Nominations for the Fast Track 50 Award are currently closed.

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.