Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of the Year

Northeast Ohio Region

2010 - 1st Place
Health & Education Category

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Golden 30 Award

Growing Companies Demonstrating World-Class Performance

2005 – 3rd Place
2006 – 3rd place
2007 – 5th place
2008 – 5th place
2009 – 6th place

The Morning Journal and Lorain County Community College, in conjunction with the Lorain County Growth Partnership, First Place Bank, Cohen and Company, the Community Foundation of Lorain County, the Lorain County Joint Vocational School and Team Lorain County will recognize the fastest growing new and established companies in Lorain, Erie and Huron counties. The top thirty companies (15 new and 15 established) will be selected based on average sales and employment growth.

The Ohio "Keys to Success" Award

2007 Winner – Wholesale/Retail

Recipients had to be female majority owners of companies with annual revenues in excess of $250,000

The Ohio Department of Development’s Division of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Ohio Small Business Development Centers, U.S. Small Business Administration, Central Ohio Women’s Business Center, Key4Women/KeyBank, Kroger, and the Department’s Minority Contractors Business Assistance Program are the sponsors for the Keys to Success Awards and selected the winners based on information received in submitted nomination packages. Award recipients were selected in eight categories: Manufacturing/Technology; Service; Real Estate/Construction; Healthcare/Medical; Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations; Wholesale/Retail; Social Entrepreneur; and Rising Star (in business less than five years).

United Way Golden Award

2009 – Outstanding Service Recipient