ATLANTA, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five companies were selected as Atlanta's most notable leaders in international business at the 2015 Global Impact Awards. The Metro Atlanta Chamber's (MAC) annual Global Impact Awards event honors international business excellence, innovation and leadership.
Award finalists and winners were honored at an April 22 luncheon event at the Georgia Aquarium.
The event winners by category are:
Foreign Investment – Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America – A global automotive technology leader headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. The company ranks as the third largest employer in Fayette County with 437 permanent and 400 contract employees. Its R&D division, located in the heart of Georgia Tech, is committed to innovation and startups in the automotive and electronic space.
Global Business Growth – The Task Force for Global Health – The Task Force for Global Health administers programs to improve the health of millions of people by creating access to vaccines and strengthening health systems in the developing world. In recent years, the Task Force has become the largest philanthropic organization in Georgia and the fourth largest in the U.S. This recognition helps strengthen metro Atlanta's brand as a hub for global health.
Global Partner – Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) – The Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building metro Atlanta's positive image globally. The organization works with the U.S Department of State to develop a broad spectrum of professional and cultural exchange programs for emerging world leaders during their visits to Georgia.
Innovation – OutSystems – OutSystems' Rapid Application Delivery (RAD) platform enables companies to build, manage and change enterprise mobile and web applications three times faster than traditional methods. There are more than 400 enterprises that run over 36,500 instances of OutSystems Platform in 25 counties across 22 industries. The company has 31 employees in its Atlanta headquarters.
Global Impact – JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. In Atlanta, Chase has been heavily involved in various initiatives focused on raising the profile of global commerce and promoting metro Atlanta's global brand.
"Global commerce is an integral part of economic development for our region," said Hala Moddelmog, MAC president and CEO. "The global mindset of the companies honored today enhances Atlanta's diversity, fuels economic growth and makes our region more competitive globally."
Now in its sixth year, the Global Impact Awards showcase excellence and innovation in international business, honoring MAC members who have gone above and beyond, exhibiting excellence in the area of global commerce.
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story. For more information, visit www.metroatlantachamber.com
SOURCE The Metro Atlanta Chamber