PrideStaff Akron Recognized for Stellar Growth and Performance by Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

June 15, 2017

PrideStaff, a nationally franchised staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their Akron office was recently named the winner of the 2017 Emerging Business Award by Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council.

Each year, the Small Business Council recognizes businesses that demonstrate outstanding performance, growth, staying power, innovation and community leadership with their Excellence in Business Awards. PrideStaff Akron was honored with this year’s Emerging Business Award, which is given to a company that: has been in business for five years or less; has demonstrated significant growth; and has shown profits in at least the last two years. 

Kevin Pratt, Owner/Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff Akron, thanked his clients for the recognition his office received. “We have worked hard to set ourselves apart in the staffing industry by consistently focusing on what our clients value most. We are thrilled that this focus has been recognized by clients and helped us grow rapidly in the Greater Akron market,” stated Pratt. “We are also very excited about our growth potential and have a strong desire to share our customer-focused approach with more of the great companies in our area.”

“I am extremely proud to serve the community in which I grew up,” continued Pratt. “It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to help people better their lives while helping businesses grow, save money on hiring, and improve their operations.”

Recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Business Awards were honored at the 35th annual Excellence in Business Awards breakfast on May 25, 2017 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH.

About PrideStaff

PrideStaff was founded in the 1970s as 100 percent company-owned units and began staffing franchising in 1995. They operate over 74 offices in North America to serve over 5,000 clients. With over 40 years in the staffing business, headquartered in Fresno, CA, PrideStaff offers the resources and expertise of a national firm with the spirit, dedication and personal service of smaller, entrepreneurial firms. PrideStaff is the only nationwide, commercial staffing firm in the U.S. and Canada with over $100 million in annual revenue to earn Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award four years in a row highlighting exceptional client and talent service quality.


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