June 20, 2013 – CLEVELAND – Now in its 21st year, the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Award will once again recognize the 50 fastest growing companies in Lake and Geauga Counties. Winners of the award will be based on average sales and employment growth from 2008 through 2012. This year’s nomination form can be found online at: www.fasttrack50.org.
To be eligible to receive the award, companies must be located within the two-county region, be organized as a for-profit business, and must have a sales profit for 2008 of at least $100,000. Nomination deadline is August 30, 2013.
Winning companies will be honored at a recognition dinner on November 7, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa in Mentor and will be featured in The News-Herald.
Fast Track 50 was founded in 1993 when Peter Ferrante, Greg Skoda and representatives from Huntington National Bank met to talk about the unique small businesses that they served as clients. A formal program was then developed to honor the 50 fastest growing companies in the Lake-Geauga county region. The annual awards banquet is attended by nearly 400 members of the business community and local government officials.
This year’s program is sponsored by Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Huntington Bank, Lakeland Community College, The News-Herald, and Skoda Minotti.
Nearly 300 companies have been recognized since the award’s inception in 1993. For a complete listing of these companies, or to nominate a deserving company, please visit www.fasttrack50.org. For questions, please contact Tammy Bailey of Lakeland Community College at 440-525-7312.