LONG BEACH, CA (Laserfiche) May 1, 2009—The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated Laserfiche President and CEO Nien-Ling Wacker for being named City National Bank’s Entrepreneur of the Year at its luncheon ceremony.

Jim Haney, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for City National Bank remarked: “Nien-Ling’s training as a physicist has helped her become one of Southern California’s most successful entrepreneurs. Her creativity, determination, and vision transformed what began as a computer consulting business into a pioneer in document management and one of the industry’s most innovative software companies.”

Mrs. Wacker founded Long Beach-based Laserfiche in 1987, and under her leadership, the company has undergone perpetual transformation, becoming an innovative, independent software company.

“Balance between control and flexibility at work and in your personal life is essential, and this is reflected in our business philosophy and software offerings,” said Mrs. Wacker. ”A successful solution provides stability across the enterprise, giving IT control over standards and technology, while enabling end users flexibility to make decisions in a fast paced environment.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, but more importantly, I commend our staff, resellers, end-users, and the wonderful Long Beach community, for they are the true entrepreneurs, using innovation to achieve real-world results,” said Mrs. Wacker.

Mrs. Wacker has served on several boards as director, including the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Education Foundation. She has also earned extensive recognition for her contributions to her field, including the AIIM Pioneer of the Year Award, IIMC Visionary Award, and most recently she was honored with the USC Distinguished Alumnus Award.

A native of Shanghai, China, Mrs. Wacker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California. A pioneer in electronic document management technology, Mrs. Wacker is a frequent speaker and contributor to international conferences and seminars.

More than 25,000 organizations—including government offices, Fortune 1000 companies, healthcare and financial organizations, and higher education—use Laserfiche software to digitize paper archives and manage documents, records, and workflow.

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