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What’s New at Corporate Network Services?
At Corporate Network Services, we’re always striving to find new and innovative ways to educate and share information we’ve learned with our colleagues, clients and friends. Below you’ll find articles and events covering happenings in and about CNS. Be sure to check back frequently as new articles are posted regularly. For the most current news and information, read our Blog and Like Us on Facebook.
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5/13 —Marshall Micheals to present a round table session at the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Business Forum and Showcase on May 22
4/13 — Company president Brenda Sneed is nominated for a Human Resources leadership award by HRLA. The winners will be announced in June.
4/13 — The Alliance for Workplace Excellence once again honors Corporate Network Services with Workplace Excellence, Health and Wellness, and EcoLeadership awards
12/12 — Corporate Network Services supports WUMCO and Bright Beginnings charities for 2012 holiday giving through its Community Counts program
9/12 — Corporate Network Services’ wellness program is included in government study, “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future”
8/12 — Inc. magazine names Corporate Network Services to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for the fourth year in a row
8/12 — CNS is named one of the Healthiest Workplaces in Washington, DC by the Washington Business Journal for the second year in a row
7/12 — Tom Keller is promoted to Vice President, Government Solutions. Previously he was the Manager.
6/12 — Corporate Network Services turns 19 years old.
5/12 — Corporate Network Services become a reseller partner of Digium, and can now provide a quality business phone solution for small business clients featuring VOIP technology.
3/12 — Corporate Network Services donated a paper shredding truck to the Poolesville business fair for our Community Counts program and took in a record 6682 pounds of paper from local residents and businesses.
2/12 — Westerly Enterprises, a Corporate Network Services business partner, launches new web site. Westerly Enterprises is a SDVOSB with contracts at the EPA.
2/12 — Corporate Network Services is named again to the MSPMentor 100 List of top global companies in the computer consulting managed services market.
2/12 — The Washington Post features Corporate Network Services in an article about our marriage benefit.
2/12 — CNS wins a “Flu Fighter” award from Adventist Health Care for our efforts to protect the health of our employees and the community by offering flu shots during our annual health fair.
12/11 — CEO Karen Kalantzis participates in a national convening sponsored by The Trust for American’s Health to discuss public policy for corporate wellness programs for small businesses.
11/11 —Corporate Network Services’ client, the Army’s Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program, was named the 2011 top information technology (IT) team by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS). The AMSUS IT Team Award honors organizations that have made significant contributions in IT, specifically those that improve the effectiveness and cohesiveness of federal health care initiatives. Read the full story here.
11/11 — The Washington Business Journal names Corporate Network Services a Top IT Training company for the 8th year in a row.
10/11 — New web site is revealed to provide members of the NIH community with information about the CIOSP3 contract, of which Corporate Network Services is a leader in the contracting team, CIOSP Enterprise Solutions.
8/11 — Corporate Network Services earns spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, with its best ranking yet, for the third year in a row.
8/11 — Jason Tierney, VP of New Product Development at Corporate Network Services, was named to the mspMentor 250 list, a list of the world’s top managed services experts, executives, and community leaders, for the third year in a row.
8/11 — Corporate Network Services is named a Top 40 Healthiest Employer in Greater Washington for 2011 by the Washington Business Journal. Check out the entire list of winners here.
7/11 — Corporate Network Services’ employee, Leann Micheals, was hand picked to represent the MC4 program and travel overseas with Major General Patricia Horoho, who was recently nominated to be the next Surgeon General of the Army.
7/11 — Congratulations to three Corporate Network Services employees for earning their 5 Year Service Award at the company’s recent Quarterly Meeting: Chuck Melton, Biran Su, and Rosemond Barnor. At the meeting the company also rolled out our new wellness program, Your Wellness Counts.
6/11 — Corporate Network Services is featured in the Washington Post’s Capital Business section for Monday, June 13 in an article called, “Getting Creative with Employee Perks.” It sites our annual Holiday Weigh In Contest which is part of our wellness program. Read about it here!
6/11 — Corporate Network Services’ business partner, Westerly Enterprises, earns verification as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
6/11 — Corporate Network Services CEO Karen Kalantzis featured in SmartCEO magazine article about networking events. Read the article here.
5/11 — The Alliance for Workplace Excellence of Montgomery County, MD names CNS to all 3 of their award categories: Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Eco-Leader, and Health and Wellness Trailblazer.
2/11 —Corporate Network Services is named once again to the MSPMentor 100 List of top companies in the computer consulting managed services market.
