Pointwise Gets Fort Worth CoC’s 2018 Small Business of the Year Award
FORT WORTH, TX, USA, Mar 12, 2018 – Pointwise received the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at Mayor Betsy Price’s Annual State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center on 20 February 2018. John Chawner accepted the award on behalf of Pointwise.
Recipients of the 2018 Fort Worth Small Business of the Year awards pose with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price (3rd from left) and presenting sponsor Barry Kromann of Independent Bank (4th from left). From left to right: Brooke Howerton, The Paisley Heart, LLC (1-10 employees category); John R. Chawner, Pointwise, Inc. (11-50 employees category); Mayor Price; Mr. Kromann; Jeff Schuessler and Ben Wallace, Site Barricades (emerging business category); and Ben Gatzke, BorrowWorks, LLC (51-150 employees category).
Pointwise won in the 11-50 employee category and was chosen from a field of 142 nominees in four categories based on number of employees. Criteria for the award are business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.
“We very much appreciate this recognition from the Fort Worth Chamber and the efforts of the judges and other volunteers who spent countless hours reviewing all the nominated and well-deserving companies,” said John Chawner, president. “The award validates the work our staff has put into developing and implementing procedures that emphasize service to the customer, to each other, and to the community.”
“Small businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy,” said Allisen Prigel, chairman of the Chamber’s Small Business Council committee and vice president of Broadie’s Aircraft, a previous award winner. “These passionate and determined entrepreneurs reflect the competitiveness, creativity, and diversity of Fort Worth’s business base.”
Each finalist was judged by a panel of Fort Worth Chamber business owners and professionals, most of them past award winners. Top entrepreneurial students from Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business were also among the judges.
Independent Bank is presenting sponsor of the Small Business of the Year Awards. Additional sponsors of the program are CliftonLarsenAllen (CLA), TCU’s Neeley School of Business, Tarleton State University, Wells Fargo, Cendera Center and Fort Worth Business Press.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994. For more information, visit http://www.pointwise.com.