iTech Named as one of the Nation’s “50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses”

first_imgSOUTH BURLINGTON, VTiTech US, Inc. (iTech), a Vermont based company that specializes in Software Services and Application Development, has been named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC-EF) as one of its 50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses. The official announcement will be made during the 23rd Anniversary CelebrAsian Annual National Business Opportunity Conference 08, on May 27-29 at the Hilton Washington hotel in Washington, DC. A special presentation will take place at The White House on May 28, and at the Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at the Hilton Washington the same evening. All of us at iTech are honored to receive this recognition from the USPAACC, the White House and our congressional leaders, said Kishore Khandavalli, the CEO of iTech. The growth has come from our ability to hire and retain good, high quality people. This recognition really validates the hard work and successes that weve had as a company We congratulate our 50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses for generating robust growth over the yearsyet another indicator that through innovation, hard work and ingenuity, Asian Americans are at the forefront as engines of growth in our national economy, said USPAACC-EF National President & CEO Susan Au Allen. To qualify for the ranking, companies must be owned by one or more Asian Americans (at least 51% ownership), among other eligibility criteria. Based on percentage revenue growth over three years, selection was determined through direct applications and nominations. All finalists and winners were independently verified by the accounting and consulting firm of BDO Seidman, LLP.The Conference connects the largest number of Asian American suppliers with buyers from Fortune 500 corporations, the Federal government and small/minority-owned business community. Through pre-scheduled one-on-one matchmaking meetings, participants learn about contract opportunities in the era of globalization and outsourcing, different procurement trends and requirements to enhance competitiveness in the marketplace.last_img read more

Iowa Senate GOP votes to hire private firm to check welfare eligibility

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa Senate want the state to hire a business to determine whether Iowans who get government food assistance or Medicaid coverage are eligible for welfare benefits.Supporters of the plan say a private firm doing this work in other states can quickly flag problems, so the State of Iowa doesn’t extend welfare benefits to people who are not U.S. citizens or people who’re hiding assets or double-dipping by getting benefits in another state.Senator Jason Schultz, a Republican from Schleswig, said he’s been working on this concept for three years, to deal with a 10 percent error rate.“It’s time to do something about it,” Schultz said.Schultz pointed to estimates suggesting the state could save $10 million a year with the private company doing welfare eligibility checks rather than the 500 state employees who do it today using an ancient computer system.Democrats in the Senate criticized the plan, arguing the state would recoup far more by going after tax fraud.“Go just as aggressively against the tax cheats who owe us money,” said Senator Pam Jochum, a Democrat from Dubuque.Jochum also said businesses that fail to pay all they owe to workers should be investigated.“We lose $600 million each year in this state on wage theft alone,” Jochum said, “and yet that bill’s been buried for years.”Senator Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, accused Schultz of “grinding away” at the poor.“When it comes to poor people, by God, we’ve got to squeeze ’em,” Bolkcom said. “…This is a mean bill. It’s going to save a few bucks by taking food out of people’s mouths.”Senator Schultz, who said at the start that he’d been called “Dr. Evil” for proposing the bill, replied to Democrats in his closing remarks on the legislation.“You don’t want limits on health care. I mean, your number one presidential candidate right now is an avowed socialist…I mean, you say you’re against fraud, but really you’re not against fraud,” Schultz said. “You want to give it to them anyway (with) Medicare for All.’”Senate Democrats shouted their objections to that characterization and there was a brief time-out in the debate. A few minutes later, Schultz tiptoed up to another barb.“Oh, I’m guessing the whole Andrew Yang Universal Income line ain’t gonna go either,” Schultz said.The Senate’s bill now goes to the Republican-led House for consideration.last_img read more


first_imgMembers of Letterkenny Credit Union committee with Emma and her new car.There’s not much more Letterkenny woman Emma Mills could hope for this Christmas.Emma, from Oldtown, was the lucky winner of her local credit union’s car draw recently.The members of the credit union couldn’t afford a Christmas stocking large enough to put Emma’s new Christmas present in. But judging by the wonderful smile she had, she didn’t really mind.Safe driving!Emma is raring to go in her new motor.EMMA GETS HER FREE NEW WHEELS THANKS TO LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cardonegaldrawEmma MillsLetterkenny Credit Unionlast_img read more