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Honors & Awards

NEO Success Award 

Honors top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio (2008, 2007)

Exemplifies the excellence in business essential for economic prosperity in the region by demonstrating 3 consecutive years of growth. 

Named to List of Who’s Who in Technology

Directory compiled by Crain’s Cleveland Business and CrainTech (2003 to present)

To identify a cross-section of individuals who are playing key roles in the region's technology community. 

Recognized by the Business Leadership Association

As a business success story finalist from a large number of nominations

Chosen to conduct presentation of success story at Akron Business Conference

Celebrating Success (November, 2005) 

Recipient of Women of Note Award

Awarded by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2002 to recognize the business accomplishments and civic contributions of Cleveland’s most successful women executives and entrepreneurs. 

Recipient of Governor’s Award for Women’s Excellence in Enterprise

Awarded by the State of Ohio in 2001

Sponsored by The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio’s Women’s Business Resources, Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Business Magazine

To recognize the accomplishments and economic contributions of some of Ohio’s successful women business owners and reward their significant contributions to our local, state, and national economies.

 Top 10 Women in Business Award  

Awarded by the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2001 and 1997

President of Vital Resources is one of only two businesswomen in Northeast Ohio to receive designation twice. 

Weatherhead 100 Awards

Awarded by Cleveland Enterprise Magazine, Enterprise Development, Inc., and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management

Vital Resources was designated the #1 company in its category & #3 company overall of Northeast Ohio’s 100 fastest growing companies, 1996

Listed as one of Northeast Ohio’s 100 fastest growing companies (1996, 1997 & 1999)

Inc. 500 Company
Awarded by Inc Magazine to recognize the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (1996) 


Entrepreneur of the Year

Named as an area finalist by Ernst & Young (1999)

Honored as a Nominee in 1997 

NorthCoast 99

Designated as one of the 99 best firms to work for in Northeast Ohio

Quality Business Award

Awarded by the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce in 1998 for demonstrating continued business success and community involvement