Weatherhead 100 Application

Qualifications to apply for the 2014 Weatherhead 100:

Weatherhead 100 Upstarts

Weatherhead 100

Weatherhead 100 Centurions

2009 net sales ≥$100k ≥$100k ≥$1M
2013 net sales < $1M ≥ $1M ≥ $100M
2013 employees ≤ 15 > 16 > 16
2009-2013 sales figures 12-month figures available for each year (no partial years)
Organization type Must be a for-profit organization and not have been a franchise or subsidiary of another company at any time during the period 2009–2013
Geography Headquartered in Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull or Wayne County

Think your business has what it takes?

Review the materials you'll need to submit (below), then begin the application process. Applications will be accepted till 5 p.m. (EDT) on August 15, 2014.

Materials needed to begin your application!

  1. Company Information:
    • DBA (how company should be listed in magazine and event materials)
    • Year founded
    • Primary contact person, with title, email address and phone number
    • Company headquarters address, with county
    • Company leaders (up to three), with title and email address
  2. List current employees that are Case Western Reserve University alumni, with full name and degree year
  3. Financials for 2009-2013
    • Annual net sales: 1c of your corporate income tax return, Form 1120, 1120s or 1065
    • Number of employees at fiscal year end (FTE)
    • Operating profits: Earnings before interest expense and taxes (optional)
  4. Month your fiscal year ends
  5. Company, contact person and email address for your:
    • Accounting Firm
    • Law Firm
    • Bank
    • Advertising Firm
  6. Share how your company incorporates sustainable value in your business practices (Optional)