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Award  Date Awards/Recognition Name &  Description
IC100_lgo October 2015

2014 Inner City 100

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine recognizes the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in American, designating them as the Inner City 100.  The associated program, ICIC, spotlights and supports growing companies.  Inner City 100 successes have inspired political and business leaders, academics and the media.  The program has led to innovative investment programs, helped blaze a path for other inner city entrepreneurs, and provides enormous stimulus for change in local communities.

World Pac Paper was ranked at #71 of the 100 Nation’s Largest Inner City Companies. This represents a 126% gross growth rate from 2010-2014.

Picture2  August 2015
2015 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #4219 on the Inc. 5000, placing for the 6th consecutive year.  

2015 BE August 2015
2015 BE 100s List of the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses
Annual listing by Black Enterprise magazine of America’s largest African American firms.  This is World Pac Paper’s fifth consecutive placement on this prestigious list.  World Pac Paper placed at #53.
Print June 2015
2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year-South Central Ohio and Kentucky Regions
Annual selection of the outstanding, high-growth, entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Edgar Smith, Chairman & CEO of World Pac Paper, was selected as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
Picture1 October 2014 2014 Inner City 100

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine recognizes the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in American, designating them as the Inner City 100.  The associated program, ICIC, spotlights and supports growing companies.  Inner City 100 successes have inspired political and business leaders, academics and the media.  The program has led to innovative investment programs, helped blaze a path for other inner city entrepreneurs, and provides enormous stimulus for change in local communities.

World Pac Paper was ranked at #49 of the 100 Nation’s Largest Inner City Companies. This represents a 255.2% gross growth rate from 2009-2013.  This marked the company’s third consecutive time as an IC 100 company.

Picture2 September 2014
2014 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #2,471 on the Inc. 5000, placing for the 5th consecutive year with significant revenue growth from the previous year.  

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June 2014
2014 Black Enterprise BE 100 – The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses
Annual listing by Black Enterprise magazine of America’s largest African American firms.  This is World Pac Paper’s fourth consecutive placement on this prestigious list, increasing our position each year as a large US African American company.  World Pac Paper placed at #51.
EOY June 2014 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year-South Central Ohio and Kentucky Regions

Annual selection of the outstanding, high-growth, entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Edgar Smith, Chairman & CEO of World Pac Paper was selected as a Finalist in 2014.

Fast 55 2014 June 2014 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55

An annual listing of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the 15 county tri-state region of Greater Cincinnati.  World Pac Paper was welcomed back to the Fast 55 in 2014.  This was the 4th time World Pac Paper was honored to be among this group of fast growing companies.  It placed at #22 of the 55.

Oct_2013 October 2013  The Capital Council – 2013 Supplier of the Year – Class 3

The Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council (The Capital Council) Supplier of the Year award for Class 3 went to World Pac Paper, LLC as the winning supplier with annual sales between $10 million and $50 million Class 3. This award was the first award for World Pac Paper with its reciprocal Council, The Capital Council.

Inc.500-5000 September 2013 2013 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Inc. magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #2,539 on the Inc. 5000, placing for the 4th consecutive year with significant revenue growth from the previous list.

  June 2013 2013 Black Enterprise BE 100 – The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

Annual listing by Black Enterprise magazine of America’s largest African American firms. This is World Pac Paper’s third entry on this prestigious list, placing at #58.

   June 2013
 2013 Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55

An annual listing of the fastest growing, privately held, companies in the 15 county tri-state region of Greater Cincinnati. World Pac Paper was welcomed back to the Fast 55 in 2013. This was the 3rd time World Pac Paper was honored to be among this group of fast growing companies. It placed at #34 of the 55.

 IC100_lgo May 2013 2013 Inner City 100

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine recognizes the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America, designating them as the Inner City (IC) 100.  World Pac Paper is #69.  The associated program, ICIC, spotlights and supports growing companies.  Inner City 100 successes have inspired political and business leaders, academics and the media.  The program has led to innovative investment programs, helped blaze a path for other inner city entrepreneurs, and provides enormous stimulus for change in local communities.  This marked World Pac Paper’s second consecutive time as an IC 100 company.

