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The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s 2021 Annual Meeting will take place Friday, March 26 from 12 PM to 1 PM via the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Brian P. McCartney will be presented with an Economic Impact Award. Brian is an optimistic entrepreneur who started an expansion and renovation project at a time when many others were hunkering down, enhancing business growth and community support.

Michael Murray & Production Design Team at Cooper Enterprises Inc will also be presented with an Economic Impact Award. At onset of COVID-19, Mike and the Production Design Team who normally work with wood products quickly adapted to plastic products and designed a whole line of protective materials to assist businesses of all sizes to quickly follow the new regulations.

Andrew Beilstein will be presented with the Richland Young Professionals (RYP) Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013, Andrew embarked on a new family business, 1285 Winery. Working closely with Destination Mansfield to help promote the area’s wine trail, Andrew can often be seen promoting the area’s local businesses to travelers having a glass of wine after picking blueberries.

Stephanie Zader will be presented the RYP Community Hero Award. Stephanie specializes in commercial real estate and leads a team at her own realty company, EXP Realty. Beyond her work in real estate, she has always been eager to pay her successes forward and has engaged in philanthropic work through a variety of non-profit organization. Most recently, Stephanie was appointed to Mansfield’s City Council.

Additional Awards that will be announced live at the event include the ATHENA Award sponsored by Park National Bank, the Chairman’s Award and Ambassador of the Year.

Lisa Duckworth, Program & Events Manager at the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development states, “Going virtually this year will be a big change, but we are extremely excited to bring participants an engaging hour of content and awards. We are thrilled to be partnering with DRM Productions on the virtual aspect of this event.”

Cornerstone sponsors include OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals, Park National Bank, and Spherion Mid Ohio. Foundation sponsors include Adena Corporation, Alumni Roofing Co, Avita Health System, DRM Productions Inc, E S Consulting Inc, FirstEnergy Corp, Medical Mutual, Milliron Industries, Skybox Packaging, LLC, T-Mobile, and Team NEO.

The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in north central Ohio. They provide benefits, networking and promotional opportunities to businesses to help them prosper.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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