Family-Owned Print Shop Expanding Capabilities
Sandusky, Ohio – September 22, 2023 - The Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) is proud to announce its commitment to supporting the growth and expansion of Loris Printing, a renowned family-owned print shop based in Sandusky, Ohio. ECEDC recognizes the invaluable contributions of small businesses to the local economy and is dedicated to fostering economic development within the region. The project is supported with a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG), a program created to assist projects in designated eligible Ohio communities or businesses owned by underrepresented populations.
Loris Printing, a well-established printing company with over three decades of industry experience, has been an integral part of the Sandusky community. With their exceptional print services and commitment to customer satisfaction, Loris Printing has built a solid reputation as a reliable and innovative provider of print solutions.
In addition to facilitating the JOIG for Loris Printing, ECEDC partnered with TeamNEO and JobsOhio to provide technical support, and guidance to assist the company with their expansion plans and further enhance its capabilities. This assistance aims to help Loris Printing scale its operations, invest in advanced printing technologies, and create additional employment opportunities for the local workforce.
"We are thrilled to partner with Loris Printing to bolster their growth and expansion in Sandusky," said Nico Samaniego, Business Development Coordinator at ECEDC. "Loris Printing has been an outstanding member of our business community, and we are committed to providing them with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in an ever-evolving industry. We appreciate TeamNEO and JobsOhio on their partnership and commitment to helping move the economy of our region forward.”
“The JobsOhio Inclusion Grants provide opportunities for small- and medium-sized companies to grow and fully participate in the economy,” said Team NEO Chief Executive Officer Bill Koehler. “Along with JobsOhio and ECEDC, we congratulate Loris Printing on its expansion and look forward to working with the company in the future to ensure their continued success here.”
Loris Printing plans to utilize the economic development assistance to modernize their production facilities, streamline their workflow, and improve their overall efficiency. By incorporating cutting-edge technologies and optimizing their processes, they aim to provide even higher-quality printing services to their clients while maintaining their dedication to personalized customer care.
“We are grateful to have found an outstanding partner with both TEAMNEO and Nico Samaniego at ECEDC. Without Nico's guidance we would have never known of the availability of the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Nico is passionate and inspirational with his encouragement and enthusiasm, wanting to see your business grow and succeed as much as you” says Debby Hofer, Owner of Loris Printing. “We are truly blessed to have "big city" business resources available like TEAMNEO and ECEDC in Erie County. So often we hear of large corporations receiving financial incentives, leaving one to think nothing is available for small businesses in Erie County. TEAMNEO, and especially Nico, were instrumental with their guidance and in our decision to invest back in our community and enhance our capabilities beyond other shops in the area.”
ECEDC's partnership with Loris Printing exemplifies its ongoing efforts to promote economic growth, foster entrepreneurship, and create a favorable business environment within Erie County. By supporting local businesses like Loris Printing, the ECEDC strives to strengthen the economy, attract new investments, and generate sustainable job opportunities for the community.
About the Jobs Ohio Inclusion Grant: The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant provides financial support for eligible projects in designated eligible Ohio communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations like minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities across the state. Grant decisions are based on several project factors, including but not limited to company location, company ownership, jobs created and/or retained, and project fixed asset investment. Support is intended for small to medium-sized companies with annual revenues of up to $25 million. Businesses that operate in Ohio’s targeted industries such as Advanced/Additive Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Financial Services, Technology, and others may be eligible based on the above criteria. To learn more contact Nico, Business Development Coordinator at ECEDC, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Loris Printing: A second generation, family-owned business with deep roots in our community. Loris Printing started in the home of Joe and Kathy Loris in 1966. They soon outgrew that and moved to the corner of Warren and Scott Streets. Debby (Loris) Hofer grew up working in the shop and Craig started full time in 1994 shortly after their marriage. Debby and Craig purchased the business in 2006 and quickly grew. In 2012 Loris Printing relocated to our current location, expanding to over 9000 square feet and 12 employees.
About ECEDC: The Erie County Economic Development Corporations mission is to grow and nurture economic opportunities for individuals and businesses and facilitate the creation and retention of jobs through collaborative and comprehensive programs. With a collaborative, regional approach, ECEDC is focused on elevating our area, ensuring a high quality of life, preserving and respecting the region's history and natural resources, and providing exceptional opportunities for Erie County residents, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
About TeamNEO: Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient, and prosperous. For more information, visit northeastohioregion.com.