Applications are open for the 2020 Fast 15 Awards! The Fast 15 Business Awards showcase Bloomington’s 15 fastest-growing companies. New this year, the Fast 15 MVP Awards will celebrate 15 exceptional employees who act as accelerators, revving up growth through their unusual capacity to make things happen.
Growth is important because it creates opportunities. Growing companies attract great talent, investment, and other businesses to our community—everything we need to fuel our economic recovery from COVID and lay the foundation for a prosperous future.
Fast growth ensures that Bloomington gets first dibs on those new opportunities and all the compounding benefits that flow from them. Our mission at The Mill is to help launch and accelerate high-potential companies, and one of the ways we do that is to showcase that Bloomington has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. So toot your own horn, if you have a growing company: it ain’t bragging if it’s true! And more importantly, telling the story of your success boosts the power of our community as a whole.
Recognizing your best employees is a no-brainer. When you have an MVP—that person everyone turns to when they need a project to succeed, that person who gets exponentially more done (someone who acts like a barrel), that person who fuels the growth of your company—you do everything you can to show them your appreciation and to attract more people like them. Talented people want to work with great teams! Shine a light on your star players.