ACG Cleveland in January hosted its 20th annual Deal Maker Awards, a major milestone for the chapter. Honorees, including the J.M. Smucker Company, Ferro Corporation, Area Wide Protective and Resilience Capital Partners, were recognized for exceptional deals completed over the past 24 months.
The chapter highlighted the award recipients during a private, pre-event reception that included the awards presentations and a video featuring their accomplishments.
“It’s hard to believe that the first ACG Cleveland Deal Maker Awards took place nearly two decades ago,” said David Dunstan, president of ACG Cleveland and managing director of Western Reserve Partners. The inaugural event drew more than 250 attendees.
“From that point on, (the event founders) knew they were on to something and the event has grown significantly ever since,” Dunstan added.
This year, more than 800 guests from 14 states attended the awards event, held Jan. 21 at the Cleveland Convention Center.