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Virtual Heroes Named a Best Place to Work

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has been named one the Orlando Business Journal's Best Places to Work for 2015. The lists rank Orlando's top employers, as voted by employees.

Over 8000 employees in Central Florida answered an anonymous employee survey, dealing with such topics as benefits, work environment, and teamwork. The resulting lists feature only the small, medium, and large firms with the highest employee satisfaction scores.

"I'm thrilled our employees have voted us a Best Place to Work," said Randy Brown, Virtual Heroes Division Manager. "We're an employee-owned company, and our culture is employee-centric. We provide our team with challenging and exciting work and career growth, and we foster a spirit of flexibility and autonomy. Plus, our benefits are among the best in the industry, with significant retirement contributions provided for employees each year. We asked our team to provide three words that described what they liked best about working here, and their top responses were fun, challenging, and team."

Virtual Heroes' perks include technical excellence awards, performance bonuses, spot bonuses, and monthly individual recognition/awards. The company pays for employees' continuing education and professional certifications, as well as provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement.

More information on Virtual Heroes can be found at http://www.virtualheroes.com and on social media.

About Virtual Heroes

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) ARA is an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company founded in 1979 and dedicated to producing innovative solutions that tackle critical national problems in National Security, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment, and Health Solutions. We are committed to solving our customers' toughest problems with innovative yet practical and technically sound solutions.

The Virtual Heroes Division of ARA creates 3D interactive learning solutions and synthetic virtual environments for educational, medical, corporate, and government organizations. Our Orlando staff consists of industry experts with synthetic environment (SE) experience across the Live, Virtual, and Constructive domains.

For more information, please visit: www.virtualheroes.com and www.ara.com.



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CONTACT: Randy Brown VP, Virtual Heroes Division Manager randy.brown@virtualheroes.com (919) 747-7603

Source:Applied Research Associates, Inc.