The 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards were held Thursday, May 10, at the Millennium Hotel. We congratulate the winners:
Small Business of the Year
Integrity Express Logistics
Peak 10, Inc.
Small Business of the Year
Eagle Specialty Vehicles
Minority Business of the Year
The Che International Group
Emerging Business of the Year
Nonprofit of the Year
Matthew 25 Ministries
Greater Cincinnati Health Council
Community Involvement Award
Modern Office Methods
10 Under 10 Winners (Recognized as a group)
Aquarius Professional Staffing
Emerge Managed Solutions
Green Recycling Works
PMPC Direct Inc.
ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman of Cincinnati
Rocket Science + Design
Strategic HR, Inc.
Zimmerman & Co. CPAs Inc.
Check back soon for details on how to apply for the 2013 Small Business Excellence Awards.
The luncheon featured a keynote presentation from Jay Woffington, former Global President of Possible Worldwide.
Is Everybody Happy? | Creating Corporate Culture as Competitive Advantage
Jay Woffington, former CEO of Bridge Worldwide and then Global President of Possible Worldwide, grew a small, local advertising agency into a globally-recognized leader in digital marketing communications. The secret of his company's success? Happy people! Large or small companies have a corporate culture. That culture will either attract employees and customers or repel them. Hear the stories and tips that Woffington used to create a culture that was awarded as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in America for five consecutive years!
Check out Jay's Top Ten Tips for Culture Creation:
For over 15 years, Jay has led organizations and teams to innovative, world-class results. Most recently as Global President, Woffington led the creation of Possible Worldwide, a $100MM digital marketing agency of 1,000 employees in 20 offices in 10 countries including China, India, Kenya, Singapore, UK, Costa Rica, and Dubai. Prior to forming Possible, Woffington was the President and CEO of Bridge Worldwide. Under Jay’s leadership, Bridge Worldwide won coveted industry creative awards such as a Cannes Gold Lion, a Clio and several Effies and was also named one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in the US by the Great Place to Work Institute for 5 consecutive years.
Woffington was named to the 2005 ‘Forty Under 40’ class of influential business and community leaders in Cincinnati and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Prior to leading a digital marketing agency, Woffington was the co-founder and CEO of Adternity, Inc., an ‘advergaming’ company which was acquired by Bridge Worldwide.
In his prior life as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, Woffington initiated, led, and executed the $2.3 billion acquisition of The Iams Company, P&G’s then-largest acquisition ever. For his strategic brand leadership, Woffington was recognized by Advertising Age Magazine as one of the Top 100 marketers of 2001.
On the personal side, Jay is an award-winning actor and director in community and semiprofessional theaters in Cincinnati, and he sits on the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.Woffington holds his masters from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his undergraduate degree from Duke University.