A climactic end to the LTB 2017 Summit, attendees (and those watching live from all over the world) voted for the winners of the inaugural LTB Awards. The first of its kind in the Jewish world, the awards ceremony recognized businesses and their leaders who are achieving remarkable success and making an impact on their companies, communities, and industries.
Introducing our winners:
LTB Award for Business Growth: MONSEY TRAILS
FOUNDER AND CEO NAME: Chaim Lunger
STORY: Monsey Trails is a proud family owned and operated business servicing the USA and Canada. Started over 30 years ago, today Monsey Trails transports over 800,000 commuter passengers per year with a reliable, safe and comfortable means of traveling the roads no matter the destination. Their professional and courteous coach operators command a fleet of 60 motor coaches with knowledge and efficiency.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1980
TEAM SIZE: 150
INTERESTING FACT: The company first began as a service to New Square, because the Skverer Rebbe had wanted a way for people to get to work. They then expanded to other locations, one by one, as demand increased.
BIGGEST FOCUS CURRENTLY: Customer service—including a software program to track lost and found items as well as a program to help passengers and their family track when buses are coming and arriving.
LTB Award for Innovation: BOOK LIKE A BOSS
FOUNDER AND CEO NAMES: Nachum Kligman, Dovid Yudkowitz, and Lloyd Schroeder
STORY: When founder Nachum Kligman started his consulting business, he wished there was a website where he could schedule bookings, accept payments and sell his services. It didn’t exist, so he created it himself. Book Like a Boss is an all-in-one booking platform focused on optimizing bookings and sales, and allowing customers to manage their business from within their dashboard. Today they have thousands of paid users from around the world.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2015
COMPANY GROWTH: Book Like a Boss went from $200 in sales to $200,000 in sales in just 3 weeks and has been growing ever since.
INTERESTING FACT: More and more people—including consultants, therapists, coaches, tutors, students, photographers, designers, and musicians—are developing a side hustle to earn income outside of their regular employment and utilize their knowledge and skills in a consulting or teaching role.
BIGGEST FOCUS CURRENTLY: As a new company, they’ve proven that they’ve built something that is useful for our clients, so now they’re really focused on getting our product in the hands of as many people as possible.
LTB Award for Leadership: BROKERS CENTRAL
STORY: Brokers Central is a managing agency with the goal of making insurance producers more successful. Yoel Bodek founded the company after feeling dissatisfied with the lack of support he received as an agent in the industry. He set out to build a more personal, involved, one-on-one type of business to help brokers with anything from individual case consultation, creative concepts, design, proposals, handling requirements all the way through case placing.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2008
TEAM SIZE: Company grew in size from 6 employees to 10 over the last year.
INTERESTING FACT: Brokers Central founded and facilitates the innovative csbEnvision conference, the largest annual national conference of its kind for Jewish insurance professionals.
BIGGEST FOCUS CURRENTLY: To grow, and grow fast, empower employees to take on responsibilities, while still maintaining the quality service we provide to our current customer base.