AKRON, OH (October 2016) – Smart Business is pleased to announce the category winners of the 2016 Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards, sponsored by Huntington Bank, BDO, the Akron Community Foundation, Alliance Solutions Group, Time Warner Cable Business Class, the Canton Charge, the John S. Knight Center, DigiZoom Media, Hughie’s Event Production Services, Convero, and Smart Business.
At an awards recognition program held at the John S. Knight Center on October 4, 2016, 41 organizations were recognized for their commitment to the Akron/Canton regional community and ability to increase revenue, add employees, and make an impact. A full list of honorees is available at www.sbnonline.com. “We’re elated to recognize all these organizations. They understand the challenges of growing an organization in any economy by being able to adapt, evolve and thrive,” says Dustin S. Klein, publisher of Smart Business. Fifteen of the 41 organizations were also recognized with specialty awards:
Best Sales Growth
Manufacturing: Kent Displays
Technology: Open Practice Solutions Ltd.
Service (Emerging): Lead to Conversion LLC
Service (Established): Ritzman Pharmacies
Best Employee Growth
Manufacturing: Daniel’s Amish Collection
Technology: Griffith Holdings Inc.
Service (Emerging): Great Lakes Fasteners Inc.
Service (Established): Community Hospice
Manufacturing: ACS Industries Inc.
Service (Emerging): SecureData365
Service (Established): BDO, USA LLP
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Harvey Nelson and Steven Marks, co-CEOs, Main Street Gourmet
Akron Community Foundation Philanthropy in Business Award
Cohen & Co.
Huntington Bank Legacy Award
Michael Jarrett, Jarrett Logistics Systems Inc.