2/11 — Corporate Network Services CEO Karen Kalantzis joins the speakers panel of women business owners at the Women’s Success Summit featuring eWomanNetwork CEO Sandra Yancey. When asked about a key to success, Karen advised the women in attendance to, “put on blinders and stay focused on your target market.”
1/11 — Corporate Network Services earns prestigious competencies in Microsoft Partner Network Program: Gold for Server Platform and Silver for Desktop and Midmarket Solutions.
1/11 — Corporate Network Services has been named a 2010 Top IT Training Program in the Washington Business Journal for the 7th year in a row.
9/10 — Corporate Network Services earns 7th place in the Gazette of Politics and Business Exceptional 53 Awards, which recognizes top Maryland companies for revenue, innovation, and community service.
8/10 — Vice President Jason Tierney is named to the mspMentor 2010, a list of the world’s top managed services experts and community leaders. Click here to see the alphabetical list. Jason is on page 30.
8/10 — Corporate Network Services can be found on Facebook. Become a fan today!
7/10 — Washington DC Fox 5 broadcast its morning show in Poolesville as part of their Hometown Friday special. Corporate Network Services employees proudly waved a CNS banner and earned some camera time! Visit the Fox web site for the video links.
6/10 — Corporate Network Services launches new web site, making it easier for visitors to find technology information and engage with the company.
5/10 — The Alliance for Workplace Excellence of Montgomery County, MD names Corporate Network Services to all 3 of their award categories: Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Eco-Leader, and Health and Wellness Trailblazer. We are the only under-50 -employee business to have won all three.
5/10 — Anvil Dataworks, a division of Corporate Network Services, reports that their entire development team has passed the FileMaker certification exam and are all Certified FileMaker Developers, making them among the largest certified groups in the United States.
5/10 — Brenda Sneed, President of Corporate Network Services, is nominated for the 2010 Human Resource Leadership Award of Greater Washington, and will be honored at the awards gala on June 15. Jason Tierney, CNS Vice President, and his ConnectWise implementation team were also nominated for an award in the Implementation category.
4/10 — Two FileMaker developers from Anvil Dataworks, a division of Corporate Network Services, announce they passed the beta exam for FileMaker 11 Certification, making them among the first in the country to become Certified FileMaker 11 Developers.
4/10 — William “Woody” Hume joins Corporate Network Services as Director of Sales, bringing with him over 20 years experience in sales with leading companies such as Adobe and Apple.
12/09 — Entire Corporate Network Services management and executive team passes exam from the MSP Alliance to become Certified Managed Services Professionals, including Marshall Micheals, Jason Tierney, Brenda Sneed, and Karen Kalantzis.
12/09 — CNS’ Government Solutions Group donates maximum allowable to a military family based out of Ft. Detrick, MD through Operation Happy Holliday (OHH). OHH helped 92 families this year in total.
11/09 — Corporate Network Services is named in the Washingtonian Magazine as a Great Place to Work, earning Honorable Mention for having a family feel.
10/09 — Jason Tierney, VP of Consulting Services, is quoted in a WSJ’s SmartMoney on-line article about getting the most of your computer. Visit http://tinyurl.com/yzrnf6a.
9/09 — While it’s back to school time for students everywhere, Corporate Network Services supported its adopted school, The Ivymount School in Rockville, MD with a collection of school supplies and a monetary donation. You can help them, too! Visit www.ivymount.org for details.
9/09 — Jason Tierney, VP of Consulting Services at Corporate Network Services, is named to the MSP Alliance Top 250 Influencers 2009 list by MSPmentor, a division of Nine Lives Media
7/09 — Join Corporate Network Services for a FREE breakfast seminar about Business Intelligence and Information Dashboards on Thursday, August 27 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.
7/09 — Attention DevCon 09 attendees, meet with twittering FM Developers at the first annual Tweetup, August 13 at 9:00 PM at the Rye Bar in San Francisco
6/09 — Corporate Network Services FileMaker developers Wayman Ka, Sameer Khan, and Biran Su are among the first to pass the difficult FileMaker 10 certification exam!
6/09 — The FileMaker 10 Certification Exam is now available from FileMaker. FileMaker developers can prepare for the exam by taking CNS’s FileMaker Training Series class being offered June 15 – 18 and September 22 -25, or by taking our one-on-one Boot Camp Training session.
4/09 — The Alliance for Workplace Excellence awards Corporate Network Services with its Eco-Leadership award in its first year and its Best Place to Work Award for the fourth year in a row.
4/09 — FileMaker Advisor magazine will feature an article about dashboarding written by Corporate Network Services Developer Charles Melton.
