The Cincinnati Chamber is hosting its annual Ignite Action awards on Tuesday, November 12 from 5-7pm at Memorial Hall.
The event recognizes outstanding regional Cincinnati businesses, ranging from start-ups to seasoned veterans, and the contributions they make to the economic development and expansion of Greater Cincinnati.
“Ignite Action is an evening filled with fun and energy as we recognize businesses in the region doing big things that will make a lasting impact and put Cincinnati on the map in unique ways,” said Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
There are three categories that the finalists are placed into, and from where winners are chosen:
- Leading With a Bold Voice for Business
- Expanding the Talent Base
- Harnessing the Power of the Region’s Unique Offerings
A total of five businesses for each category were selected as finalists.
The meaning behind “Leading with a Bold Voice for Business” means that the companies and organizations have helped to lead a bold change in the community whether through public advocacy, new major investments, or significant strategic and innovative change.
For this category, finalists include: the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Messer Construction Co., Sunrise Treatment Center, and TiER1 Performance Solutions.
When selecting finalists for the “Expanding the Talent Base” category, the Chamber was in search of businesses and organizations who are passionate about developing and/or attracting talent with the Cincinnati region, or are finding new ways to connect skilled workers to potential employers. These finalists include: CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, Inc., Cincinnati Music Accelerator, Frisch’s Big Boy, Gilman Partners, and Jostin Construction, Inc.
Then there are companies and organizations that are drawing positive attention to Cincinnati through new products, unique experiences, and inventive business models to comprise the “Harnessing the Power of the Region’s Unique Offerings” category. These finalists include: AGAR, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Cares, LPK, and Revel OTR Urban Winery.
While Ignite Action is the production of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, other investors include Humana, Gallagher, Spectrum Reach Ad Portal, Meier’s Wine Cellars, Inc., and the Cincinnati Business Courier.
The event will be an evening filled with networking, light bites, drinks, and entertainment from local artist Mark Robinson. To learn more and to register, click here.