Recognition – Nick Slavik

NICK SLAVIK PAINTING & RESTORATION CO. HONORED BY PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA at the 2018 Painting & Decorating EXPO Galveston, TX / March 2018 – Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. of New Prague, MN was recognized with a 2018 PDCA Picture it Painted Perfectly (PIPP) Industry award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2018 Painting & Decorating EXPO, February 21-23 in Galveston. The annual awards program is hosted by PDCA and recognizes the best performances in the coatings application industry by contracting company members of PDCA. The PIPP Industry Awards are presented for overall project excellence and superior craftsmanship. Awards were distributed in the following categories: Commercial Decorative, Commercial Interior, Commercial Exterior, Commercial Restoration Exterior, Commercial Restoration Interior, Industrial Interior, Industrial Exterior, Residential Decorative, Residential Interior, Residential Exterior, Residential Restoration Exterior, and Community Improvement. Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. won an award for the Residential Restoration Exterior category for their exceptional work performing and in-depth restoration on a brick Victorian mansion that was build in the late 1800s. About The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America – The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wallcovering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. For more information, please call (800) 332-7322 or visit www.pdca.org. Click here to view/download the press release...

Recognition – HED Cycling

The 2018 BOLD Awards Winners Chosen! Minneapolis, MN / January 26 2018 – Hed Cycling Products is excited to announce that we were the recipient of a BOLD Award in the category of _small and bold of the boldess, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG.) The BOLD Awards honor and highlight the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions, financing and extraordinary strategies that led to sustainability, remarkable performance and/or accelerated growth in 2018. All nominations were reviewed, ranked and awarded by a peer panel of judges representing the middle market community. Judges included corporate executives, service professionals, and entrepreneurs. Corporate leaders and teams representing the 15 nominee finalists chosen from an original nominee group of 69 organizations, attended the BOLD Awards on Tuesday, February 27, starting at 5:00 pm at The Muse in Minneapolis. This event is a vivid, high-energy BOLD celebration of the businesses that grow Minnesota! Each finalist is featured in a video vignette with interviews and testimonials showcasing their efforts and successes. The BOLD winners of each category were announced during the program later in the evening. The BOLD-est of the BOLD Winner was chosen via a real-time, live audience vote. The 2018 Finalists in each category are as follows: Early-Stage: Atonomous Tractor, Foreverence, T-Stud/Roosevelt Energy Large Corporate: Kraus-Anderson, Restaurant Technologies Middle Market: Bite Squad, Perforce, Ralco Non-Profit: Bunker Labs Minneapolis, Cookie Cart, Cornerstone Small Corporate: Duke Cannon Supply Co., HED Cycling, Inspire Medical About Association for Corporate Growth – Founded in 1954,...

Recognition – NRI

The Power of Accountability Christopher LazzaraPresident at NRI Accountability starts with a clear goal of something you will be held to by another or something you will be holding yourself to, along with a specified date down the road when this goal will be accomplished. I would like to start with a story of what it means to be accountable. About seven years ago I got to a point in my business where I was working all hours of the day. I was trying my best to keep my business growing while at the same time dealing with all of the issues small business owners face on a daily basis. I was struggling with the fact that I literally had no more time left to use and couldn’t work any harder than I already was. I have always believed that putting your nose down and grinding it out is the only way to true success. This attitude was what had gotten me to where I was at that point. At this point in time, I began to see the signs that we weren’t moving the company forward as fast as we had in the past. Small issues were holding us back time and time again. This was extremely frustrating for me. I didn’t know what else to do to keep pushing us to greater heights and that was the scariest part. I had always been the leader and the driver for where we were going and what to do next. I believe that it is in these times of great confusion and difficulty when some of the best ideas...

Recognition – Valintry, Inc. 500

VALiNTRY JOINS INC. 500 – VALiNTRY recognized as one of the fastest growing, private companies in the U.S. ORLANDO, FL (August 16, 2017) – IT consulting and staff augmentation firm VALiNTRY announces that it has been honored by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, ranked number 142 nationally, and 10th in Florida. Founded in 2013 as a one office start-up, CEO, Daryl Dixon and team have transformed the company into a multi-million dollar, nationwide corporation in just a few years. “We are honored to join the ranks of such prestigious group in our first year of eligibility. Our team understands how meaningful it is, especially given the success of past winners such as Oracle and Under Armour. I’d like to thank our associates and clients throughout the country for their support and dedication in helping us reach this milestone.” Dixon attributes much of the organization’s success to the adherence of core values. From accountability to honesty and integrity, VALiNTRY is unique in its emphasis on people service, teamwork and transparency. Inc. 5000 is an annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the country. As an expansion of the brand, Inc. 500 was created, ranking the top 10% of the country’s most elite 5,000 businesses. About VALiNTRY – VALiNTRY was founded in 2013 as an IT consulting firm with a staff augmentation division offering long term and “just in time” employee resources within the technology, accounting and marketing arenas. VALiNTRY has offices nationwide with hubs in Orlando, Dallas and Nashville. In 2016, VALiNTRY was the recipient of the GROWFL “Florida Company...

Recognition – amaZulu, Inc.

Executive Profile | ATHENA Powerlink by i4 Business “amaZulu imports natural and synthetic construction theming materials from around the world and partners with architects, designers, general contractors, project managers and homeowners to provide these theming materials for their projects. The company offers a turnkey service, providing natural and synthetic thatch for roofing, decorative and construction-grade bamboo, eucalyptus pole solutions and gorgeous decorative woven boards for wainscoting or ceiling treatments. amaZulu is committed to its villages around the world who harvest its natural materials to be…” Click here to read the full article by i4...

Recognition – Quest, Inc.

The Influentials by Winter Park Magazine “John Gill, president and CEO of Quest Inc., runs a highly regarded nonprofit which, among other things, provides developmentally disabled Central Floridians of all ages with long- and short-term housing as well as an array of programs through which they’re taught crucial work and life skills. Managing a 700-employee organization that offers such specialized services must surely require patience, passion and perseverance. Luckily for the citizens of Winter Park…” Click here to read the full article by Winter Park...