Please make sure you have all of the necessary information before you begin the nomination process. The information you will need for each award is listed below. All nominations are due by June 15.

Complete the 2018 online nomination form.


 

What You Will Need:

Fast Track 50 Award: 

  • Company information (CEO, year founded, address, email, etc.)
  • Company sales figures and employee count for the past five years
  • Your accountant’s information
  • Your company logo

Entrepreneur of the Year Award:

Submit a file describing:

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

Game Changer Award:

Submit a file describing how your selected nominee was innovative in the business environment. Topics can include how a nominee:

  • Is a cutting edge, forward thinking individual, business or business group that has “Changed the Conversation” resulting in casting Lake or Geauga County in a positive light
  • Successfully  improved or renovated a process
  • Changed the delivery of service
  • Demonstrated cutting edge thought in some aspect of technology or manufacturing
  • Invented or created a new product
  • Started a unique business to meet the need of our changing economy

Nonprofit Award:

To apply for the Nonprofit Award, your company must be:

  • Registered 501(c) and in good standing with the Ohio Secretary of State and serves Lake and/or Geauga county residents
  • Incorporated in 2013 or prior with a minimum annual operating budget of $250,000 in 2017
  • Organization must submit a file describing how it has demonstrated a dedication to its mission in Lake and/or Geauga Counties:
    • Has created meaningful and measurable benefits to the community
    • Provides outstanding community services, innovation programming and/or delivery of service

Contact Gretchen Skok DiSanto at gskok-disanto@lakelandcc.edu or 440-525-7444 with any questions.

 

Skoda Minotti LCC