AtNetPlus was one of 48 companies in the 5 county region surrounding Akron to be honored.

Information Technology company, AtNetPlus today announced that the firm was recognized as a Cascade Capital Business Growth Award honoree at the 14th Annual Awards Ceremony last week. AtNetPlus was among 28 recipients in the service category.

The award honors growing businesses in a seven county region surrounding greater Akron. Manufacturing and Distribution, Service, and Technology companies were acknowledged at the event.

The criteria for selection includes increasing sales by at least 100% or $5 million over the last 5 years, or increasing total employment by 50% or 25 actual employees over the same time period. AtNetPlus was recognized for increasing employment by 138% since 2003.

“We were very pleased to be named as a recipient of this prestigious award. It was an honor to be listed among so many leading companies in the area,” noted Partner, Jay Mellon.

“We have a great team of people on which to build and are currently looking to add several IT Specialists and Applications Programmers to our staff. As a matter of fact, finding the qualified talent we need is one of our biggest challenges,” said Mellon.

Mellon continued, “The growth and strength of the 48 companies represented at the awards sharply contrasts to the ‘doom and gloom’ of recent economic news. Events like this show that businesses are prospering in northeast Ohio. It is gratifying to be included among them,” concluded Mellon.

Executive Director of Cascade Capital Corporation, Robert Filipiak remarked, “From an economic development perspective, the importance of the growth of companies like AtNetPlus goes far beyond sales numbers and employee counts. The investment of these businesses in equipment, facilities, and new hires directly leads to the economic expansion and stability of our region.” The honorees are to be congratulated as major contributors to the continuing economic vitality of our area.”

AtNetPlus was one of three recipients headquartered in Stow, Ohio. Mayor, Karen Fritschel attended the awards ceremony. Mayor Fritschel said, “The City of Stow is very proud of our entire business community. We are so pleased that AtNetPlus, Etactics and Spectrum Surgical were all honored as recipients of this prestigious business growth award.”

“Businesses in Stow are thriving and our City government strives to support these companies in every way possible,” concluded Mayor Fritschel.