and responsibility of the Innovative, Inc., team. The prospect of increased numbers also signifies continued expansion - expanding on our ideas, our team, coverage area and technologies offered, all in a tireless effort to remain true to our name.”

Amidst a 20th anniversary celebrating growth in Hagerstown, d’Vinci Interactive received two Horizon Interactive Awards for developing engaging learning activities for students on civics and government for the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

Winning the gold award in Mobile Apps Education, the Congressional Moments iPad app explores key legislation that still impacts our lives today, including child labor, civil rights, the SEC, the National Park Service, the Marshall Plan and women's suffrage.

Snagging the silver award for Training/e-Learning websites, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS)program helps students learn about Congress, representative democracy and citizen participation.

d’Vinci partnered with former Congressman Lee Hamilton and the Center on Congress to develop student activities and tablet-accessible media which collectively form a “digital classroom” where teachers assign work and grade students through an online management system.

“We’re pleased to be ranked among the ‘best of the best’ in interactive media,” said Center on Congress Director Lee Hamilton. “It’s vital for the future of American democracy that civics, government and history be taught in a creative and compelling manner.”

Other awards the d’Vinci team brought home in 2014 include, Communicator Silver Award of Distinction in Interactive Media/Corporate Training and a bronze Horizon Interactive Award in the Health/Human Services Website category, among 

Please join us in extending congratulations to these local firms for their contributions in making Washington County a great place to live, work and play. Media interested in more information should contact Public Relations and Community Affairs Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384 or jajenkins@washco-md.netothers. 

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