P&G 2012 Business Excellence Award Logo September 2012 2012 P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award

The Business Excellence Award represents companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G’s internal performance management system.  Seventy-three (73) external business partners who received this distinction represent only about 0.1% of P&G’s total global suppliers, more than 75,000 suppliers and 12 agencies.

Inc.500-5000 September 2012

2012 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Inc. magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #3,562 on the Inc. 5000, placing for the 3rd consecutive year with continued revenue growth from the previous year.

 BE 2012 Logo (150x73) June 2012 BE 100 2012– The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

Annual listing by Black Enterprise magazine of the nations largest 100 African American businesses. This is World Pac Paper’s second consecutive entry on this prestigious list, advancing to #71.

Inner_City_100 May 2012 2012 Inner City 100

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine recognizes the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America, designating them as the Inner City (IC) 100.  World Pac Paper is #78.  The associated program, ICIC, spotlights and supports growing companies. Inner City 100 successes have inspired political and business leaders, academics and the media. The program has led to innovative investment programs, helped blaze a path for other inner city entrepreneurs, and provides enormous stimulus for change in local communities

Tri_state_success_award April 2012 2012 Tristate Success Awards

Founded in April, 2010, on the premise that the Tristate’s strength as a thriving business center is built on the growth and success of its businesses, the Tristate Success Awards honors the most successful and consistent public and private companies based on employee and revenue growth.

2011_Business_excellence October 2011 2011 Business Excellence Award

P&G recognition of its top performing global external business partners, representing only about 0.1% of P&G’s global suppliers. The Business Excellence award was extended to only 86 external business partners from their more than 75,000 suppliers and 12 agencies.

Inc.500-5000 September 2011

2011 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Inc. magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #3,728 on the Inc. 5000, placing for the 2nd consecutive year with measurable revenue growth from the previous year.

BE_100_June11 June 2011 BE100 – The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

Annual listing by Black Enterprise magazine of the nations largest 100 African American businesses. This is World Pac Paper’s first entry on this prestigious list, entering at #90.

US_Chamber_of_Commerce March 2011 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award

Annual award given to American small businesses for business excellence. Annually recognized at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – in Washington, DC. at the America’s Small Business Summit. Only 75 Blue Ribbons are awarded nationally in any given year.

 SCMODC November 2010 2010 Minority Business of the Year (Class III): South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (SCOMSDC)

SCOMSDC, an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) presents the council’s Business of the Year, for certified MBE in Class III, designated as businesses with revenues of $10 million-$50 million.

 Honoree LOGO September 2010 2010 Business of the Year – 0-24 Years in Business Category Honoree – Goering Center for Family & Private Business, University of Cincinnati – College of Business

The Goering Center, a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses, recognizes companies who have demonstrated business growth, longevity, commitment to philanthropy and community service.

Inc.500-5000 September 2010

2011 Inc.5000 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Inc. magazine

Annual listing of the top 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.  World Pac Paper ranked at #4,248 on the Inc. 5000, as a first time entry onto this prestigious list, after placing high on the Inc. 500 the previous year at #155.

SmallBusinessWinner_color May 2010 2010 Small Business of the Year, Small Business Excellence Award, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

The nation’s fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses, recognizing the region’s top small business. The annual Small Business Excellence Awards honors the small business that has shaped the community, identifies future leaders and helps Cincinnati USA businesses and people get the recognition they deserve. Award criteria include company background information, customer information & customer service processes, leadership style & company culture, strategic planning and sustainability of the business and financial performance & information for the past 5 years.

 SBA May 2010 2010 Small Business Person of the Year for Ohio and Region V (OH, MI, IN, IL, MN, WI), U.S. Small Business Administration

Award recognizing contributions of small business to the economic well-being of America. Small Business Administration (SBA) Columbus District Office recognized World Pac Paper CEO, Edgar Smith, for his achievements as a small business owner. Double winner for the State of Ohio and Region V: Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

 Tri_State_Success_Awrd_2011 February 2010 2010 Tristate Success Awards – Emerging Company Award, Cincy Magazine

Inaugural Award honoring the most successful and consistent public, private and emerging companies in the (southern Ohio) Tristate. The award was founded on the premise that the Tristate’s strength as a thriving business center is built on the growth and success of its businesses. The Tristate Success Awards honor the most successful and consistent public, private and emerging companies in the Tristate.

