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6:10am EDT July 6, 2010

The Pacesetters Awards are designed to recognize business leaders in the Greater Pittsburgh area that are setting the pace for the region.

The 2010 awards are approaching rapidly, and the call for nominations runs through July 16. If you know a leader in the Greater Pittsburgh region who sets the tone for economic growth and area improvement, fill out a nomination form today (PDF).

Need more information? Contact Caroline Calfee Zerbey at Smart Business.  

Leaders will be recognized in three divisions, based on the size of their organizations and/or rate of growth:     

EMERGING — Organizations with less than $10 million in annual revenue and a double-digit  annual growth rate over the past three years       

MIDMARKET — Organizations with between $10 and $99 million in annual revenue        

LARGE — Organizations with annual revenue in excess of $100 million 

Approximately 12 individuals will be named Pacesetters — up to four in each of the three categories. All of the Pacesetters will be profiled in the October 2010 edition of Smart Business Pittsburgh. Additionally, “Best Story” awards will be handed out in each of the three categories at the St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference on Sept. 20, 2010. 

Last year, 12 area leaders showed the best that Pittsburgh had to offer, leading the way on the conference’s 2009 theme: “How to succeed in business … in troubled times.”

Read about last year’s Pacesetters from Smart Business Pittsburgh:  

Lynn C. Outwater, managing partner, Jackson Lewis LLP  

Ken DeFurio, president and CEO, Butler Health System 

Dennis Oates, president and CEO, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc.  

Ray Walker, vice president of operations, Range Resources Corp., Marcellus Shale Division  

Carol Harris, founder, president and CEO, Carol Harris Staffing LLC  

Sean McDonald, president and CEO, Precision Theraputics   

Ronald M. Petnuch, president and CEO, InterTECh Security LLC 

Raymond W. Yeager, president and CEO, Ductmate Industries Inc.  

Mike Zavoina, CEO, The Gateway Engineers Inc.   

Craig A. Wolfanger, executive managing director, president and CEO, Raptor Partners LLC 

Kimberly Loszewski, principal, The Savvy Group  

Louis P. Stanasolovich, founder, president and CEO, Legend Financial Advisors Inc.