CINCINNATI, May 29, 2008 — The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber honored the region’s top small businesses May 20 at its annual Small Business Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency, attended by more than 500 business and community leaders.
Applicants for the awards were judged by a committee based on the following criteria: Customer Focus, Leadership Style and Company Culture, Workplace Excellence, Sustainability of the Business, Community Involvement and Financial Performance. ATC was named as one of the top small businesses with fewer than ten employees in the region.
Tarek Kamil, the creator of Cincinnati-based WhatIfSports.com delivered the keynote address for the event. WhatIfSports, now owned by Fox Sports Interactive, is the Internet’s leader in sports simulation technology, games and content and was named Sports Site of the Year in 2005.
2008 Small Business Excellence Awards
Emerging Business of the Year
Winner: GolfTEC, Kevin Begley, owner
Runner-up: Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice, Susan Stewart, owner
Nonprofit of the Year
Winner: Crayons to Computers, Shannon Carter, president
Runner-up: People Working Cooperatively, Jock Pitts, president
Minority Business of the Year
Winner: Apex Environmental Services, LLC, Bill Evans, president
Runner-up: Pegasus Technical Services, Inc., Asit Saha, president
10 under 10
(Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees recognized as a group)
Advanced Technology Consulting, Inc. (ATC)
Character Council of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Creatives on Call
Edoc Marketing Inc.
Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group
Mahan Advertising, Inc.
Media Sign Company
Pope & Associates
Strategic HR Inc.
Small Business of the Year (1-50 employee companies)
Winner: Definity Partners, Ray Attiyah, founder, and Jay Kuhn, president and CEO
Runner-up: Bramkamp Printing, Kevin Murray and Larry Kuhlman, managing partners
Small Business of the Year (51-250 employee companies)
Winner: Coolant Control Inc., Jorge Costa, chairman, and Greg Battle, CEO
Runner-up: Mesa Industries Inc., Terry Segerberg, CEO
Advanced Technology Consulting, Inc. (ATC) removes the complexities of selecting, procuring, managing and maximizing telecommunications services. As a trusted telecom agency, ATC surpasses other agencies by leveraging industry expertise and strategic partnerships with 50+ service providers. ATC’s real savings is derived from streamlining key processes and positioning effective solutions from best-in-class providers. These include: local, long distance, data, Internet access, VoIP , audio/video conferencing, Web conferencing/Webcasting/Webinars, cellular/wireless, Metro Ethernet, and dark fiber.