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The 8th Annual SMART Awards with
presenting sponsor Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A. demonstrates ACG Orlando's continuing commitment to facilitate relationships among middle market companies, capital sources and professionals active in  corporate finance.

The awards will recognize companies headquartered in Central Florida - Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Polk, Marion, Sumter counties - with annual revenue of $10 million to $1 billion.

Congratulations to the 2014 SMART Awards Winners!

ACG Orlando, along with presenting sponsor 

 Lowndes Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, and Reed, PA, is proud to announce the 2014 award winning companies:


Business & Professional Services Kavaliro
Consumer Services & Products Sunshine Fitness Management
Healthcare Noble
Media, Entertainment & Communications MBI Direct Mail
Real Estate & Construction iStorage
Simulation & Technology AVT Simulation
Tourism & Hospitality Orange Lake Resorts

Celebrate companies that bring value to Central Florida through outstanding 
accomplishments in culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution.

 
Watch the 2014 SMART Awards Video Presentation
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

 
Congratulations to Our Past SMART Awards Recipients!

2013 Winners
Distribution & Manufacturing  
Millennium Luxury Coaches
Healthcare & Life Sciences  
XYMOGEN
Real Estate & Construction  
Schmid Construction, Inc.
Retail & Consumer Products  
Mealey Automotive Group
Services  
AssuredPartners, Inc.
Simulation & Defense  
SimCom International
Staffing  
Resource Employment Solutions
Tourism & Hospitality (tie)   
Paramount Hospitality Management
Westgate Resorts

2012 Winners
Distribution
   Quality One Wireless
Financial Services  
Digital Risk
Healthcare & Life Sciences  
Vista Clinical Diagnostics
Information Technology  
Craig Technologies
Manufacturing  
FARO Technologies
Other Services   
Massey Services
Real Estate  
J. Raymond Construction Corp.


2011 Winners
Financial Services   FBC Mortgage, LLC
Healthcare & Life Sciences  
Axium Pharmacy Healthcare Inc.

Information Technology  
Connextions   Voxeo
Manufacturing Distribution
  Correct Craft Inc.
Other Services
   North American Substation Services
Real Estate
   AGPM
Simulation & Training
   Engineering and Computer Simulations
Tourism & Hospitality
   DiPasqua Enterprises


2010 WInners

Healthcare & Life Sciences
  
Leavitt Management Group Inc.
Information Technology  
Highwinds Capital Inc.
Manufacturing and Distribution  
Symetrics Industries
Real Estate  
Williams Company
Services  
ZeroChaos
Tourism & Hospitality  
Gatorland    Tijuana Flats Burrito Company


2009 WInners

The Paxen Group

Bright Future Electric
Smart City Holdings


2008 Winners

WastePro USA
Universal Engineering
.decimal

2007 Winners
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Power ProTech Services

 
Testimonials from Past SMART Participants!

      It was a personal, and frankly an unexpected honor for SimCom to have been presented the Smart Award. What I didn’t anticipate was the effect on our team. There was noticeable sense of pride as they rightly viewed the award as recognition for their efforts and dedication over many years.  
Walter David, CEO, SimCom Inc., 2013 SMART Award Winner

      The SMART Award given to Resource Employment Solutions in 2013, was not only a tremendous honor commemorating our growth, but it also served as an excellent tool that has helped us sustain and surpass our revenue projections. Attending the Awards ceremony offered us a unique opportunity to meet other local companies in complimentary industries that had developed similarly aggressive growth plans as ours. We are thankful to both ACG and our bank representative who nominated Resource for the opportunity to partake in this note-worthy event.
Louis & Moises Lluberes, CEO & President, Resource Employment Solutions, 2013 SMART Award Winner

      We were truly honored to receive the 2012 SMART Award and be recognized with several outstanding companies in our community.  This award and recognition is made possible by the commitment, dedication, and hard work of the team members throughout our Company.   On behalf of our team members and customers, we are very proud to have received the ACG Award.  

Harvey L. Massey, Chairman & CEO, Massey Services, Inc., 2012 SMART Award Winner


      FARO employees work hard everyday to create a culture of teamwork and dedication to service; winning the SMART award was great recognition of those efforts. It’s an honor to stand alongside the area’s top companies and be considered one of the best.

Jay Freeland, President & CEO, FARO, 2012 SMART Award Winner

      We enjoyed being involved with the 2012 SMART Awards program.  What an honor to be recognized as a Central Florida company whose accomplishments set the standard for operational excellence!  It was a tribute to the dedication and commitment of our entire team whose focus on our core values of Respect, Integrity, Golden Rule, Humility and Trust, allow us do business the RIGHT Way.  We would encourage local companies to participate in the SMART Awards.  It's an opportunity to network with other influential Central Florida business leaders and CEOs.
John Sofarelli, Owner/CEO, J. Raymond Construction Corp., 2012 SMART Award Winner

      Being recognized for the ACG SMART Awards in 2012 helped us become more visible in the greater Orlando market.  Financing and capital has always been my biggest concern as Craig Technologies continues to grow and it means a lot for ACG to recognize our strengths in finance and business planning.
Carol Craig, Founder & CEO, Craig Technologies, 2012 SMART Award Winner

      FBC Mortgage was thrilled to be recognized through the 2011 SMART Awards, and we truly enjoyed our association with the members of ACG Orlando.

Joe Nunziata, Co-CEO & Chairman, FBC Mortgage, 2011 SMART Award Winner

      Our company's involvement with the SMART Awards program was extremely beneficial on a variety of levels. We were flattered by the amount of positive response we got from the members of the business community in Central Florida. In some measure we expected that, but what we didn't bank on was the wellspring of confidence and good will the award generated among our own staff. They were clearly pleased to be involved with a "winner."

Herb Hilderley, Paxen Learning Group, 2009 SMART Award Winner

  
 

Thank You to Our 2014 Presenting Sponsor!

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., a multi-practice law firm with 100 attorneys based in Orlando, is pleased to present the 2014 SMART Awards. The firm represents clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond, advising on almost every aspect of business: from capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion; from tax issues to trademark and patent protection; from complex commercial and residential real estate issues to healthcare; from high-stakes, high-profile litigation to labor and employment law; from bankruptcy and creditors’ rights to wealth management;. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell peer review, the firm is a founding member of Meritas, a global network of over 175 independent law firms with more than 7,000 experienced lawyers.  www.lowndes-law.com.


 
Thank You to Our 2014 Video Presentation Sponsor!

Each year, the highlight of the Awards Luncheon is a video presentation featuring all our finalist CEOs telling the story of their companies' success.  Don't miss this chance to personally hear what it takes to be a SMART Company!

 
2013 SMART Awards Video

 
2011 SMART Awards Video
 
2010 SMART Awards Video

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