Crystal Hughes Receives 2008 Women In Business Award

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) August 21, 2008 -- David R. Rhode, managing partner of VACO Raleigh (www.vaco.com), an executive placement and consulting firm specializing in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, operations and executive search, has announced that Crystal Hughes, partner at the firm, was recognized as one of the Triangle’s most successful businesswomen by Triangle Business Journal at the “Women In Business Awards” event on August 6 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, N.C. An active supporter of PLM Families Together, a program providing housing and support to homeless families and children since 1980, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Hughes was honored in the mentoring category. Winners are recognized for being an accomplished leader who has succeeded in her business profession and remained involved in serving the community. More than 700 Triangle professionals attended this year’s event.

Established in 2004, VACO Raleigh was named the No. 5 fastest growing private company in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 ranking in 2007. Most recently, VACO Raleigh was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability.

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News Facts: • David R. Rhode, managing partner of VACO Raleigh, an executive placement and consulting firm specializing in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, operations and executive search (www.vaco.com), has announced that Crystal Hughes, partner at the firm, was recognized as one of the Triangle’s most successful businesswomen by Triangle Business Journal at the “Women In Business Awards” event on August 6 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, N.C. • An active supporter of PLM Families Together, a program providing housing and support to homeless families and children since 1980, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Hughes was honored in the mentoring category. • Winners are recognized for being an accomplished leader who has succeeded in her business profession and remained involved in serving the community. • More than 700 Triangle professionals attended this year’s event. • Established in 2004, VACO Raleigh was named the No. 5 fastest growing private company in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 ranking in 2007. • Most recently, VACO Raleigh was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability.

Quotes: “We are very proud that Crystal has been recognized as one of the 2008 Women in Business,” said Rhode. “Her leadership and extensive community involvement is an asset to the VACO team.”

About Crystal Hughes: Crystal Hughes, a Certified Public Accountant, began her accounting career in manufacturing before moving into the public accounting arena in 1999. She first worked for a local CPA firm where she had a cross-functional position of audit lead for nonprofit clients and client support with tax compliance and planning issues. She is currently a partner at VACO Raleigh, LLC. As executive director of recruiting since 2005, the Campbell University graduate organizes business networking events and outreach programs. Active in the local community, Hughes is a leader in the PLM Families Together, Big Brother Big Sister’s fundraising programs and committee work with the NCACPA.

About VACO Raleigh, LLC: VACO is an Inc. 500 firm specializing in contract, special project and direct hire services in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, operations and executive search. The staff at VACO Raleigh has a combined 330 years of industry experience, with local knowledge and connections as well as access to geographically diverse resources through 21 VACO offices nationwide. Committed to hiring top performers from corporate life that now serve their profession instead of performing within it, VACO has a team of seasoned experts with the industry experience to understand their clients’ needs and candidate’s skills. This rare combination of experience and expertise allows VACO to make superior matches between employers and qualified candidates. Established in 2004, VACO Raleigh was named one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal in 2007. Most recently, VACO Raleigh was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. For more information, please call (919) 719-6500 or visit the Web site at http://www.vaco.com.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 13, 2008 at 9:54 am
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