San Antonio-based InGenesis is the second-fastest-growing staffing firm in the United States, according to a new survey by Staffing Industry Analysts.  The firm, headed by founded Veronica Edwards, specializes in professional, scientific and technical staffing. It provides more than 1,600 employees at nearly 200 job sites, and expects to pull in $150 million in revenues in 2014.

TASKS

As a freelance consultant with Bastian Public Relations, and later as Dir. of Public Relations (direct employee), Bastian served InGenesis as a PR consultant and “on fire” awards nomination writer. Specifically, over the course of a few years she wrote award nomination packages on behalf of InGenesis and/or  its President which resulted in the company winning many local, regional and national awards. Success rate: over 90%.  As planned, each award won helped build the case for the next award won. Bastian’s national media relations work also resulted in Ms. Edwards receiving additional accolades, community and industry recognition, and lucrative contracts. Here are the successful projects Bastian worked on:

2010

  • Ms. Edwards was invited to be Commencement Speaker, Spring 2010, at University of the Incarnate Word
  • Ms. Edwards was named the 2010 SBA “Regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year” for U.S. Small Business Administration Region VI.  The five-state region serves Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

2009

  • The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)-Dallas Region named InGenesis its 2009 “Minority Service Firm of the Year.”  The region is comprised of 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
  • InGenesis was named “MedWeek Regional Minority Service Firm of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency
  • Ms. Edwards won the “Entrepreneurial Women’s Leadership Award” from San Antonio Business Journal
  • InGenesis made the list:  “Largest San Antonio Permanent Placement Agencies,” San Antonio Business Journal
  • InGenesis won a Southern Region “Silver Quill Award of Excellence”  (Design) from International Association of Business Communicators for the design of its “I Spy 10” Challenge Coin, an effective marketing tool.
  • InGenesis was accepted on the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.” (#18 in healthcare staffing nationwide).

2008

  • InGenesis was accepted on the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.”
  • InGenesis named “Outstanding Company of the Year” by San Antonio Business Opportunity Council (SABOC)
  • Ms. Edwards named’ “SBA Small Business Person of the Year”  (San Antonio)
  • InGenesis made the list:  “Largest San Antonio Permanent Placement Agencies,” San Antonio Business Journal
  • InGenesis won a Bronze Quill “Award of Excellence” (Electronic and Digital Communications category, Communication Skills division) from International Association of Business Communicators, San Antonio chapter. Work was for website Bastian project managed, wrote, as Bastian Public Relations.
  • InGenesis won a Bronze Quill “Award of Merit” (Writing) from International Association of Business Communicators, San Antonio chapter. Work recognized content only of website written by Bastian as Bastian Public Relations.

2007

  • Ms. Edwards won “Latina Business Excellence Award” from Compass Bank in partnership with the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Telemundo.
  • InGenesis made the list:  “Largest San Antonio Permanent Placement Agencies,” San Antonio Business Journal.

SKILLS

Writing, editing, research, desktop publishing, media relations, community relations, project planning.

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