2016 Cascade Capital Business Growth Award Winner in Established Service


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

Best Story

Manufacturing: ACS Industries Inc.
Technology: Metisentry
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.

For more information on the event and award winners, please visit www.sbnonline.com or contact Dustin Klein at dsklein@sbnonline.com.