 NMBC Award Logo February 2010 2009 Outstanding Minority Business Award, National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC)

National award honoring minority and women-owned businesses for their accomplishments.

 Microsoft Word - Deloitte Mock-up November 2009 2009 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 Rising Star Award

Southern Ohio regional award recognizing companies who, may not have reached the benchmark revenues of the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, but demonstrated strength in their markets.

 INC 500 September 2009 2009 Inc.500 Listing of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. magazine

World Pac Paper ranked at #155 on the Inc. 500 (3 year growth @ 1,182.4%)

Annual listing of the top 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

 Microsoft PowerPoint - Website Award Logo October 2009 2009 Small Business of the Year, African American Chamber Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky

This award recognized businesses which have demonstrated excellence in business and the embodiment of the spirit of the mission of the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC). The Chamber’s Mission is to establish, cultivate and strengthen consumer and business relationships; provide access to major corporate markets for the members to increase business opportunities; and assist in developing strategic partnerships and alliances for the purpose of strengthening and growing the business community.

Honoree LOGO August 2009 2009 Family Business of the Decade Finalist, Goering Center for Family & Private Business, University of Cincinnati – College of Business

The first Family Business of the Decade Award presented by the Goering Center for Family & Private Business. This award honors the enormous positive contributions made by family and privately owned companies, both large and small over a period of ten years. This inaugural Decade Award joins the prestigious list of awards presented to businesses in the greater Cincinnati region.

 Cinn_regional_2009 May 2009 Minority Business of the Year Runner-Up, Small Business Excellence Award, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

The nation’s fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses, recognizing the region’s top minority small business. The annual Small Business Excellence Awards honors the small business that has shaped the community, identifies future leaders and helps Cincinnati USA businesses and people get the recognition they deserve. This award is a specific designated category recognizing the region’s top minority businesses.

55_2008 October 2008
2008 Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55

An annual listing of the fastest growing, privately held, companies in the 15 county tri-state region of Greater Cincinnati. This was the 2nd consecutive year World Pac Paper was honored to be among this group of fast growing companies.  It placed at #40 of the 55.

 2008_tristate August 2008 2008 Tri-State Family Business of the Year, Finalist, Goering Center for Family & Private Business, University of Cincinnati – College of Business

This award honors the enormous positive contributions made by family and privately owned companies, both large and small. This award is presented by the University of Cincinnati and the Goering Center for Family & Private Business each year at the annual tri-state Family Business of the Year Awards.

Top_2008_Business April 2008

2008 Top Business in Ohio and Top African American Owned Business in America, DiversityBusiness.com

Annual listing of the nation’s top businesses in various categories including: Privately Held Businesses, Women Owned Businesses, Diversity Owned Business and Emerging Businesses.

 Logo Mock for website October 2007 2007 M/WBE Supplier of the Year, The Procter & Gamble Company

Recognition by the Procter & Gamble Company identifying its top performing M/WBE Suppliers. This award and the Supplier and Agency Summit associated with the presentation, celebrates those key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence.

Fast 55 2007 October 2007
2007 Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55

An annual listing of the fastest growing, privately held, companies in the 15 county tri-state region of Greater Cincinnati. This was the first year World Pac Paper earned a leading spot on this prestigious list of fast growing companies.  It placed at #3 of the 55.

Diversity Business 2007

2007 Top Business in Ohio and Top African American Owned Business in America, DiversityBusiness.com

Annual listing of the nation’s top businesses in various categories including: Privately Held Businesses, Women Owned Businesses, Diversity Owned Business and Emerging Businesses.

Emerging_Business_2007 May 2007 2007 Emerging Business of the Year, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

The nation’s fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses, recognizing the region’s top small business that has been in business for less than 5 years, but has demonstrated business excellence and sustainability as an emerging business within the region. The annual Small Business Excellence Awards honors the small business that has shaped the community, identifies future leaders and helps Cincinnati USA businesses and people get the recognition they deserve. This award is a specific designated category recognizing the region’s top emerging business.