Ann Arbor SPARK’s FastTrack Awards recognize 18 companies for important, consistent growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Ann Arbor SPARK presented its 23rd annual FastTrack Awards to 18 companies in Washtenaw and Livingston at the start of the a2Tech360. More than half of the recipients of the FastTrack Award 2021 were multi-year winners.

“FastTrack sets the tone for a2Tech360 by celebrating and recognizing successful companies in our community that have demonstrated remarkable resilience and growth,” said Paul Krutko, President and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “We are delighted to have offered this program both in person and virtually this year, and to share the stories of our winners extensively. Congratulations again to this diverse group of FastTrack award winners for their achievements and for representing the best of the best in our region. ”

FastTrack Award winners were honored on Friday, October 1, during an in-person ceremony at the University of Michigan Golf Club and a live virtual streaming celebration. The FastTrack Award presentation included a keynote address by Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist. The event was supported by Northstar Bank and Huntington Bank.

FastTrack Awards are given to companies with consistent and significant growth. This year’s award recipients were required to have sales of at least $ 100,000 in 2016 with an average growth of at least 20 percent over the next three years. Rehmann is the accounting partner of the Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Awards 2021 and has reviewed all award applications.

ONE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

  • Adapted, the leading add-to-list mobile advertising and insights platform built for CPG brands, agencies and retailers.

  • Shack Shine Ann Arbor, a company whose services include home detailing, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, power washing, and installation of Christmas lights.

  • SkySpecs, a company that helps renewable energy owners maximize their performance through automated asset management solutions.

  • SkySync, whose next generation file migration and data governance systems allow users to access, classify and take action on any file on any platform.

TWO-YEAR AWARD WINNER

  • Ability to interact that helps people feel understood by uncovering deep human motivations and developing branding strategy and innovation that gets through the mess.

  • Metric Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency specializing in website design, SEO, content marketing, graphic design and social media.

  • MI-HQ is a vibrant, collaborative business community spanning over 160,000 square feet on the west side of Ann Arbor.

  • New Eagle specializes in mechatronic controls, the electronic brains that power mechanical systems.

  • Rydberg Technologies, Inc. research, development and manufacture of quantum sensor and measurement devices and components.

  • Thriving Minds Behavioral Health is a mental health clinic that helps children, adults, couples, and families.

  • TorranceLearning, a bespoke consultancy providing learning strategies, learning design and development, software and platforms for the workplace learning market.

  • Workit Health, a graduate of the SPARK Central Innovation Center, is a virtual clinic dedicated to medically assisted treatment and online therapy for substance use disorders.

THREE YEAR AWARD WINNER

  • Ann Arbor T-shirt Company LLC is a screen printing and embroidery business that makes approximately 2 million garments a year at its Maple Road, Ann Arbor factory.

  • The Really Useful Information Company (TRUiC) is a media company that provides simple instructions and tools to help people start their own business.

FIVE-YEAR AWARD WINNERS

  • Beal Properties LLC provides real estate management services, specializes in complex tasks and has extensive experience in all types of real estate.

  • Torrent Consulting is a platinum Salesforce partner on a mission to do great work, grow leaders, and make a positive impact in the world.

SIX YEAR AWARD WINNER

  • DocNetwork is the leading electronic health record system for camps, childcare and schools.

NINE-YEAR AWARD WINNER

  • Oxford Companies has its roots in the acquisition, management, leasing and construction of commercial and multi-family real estate in the Ann Arbor area.

ABOUT ANN ARBOR SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit, moves the region forward by promoting and supporting businesses accelerating, attracting, and retaining. The organization identifies and fulfills the needs of companies at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK works with business, academic, government and community partners. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit www.AnnArborUSA.org.

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