OCIC Nominees & Winners (L to R):¬†Lisa Smith, Muffler Smiths; Shawna Shadoan, Radiant Windows; Barbara Fearon, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Kelli Gilbert, acpo, ltd. Standing (L to R): Pat Adkins, Port Clinton City School District Superintendent; Kim Smith, Muffler Smiths; Dave Spangler, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association; Mike Shadoan, Radiant Windows; Todd Hablitzel, Oak Harbor Hardware; Paul Pacholski, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association; Cary Ferguson, Ferguson Gallery; Marty Sutter, GenoaBank; Charlie Bassett, Bassett’s Market; Tom Mumford, Bassett’s Market. Not pictured: Jeff Grashel, Lafarge North America; Dan Parent, Danbury Local Schools Superintendent; Dr. Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District Superintendent.

Each year nominee’s are selected, based on a set of stringent criteria, including:

  • Quality of products and service
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Employee benefits and training
  • Marketing initiatives
  • Expansion efforts to create and retain jobs
  • And overall excellence

We recognized businesses in the small, medium and large category, along with several individual awards to area leaders. Congratulations to all our Nominees and Winners!