Intuit QuickBooks Skyscraper Dash Concludes on a Healthy Note
Participants Dash up 31 Floors Before Breakfast
Bangalore, India | June 17th , 2014
More than 650 participants conquered 31 floors to complete Bangalore’s first–ever vertical tower run, the Skyscraper Dash, powered by Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU). The runners braved 850 stairs on the Brigade Gateway Campus’s World Trade Center in an event modeled after tower runs in other parts of the world, such as the Run up the Empire State building in New York. The unique event held on Sunday supported Intuit’s employee engagement initiatives, with more than 100Intuit employees and their families participating.
Intuit’s QuickBooks provides financial fitness to small and medium businesses. In addition, the company is recognized for its well–rounded employee engagement initiatives, which include a variety of health and wellness programs, such as promoting healthy living, providing a fitness activity incentive and offering onsite yoga classes. The Skyscraper Dash is another attempt by Intuit to provide health–related activities to its employees.
speaking on the occasion Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit India said “Intuit has been deeply involved in providing a great workplace experience to its employees. This event embodies same values that we embrace and champion at Intuit. Everything we do is directed toward developing fitness, agility and focus for customers and small businesses everywhere, albeit from a financial perspective. We also believe that these traits can cut across personal lifestyles and working habits. When people cultivate them through healthy living and exercise, they carry over and positively impact other aspects of their lives. I am thankful to Bangalore for being so encouraging and showing up in such large numbers.”
Delighted with the first time experience of a vertical run, Intuit employee Prakash Kumar, Sr. Product Manager, Intuit India said : “What a fantastic beginning to a Sunday! It was challenging and took a lot of courage to get to the finish line but the end result was worth it. I ran alongside Bangaloreans who participated with great team spirit. I am proud that Intuit brought all of us together outside of our offices and reinforcing healthy living. Big thanks to Intuit and Sports365 for organizing the Skyscraper Dash.”
About Intuit India
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid–sized businesses in the country. Intuit India, the company’s first venture in Asia Pacific, commenced operations in 2005 and currently has more than 700 employees across offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Intuit stands on the core principles of customer–driven innovation and improving the financial lives of its customers profoundly with product offerings such as Intuit QuickBooks in India. Intuit has been recognized as the 9th best company for Rewards and Recognition, 6th Best Employer in India, Top 10 Best Places to Work for in India by Great Places to Work Institute. For more information, please visit www.intuit.in
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. Mint.com provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses.ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.2 billion in its fiscal year 2013. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com
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