DELAWARE, Ohio (Feb. 6, 2017) — Local digital marketing agency Holony Media was named Small Business of the Year by the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce at their 2017 Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday night.
Nominees for the Small Business of the Year categories must be members of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, in operation for a minimum of five years with less than 50 full-time employees, demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the community and industry, and have a reputation for integrity and fair business practices.
Presenting the award on behalf of the Chamber, Chamber Board Vice Chair, Glen Marzluf, highlighted Holony Media’s local roots, community involvement, and fast growth in the digital marketing space.
“The firm has seen explosive growth since 2014, growing from a three-person team working out of a Delaware condominium to a team of nine operating from a Franklin Street office,” Marzluf said, reading from a prepared statement. “President and Founder Gere Jordan is a 2005 graduate of the Delaware Area Career Center and Delaware Hayes High School, honors graduate of The Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, and a member of the Leadership Delaware Class of 2016.”
Chamber President Holly Quaine said she was proud to see Holony Media take home this year’s award.
“I hate hearing so many people say how lazy this generation is, so it was satisfying seeing Gere take the stage,” Quaine said. “Growing a business from the ground up is not for everyone. It’s hard work and you jump off a cliff every day. Holony Media’s work ethic is unmatched and it shows in their rapid growth and in the quality of their reputation. The award was well deserved.”
Accepting the award on behalf of Holony Media, Founder and President Gere Jordan acknowledged the sacrifices required but noted that the company has a long way to go before achieving their mission.
“We ask for an uncommon commitment from our team and the sacrifices are very real. We have a long way to go and a lot yet to achieve, but we’re honored by this award and know first hand how many companies are deserving. We’re striving to be more than a marketing company or web design firm; we’re aiming to build a digital media institution here in Delaware — a company that will stand the test of time,” Jordan said. “We alone cannot take credit for this achievement. We serve our clients and learn from them every day. Many of us have grown up in Delaware and owe our education and professional growth to local teachers, government officials, and business leaders who have been generous with their time and shown us how to contribute to the Delaware community that we know and love.”
Holony Media is located at 28 South Franklin Street in Delaware, Ohio and has been a member of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce since 2014. The firm specializes in digital marketing solutions including website design & development, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media marketing. Clients include the Delaware Area Transit Agency, Delaware Speech & Hearing Center, The Backstretch, Ruffing Martial Arts, and numerous other organizations across the private and public sector. They serve clients across the United States and have consulted internationally.
About Holony Media
Founded in 2006, Holony Media is a Delaware, Ohio-based digital marketing agency on a mission to Tame the Internet for small business. The firm specializes in website design, search engine optimization (SEO), content development, and results-oriented online advertising programs. For more information, visit www.holony.com.