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All-Star People's Choice Poll 2019

Aug 27, 2019 by Lauren Haley 0 Comments


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At the 27th Annual Gathering of Games Conference, The Great Game of Business® will celebrate the 19th Great Game of Business All-Star Team. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. The inspiration for the All-Star Awards came from the pioneers of open-book management themselves. Great Game All-Stars not only practice The Game at a high level, they embody a spirit of generosity and a willingness to openly spread the word to help others succeed. That is the essence of the All-Star Awards! Here's your chance to check out the 2019 finalists and vote on your favorites for this year's All-Star People's Choice Award. 

Vote for the People's Choice


View each All-Star's Case Study by clicking on the companies' name below.

Anderson Precision

Location: Jamestown, NY 

2018 Revenues: $20.1 million

Employees: 108

The Critical Number™: Net Operating Profit Before Tax

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Argent Tape & Label

Location: Plymouth, Michigan

2018 Revenues: $7.4 million

Employees: 23

The Critical Number™: Sales 

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Double O Inc.

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Revenues: $8 million

Employees: 45 

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax

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Essential Ingredients

Location:  Lawrenceville, GA 

2018 Revenues: $114.4 million

Employees: 60

The Critical Number™: EBITDA; Supplier Growth (Pounds Sold)

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Global Recovery Corp.

Location: Springfield, MO 

2018 Revenues: $7.4 million

Employees: 16

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax (PBT)



GUY Engineering Services, Inc.

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

2018 Revenues: $5.9 million

Employees: 39

The Critical Number™: Revenue/Labor Ratio




Location: Oak Park, Michigan

2018 Revenues: $17.4 million

Employees: 70

The Critical Number™: Net Profit

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Location: Cincinnati, OH 

2018 Revenues: $5.4 million

Employees: 25

The Critical Number™: Efficiency (Hours Per Endpoint

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Jenner Ag

Location:    Harristown, IL 

2018 Revenues: $66.5 million

Employees: 86

The Critical Number™: Net Income



Kiolbassa Smoked Meats

Location: San Antonio, TX

2018 Revenues: $83.2 million

Employees: 300

The Critical Number™: Gross Profit



Lake Havasu Family Eyecare

Location: Lake Havasu, AZ

2018 Revenues: $2.7 million

Employees: 24

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax (PBT)



Laser Light Technologies

Location: Hermann, MO

2018 Revenues: $7.4 million

Employees: 33

The Critical Number™: Net income / EBITDA

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Malco Products

Location: Annandale, Minnesota

Employees: 165

The Critical Number™: Net Operating Profit

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Peterson Trucks

Location: San Leandro, California

2018 Revenues: $116 million

Employees: 146

The Critical Number™: Market Share



Rail Trail Flatbread Company

Location: Hudson, MA

2018 Revenues: $4.4 million

Employees: 65

The Critical Number™: Revenue



SRC of Lexington

Location: Lexington, KY

2018 Revenues: $45.3 million

Employees: 180

The Critical Number™: Sales

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SuperSuds Management

Location: Fredricksburg, VA

2018 Revenues: $7.3 million

Employees: 25

The Critical Number™: Net Profit % / Cash



Venturity Financial Partners

Location: Addison, TX

2018 Revenues: $5.4 million

Employees: 40

The Critical Number™: Gross Margin



WEBIT Services 

Location: Naperville, IL

2018 Revenues: $2.7 million

Employees: 16

The Critical Number™: Net Profit



2019 Rookie All-Star Team

AMBAC International

Location: Elgin, SC 

2017 Revenues: $9.2 million

Employees: 57

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax; New Sales

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Cherry's Industrial Equipment

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL 

2018 Revenues: $12.8 million

Employees: 15

The Critical Number™: Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

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CM's Outdoor Solutions Group

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

2018 Revenues: $5.5 million

Employees: 46

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax (PBT)

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Hildebrandt Tree Tech

Location: Lubbock, TX

2018 Revenues: $1.5 million

Employees: 19

The Critical Number™: EBITDA

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KAAPKE Holding GmbH

Location: Emstek, Germany 

2018 Revenues: $2.2  million

Employees: 35

The Critical Number™: Financial Reach (Operating Capital Balance)



Red Caffeine

Location: Lombard, IL

2018 Revenues: $2.2 million

Employees: 23

The Critical Number™: Net Profit Before Tax




Vital Farms

Location: Austin, TX

2018 Revenues: $104.5 million

Employees: 130

The Critical Number™: Profit Before Tax (PBT)

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2019 Social Sector All-Star Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Location: Irving, TX

2018 Revenues: $12.1 million

Employees: 165

The Critical Number™: Net Income

Program Goal: Active Matches 



Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Location: Springfield, MO 

2018 Revenues: $4.7 million

Employees: 64

The Critical Number™: Unrestricted Revenue



Victory Mission

Location: Springfield, MO

2018 Revenues: $2.4 million

Employees: 35

The Critical Number™: Net Income / Revenue

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Vote for the People's Choice 

  For a detailed version of our 29 All-Star case studies, click here.

Voting closes at 9:00 AM September 3, 2019.

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