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Inilex Makes Inc. 500|5000 List for 3rd Straight Year

Inilex®, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the third straight year. Inilex ranked No. 1056 on the prestigious national list, which recognizes America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Inilex’s enormous growth makes it one of Arizona’s most prominent companies, as well as one of the most successful companies in the automotive telematics industry.

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle recovery device that uses GPS and cellular technologies to locate stolen vehicles in real time. Unlike other car theft-recovery devices, SkyLINK provides broad, nationwide coverage and it works with all law enforcement agencies. Inilex also offers InilexGPS and InilexGPS Fleet, which enable large enterprise companies to remotely monitor and manage their assets and workforce.

“Auto dealers recognize the high-value SkyLINK can deliver to their customers, and at the same time, consumers are increasingly realizing the benefits of including SkyLINK with their new vehicle purchase,” said Michael Maledon, Inilex CEO. “It’s this market demand that is fueling our growth and we are rapidly scaling to meet it.”

SkyLINK and InilexGPS are both uniquely positioned in the growing “connected car” ecosystem. According to market research firm Infonetics, the connected car segment will experience a 25 percent compounded annual growth rate through 2018 and will reach almost $17 billion in total market revenue as companies learn about the safety and security associated with connected cars. Inilex is poised to capture a large share of that total market because its products are specifically tailored to meet the needs of a variety of companies ranging from major national auto dealers to local businesses. SkyLINK is available at more than 600 dealerships nationwide and is quickly becoming the foremost vehicle recovery device that even local police forces prefer because of its real-time, quick tracking technology. For example, recently Inilex was pivotal in helping police apprehend a kidnapper during an urgent Amber Alert.

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Clear Title Agency ranks on Inc. 500/5000 List

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, a leader in commercial and residential title and escrow services, is ranked No. 988 on the seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Clear Title’s 436 percent growth during the past three years helped secure the competitive ranking among an elite group of leading independent entrepreneurs in the U.S.

“We are excited and honored to be ranked on this esteemed list of the nation’s fastest growing companies in America,” said Bart Patterson, CEO of Clear Title. “We believe the secret to our success is all about our people. Our goal has always been to deliver the best possible service when and where customers need it and our people do that extraordinarily well.

“Being a part of this list brings recognition to both our current success and the fact that our goals of providing the very best work environment for our people and delivering value and excellence to clients will never change,” Patterson said.

In Metro Phoenix, Clear Title ranks No. 20 of the 99 local honorees.

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

Business Awards: Are They Worth The Effort Of Applying?

Business Awards: Are They Worth The Effort Of Applying?

What does the Inc. 500|5000 list, Ranking Arizona and Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards all have in common? They’re a mix of local and national business awards from incredible companies. There are several organizations that extend prestigious business honors to companies every day. So many, in fact, that a simple Google search for business awards yielded more than one billion responses; yes, billion with a “b.”

Some are based solely on growth, financial gain or employee happiness; some on areas or expertise or industry specific. Taking the time to research awards can be a lengthy but worth-the-while process.

Third-party credibility is an excellent way to show your employees, competitors, customers and potential customers that you know what you’re doing and that you’re in it for the long haul. If you work in an industry rattled with criticism and negative expectations, it helps to further set your business apart.

The benefits my business has seen are immense. You feel an instant camaraderie with past winners, and it’s a great way to network. We have had outside consumers, vendors and other companies call for advice as they apply for awards we’ve won. Our customers know the kind of service they’ll receive, and our employees love the recognition for their hard work and dedication. It has been a huge morale boost around the office.

Awards submissions are often a lengthy process that require several hours’, if not days’, worth of work; others take 20 minutes. I’ve found that looking at the requirements for awards such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Awards, or Angie’s List or ASU’s Spirit of Enterprise can be a great business check-up. It allows you the opportunity to look at your business with fresh eyes. How many hours of community service are you giving each month? What are your long term goals? What do you deem as your biggest accomplishment? How have your finances improved over the last three years? What is your customer satisfaction rate?

After combing through the requirements, if you notice your organization doesn’t qualify, ask yourself if this award is important to your business and industry. Would it make a difference to your consumers? If you move forward with applying, have your employees help with the process; make them feel part of the team. It’s important to have their buy-in. Moving forward, you may have to make difficult choices or changes; and if they have an understanding as to why those changes are coming, they’re more likely to embrace said changes.

Being nominated for any award, especially a business award, is a tremendous honor. One of the most important aspects of this process is working with the outside entity that nominated you or your organization.  Maybe it was your PR firm, maybe it was a colleague or a customer — no matter who nominated you, be present for the nomination process. Knowing exactly what they need from you in order to complete the nomination in key. Understanding their needs will help you share the most important successes and challenges your organization has gone through. And, be sure to thank the individual nominating you or your organization.

Being an award-winner is a great way to distinguish yourself and your company from your competitors in a tough market. In my experience, every effort required to complete an application or nomination has been a valuable experience and well worth the time.