AtNetPlus Wins Cascade Capital Business Growth Award for second consecutive year
AtNetPlus, Inc. received multiple honors during the 15th annual Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards. The local IT services company was an honoree in the Technology Category as well as given special recognition for Employee Growth within that category. This is the second consecutive year that AtNetPlus has been recognized at this event.
Robert Filipiak, Executive Director of Cacade Capital Corporation stated, “In recognition of the vital role area small businesses play in contributing to the continued economic growth and prosperity in our region, Cascade Capital was proud to host its annual Business Growth Awards Program. In order to earn a Business Growth Award, a company must increase its sales by at least 100% over the last five years or increase its employment base by at least 50%. Though that represents a high standard of growth, this years’ Business Growth Awards Program featured 32 companies which made that grade.”
AtNetPlus excelled in both areas – showing a 132% increase in sales and 125% increase in employees over the last five years. Filipiak continued, “This year AtNetPlus attained an even higher level of distinction at the Cascade Business Growth Awards Program. The Stow based company received the award for the “Highest Percentage Increase in Employee Growth” within the Technology Grouping at the event. Jim Laber and Jay Mellon have done a wonderful job of growing AtNetPlus from its humble beginnings to its current lofty status amongst this group of Cascade Capital Growth Award winners.”
AtNetPlus Partner Jim Laber stated, “We are very pleased to have once again attained the growth necessary to qualify for this recognition. We strive to expand our service offerings to include the best web development, hosting, computer network management and colocation solutions available for small and mid-sized businesses in northeast Ohio. Maintaining a well trained team of experts has helped propel our growth. We are constantly searching for top notch IT Specialists. In fact, we currently have positions open for qualified candidates.”
Following the meeting, Karen Fritschel, Mayor of the City of Stow, congratulated AtNetPlus as a perennial Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award recipient and stated, “Recognition of AtNetPlus, again this year, as a Business Growth Award recipient is a much deserved accolade, and a testament not only to the insightful leadership of Jim and Jay, but the dedication and determination of the AtNetPlus team as well. The City of Stow joins AtNetPlus, and other multi-year Business Grow Awards recipients from Stow, Spectrum Surgical and Etactics, in celebrating their recognition as leaders in their respective industries, and as business leaders of the future.”