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            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Secretary Husted Announces August Ohio Business Profiles
Companies featured remind Ohioans about the importance of giving back.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that August’s Ohio Business Profile features seven nonprofit organizations who work tirelessly to help make our state a better place to live. Whether they help feed the hungry, assist those in need, or fight to protect our great state’s most fragile resources, they give us causes to champion and provide outlets for all Ohioans to help give back.

“These nonprofits are making a difference in local communities around the state by providing goods and services that people need, as well as by supporting jobs and helping to strengthen the state’s economy,” Secretary Husted said.

According to the most recent report available from the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Ohio’s nonprofits employed almost 500,000 paid workers. That is equivalent to one out of every 10 workers in Ohio, earning nearly $18.8 billion in wages. 

Companies profiled this month include:

  • Freestore Foodbank – Cincinnati - The largest emergency food and service provider to children and families in the tri-state. The organization distributes more than 18.5 million meals annually to more than 300,000 low-income individuals and families. 
  • SHC/The Arc of Medina County – Medina - Partners with individuals with disabilities and their families to provide services to assist them with living.
  • Black Swamp Conservancy – Perrysburg - Dedicated to preserving family farms and natural habitats. To date, they have protected more than 13,300 acres of land across 13 northwest Ohio counties.
  • Keep Ohio Beautiful, Inc. – Fairlawn - Believes that everyone deserves to live in an environment that is healthy, safe, clean and beautiful. They are a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and serve as Ohio’s umbrella organization for 33 local affiliate organizations.
  • Elizabeth's New Life Center – Dayton - Specialize in positive solutions and support for unexpected pregnancies, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans, consulting on pregnancy decisions, parenting education, and material assistance.
  • Food for Thought – Toledo - Provides over 350 lunches each week in the Toledo area and also provides a “Mobile Pantry” that serves more than 1,400 each month.
  • The Arc of Ohio – Columbus - Works to create a world where children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities can enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

 

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website at OhioBusinessProfile.com, where Ohioans are encouraged to go to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

Secretary Husted’s office also releases a monthly report of new business filings in Ohio. Recent data has shown that the number of newly-registered businesses in Ohio is up for the year as compared to the same timeframe last year.

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

 

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