Akron, Ohio (Dec. 2, 2016) – WhiteSpace was honored with a Weatherhead 100 award last night at the 29th Annual Weatherhead 100 awards ceremony presented by The Weatherhead School of Management at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel. Established in 1988, the Weatherhead 100 awards celebrate Northeast Ohio’s spirit of entrepreneurship and recognize companies that exemplify success in the region.
WhiteSpace, an integrated marketing agency located in Akron, earned the prestigious award for its exceptional growth in sales and two acquisitions from 2011 through 2015. Recognized as one of the best examples of leadership, growth and success in Northeast Ohio, WhiteSpace was ranked 38th among the elite group of 100 companies. It is the Akron agency’s seventh Weatherhead 100 award, with wins in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2015. The company also was honored with a Weatherhead Upstart award in 2004.
“WhiteSpace couldn’t have won this award without the dedication of our staff and the continued support of our clients and community,” said WhiteSpace President and CEO Keeven White. “We are perpetually enhancing services to meet clients needs, from adding interactive and public relations offerings to making improvements in our traditional marketing contributions.”
Throughout 2016, WhiteSpace has earned multiple awards recognizing the company’s creativity, leadership and pro-bono efforts. In addition to this Weatherhead award, recent accolades include 10 American Advertising Awards (plus special Judge’s Choice and Regional honors), three International Hermes Creative Awards, a Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award, a Corporate College Smart 50 Award and a Pillar Award for Community Service (to be presented next week).
“With WhiteSpace’s upcoming move to a beautifully restored 19th century factory here in Akron, we look forward to further growth in both sales and number of employees,” White continued. “It’s an exciting time for our company!”
About Weatherhead 100
Weatherhead’s mission is to develop transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society. Weatherhead 100 companies are the embodiment of this pursuit. For more than 25 years, the award has recognized the accomplishments of the region’s fastest-growing companies, headquartered during the five-year sales period in one of the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne. For a complete list of this year’s Weatherhead 100 winners, visit the Weatherhead website or December 2016 Weatherhead 100 issue of Inside Business magazine.