Drips, the founders of Conversational Texting®, today announced it has been named an award honoree for Cascade Capital’s Business Growth Awards Program. To qualify for this prestigious local award, a company’s sales must have increased by 100% or at least $5 million over the past five years and the company’s full-time employee base must have increased by 50% or 25 actual employees over the past five years.
In addition to meeting the sales criteria, Cascade Capital’s Business Growth Awards Program nominees are encouraged to contribute to the respective local economies. Over the past five years, Drips has demonstrated dedication to the Akron community by supporting the Nantucket Concert Series in downtown Akron, Nightlight Cinema, Haven of Rest, the Downtown Art Walk and sponsored local conferences. In addition, Drips employees spoke at local schools to promote S.T.E.M. education to inspire the next generation of innovators.
“We are thrilled to be named an award honoree in Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards Program,” said Aaron Christopher (A.C.) Evans, Drips’ CEO. “Even though we transitioned to a remote ‘work from anywhere’ business model, we’ve always recognized the importance of supporting and making a difference in our local community.”
Drips had previously received a Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award in 2019 due to its profound organic growth over the preceding five years. In 2021, the company also received a growth investment from Accel-KKR and another growth investment from the Blue Venture Fund.
“It’s an exciting year for Drips,” said A.C. Evans. “We’re being recognized as thought leaders in our industry and are also receiving positive attention for our hard work and dedication.”