ACG Unveils Growth Awards
ACG plans to bestow the Western Michigan Corporate Growth Awards on companies that have demonstrated outstanding growth, either internally or externally, and enhanced business activity on the west side of the state.
The Outstanding Growth Award will go to the company with a presence in West Michigan with annual sales in excess of $25 million that has demonstrated a sustained track record of growth in sales, profitability, employment and community involvement.
The second award, the Transaction of the Year Award, will go to the company involved in a business transaction in the last 12 months that has significantly impacted the expansion of the company in West Michigan through sales, profitability, employment, product lines and community awareness.
ACG is seeking nominee companies from throughout the West Michigan region, including Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Cadillac, Traverse City and other communities.
Nomination forms and an informational brochure can be downloaded at www.lambert-edwards.com/ACG or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by Dec. 15 and the presentation of the awards will be made at the ACG Western Michigan Chapter’s spring reception on April 28. There is no fee to enter.
“The west side of the state is home to countless growth stories, including some of the country’s most impressive examples of sustained company growth in industries ranging from transportation to technology, from furniture to footwear and a variety of other industries,” said Remos Lenio, president of ACG’s Western Michigan Chapter. “The first ever Western Michigan Corporate Growth Awards will highlight the region’s best and provide plenty of insight and best practices in the process.”
The winners of the area’s ACG honors also may be nominated for ACG’s National Outstanding Corporate Growth Awards, given annually by ACG International at its InterGrwoth Conference. In 2003, the national winner was Kalamazoo-based medical products supplier Stryker Corp.