YellowGovDevon International Group is being recognized for creating jobs that pay and their economic impact within the commonwealth as part of the third annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. on May 21, 2015.

“We partner with entities ranging from small private companies to Fortune 500 enterprises to streamline our goals of driving product affordability and access to the masses in healthcare and technology industries,” stated Founder and CEO, Dr. John A. Bennett. “We are honored by the nomination. The growth of our company and expansion of our partners and products worldwide would not be possible without our driving forces behind the company, our employees.”

Devon International Group was nominated for the ImPAct Awards because of the international expansion of products over the last year alone. Devon International Group is a multinational group of businesses spanning healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and international industries that has products and operations in over 85 countries worldwide.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognizes companies from throughout the state in five categories: Community Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, Export Impact, Jobs That Pay, and Small Business Impact; Devon International Group was nominated for an Export ImPAct Award.

  • Community ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that exemplifies the tenet of “doing well by doing good.” The winners in this category show a sustained commitment to the growth and development of their employees and the community(ies) in which they do business.
  • Entrepreneur ImPAct Award – This award is given to an entrepreneur who has led his or her company to a position of strength in the marketplace by way of growth in one or all of the following areas: creativity, innovation, managerial ability, leadership skills, and turnaround.
  • Export ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has significantly increased its export sales and the number of new foreign markets to which it sells.
  • Jobs That Pay ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has demonstrated consistent job growth and retention over the past two years. The company must have had a positive net gain in new jobs during this time period.
  • Small Business ImPAct Award – This award is given to a small business that has been an innovator within its industry, demonstrated revenue/profit growth, increased its workforce, and committed to the growth and development of its employees and community. The company must have 100 or fewer employees.

Devon International Group was nominated for the award by the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. Each of the 10 PREP regions submitted up to five nominations per category.

PREP is a statewide network of partners that works to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Representatives from the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Journal Multimedia evaluated the nominations and will select the award recipients.

For more information and the full list of nominees, visit newpa.com/gia.

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About Devon International Group

The Devon International Group (DIG) is a multinational group of businesses with over 500 employees worldwide whose goal is to provide, through its companies, products and services that are unique, innovative and affordable. DIG companies operate across the world and span the healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and international trading industries. DIG’s headquarters are in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and the Group has offices in Sierra Leone, Ireland, London, Lithuania, Bangalore, India, Shanghai, and Beijing.

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