Pointwise ISV is Finalist for Small Business of the Year

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The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has named Pointwise a finalist for 2018 Small Business of the Year award. The prestigious annual Small Business of the Year Award salutes those that operate with exemplary Best Practices.

Selection as a finalist for small business of the year in Fort Worth is a direct result of the dedication and service mindset our employees bring not just to the job but to their daily interactions with our customers and our city,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “We are honored to be included with the other finalists, especially those in the 11-50 Employees category with us.”

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

From 142 nominees and 42 written applications, finalists were selected by ten members of the Chamber’s Small Business Council committee, which includes past award recipients. Site visits by judges to the finalists’ business locations in January will determine four winners. Award recipients will be announced at a reception prior to Mayor Betsy Price’s Annual State of the City address 20 February 2018, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Small businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy,” said Allisen Prigel, chairman of the Chamber’s Small Business Council committee and vice president of Broadie’s Aircraft, a previous award winner. “These passionate and determined entrepreneurs reflect the competitiveness, creativity, and diversity of Fort Worth’s business base.”

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with more than 2,000 member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in North Texas. Through business-to-business marketing, educational events, economic development, workforce development and government advocacy, the Fort Worth Chamber assumes a leadership role in making Fort Worth, the 16th largest city in the United States, a premier location in which to live, work and do business.

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