Apex LogoThe 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year award goes to Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga of Apex Dermatology.

Dr. Garcia-Zuazaga is a Harvard Fellowship trained skin cancer/reconstructive surgeon and founder of Apex Dermatology. Through his leadership in our community he has established innovative programs that cover the entire dermatological spectrum including: the SPOT Check program, the establishment of the region’s only Ethic Skin Center in 2014 and the launching of the Purple Heart Project which provides complimentary scar treatments to combat wounded veterans. Since founding Apex in 2011 in Lake County, he has opened and staffed 4 other practice locations and currently employs 40 full-time personnel, mainly from Lake and Geauga Counties.

What makes someone worthy of the Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Award?

Judging is based on the following criteria:

  • Has started or substantially grown a business in Lake or Geauga County
  • Has acted in a capacity to promote entrepreneurship in the area
  • Has demonstrated vision and willingness to take risks in growing/starting a business
  • Has demonstrated innovation by taking a business to new heights in
    creative and novel ways

The Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Award is sponsored by: