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*2016 Opportunity Award Winners*


Champion of Opportunity Award

The Champion of Opportunity Award honors companies that have gone above and beyond and who serve as statewide examples of what it means to provide quality employment opportunities and increased independence for individuals with disabilities.

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  • CVS Health – In the northeast Ohio region, CVS Health created a pilot program to assist individuals with disabilities in learning needed job skills.
  • Huntington Bank – Based in Columbus in the southeast region, Huntington Bank spends time getting to know job candidates, so they can better advocate for them during the hiring process.
  • Meijer – In the southwest Ohio region, Meijer has face-to-face contact with potential applicants and gives them tours of their facilities. This helps to provide quality vocational guidance for every candidate.
  • Sauder Woodworking Company – Located in Archibold in the northwest region, Sauder Woodworking Company works with OOD on accommodations, including the splitting of full-time positons into part-time positions.


Creating Opportunity Award

The Creating Opportunity Award recognizes companies who have recently begun hiring individuals with disabilities.


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ALC – Chestnut House, Newark  Livingston Care Center, Dayton 
Alorica, Niles Mac’s Pizza and Pub, Maineville
Boar’s Head, Groveport Natural Essentials, Aurora
Bob Evans Restaurant, Sandusky Infocision Management Corp, North Royalton
Bon Ton Fulfillment Center, West Jefferson O'Charley's, Dayton
Bonefish Grill, Independence Otterbein Portage Valley Retire, Pemberville
Brookdale, Mason Prologistix, Groveport
Buckeye Homecare Services Inc, Cleveland Rodizio Grill, Liberty Township
Club Level Cleaning, Dayton Sears, North Olmstead
Crystal Clear Building Services, Oakwood Village Shearer’s Foods Inc, Massillon 
Dave’s Supermarket, Akron Space Management, Dayton
Eurest Services, Highland Heights Spaghetti Warehouse, Toledo
Flying J Travel Plaza, Beaverdam Steak N’ Shake, Toledo
Hayneedle Distribution Center, Monroe TJ Maxx, Findlay
Hollywood Casino, Toledo Tower Automotive, Bellevue
Home Depot, Lorain Trade Global, West Chester
Infocision Management Corp, Huntington, WV US Security Association, Cleveland
Koch Foods Inc, Fairfield Walmart, Cleveland
Krispy Kreme, Cincinnati Wendy's Sidney
Kroger Market Place, Cincinnati Xscape Theaters Northgate Mall, Cincinnati


Committed to Opportunity Award

The Committed to Opportunity Award recognizes companies with a proven commitment to integrating individuals with disabilities into their workforce.


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Aramark Atrium Medical Center
Classic Optical Lab Inc Cleaners Extraordinaire
Coleman Data Solutions Cornerstone Brands Inc
Fifth Third Bank Great Wolf Lodge
Homecoming Family Restaurant IKRON Corp
Jennings Center Older Adults JSI Janitorial Services Inc
Kalahari Resorts Kellermeyer Building Services
Kroger MaritzCX
MedCentral Health System Meijer
Precise Janitorial Red Roof Inn Dayton North
Renhill Group Rose’s Department Store
Ruby Tuesday Sam’s Club
SANDCO Industries Scioto Services
Siffrin Inc SODEXO Laundry Services
Stratosphere Quality LLC TelePerformance
TJ Maxx University of Dayton
Veterans Administration Medical Walmart