Keeping Account 01.09.14

Local business news

Women Entrepreneurs
    Bonnie Schnitta, the owner of SoundSense, an acoustical engineering company with offices in East Hampton, Manhattan, and Los Angeles, traveled to Lima, Peru, in November along with 100 women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America to take part in the seventh annual International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Conference.

    Hosted by the Lima Chamber of Commerce, the conference recognized successful women from such industries as acoustic engineering, manufacturing, electronics, agribusiness, health services, computer software, and many others. Ms. Schnitta was an award-winner at the 2011 conference and this year became a member of the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge advisory board.

    SoundSense “works to improve acoustics in homes, offices, classrooms, restaurants, construction, businesses, and industry, and is a full-service engineering firm that includes both material sales and installation,” according to its website.

Mindbody Ranked in Top 50
    Mindbody, which offers online business-management software for health clubs, spas, personal trainers, physical therapists, stylists, and yoga and martial arts studios, has been ranked number 20 among the “50 best medium-sized companies to work for” in the 2014 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.

    The tech company, founded in 2001 and based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has offices at the Red Horse Plaza and on Toilsome Lane in East Hampton, as well as in London and Sydney, Australia.

    Glassdoor is a website that provides an inside look at jobs and companies with “employee-generated content” such as salaries, company reviews, and interview questions posted by employees and job seekers. The “50 best medium-sized companies to work for,” in which winning companies were determined by their employees, is a new addition in Glassdoor’s sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards.