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September 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract with the Department of Labor providing Analysts and Administrative Support for the operation of the Public Disclosure Room.

Orlando, FL. – The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida is pleased to announce AMTIS, Inc. as one of the 50 winners of the 2012 class of Florida Companies to Watch. In its 2nd year of existence, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by SunTrust Banks and the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation and with special support from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Created by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is an exclusive program that honors second-stage growth companies. Fifty second-stage companies from across the state of Florida were selected as “Companies to Watch” for their impressive employment rates and revenue growth. Award winners were also selected for their entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility and competitive business practices.
Florida Companies to Watch is also a testament to the commitment of community partners across the state. These groups work with second-stage companies every day and serve as their champions. More than 25 organizations pledged their support to nominate companies based in their communities, resulting in a record 425 nominations submitted. Nearly 140 companies were considered before 50 companies emerged as winners.
“We built Companies to Watch on the belief that an energized entrepreneurial culture must exist for second-stage companies to thrive,” says Penny Lewandowski, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Edward Lowe Foundation. “Now in its second year, Florida Companies to Watch enables a wide variety of organizations to champion second-stage companies to participate, most notably by nominating them for the award. These organizations, from chambers and industry associations, to local, county and state government agencies and commercial service providers also create services to meet their unique needs and look for ways to collaborate. Bottom line, as partners, they strengthen overall community support for second-stagers. Celebrating the achievements of second-stage companies throughout the Sunshine State is at the heart of Florida Companies to Watch, and it begins with a night of good news on October 19th. But the program lives on beyond the awards gala with organizations committed to creating a rich entrepreneurial environment for these companies.”
“Florida Companies to Watch takes a holistic approach, identifying companies across the state that represent Florida’s future,” says Tom O’Neal, Executive Director of GrowFL and Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida. “It illustrates the economic potential across the entire state, not just in major metropolitan areas, that the state realizes with the successes of second-stage companies. Being selected for Florida Companies to Watch awards program provides growing businesses the credibility and recognition that distinguish them among their peers. This statewide even lauds the success of business leaders who have taken their operations to the „second-stage‟ of growth and that hold the potential to continue to create jobs in their communities and industries, thereby making a difference in our local and statewide community.”
The combined impact of the 50 companies selected to this year’s Florida Companies to Watch is immense. In 2011 alone, the companies generated $355 million in total annual revenue, and held 1,576 full-time equivalent employees. The companies collectively created 350 net new jobs compared to the previous year. Between 2008 and the end of this year, these companies will generate $1.4 billion in revenue and add 1,297 employees (both in Florida and out of state), reflecting a 204 percent increase in revenue and 151 percent increase in jobs for the five-year period. In 2012 alone, that translates to a 35 percent annual revenue growth and 37 percent annual growth in employees. *Data compiled in August 2012.
AMTIS and other companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch award will be recognized at a special ceremony on Friday, October 19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

President/CEO of AMTIS, Inc., Barbara Stankowski attended the dedication the Penn State University Veterans Plaza, a gift of the Class of 2011, dedicated in a public ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 on the patio of Old Main, on the University Park campus. The plaza will honor all Penn State veterans, including the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the only Penn State alumnus to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
The plaza's design features a circular walkway and curved stone wall, centered around an artistic representation of a warrior’s shield, symbolizing honor and sacrifice. The shield's surface is carved with a "rippling water" effect, to evoke a feeling of tranquility.
The curved wall bears the inscription of a Greek phrase, believed to have been spoken by Spartan mothers to their sons before battle, meaning, “With it [your shield], or on it."
Witt noted that according to ancient Spartan tradition, a warrior was never without his shield -- he either returned home from battle alive, carrying his shield, or dead, carried upon it by his comrades.
The plaza’s curved wall is named to honor Murphy, a 1998 liberal arts graduate and a Navy SEAL. He received the U.S. military's highest decoration posthumously for his actions in 2005 during the war in Afghanistan.
"Veterans have risked and sacrificed their own safety so we are free to pursue our daily lives in a protected homeland," said Samuel E. Hayes Jr., Penn State trustee, alumnus and veteran. "With this Penn State Veterans Plaza, the Class of 2011 has achieved a noble height in philanthropic citizenship. We salute our veterans. We salute the Penn State Class of 2011."
Speakers at the dedication included Witt; Hayes; Penn State President Rodney Erickson; retired Navy Capt. Ryan J. McCombie, University trustee, alumnus and veteran; University Archivist Jackie Esposito; and Daniel Murphy, Michael Murphy's father.
The tradition of class gifts began when the Class of 1861, at its reunion in 1890, gave the University a portrait of Penn State's first president, Evan Pugh, which still hangs in the lobby of Old Main.

