Posted 8.17.06

2006 is proving to be another successful year for Northeast Ohio small business owners according to the Weatherhead 100 applications received. 

The Weatherhead 100 identifies the 100 fastest growing companies based on sales from 2001 through 2005. Winners must have had net sales of at least $100,000 in 2001, and more than $1 million in 2005. Additionally, winning companies must have employed a minimum of 16 full-time employees in 2005.

The Weatherhead 100 also honor the top 10 Centurions – the fastest growing companies in the larger, $100 million-plus sales category, as well as the Weatherhead 100 top Up-Starts, growth companies in the smaller, under $1 million-plus sales category.

The Weatherhead 100 winner this year had a percentage increase in sales over 3000%, and the #100 winner had a percentage increase of 91.55%.  (#1 Centurion was over 11,000% and #1 Upstart was over 550%)

Weatherhead 100 Centurion nominees must have 100 percent or more sales growth (or equal to the 100th company’s growth percentage if less than 100 percent) from 2001 to 2005, and net sales of $100 million or more in 2005.

Weatherhead 100 Upstart nominees must have sales growth that qualifies for the Weatherhead 100 and must have employed 15 or fewer employees, and/or had less than $1 million in net sales in 2005.

If you are interested in attending the Weatherhead 100 awards on December 5, 2006, visit the Weatherhead 100 website for more information.

Look for the announcement of the Weatherhead 100 winners in the December issue of Weatherheadlines.


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