November 7, 2014
Rockville Economic Development, Inc. Awards Inaugural “Rockin’ in Rockville” to EMMES Corporation
Rockville, MD – As part of Economic Development Week, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) awarded their first-ever “Rockin’ in Rockville” award to a local company. The EMMES Corporation, who just last summer signed a 10-year lease at its current headquarters in Rockville, accepted the award at REDI’s Resource Meetup on October 29 at the Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel & Suites. The award is given to a local company who is making a difference to the local economy and to the community as a whole.
EMMES, a professional partner to clinicians, scientists, and program leaders around the world, provides scientific and technical support for clinical research studies funded by industry, foundations and government agencies. EMMES has more than 400 employees whose specialties range from biomedical research to biostatistics to information technology. In addition to its headquarters in Rockville, MD, the company has offices in Canada and India.
As part of the application process for this award, EMMES solicited information from their employees on why they are “Rockin’ in Rockville.” Using posters, making mention in staff meetings, and even deploying a “rockin” email address, EMMES’ employees were encouraged to participate in the application process. Some common themes emerged including the company’s impact on public health, their passion for promoting health, and the difference they’re making in the community.
“EMMES strives to promote health – both within the company and out in the community. Through our internal programs geared to foster a healthy, positive work environment, to our community outreach programs such as our schools supply drives and Building Bikes donation program, we are very much walking the walk” said Dr. Anne Lindblad, President of EMMES.
Many local politicians and other dignitaries attended the REDI Resource Meetup, including Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, who commented, “Once again REDI’s support and involvement in the City of Rockville offers another example of why Rockville is the place to be.” Rockville City Council Member, Beryl Feinberg, continued “This was a wonderful meet and greet opportunity where local businesses can connect with each other as well as the local government. I wish them all success.” Rockville City Council Member, Julie Palakovich Carr said “REDI does a great job at facilitating connections in Rockville. This fosters success through pairing up businesses that will thrive together in our city.”