More Weatherhead 100 coverage available on Smart Business microsite

Don’t let the name fool you: More than 100 companies are being honored in the Weatherhead 100 this year. With a tie tipping the scales to 101, then nine Centurion winners and another thirty Upstart winners, we’ve expanded our coverage beyond the Smart Business website to give these companies ample room to shine. 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 to share more insight from the winners.

In the January editions of Smart Business Cleveland and Smart Business Akron/Canton, we gave you a sneak peek into the stories of several companies on the list. At the microsite, you can get even closer to the secrets behind their success through Q&As with the CEOs. 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.

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, and stay tuned as we continue adding new features.