If you're a growth company in Oregon, there's really only one award you want to win: The OEN (Oregon Entrepreneurs Network) Growth Company of the Year. Last Thursday night we won it.


As I mentioned in my speech (which we may have digitally at some point), we lost last year in the working capital category (the smaller category), so it was a nice validation to jump to the big category and win it.


There was solid competition in the form of Snapnames, which was founded by Ray King, a good friend of mine who is now running the very cool Aboutus -- a wikipedia for websites; and Saber Corporation, a software company focused on government that has seen massive growth lately.


It's nice to get validation by your peers, and it's nice to take a (short) timeout to reflect on how far you've come as a business.