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Champion of Opportunity Award

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Natural Essentials INC - In the northeast Ohio region, Natural Essentials INC has committed itself to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace by hiring an internal job coach to assist in the successful development and sustainability of their workforce. Natural Essentials is very open to making workplace accommodations, including teaching American Sign Language to their management staff so they can better communicate with their deaf/hard of hearing employees.

The Ohio State University – Based in Columbus in the southeast region, The Ohio State University (OSU) is a committed partner dedicated to providing an inclusive work environment. OSU has created a culture which encourages the support and advancement of employees with disabilities. OSU has coordinated multiple disability awareness trainings in an effort to educate their employees about people with disabilities and promote an inclusive workplace. OSU partnered with OOD to embed a Talent Sourcing Coordinator full-time on campus, as a result the OOD Talent Sourcing Coordinator has become engrained in OSU’s human resources team leading to the hiring of OOD’s candidates.

Miami University –  In the southwest Ohio region, Miami University is a committed partner dedicated to providing an inclusive work environment.  Miami has  created a workplace culture that encourages the support of and fosters the advancement of employees with disabilities. As a partner agency in Project Search, Miami has hired several of the participants in the past year. Miami is committed to retaining their inclusive, diverse workforce and partners with OOD to offer job save services to their employees when challenges arise on the job.
Heartland (HCR ManorCare) –  Located in Sylvania in the northwest region, Heartland has provided quality employment opportunities for OOD candidates during this period and has hired 14 OOD individuals. The Heartland at ProMedica facility has especially gone above and beyond by working with OOD staff to identify positions and discuss options for OOD individuals to be successful. They have shown willingness and flexibility in offering work schedules that meet the needs of OOD individuals.




Creating Opportunity Award



 Creating Opportunity Award 2017 logo

Amazon Fulfillment Center CMH1, Etna

Kroger, Toledo

Aramark – First Energy Stadium, Cleveland

McDonald’s, Cincinnati

Aramark – The Meadows at Osborn Park, Huron

McDonald’s, Hamilton

Bar Louie, Toledo

McDonald’s, Norwalk

Brookdale Kettering, Dayton

Menorah Park, Beachwood

Cincinnati Dowel & Wood Products, Mt. Orab

Pressed Paperboard Technologies, Findlay

Crystal Clear Cleaning, Burlington, KY

Renhill, Toledo

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Mayfield Hts.

Residence Inn, St. Clairsville

Haven of Rest Ministries, Akron

Rhinosystems Inc., Brooklyn Hts.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Cleveland

Stoneridge, Inc., Lexington

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Maumee

Sunset Village, Sylvania

KFC, Cincinnati

The Upper Crust, Wauseon

Kroger, Dublin



Committed to Opportunity Award


 2017 Committed to Opportunity Award Logo



A & L Home Care & Training Center


ABM Janitorial Service

Limited Brands

Aetna Building Maintenance


Akron Public Schools


Alpha & Omega Building Service Inc.



MedCentral Health System



Ashland University

Meijer Distribution Center

Aultman Hospital


Beer Barrel


Bellisio Foods

Ohio Wesleyan University

Best Western Plus

Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community

Blue Green Home Health Care

Pax Machine Works

Bob Evans

Precise Janitorial

Bucyrus Precision Tech Inc.

Professional Maintenance

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Red Roof Inn – Dayton North Airport

Canberra Corporation

Red Roof Inn Contact Center

Champion Food Services

Renhill Group

Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Clean All Services
Cleaners Extraordinaire Roses Discount Store

Coleman Data Solutions

Sam’s Club

Comfort Keepers

Sandridge Food Corporation

Community At Parkvue

SanMar Corporation
Contemporary Services Corporation

Service Master of Defiance

Cornerstone Brands Inc.


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Silver Line Building Products

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Sinclair Community College

Defense Finance and Accounting Services

Sodexo Laundry Services

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

Soin Medical Center

Express Packaging Inc.

St. Rita’s Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center

Steve’s Market and Deli

FedEx Ground

Stratosphere Quality Inc.

Fifth Third Bank

Swift Transportation

Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant

T.J. Maxx

Giant Eagle


Giant Eagle Market District

The Salvation Army

Grand River Academy

The Westin Columbus

Great Wolf Lodge

Travel Centers of America

Home Depot

University of Toledo

Homecoming Family Restaurant

University Hospitals

Horseshoe Casino

University of Dayton

Jack Thistledown Racing

Vinyl Design Corporation

Janitorial Services Inc.

VXI Global Solutions

Kalahari Resort

Walgreens Distribution Center

Kohl’s Fulfillment Center 

Walmart Supercenter
  Whirlpool Corporation