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Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce member Kevin Pratt accepted the Emerging Business of the Year award for PrideStaff from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce at its 2017 Excellence in Business Awards breakfast on May 25. The award recognizes a business that consistently demonstrates outstanding performance, growth, staying power, innovation and proven leadership in the community. Pratt is a Tallmadge resident and entrepreneur. PrideStaff is a national staffing service and employment agency providing temporary staffing and recruiting for multiple industries and job openings. The office is located at 1936 Bucholzer Blvd., in Akron. Above, Pratt poses with his award.