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The Board of Directors and Small Business of the Year Committee of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development will soon be honoring and celebrating all small businesses and naming their 2020 Small Business of the Year recipients.

The event will be held live from the DRM Productions studio on the Chamber’s Facebook page on December 16 from 12:00-1:00 PM as the winners of the Small Business of the Year are announced.

Each Finalist will be featured in a short video highlighting their business, sponsored by Mechanics Bank. There is no fee and no need to register. The livestream event can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richlandareachamber.

Presented by Medical Mutual, the awards will be given to the Small Business of the Year with 15 and more employees and 14 and fewer employees.

  • Finalists in the 14 and fewer employee category are DRM Productions, Elzy Milling and Trade, and Studio 19 Salon & Spa.
  • Finalists in the 15+ employee category are Dearman Moving & Storage, Debt Recovery Solutions of Ohio, and Schmidt Security Pro.
  • The non-profit winner, Richland County Foundation, has already been announced and will receive their award during the presentation.
  • A new award for 2020, the Community Spirit Award, has also already been announced. The recipients are Studio 19 Salon & Spa and Y-Not Cycling & Fitness.

Semi-finalists include Amerascrew Inc, Bankz Salon, Boyd Eichinger Brafford Group at Merrill Lynch, Carothers Pest Control LLC, Dearman Moving & Storage, Debt Recovery Solutions of Ohio, Doc’s, Dr. Jonathan Wilson DDS, DRM Productions Inc, Elzy Milling and Trade, Heartland Design Concepts, Henry’s Key & Lock Shop Div of Billheimer Security LLC, New Directions EAP & Counseling Center, Richland Sealcoating Company Inc, Schmidt Security Pro, Skyline Chili, Sluss Realty Company, Snow Trails, Studio 19 Salon & Spa, Superior Cleaning & Recovery, The Gated Dock, TresDen’s Jewelers, Truck Sales & Service, Inc., Whitaker’s Natural Market, and Y-Not Cycling & Fitness.

Non-profit semi-finalists include Altrusa of Mansfield, Inc., Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center, Humane Society of Richland County, Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio, Lucas Community Center, Mid Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc., Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring, NAMI Richland County, Ohio Genealogical Society, Richland Academy of the Arts, and Richland Pregnancy Services.

Sponsors include:

  • Presenting sponsor – Medical Mutual
  • Finalist Video Sponsor – Mechanics Bank
  • Premier Sponsors – Alumni Roofing Co, DRM Productions Inc, OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals
  • Regional Leader Sponsors – Carothers Pest Control LLC
  • Innovator Sponsors – Directions Credit Union, Milliron Industries, Richland Source, Schmidt Security Pro, and Sutton Bank
  • Entrepreneur Sponsors – Ambrose Asphalt Inc, Commercial Cutting & Graphics LLC, MHS Industrial Supply and RBC Inc

Source: Richland Area Chamber& Economic Development; Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

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