August 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract to provide USSOCOM with system administrator support for the Standard Procurement System (SPS) at MacDill AFB, FL. for providing support and guidance to all USSOCOM sites where the local System Administrator require assistance.

June 2012

AMTIS, Inc. was selected as one of the Awardees by at the “12th Annual National Business Awards Ceremony and Conference.” The event is the nation’s leading conference on business initiatives in Diversity and Multiculturalism.
The “12th Annual National Business Awards Ceremony and Conference” took place April 25-27, 2012 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The conference examines the concept of multiculturalism as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society and brings together America’s Top Business Owners and the “Top Fortune 500″ companies for promoting business opportunities.
AMTIS, Inc. was ranked No. 101 in the Top 500 Emerging Businesses in the U.S. – 2012.
The “12th Annual National Business Awards Ceremony and Conference” was sponsored by many high profile companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball and The Walt Disney Company.

May 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded an 18 month contract by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, for the development of training materials for the Senior Medicare Patrol Center.

April 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a 5 year contract by Virginia Dept. of Transportation for Adjunct Bench Services.

March 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by ASC/PKOB Wright-Patterson AFB to conduct a Capitol Hill Workshop for the Defense Acquisition University, Midwest Region.

January 2012

AMTIS, Inc. on Adayana Government Group’s winning team for a multi-year, single award IDIQ contract for the United States of America’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)/Technical Support Working Group (TSWG). The Adayana team will provided blended learning solutions backed by research, proven learning science, and subject matter expertise to support the interagency mission of CTTSO/TSWG.

December 2011

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Command Norfolk Contracting, for the completion of the Integrated System for Language Education and Training (ISLET) research and the verification and development of multiple Cultural Awareness Courses for the Navy’s Center for Information Dominance (CID).

September 2011

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by NAWC TSD for Naval Special Warfare Center Training Support for Instructor Led Training and web-based courseware development.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a follow-on subcontract to continue to provide senior facilitator support to the NAVAIR Naval Leader Development Program’s Washington Arena Seminar and Contemporary Leadership Issues and Practices Seminar.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by FAA for Hazardous Material Regulation Web-Based Training Development for the Transportation Safety Institute.

AMTIS, Inc. on CAMBER's winning team for a multi-year Veterans Benefits Administration Training, Training Evaluation, and Training Implementation Blanket Purchase Agreement.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract by Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC), Ft. Eustis, for Marine Surveyor & Engineering Support.

April 2011

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation to develop training for the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) Traffic Controllers and Traffic Control Supervisors (TCS).

AMTIS, Inc. awarded subcontract to support the Ken Blanchard Companies government clients with certified facilitator’s delivering Situational Leadership II and Situational Frontline Leadership.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded subcontract from CAMBER on a multi-year Veterans Benefits Administration Blanket Purchase Agreement for Skills Certification Testing Processing.

November 2010

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to design, distribute, collect, analyze and report on Customer Satisfaction Surveys from service members and veterans using Medical Disability Examination Contractor services.

September 2010

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract by the National Nuclear Security Administration to provide Executive Coaching services.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by Dept. of Interior to develop a TRADOC approved Training Support Package for the Army National Guard’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Course.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Center for Veteran Enterprise (CVE) to develop, validate, and verify certification examinations for the Federal Contractor Certification (FCC) program.