2017 Business Of Excellence Awards

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Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly hosted its annual Business Excellence Awards Nov. 2.
The awards honor the very best in northeast Indiana business.

The event also honored the 2017 Mac Parker Business Excellence Award recipient. The award, introduced last year, annually celebrates an individual who has devoted their career deeply engaged in their work and in their community, making contributions that will impact northeast Indiana for years to come. The award was named after Maclyn T. Parker, a retired attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels who is still very active on commissions and boards in the region.

The 2017 Business Excellence Award winners are:

The Mac Parker Business Excellence Award
John Sampson, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Business of the Year – Revenue Less than $5 Million
Hosler Realty, Joe Sells, Owner/Broker

Business of the Year – Revenue More than $5 Million
Waiter on the Way, Derek Berkes, Owner

Not-for-Profit of the Year
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, Martin Pastura, President and CEO

Startup of the Year
Hyde+Alchemy, JonPaul and Leah Capito, Owners

CEO of the Year – revenue less than $5 million
Karl Behrens, CEO, BND Commercial

CEO of the Year – revenue more than $5 million
Brad Toothaker, CEO, Bradley Company

CEO of the Year – Not-for-Profit
Joe Jordan, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

CFO of the Year – Not-for-Profit
Laura Ramsey, CFO, Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities

Best Website
Three Rivers Distilling Co.

Best Business Blog
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Best Print Advertising
Peerless Cleaners

Best Printed Newsletter
Brightpoint

Best Digital Newsletter
Dancer Concrete Design

Best Use of Facebook
Manchester University

Best Use of Twitter
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Best Use of Pinterest
Manchester University

Best Use of Instagram
Trine University

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