15th Annual SMART Awards

2023 SMART

Event Details


May 16, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

Each year, ACG Orlando recognizes companies headquartered in Central Florida whose accomplishments set the standard for operating excellence among middle market, second-stage growth companies.  

Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, drawn from the ranks of experienced financial industry professionals, business owners and executives, academics, journalists, consultants and professional service providers. 

Selection criteria include quantitative factors such as demonstrated growth in revenue, profitability and employees, and subjective factors such as quality of business innovation, corporate culture, entrepreneurial achievements, product development milestones and demonstrated community involvement.


Criteria for nominated companies:

  • Top line revenue (gross revenue or sales) between $5 million and $1 billion 
  • There is no employee minimum
  • Corporate Headquarters in one of these core Central Florida counties:  Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Indian River or Polk 
  • Wholly owned subsidiary company with parent company out of Central Florida must have operational and corporate headquarters in Central Florida
  • Privately held and public operational companies are eligible, but professional service providers are not eligible
  • Nominations should represent a positive growth story 
  • Companies are encouraged to nominate themselves
  • Prior SMART Award nominees are eligible, but past SMART Award winners are not eligible
  • CEO must be available for a 30-minute video interview during tapings in late-April, if selected as a Finalist
  • Winners must be present at the Awards Lunch to receive their awards


2023 SMART Awards Nomination Form