Press Release: Intertech Sponsors FIRST Robotics Regional Competition
ST. PAUL, MN—Feb. 20, 2014--Intertech, a leading IT consulting and training company, is a proud new sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Minnesota, including tournaments in Minneapolis and Duluth in March.
“Intertech supports the FIRST mission ‘to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership,’" said Intertech founder and CEO Tom Salonek.
In addition, Intertech Foundation has given grants totaling $5,000 to qualified non-profit organizations in support of FIRST Robotics teams across the United States in 2014. A complete list of grant recipients can be found at www.intertech.com/philanthropy.
“We realize that not all young people can look forward to a bright future, which is why, since its founding in 2006, our Intertech Foundation has provided financial support to nearly 100 families with terminally ill children,” commented Intertech Foundation President Tom Salonek. “Intertech Foundation works closely with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest to provide funds directly to families in need, and Intertech employees volunteer and bring cheer into the lives of children who are spending time at the RMH in Minneapolis.”
Intertech was founded in 1991 by Tom Salonek and now is the largest combined software developer training and consulting firm in Minnesota. Intertech designs, develops and implements secure, robust and scalable software and mobile solutions that power businesses of all sizes, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Intertech’s consulting application development services include on-site consulting, outsourcing and mentoring on Agile, .NET, Java, SQL Server, and mobile development including iPhone (iOS) and Android platforms.
Intertech’s training courses include all current Java, .NET and web services technologies, with classes offered at Intertech, customer locations and online. Intertech offers free learning through periodic Oxygen Blast technical presentations and meetings of the Twin Cities Java User Group (TCJUG), of which Intertech is a founding sponsor.
Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, and a nine-time winner of the “Best Places to Work in Minnesota” award from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Intertech was ranked eighth in the 2013 Star Tribune “Top Workplaces” survey (small companies’ category) and was included in the top 10 list of “Best Small IT Firm to Work for in North America” in 2013 by Consulting magazine.
Intertech was named the 2012 top mid-sized firm to work for by Minnesota Business magazine, was a finalist in The Wall Street Journal’s “Winning Workplaces” award program, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes “ASAP” growth award, and a winner of the “Minnesota Fast 50” growth award. Intertech has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Star Tribune, Business Journal, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business, Twin Cities Business Monthly, and Upsize magazine. More information also can be found about Intertech on the leading social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and YouTube.
About Intertech Foundation
Tom and Linda Salonek formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) private foundation, Intertech Foundation, in late 2003 to provide financial support to families with terminally ill children. Its charter calls for grants to Minnesota families with terminally ill children who need financial assistance to fulfill last wishes for children, as well as help with costs associated with respite care, hospital, and funeral expenses. Intertech Foundation also provides cash grants to non-profit organizations that sponsor science/technology learning activities, including the FIRST Robotics Competition.