The Weatherhead 100 was crafted in 1987 when Bob Pavey, Managing Partner of Morganthaler Partners, first noted that Northeast Ohio needed a venue to properly acknowledge, support and praise companies that were the fastest growing in the region. Pavey suggested that Enterprise Development, Inc., the former not-for-profit subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University, not only identify, but bestow a genuine sense of honor upon the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.
Since 2004, the Weatherhead 100 is compiled and managed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). For more on the Weatherhead 100, visit Weatherhead100.org.
But, the Weatherhead 100 coverage doesn't stop there. As the new media sponsor of the Weatherhead 100 – a partnership between The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) to recognize Northeast Ohio’s fastest-growing companies – we’ve launched a microsite at www.weatherhead2011.com to share more insight from the winners.
But before you head to the microsite, stay right here. We've got a lot of Weatherhead 100 content to digest, including:
Also, our own Gregory Jones was able to sit down with some of the Weatherhead 100 winners. Check out these in-depth profiles:
OK, now you're ready to dig even deeper. At the microsite, you can get closer to the secrets behind these companies' successes through Q&As with the CEOs. As Weatherhead 100 winners, these companies have contributed to our communities and demonstrated the region’s entrepreneurial spirit – growing sales as much as 6,000 percent in the process. Read more to learn what makes these winners so successful.
The leaders continue to submit responses on overcoming business challenges, driving innovation through their companies, making a difference in their communities, and other lessons they’ve learned as leaders, so keep checking the microsite for updated content.