Third Party Recognition

I don’t do stuff for the recognition but it’s kinda cool when it happens. These days people say plenty about themselves and their businesses to sell their stuff. Potential customers want to know “Is he/she for real? Can I really trust him/her? What do the people who know him/her best and have been around them and doing business with them for years say?

Businessperson of the Year

I don’t (can’t, won’t) put up with hanky panky in my businesses or from the people I choose to associate with, and I don’t expect anyone to have to put up with it from me either. So here’s the track record for me and my team, if anyone is interested –

My book, “The Highest Calling” —

  • 2010 – Grand Champion, Small Business Trends Business Book Awards
  • 2010 – Best Business Book, New England Book Festival
  • 2010 – Best Business Book, Indie Book Awards

2015 Top Workplaces Award

2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, New York Region

2015 National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

2006, 2012, 2015 — Top 10 Places to Work in CT – as voted by our employees!

2014 Good Samaritan Award, Shiloh Baptist Church

2012 SBA-CT State Small Business Person of the Year

2011 CT Business Hall of Fame

Tom Peters covered my thoughts on “busy” versus “growth” in his blog from May 20th, 2009

2009 Greater New Haven BusinessPerson of the Year

2008 Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Innovator of the Year

2008 Tech Top 40 – fastest growing tech firms in CT – energy/environmental technologies

Master of Ceremonies – 2008, 2009 Better Business Bureau Annual Awards Dinner

Master of Ceremonies 2006-2009 Connecticut Conference on Innovation and Quality

2008 JA Free Enterprise Hall of Fame

30 Patents

2002 Connecticut Breakthrough Quality Award

1998, 2000, 2003 Better Business Bureau Business Integrity Award

1978 Eagle Scout (with 5 palms)

Named by Tom Peters as one of the 5 most interesting entrepreneurs of the past 30 years in Inc. Magazine, April 2009

2003-2009, 31 Innovation Prizes from CQIA (Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership)

1999 Finalist, Torch Award for Business Integrity – Council of Better Business Bureaus, Washington DC

2005 & 2007 Website Marketing Award, Better Business Bureau

2009 Named one of the Top 100 Privately Held Businesses in CT

2000, 2002, 2004 Business and Consumer Education Award, Better Business Bureau

Given the “Presidents Award” by my employees in 2007 for “20 Years of Leadership and Innovation”

Valley United Way Corporate Citizen of the Year – 2009

Featured interview on “The CEO Show,” May 2009

Featured in every major newspaper in CT – for GOOD things!