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NEO Success Awards 2014
The 81 winners of this year’s NEO Success Awards have shown what it means to be successful — growing revenue, adding employees and making a profit — throughout the last three years. They are examples of what keeps Northeast Ohio moving. This year, we train an eye on the little guys (and gals) — from the lawyer who started a company that focuses on helping nonprofits raise money to the tech entrepreneur with three different winning businesses. We also get behind what one big number means to a software firm and how a tchotchke is really a promotional solution.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Winners
NEO Success Awards 2014: Grants Plus
Grants Plus has made a business of helping worthy organizations raise money for their causes.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Wrap-Tite
Business jargon doesn’t cut it. But at Solon’s Wrap-Tite, innovation and the right business culture does.
NEO Success Awards 2014: DXY
As a developer of mobile applications, DXY Solutions has gone from incubator to international.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Echo Health
Echo Health has succeeded by streamlining the health care payment process.
NEO Success Awards 2014: BearWare
Take a look behind the number to see how BearWare’s real-time tracking software reveals its success.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Abode Modern Lifestyle Developers
Abode Modern Lifestyle Developers has built its business on eco-friendly living spaces.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Marling Engle
Entrepreneur Marling Engle has created a winning hand for his growing tech companies.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Cogistix
Cogistix’s software solutions help manufacturers and distributors run more efficiently.
NEO Success Awards 2014: AG PrintPromo Solutions
Anup Gupta has built AG PrintPromo Solutions by offering marketing products that stay with you.
NEO Success Awards 2014: Garland Industries
Garland Industries makes every employee an owner, which has elevated the entire company.
Community Impact Awards 2014
Each year, Dominion East Ohio and Inside Business recognize nonprofits that have worked to make Northeast Ohio communities better places to live, work and play. From revitalizing hard-hit neighborhoods into centers for art, culture and entertainment to preserving an untouched stretch of land for outdoor activities of all sorts, this year’s winners represent the region’s creativity, resourcefulness and potential.
Community Impact Awards 2014: St. Clair Superior Development Corp.
St. Clair Superior Development Corp. and the Cleveland Flea have rejuvenated a neighborhood.
Community Impact Awards 2014: MOCA Cleveland
Thanks to a permanent home in University Circle, MOCA Cleveland can offer more outreach while being closer to the heart of arts and culture in Cleveland.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Ohio City Inc.
Ohio City Inc.’s Near West Recreation brings communities together by offering kids the chance to get on the field and play ball.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Gordon Square Arts District
By focusing on five capital projects, the Gordon Square Arts District has become a thriving arts, entertainment and culinary destination.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp.
Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp.’s tours tell the history of the city and change perceptions.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Neighborhood Development Services
Neighborhood Development Services shows Barberton the show can go on.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Northeast Shores Development
In the growing Waterloo Arts District, Northeast Shores Development Needed additional space for visitors.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Slavic Village Development
Slavic Village Development is helping homebuyers invest in the neighborhood.
Community Impact Awards 2014: LAND Studio
LAND Studio’s renovation of Perk Park has energized an entire downtown neighborhood.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Kent State University and the city of Kent
Kent State University and the city of Kent have helped transform downtown into a destination hot spot.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Stark Education Partnership
Stark Education Partnership is helping the county’s schools create a culture of college attainment.
Community Impact Awards 2014: Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber
By brokering a grant with a major software company, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber has given Mahoning Valley a leg up.
Community Impact Awards 2014 — Special Environmental Award: Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Western Reserve Land Conservancy helped preserve a stretch of untouched Lake Erie coastline.
By adding lakefront land to the Cleveland Metroparks portfolio, CEO Brian Zimmerman is cultivating our growing parks system.
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Room and Whiteboard
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