2015 Winners

Overall IMPACT Regional Business Award

For more than 45 years, PruittHealth has ensured the peace of mind of their clients, patients, residents and their families through its commitment to quality healthcare. They offer a spectrum of services that allow uninterrupted care within the same family of providers. This home-grown Georgia company has grown to 170 locations in four states. Consistently ranked as the “BEST” by U.S. News & World Report year after year, PruittHealth is the leader for post-acute care in the Southeast.

Amazing Entrepreneur Contest Awards (Pre-Venture & Established)

Pre-Venture SciSmart Tutoring will help English as a Second Language students from Kindergarten through College improve test scores in Math and Science.

Established Business Sky High Tutoring conducts tutoring for college entrance exams to help young people get into the school of their choice.

Healthcare Award

For more than 45 years, PruittHealth has ensured the peace of mind of their clients, patients, residents and their families through its commitment to quality healthcare. They offer a spectrum of services that allow uninterrupted care within the same family of providers. This home-grown Georgia company has grown to 170 locations in four states. Consistently ranked as the “BEST” by U.S. News & World Report year after year, PruittHealth is the leader for post-acute care in the Southeast.

Builder Award

American Painting & Renovations has grown exponentially in the residential, commercial and multi-family property industries, because of their competitive pricing, quality workmanship and reliable service. American Painting & Renovations’ aspiration for excellence and attention to detail has earned them a place on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Education Award

Gwinnett Technical College has a 30-year history of excellence in delivering and training an outstanding pool of talent to meet the needs of business and industry employers. GTC’s economic impact is both direct, via more than 1,000 employees and nearly 20,000 students who live, work, and play in Gwinnett; and indirect, via the services they provide to businesses in the form of a skilled workforce and training employees through continuing education.

Hospitality Award

Aurora Theatre’s success stems from its dedication to improving our community, while creating a new generation of theatergoers. The fastest growing theatre in metro Atlanta, the Aurora is Gwinnett’s home for professional theatre, but extends well outside the boundaries of the county, bringing more than 60,000 visitors to Gwinnett annually.

Information Technology Award

Horizon Software International is committed to delivering high impact, innovative software services and payments technology solutions to school nutrition and senior living communities. An innovative leader offering scalable solutions capable of meeting the needs and budget of any operation, Horizon offers comprehensive, integrated point-of-sale, inventory, warehouse and procurement software solutions, as well as online payment and registration systems.

International Award

Jones Lang LaSalle demonstrates its world-class expertise by navigating the intricacies of commercial real estate. For nearly 250 years, JLL has offered specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by investing, owning and occupying property. Jones Lang LaSalle has been named a World’s Most Ethical Company for eight consecutive years by the Ethisphere Institute and a World’s Most Admired Company by FORTUNE magazine.

Nonprofit Award

Junior Achievement of Georgia’s mission has remained the same for more than 90 years, but its programs have evolved to ensure they are meeting the needs of the current economic state and students serviced. With plans to open the JA Discovery Center in Gwinnett this August, the organization will continue to annually serve more than nearly 175,000 students throughout the state, with more than 120,000 of those students being from Gwinnett and metro Atlanta.

Service Industry Award

Cirrus Business Group provides HR Consulting and Project Management services to clients across the U.S. and in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. With offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Duluth and Houston, Cirrus exists to help organizations do great things and be great places to work. Their commitment to building strong businesses is evident through the way their business is led, with a servant’s heart.

Small Business Award

LeCraw Engineering, Inc. provides a wide range of civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying services to clients throughout the country. From project planning and due diligence to construction documents, permits and construction phase services, LEI offers complete civil engineering services with outstanding client service and high quality results.

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