Interwest Named to Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in USA

Wenatchee, WA, January 9, 2018 – Interwest Communications Corp. was recently awarded as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (#2473 in 2017). The Inc. 5000 highlights the fastest growing privately held companies from across the country that demonstrate the highest revenue growth over a 3-year period. Interwest has grown by 144% over the last three years, with 13 employees a 2016 revenue of $2.4 million.

Interwest was ranked the #27 among telecom companies, #1 among telecom companies in the state of Washington, and #57 overall in Washington state.

The Inc. 5000 list is a distinguished editorial award and a celebration of innovation. Some of the companies that have been featured on the Inc. 5000 list in the past include Pandora, Zappos, Toys R Us, and 7 Eleven.

"We are thrilled to have made the list of Fastest Growing Companies in America. This is a testament to our approach of building a team of extremely talented telecommunications and security professionals and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction," said Aren Magnussen, President at Interwest Communications Corp.

Learn more about Interwest’s Inc. 5000 award at: https://www.inc.com/profile/interwest-communications

About Interwest Communications Corp.
Interwest Communications is a family-owned technology corporation that believes in doing things right the first time. For over 30 years, Interwest Communications has served businesses of all sizes by providing NEC business telephone systems, structured cabling infrastructure, unified messaging solutions, data networking services and technologies, local phone service and security. Interwest serves small businesses to large enterprises in both the public and private sectors throughout Eastern Washington, with sales and service locations in Wenatchee, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities area. Learn more at www.interewestcommunications.com

Join our Team! We're hiring an EL06 Limited Energy Technician at our Wenatchee, WA location!

EL06 Limited Energy Technician: Wenatchee, WA

Interwest Communications is looking for EL06 licensed technicians to join our team. Our commitment and dedication to our customer base, as well as increased demand in the Eastern Washington market has driven our need to expand our technical team. Our primary focus is commercial and industrial low voltage installations, with a focus on Healthcare, Banking, and Education. We specialize in business communication systems, structured cabling, fiber optics, physical security systems, access control systems, camera systems, and paging/intercom systems.

Company vehicle, laptop, and iPhone are provided as part of the employment package. Company uniform (t-shirts, polos, jackets) is also provided.

The majority of our workload is local and our employees are home almost every night.

Responsibilities:
1.  Communicate effectively with project manager to provide project status updates. 
2. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
3. Hard worker with a "can-do" attitude.
4. Professional dress standards and appearance.
5. Abide by the installation standards that Interwest requires of its employees.
6. Be willing to work overtime as necessary.

Requirements:
1.  Washington EL06 Limited Energy License.
2. Clean driving record/background check.
3. Drug-Free workplace. 
3. Excellent customer service skills.
4. Have a team based attitude and be willing to keep team and company interests equal to personal interests.
5. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.

Compensation:
Competitive salary, health and welfare benefits, and paid time off. Salary will depend on experience.

Cover letter and resume are required to apply. Minimum requirements will be used for initial screening of resumes. careers@interwestcorp.net.

Join our Team! We're hiring an administrative assistant in our Wenatchee, WA office.

Administrative Assistant: Wenatchee, WA

Interwest Communications is looking for an experienced administrative assistant to join our team. The administrative assistant is responsible for supporting day to day business operations. Order placement and tracking, invoicing, and collections. This person will be responsible for answering incoming phone calls, and routing callers to the appropriate destination. It will be necessary to support both operations and sales with issues that may arise as well as help customers explain their service needs and issues.

Responsibilities:
1. Manage work order creation, tracking, and invoicing.
2. Manage project progress billings and contracts.
3. Assist CPA and Bookkeeping firm with financial inquiries.
4. Manage Purchasing, Receiving, and Inventory. Handle returns and repair merchandise.
5. Collection on past-due accounts.
6. Answer incoming support calls.
7. Help customers explain work requested or service issues.
8. Generate work orders with service descriptions.
9. Keep inventory organized and staged when product is received. 

Requirements:
1. 2+ years of general accounting experience.
2. Quickbooks experience preferred.
3. Excellent customer service skills.
4. Effective written and oral communication skills.
5. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.

Compensation:
Competitive salary, health and welfare benefits, and paid time off. Salary will depend on experience.

Cover letter and resume are required to apply. Minimum requirements will be used for initial screening of resumes. careers@interwestcorp.net.

We're proud to be aligned with a financially stable manufacturer of unified communications equipment and services.

Last week, we learned that Avaya has filed in federal court for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due in large part to a significant debt burden carried over a nearly 10-year period. Only time will tell whether the debt restructuring process under bankruptcy will be kind to Avaya. Regardless, I’m sure our industry and the media will continue to study the legacies of both Nortel and Avaya as history lessons for many years to come.

What I know from my own 30-plus years of experience with NEC is that financial stability through diversification and creating operational efficiency has benefited not only us as a company, but our customers and partners through the years. Continuous improvement and innovation are probably the two biggest reasons for NEC’s 117+ years of longevity.

Read the full article here.

Wenatchee Business World Recognizes Aren Magnussen for 30 under 35 Award!

Two-and-a-half dozen future leaders from the Wenatchee Valley have been named as the most recent honorees of the 30 under 35 Awards, a program showcasing young professionals committed to community success.

The diverse group of business, civic and nonprofit leaders was announced July 28 at a gathering hosted by 30 Under 35 sponsor Wenatchee Valley Business World, a sister publication of The Wenatchee World.

World Publisher Rufus Woods, who presented each of the honorees, said “these upcoming young leaders in our region are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities and investing their time and energy in worthwhile causes to make a difference.”

He added, “Looking at the work they are already doing, it’s clear that the future will be in good hands.”

The 30 award winners, ranging in age from 18 to 34, were chosen from dozens of nominations in a wide variety of occupations, including health care, retail, law and justice, consulting, media production, environmental services, technology, finances, education, nonprofits and other business sectors.

See the full list of honorees here: Business World 30 under 35.