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2008-11-07 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award in Customer Service 2009

Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), Inc. Receives Philadelphia Chamber Award

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Names PTS Recipient of 2009 Excellence Award for Customer Service

Conshohocken, PA, USA, November 7, 2008 – The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has awarded Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), Inc. its 2009 Excellence Award for Customer Service. The most esteemed honor bestowed on small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Excellence Awards were presented last night at the Chamber's Annual Small Business Excellence Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, with more than 450 in attendance.

"The awards honor the small business community's entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, innovation and perseverance,” said Mark Schweiker, President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. "These recipients embody the promise of our region and their successful enterprises help make this an attractive place to do business."

This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the prestigious Excellence Awards, which acknowledge the accomplishments of small businesses and the contributions they make to Philadelphia's regional economy. Small business leaders are nominated by their regional business peers based on their demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the business community.

"We're certainly honored to accept this award from the Chamber," said PTS Managing Partner Pamela Hackett. "We’re thrilled that our peers in the business community recognize our emphasis on customer service…especially given that our ultimate customer is the special needs child in the classroom that we serve each and every day."

TD Bank sponsored the Customer Service Excellence Award presented to PTS.

“We’d like to thank TD Bank and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for this award,” noted PTS Managing Director Diana Fongheiser. “We’d also like to thank our dynamic corporate staff and our dedicated network of pediatric therapists, without whom achievements like this would not be possible.”

Nominated by their peers throughout the 11-county region, awards were presented in 10 categories.

Individuals were honored in two categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year: Chuck Polin, The Training Resource Group
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Tina Wells, Buzz Marketing Group

Companies, including PTS, were honored in eight categories:

  • Customer Service Excellence of the Year: Pediatric Therapeutic Services
  • Emerging Business of the Year: The Hub
  • Family Business of the Year: FixtureOne
  • Green Business of the Year: MWAY
  • Manufacturer of the Year: Inteprod
  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Retailer of the Year: Pennsylvania General Store
  • Technological Excellence of the Year: Instamed

The 2009 Excellence Awards were sponsored by Bank of America (emerging business award), Ben Franklin Technology Partners (technological), TD Bank (customer service), Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (manufacturer), Firstrust Bank (family business), Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (non-profit), PECO (green business), PNC (retailer), Susquehanna Bank (small business person of the year), and UPS (young entrepreneur); with Stradley Ronon sponsoring the Visionary Award.

About the Excellence Awards Honoring the Region's Small Businesses

Since 1982, the Excellence Awards dinner has been the region's premier celebration of the exceptional achievements of small businesses and small business owners, which are the backbone of the Greater Philadelphia business community and comprise 85% of the Chamber's 5,000 member companies. The awards are the most esteemed honor bestowed on small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area.

About the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

As the premier advocate for the region's business community, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce embraces a mission to promote regional economic growth, advance business-friendly public policy, and provide effective programs and services for its approximately 5,000 member companies. A private, not-for-profit organization, the Chamber unites members in 11 counties across three states with one vision. Visit greaterphilachamber.com.

About Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) 

Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) Inc. provides advanced therapy staffing solutions to school districts, charter schools, and early intervention programs. The organization integrates comprehensive therapy management with related services and program supports to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve classroom performance.

PTS was included on Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America and ‘Philadelphia’s 100 Fasting Growing Companies’ for 2007, 2008, and 2009. In November of 2009, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce named PTS recipient of its Customer Service of the Year Award. In both 2009 and 2010, PTS was named an American Business Awards ‘Stevie Award for Women in Business’ Finalist for Best Overall Service Business in the USA.

Founded in 1998, PTS is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, serving southeastern PA, northern DE, southwestern CT, southeastern NY, and all of NJ. Visit  PTS online at http://www.pts-inc.net

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525 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Main: 610.941.7020
Fax: 610.941.7792
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