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The 55th Annual Small Business Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 Small Business Award Winners!

The Findlay•Hancock County area is proud of its Small Businesses and those that lead them. In recognition of these courageous and inspiring individuals and their companies, the Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce was honored to present the 2018 Small Business Awards at the 55th Annual Small Business Awards luncheon on October 11, 2018 at Winebrenner Auditorium on the campus of the University of Findlay. Under the direction of Dionne Neubauer, Director of the Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, over 200 business professionals were in attendance. Chris Oaks, of WFIN, served as the event
emcee.

The following is a list of both small business and community awards that were distributed:

Small Business of the Year
Presented to: Clouse Construction Corporation
Sponsored by: First Federal Bank

Small Business Person of the Year
Presented to: Tim Durbin, TJD Industrial Cleaning & Maintenance
Sponsored by: University of Findlay

Customer Service Champion of the Year
Presented to: Tom Hiatt’s Plumbing & Excavating Services
Sponsored by: The Trust Company

Family Owned Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Hitchings Insurance Agency
Sponsored by: CompManagement Inc. (CMI) & CompManagement Health Systems (CHS)

Professional of the Year
Presented to: Tony Hixon & Adam Zuercher – Hixon Zuercher Capital Management
Sponsored by: Old Fort Bank

Diversity Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Circle of Friends Restaurant & Gift Shoppe
Sponsored by: Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Agriculture Enterprise Champion of the Year
Presented to: Hosler-Corbin Insurance
Sponsored by: Citizens National Bank

Go Local Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Findlay Brewing Company
Sponsored by: First National Bank

Manufacturing & Distribution Leadership Impact Award
Presented to: Wil Schroeder – Veoneer-Nissin Brake Systems
Sponsored by: Gilmore Jasion Mahler

Nonprofit Leader of the Year
Presented to: Nichole Coleman – Hancock County Veteran’s Service Office
Sponsored by: United Way of Hancock County

Downtown Champion of the Year
Presented to: Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank

Small Business Manufacturing Excellence
Presented to: DNC Hydraulics
Sponsored by: The Companies of Tall Timbers Industrial Park

Emerging Business of the Year
Presented to: Executive Food & Beverage
Sponsored by: State Bank

ATHENA Award
Presented to: Dionne Neubauer – Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by: Huntington Bank

Dennis Russell “Our Spirit Shows” Award
Presented to: The Mazza Museum
Sponsored by: Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: The 600 Block of South Main Street Women-Owned Businesses: Roobarb Studios, The Urban Market, Core Fitness, Shimmery Belle Boutique, Guitar Ranch, and Roman’s Hair Designers
Sponsored by: WFIN-WKXA-106.3 The Fox Radio

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