Small Business Awards presented

Ohio Logistics, Bowers Heating & Cooling, and Ken Schroeder of FriendsOffice were among those honored Thursday in the 2017 Small Business Awards.

The awards program was sponsored by the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance’s Chamber of Commerce and Findlay Publishing Co.

Winners included:

  • Ohio Logistics was named Small Business of the Year.
  • Ken Schroeder, of FriendsOffice, was named Small Business Person of the Year.
  • Bowers Heating & Cooling won Family Owned Small Business Champion of the Year.
  • Findlay Ace Hardware was named Customer Service Champion of the Year.
  • Paul Smith, of Marathon Petroleum Corp., was named Professional of the Year.
  • Cedar Valley Cafe won the Diversity Small Business Champion of the Year award.
  • Stateler Family Farms was named Agriculture Enterprise Champion of the Year.
  • Fields for All Project was named Go Local Small Business Champion.
  • Carol Metzger, of Cancer Patient Services, was named Nonprofit Leader of the Year.
  • Property Analysts was named Downtown Champion of the Year.
  • Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, of Findlay MedSpa, won the Women in Business Champion of the Year honor.
  • The Brown Co. of Findlay won the Small Business Manufacturing Excellence award.
  • Kona Ice Findlay was named Emerging Business of the Year.
  • Kim Switzer, chief probation officer for Hancock County Court Services, won the Athena Award.
  • Bistro on Main won the Dennis Russell “Our Spirit Shows” Award.
  • Kristen Johnson, judge of Hancock County Juvenile and Probate Courts, won the Distinguished Leadership Award.
  • Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission won the Community Partner Award.


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