See some of the businesses and entrepreneur's we have helped in Erie County below.
UPSKILLING THE LABOR FORCE
The growth of the business means a growth in the workforce. In a specialized industry such as online education, the need for knowledgeable, expert employees is a must. We connected this local growing company with resources to upskill and train employees and they expand their reach.
We brought additional economic development assistance to this long-time manufacturer to maximize their growth and opportunity. With the assistance of the Inclusion Grant, Imagine Baking was able to create 15 new jobs for our community.
ESSENCE OF GRACE
BUILDING A BUSINESS
Essence by Grace worked with RISE to learn more about potential grants options for small businesses. By meeting all the requirements and accomplishing the necessary steps, Essence by Grace was able to receive an MBET Startup Scholarship.
BODY by Erica Taylor
MOVING YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Working with RISE, BODY by Erica Taylor was able to seek expert guidance in the form of referrals around communications. BODY by Erica Taylor also utilized our wealth of knowledge on various state certifications to access additional resources.
BUILDING A BUSINESS
Working with RISE, C-1st LLC was able to connect with essential local, state, and federal agencies necessary to get his business up and running. Once complete, we connected C-1st LLC with various resources to build and scale their business.
We worked with The Washington to provide a unique financing tool that allowed for over $2.5 million dollars in investment to bring a historic site back to life.
We supported Everwild Spirits during the planning stage of their business. Assisting in locating a distribution center in Huron and connecting them with local leaders for the rehabilitation of a dilapidated site in downtown Sandusky.
AMERICAN COLORS INC
We worked with American Colors Inc. to connect them with critical utility partners, trusted design and construction companies, and our State of Ohio Economic Development Corporation JobsOhio.
Annual Meeting Award Winners
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Entrepreneur of the Year
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes individuals, companies or organizations that have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, outstanding business inspiration and ambition.
The Lifetime Leadership Award is presented to advocates who have made extraordinary contributions toward the vision of a vibrant Erie County over the course of their career. They have exemplified dedication, integrity and honorable service to our community.
Deal of the Year
The Deal of the Year Award recognizes a business that values Erie County as a strategic location.
The Visionary Leadership Award recognizes outstanding efforts in economic development. This award is presented to a leader whose visionary contributions have broken social, political, or economic barriers, thereby opening doors and setting a new course for Erie County.