For the second year in a row, the Association for Corporate Growth—Orange County chapter (ACG-OC) has recognized HMC Architects as a finalist in its Green Sustainability category for the professional advisory organization’s 26th Annual ACG Awards.

With over 100 top Orange County and Inland Empire business leaders in attendance and many more watching remotely via video, the ACG-OC celebrated its 2021 ACG Awards on June 10 with a lavish outdoor viewing party at Costa Mesa’s Turnip Rose Promenade.

Featuring the theme, “Excellence Reimagined,” a tribute to the extraordinary adaptation in the wake of the global pandemic, the ACG Awards showcased the highest performing companies in the middle market space.  More than 70 nominees were submitted for the 2021 competition, which kicked off last fall. The finalists went through a series of in-depth interviews, including a final round of judging led by top academic and business professionals from the region.

ACG Orange County Board President Andrea Casaw welcomed all attendees and paid special tribute to the 27 finalists. “These companies significantly contributed to the economic growth of Orange County and the Inland Empire,” she said. “They have created jobs and pioneered products and services that have helped our region become one of the leading drivers of innovation in the country.”

Joining Fifth Third Bank as major corporate supporters for the 2021 ACG Awards were event sponsor Withum as well as host sponsors Aspiriant, Buchalter, Synoptek, and Wells Fargo. The popular event, co-chaired this year by Christopher Dewhurst and Lauren Ellermeyer, is ACG Orange County’s largest corporate gathering each year.