– ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD –

Qualifications and Criteria:

  • A demonstrated commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry;
  • A proven history of volunteer efforts to advance and improve the overall small-business community;
  • Success in advocating for pro-small business policies; and
  • Success and growth as a small-business owner

PAST WINNERS

2017

David Ickert
Air Tractor, Inc.

2015

Gary Kushner

Gary Kushner
Kushner & Company

2014

Brian Stein
S&S Intersource

2013

Raymond Arth
Phoenix Products, Inc.

2011

Grafton H. “Cap” Willey, IV
CBIZ Tofias

2010

Michael Mitternight
Factory Service Agency

2009

Thomas C. Pitrone, CFP
The Integrity Group

2008

Joseph Melookaran, CPA
JMA Chartered

2007

Scott Hauge
Cal Insurance & Associates

2006

Robert Schmidt
Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. and Orbital Research Inc.,

2005

Valerie W. Perlowitz
Reliable Integration Services