One Click, the people-focused eyewear e-tailer, received the Company Culture of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.
When husband and wife entrepreneurs Randy and Angie Stocklin started One Click in Greenwood, Ind., in 2005, they had visions for the future of their innovative ecommerce company. Throughout the years, they have set a blanket goal of being the world’s most people-focused eyewear company (One Click owns felix + iris, Readers.com, and Sunglass Warehouse), and they rely heavily on their unique company culture to drive all aspects of the business.
The Mira Award judges noted that One Click received significant national attention for its company culture in 2016, including being named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces.
Well beyond the typical platitudes of established core values, One Click has created an infrastructure for scaling, maintaining and sustaining the company’s culture through professional training, tactical and transparent career paths, and a pervasive dedication to creating happiness for customers and employees alike.
TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders at The Westin Indianapolis during the 18th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Genesys, and Salesforce.
A total of 15 award winners and three honorable mentions were chosen from the 90 outstanding companies, organizations, and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 180 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2016 calendar year.
Fifty independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours reviewing and ranking applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included company founders, CEOs and presidents; CTOs, CIOs and software developers; professors and chancellors from Indiana universities; design, human resources and sales professionals, and a variety of other subject matter experts.
The Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.