4/09 — Corporate Network Services customer, The Resource Network, and CNS are featured in a case study from DataDirect Technologies called “Achieving Connectivity in the Cloud.” It is about tying together diverse data from multiple applications including FileMaker, and cloud-based applications such as SalesForce.com. To read it, visit http://www.datadirect.com/docs/resource_network_cs.pdf.
3/09 — Corporate Network Services revamps Federal FileMaker user group by opening the group to all users and developers in the Washington, DC area. The new group is called DC FileMaker and the first meeting is May 6 at NIH in Rockville. Visit www.dcfilemaker.com to join the group and register.
3/09 — Corporate Network Services becomes a reseller for BlackBerry, allowing customers one-stop shopping for all their mobile workforce needs.
3/09 — Corporate Network Services certified FileMaker developer, Charles Melton, travels to Honduras to train users on a patient management database we developed for CURE.
1/09 — The Washington Business Journal names Corporate Network Services as the 9th largest IT training company in the Washington Metro area, as ranked by enrollment in 2008. This is the company’s 6th time on the list.
1/09 — Corporate Network Services becomes an accredited Managed Service Provider by the International Association of Managed Service Providers.
12/08 — Microsoft renews Corporate Network Services as a Gold Partner for 2009 after customers send positive remarks in response to Microsoft’s survey request.
11/08 — The Corporate Network Services’ PROSuite Support Centre announces the capability to provide PROSuite coverage for Macintosh computers, including the ability to streamline many back-end processes like inventory and remote control.
11/08 — Join Corporate Network Services and Microsoft for a free seminar, “Do Less With More: Make Over Your IT Department” on December 2 at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce in Rockville, MD
10/08 — Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board gives Corporate Network Services an “Honorable Mention” for the Small Business Award at its annual Workforce and Economic Development Awards breakfast on October 31.
8/08 — Brenda Sneed, Vice President of Finance and Operations, is promoted to President of the company. Marshall Micheals changes his focus to sales and product development.
8/08 — Brinsley Barreto, a Corporate Network Servicescertified FileMaker Trainer, is asked to present a webinar about Data Manipulation for FileMaker, Inc.
8/08 — The US Treasury renews multi-year contract with Corporate Network Services to provide graphics and design support.
8/08 — Army renews multi-million dollar 5 year contract with Corporate Network Services to create and support electronic medical records (EMR) system.
6/08 — The Alliance for Workplace Excellence honors Corporate Network Services with a Best Place to Work Award for the third year in a row.
6/08 — Corporate Network Services celebrates our 15 year anniversary! Employee Jason Tierney earns a 10 year service award at company dinner/dance.
4/08 — Corporate Network Services opens new office in FL to accomodate growing team.
1/08 — Corporate Network Services has landed on the MSPmentor 100, a distinguished list of the world’s most progressive managed service providers.
1/08 — Corporate Network Services makes the list of “top IT training companies” in Washington Business Journal for the 5th year in a row.
7/07 — Corporate Network Services announces the CNS Hosting Centre, a new hosting service for co-location, dedicated servers, virtual offices, and virtual hosting
6/07 — Corporate Network Servicesreceives “Best Place to Work” award from the Alliance of Workplace Excellence for second year in a row
5/07 — FileMaker Deep Dive Seminar for FileMaker Server held May 9 draws packed room and positive reviews. Future events to be scheduled later in the year.
5/07 — Corporate Network Services celebrates employee service awards – Brenda Sneed earns 10 Year Award and Brian Mullaney earns 5 Year Award
4/07 — Corporate Network Services becomes largest, most certified FileMaker shop in the Mid-Atlantic Region, with all of its Developers Certified in 8 and Brinsley Barreto becoming a Certified Professional Trainer. Next Professional Foundation Series class to be held June 5-7
4/07 — Microsoft and FileMaker partner with Corporate Network Services to present: “Creating Business Value Through Teamwork and Collaboration” seminar May 22, featuring SharePoint and FileMaker Pro
4/07 — Corporate Network Services is in the press with its managed services solution, PROSuite
4/07 — Corporate Network Services develops PROSuite Partner Program, to help other resellers provide a managed services solution to their customers
3/07 — Corporate Network Services manager Wayman Ka selected to speak at 2007 FileMaker Developer Conference in Orlando, topic is PHP
2/07 — Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard partner with Corporate Network Services to present “Making Your IT Dreams Come True” seminar on February 15, including Unified Communications, ProtectTools, and PROSuite
1/07 — Washington Business Journal names Corporate Network Services to list of top IT training companies
1/07 — Microsoft renews Corporate Network Services as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner