CEO Nexus Cup – Berman Hopkins

The CEO Nexus Cup was awarded to Berman Hopkins at the recent CEO Forum event in Orlando on 09.12.18. Our congratulations to Phil, Chris and the entire team. Click Here for more information about Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs and Associates.  Event Photos click on an image to view larger Chris McDirmit (left) and Phil Hayes (right) Chris Morton, Chair, GrowFL Advisory Board (left); Phil Hayes (center); Ray Watson, CEO Nexus Roundtable Facilitator...

Recognition – WHS (Inc. 500)

World Housing Solution in Inc. 500 Congratulations to Ron Ben-Zeev and his team at World Housing Solution (WHS). Inc. Magazine designated WHS an Inc. 500 recipient and the number 1 manufacturer in Florida. WHS manufactures sustainable composite structures for emergency or military applications. Link to Inc....

Recognition – HED Cycling (Forbes)

“Can A Small Business Survive Tragedy?” “…With Steve’s invention and Anne’s earnings, the two started Hed Cycling in 1984. Steve and Anne only made 14 wheels that first year, but the phones kept ringing. They sold their wheel to more professional athletes and teams, even patenting a new design for a composite front wheel that brought in more partners and international sales. By 2014, Hed Cycling had grown to 40 employees and a 12,000 square-foot facility in Minnesota; manufacturing premium bicycle wheels and components that embodied Steve’s design philosophy known as…” To continue reading this article, please visit...

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...