Congrats to 2018 PNC LGBT Business Award Winners, YIKES Inc!

Rich Horrow, Jess Gregan, Mia Levesque, Tracy Levesque, Zach Wilcha, and Joe Meterchick. Photo by Flat World Media Productions

Philadelphia, PA (May 2018) – The Independence Business Alliance held their Business Leaders Luncheon presented by West Laurel Hill at the Down Town Club on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, commemorating the growth and achievement in the Greater Philadelphia LGBT business community with a full house of LGBTQA leaders.

The afternoon featured a presentation of the 8th annual PNC Bank $10,000 LGBT Business Award, given by PNC Bank to an LGBT or allied IBA-member business that is poised to grow, innovate, and give back to the community. This year, the award went to certified LGBT and Women owned business, YIKES Inc!

YIKES, Inc is a collaborative, results-driven Philadelphia web design and development agency with the knowledge, qualifications and skills to understand complex virtual needs and provide expert solutions. Specializing in WordPress development and design, YIKES, Inc. builds websites builds websites with a robust content management system (CMS) to easily maintain site content. Our expertise includes custom themes and plugins, web-based applications, ecommerce with a specialty in extending WooCommerce, WordPress Multisite, third-party integrations such as MailChimp, Square, Salesforce and more.

Founded in 1996 as a sustainable, ethics-based business, YIKES, Inc. is a Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corporation. Dedicated to sustainable business practices, YIKES observes the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. YIKES is committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.

YIKES will use the $10,000 award to further development of its Level Playing Field WordPress plugin that anonymizes job applications to fight bias in employment, thereby promoting true merit-based hiring.