Fifteen years… There is so much to reflect on when you consider the journey from when Expert Technology Associates began in 2001, two days after 9/11, all the way to today. As we look back, we can recognize the obstacles we had to overcome, our many achievements, our growth as a company and individuals, our innovations, and how we have led the business with an evolving vision. Over these 15 years, we have clearly established that at ETA we are all about living our mission. Our resolve to strengthen the businesses of our customers and channel partners by “doing what we do” remains steadfast. We constantly keep the focus on the way we do all that we do to deliver a rewarding and unparalleled customer experience. We take the need to be continuous learners to heart, and we continue to nurture and tend to our culture.

When it comes to the culture in a business, every business has one. I always hold it as my personal charge to actively cultivate the culture as the business evolves, the culture that we want – one that serves our people and all those we touch.

I am excited to announce that we are being honored by SmartCEO Magazine as one of the winners of their 2016 Corporate Culture Awards. This award is extremely special as we were nominated by someone outside of ETA. Being recognized with 49 other notable Philadelphia stalwarts and institutions is a great honor.

I want to thank all of our employees for dedicating themselves to live the ETA mission, and for taking a stand for our customers and channel partners success. This is a dedication that time and time again shows up in their selfless acts, sacrifice, and their contributions to making ETA highly capable in our fiercely competitive industry —Thank you all.

I would also like to thank our customers and channel partners for pushing us and giving us meaning to grow and evolve. We always have them in the forefront of our minds and decision making. Our customers and channel partners continue to count on us to help make their journeys successful and their vision a reality so they can in turn serve their relationships and deliver on their commitments to their employees, business alliances, and customers. My sincerest gratitude to each of them for putting their trust and faith in ETA

When you understand the enormity of what we sign up for every time one of our existing or new customers and channel partners makes the decision to count on ETA, then you truly understand why our culture has been defined as “a culture of accomplishment.”

We are celebrating our past 15 years, but nothing happens in the past. Today is when everything happens. That is what our culture of accomplishment is all about- making things happen today.  This only happens through our employees’ dedication to continuous learning and efforts of supporting one another to work as one team at ETA.

For all that we’ve achieved to date, for all of the challenges we have faced and overcome, for all of the relationships we’ve built, and for our ongoing commitment to “live the mission”…please raise a glass and join me to say…Happy 15th Anniversary ETA!