Interventions Unlimited, Inc. Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor
August 30, 2016
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Contact: Lise Pilier, Office Manager 407-678-8889
INTERVENTIONS UNLIMITED SELECTED AS
2016 FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH WINNER
Leading Central Florida Autism Therapy Provider Recognized for Client Care, Innovation and Business Success
Orlando, FL – Interventions Unlimited (IU), a leading provider of high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for individuals with Autism and other learning and behavioral difficulties, has been named a 2016 Florida Companies to Watch. IU is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years and was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Interventions Unlimited earned its recognition as a Florida Companies to Watch based upon the competitive advantage it has established through the superior quality of care to gives to its clients and families; the innovation and entrepreneurial style it brings to its work; and its extensive and meaningful involvement in the Central Florida community. It is these and other factors that distinguished IU as a company with an ever increasing ability to grow and made it one of the 50 Florida Companies to Watch award winners.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
“We are very proud to be a winner of the Florida Companies to Watch Award,” commented Jing Zhou, Interventions Unlimited CEO and Clinical Director. “Our team is thankful to be identified as a company that is expected to grow on the strength of our ability to make a difference every day for children with autism or other special needs and their families. We are passionate about our work and feel honored to be recognized.”
“This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. O’Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.
The 50 companies named the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,200 employees between 2012 and 2015.
Together, the companies project a 30 percent increase in revenue and 33 percent increase in job growth in 2016.
Companies named to the list will be officially recognized November 3rd at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando.
For more information, visit growfl.com/flctw16.
About Interventions Unlimited
Interventions Unlimited is a pre-eminent provider of high quality ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy for individuals with Autism, and other learning or behavioral difficulties. ABA is the leading, research-based methodology proven to bring about positive, meaningful change in behavior in individuals with autism and learning challenges. Our mission is to enable children to achieve maximum potential in their homes, schools, and communities by teaching them adaptive skills and behaviors. Website: www.interventionsunlimited.com
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.