2013 Excellence in Business Awards honor four Akron-area enterprises

Don Colantone, president, Greater Akron Chamber

Dan Colantone, President and CEO, Greater Akron Chamber

The Greater Akron Chamber is proud to honor four local businesses with the 2013 Excellence in Business Award.  The purpose of this prestigious award is to honor companies who have demonstrated outstanding performance, growth, staying power, innovation and leadership in our community.


This year, we are proud to add the Emerging Business Award.  This award honors a company that exemplifies the ideals of the Excellence in Business Award and has been in business for five years or less.

In 1982 the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council created these awards to recognize outstanding businesses in our region. The Small Business Council promotes and represents the interests of businesses with 250 or fewer employees within Medina, Portage and Summit counties. The members of the SBC provide oversight and strategic counsel relative to the recognition event, affinity programs, membership and advocacy work led by the Greater Akron Chamber in support of the Chamber’s mission to drive economic development and prosperity for the people of the Greater Akron region.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their commitment and leadership to the 2013 Excellence in Business Awards: Apple Growth Partners, Day Ketterer, Westfield Bank, Smart Business and Rubber City Radio.

On behalf of the Greater Akron Chamber, Small Business Council and our sponsors, we hope you enjoy reading about these exceptional companies and their business accomplishments.  Congratulations to the 2013 Excellence in Business Award recipients.



Dan Colantone, CCE
President and CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Emerging Business Award
Christy Creative                    

Excellence in Business Award
Gavin Scott Salon & Spa

Excellence in Business Award

Excellence in Business Award