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Global Reach Turns 20

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We are celebrating 20 years in business

Twenty years ago, Global Reach Internet Productions (GRIP) opened our doors as a small web development start-up. Since then, we've morphed into an international full-service web company specializing in website design and development, cloud hosting, visual communication, and internet marketing.

Global Reach partnered with the Ames Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the milestone at June's Business After Hours Event. Global Reach hosted the anniversary party to show appreciation for the 20 years of ongoing support we've received from our clients and business partners.

"Our company has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years, both in the U.S. and internationally, and we want to thank our clients and business partners for their ongoing support," said President and CEO, Iacovos Zachariades.

Global Reach was founded in December 1995 by Iacovos Zachariades and has been headquartered in the Iowa State Research Park, an innovative community for new and expanding businesses, ever since. We're proud to have received a number of industry awards from Davey, W3, and Webby, as well as earning recognition by Inc. Magazine in August of 2013, and again in 2014, as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Join us as we take a look back at some company highlights, as well as some of the accolades we've received, over the last 20 years!

Company Highlights 1995 - 2015

Global Reach company highlights over the last 20 years in business

Global Reach Awards

Oct 2014 4 Silver Davy Awards, W3 Silver Award
Aug 2014 Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Private Companies - #19 in Iowa, #4108 USA
Feb 2014 Two Silver Davey Awards
Dec 2013 Three W3 Awards
Sept 2012, 2013 Iowa’s Top Workplaces
Aug 2013 Inc. Magazine, Fastest Growing Private Companies - #12 in Iowa, #3242 USA
Oct 2012 Two WebAwards
Oct 2011 Two WebAwards, Two W3 Awards
Feb 2011 CEO Iacovos Zachariades named Ames Chamber of Commerce "Entrepreneur of the Year"
April 2010 Prometheus Award for best new innovation in government (I-JOBS)
Oct 2009 Two W3 Awards
April 2009 Best of Ames Award - Internet Service Provider category
Nov 2008 W3 Award
Nov 2006 W3 Award
Oct 2006 Reiman Gardens website wins 2006 Tourism Website of the Year from Iowa Tourism Office
June 2006 Ames Noon Rotary website wins 2006 Rotary website of the year
May 2006 Webby Awards official honoree
Mar 2005 eGlobal Stores wins Product of the Year (Software and Information Technology of Iowa)
Feb 2005 Addy Award
Mar 2004 Technology Company of the Year by SITI


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