|[December 05, 2013]
Milestone CEO Wins Innovation Award for Executive of the Year
CHICO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies (Milestone) founder and CEO Prem Chand received the
coveted Innovation Award for Executive of the Year from Innovate North
State during the 29th Annual Innovation Awards dinner held Dec. 3 at CSU
Chand, who grew up in nearby Biggs, said he was humbled to return home
to receive such a prestigious award. "I'm honored at being recognized by
such a great organization," he said. "But even better is to return home,
and with the help of so many community partners, have the chance to
create hundreds of jobs in Chico."
Milestone's spectacular growth in Chico was recgnized, too, with the
Innovation Award for Business Expansion of the Year. The award
recognized the company's remarkable efforts to create a client contact
center in Chico and hire more than 400 employees in six weeks this fall.
The new jobs position Milestone as the 3rd largest private employer in
the city. The feat was accomplished between September and November with
help of two hiring fairs.
Chand thanked Alliance for Workforce Development, Butte College, the
City of Chico, the Chico Chamber of Commerce, and CSU Chico for helping
to support and promote the extraordinary campaign to hire so many people
is such a compressed time frame.
"We couldn't have done it without the support of so many partners in
local government, education, and the business community," Chand said.
"We're committed to looking for more opportunities to expand Milestone's
presence in Chico in the coming year."
In addition, Milestone was the corporate sponsor of the Innovative
Public Private Partnerships Award, which was given to Alliance for
Workforce Development and accepted by Luis Moreno, Director of Butte
The Innovation Awards, which recognize leaders and businesses from Davis
to the Oregon border was held at CSU Chico's Bell Memorial Union, with
275 people attending.
About Milestone Technologies
Milestone Technologies, headquartered in Fremont, Calif, was founded by
Prem Chand in 1997. The company provides customized IT solutions to some
of the world's most well-known companies, including eBay, Facebook (News - Alert),
Google and many others. Milestone is a global company with 1,350
employees serving clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canada.
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