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Employer Partners of Inclusion Award

To be considered for an Employer Partner of Inclusion Award, businesses must be an Employer Partner with OOD and have hired at least five OOD job seekers during the year-long evaluation period.

OOD recognizes employer partners at four levels of awards using criteria that establishes each employer’s level of diversity and inclusion. These award levels are Champion of Inclusion, Platinum, Gold and Silver. Criteria include efforts to recruit and retain Ohioans with disabilities, hosting disability etiquette and awareness training for employees, and other best practices to foster an inclusive work environment.

2019 Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2019 OOD Employer Partners of Inclusion Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Champion of Inclusion Award Winner:

Giant Eagle operates more than 400 food, fuel and convenience retail locations throughout Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana and employs more than 32,000 Team Members. Giant Eagle has excelled in building an inclusive workplace, immersing an OOD Talent Sourcing Coordinator within their company to support recruitment and retention of Giant Eagle Team Members with disabilities. For more information, watch a video about the partnership. 

Platinum Level, Gold Level and Silver Level
Award Winners

Platinum Level

  • CVS Health
  • FedEx Ground
  • OhioHealth
  • Walgreens Distribution Center

Gold Level

  • Cintas
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HCR ManorCare
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Miami University
  • Renhill HR On Demand
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Silver Level

  • Amazon
  • Aramark
  • Bob Evans
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Levy Restaurants
  • MaritzCX
  • Speedway
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Teleperformance USA
  • University Hospitals

2018 Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2018 OOD Employer Partners of Inclusion Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Champion of Inclusion Award Winner:

Champion of Inclusion
Crown Equipment Corporation

New Bremen, Ohio

Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the top five largest lift truck manufacturers in the world and employs over 4,000 Ohioans. Crown has collaborated with OOD on many diversity and inclusion initiatives since 2015, including piloting an on-the-job training program this year.

Platinum Level, Gold Level and Silver Level
Award Winners

Platinum Level

  • CVS Health
  • FedEx Ground
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Giant Eagle
  • Heartland at ProMedica/HCR ManorCare
  • OhioHealth
  • The Ohio State University
  • Walgreens Perrysburg Distribution Center

Gold Level

  • Aramark
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Teleperformance
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland

Silver Level

  • G4S Secure Solutions
  • InfoCision
  • MaritzCX Research
  • Marriott International
  • MetroHealth System
  • Renhill HR on Demand
  • Speedway
  • U.S. Social Security Administration

2017 Opportunity Award Winners

Champion of Opportunity Award

  • 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

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center CMH1, Etna
  • Aramark – First Energy Stadium, Cleveland
  • Aramark – The Meadows at Osborn Park, Huron
  • Bar Louie, Toledo
  • Brookdale Kettering, Dayton
  • Cincinnati Dowel & Wood Products, Mt. Orab
  • Crystal Clear Cleaning, Burlington, KY
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Mayfield Hts.
  • Haven of Rest Ministries, Akron
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Cleveland
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, Maumee
  • KFC, Cincinnati
  • Kroger, Dublin
  • Kroger, Toledo
  • McDonald’s, Cincinnati
  • McDonald’s, Hamilton
  • McDonald’s, Norwalk
  • Menorah Park, Beachwood
  • Pressed Paperboard Technologies, Findlay
  • Renhill, Toledo
  • Residence Inn, St. Clairsville
  • Rhinosystems Inc., Brooklyn Hts.
  • Stoneridge, Inc., Lexington
  • Sunset Village, Sylvania
  • The Upper Crust, Wauseon 

Committed to Opportunity Award

  • A & L Home Care & Training Center
  • ABM Janitorial Service
  • Aetna Building Maintenance
  • Akron Public Schools
  • Alpha & Omega Building Service Inc.
  • Aramark
  • Arby's
  • Ashland University
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Beer Barrel
  • Bellisio Foods
  • Best Western Plus
  • Blue Green Home Health Care
  • Bob Evans
  • Bucyrus Precision Tech Inc.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Canberra Corporation
  • Champion Food Services
  • Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Clean All Services
  • Cleaners Extraordinaire
  • Coleman Data Solutions
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Community At Parkvue
  • Contemporary Services Corporation    
  • Cornerstone Brands Inc.
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Services
  • Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
  • Express Packaging Inc.
  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • FedEx Ground
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant
  • Giant Eagle    
  • Giant Eagle Market District
  • Grand River Academy
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Home Depot
  • Homecoming Family Restaurant
  • Horseshoe Casino
  • Jack Thistledown Racing
  • Janitorial Services Inc.
  • Kalahari Resort
  • Kohl’s Fulfillment Center 
  • Kroger
  • Limited Brands
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • McDonald’s
  • MedCentral Health System
  • Meijer
  • Meijer Distribution Center
  • Menards
  • MetroHealth
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community
  • Pax Machine Works
  • Precise Janitorial
  • Professional Maintenance
  • Red Roof Inn – Dayton North Airport
  • Red Roof Inn Contact Center
  • Renhill Group
  • Renzenberger
  • Roses Discount Store
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • SanMar Corporation
  • Service Master of Defiance
  • Shoney’s
  • Silver Line Building Products
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Sodexo Laundry Services
  • Soin Medical Center
  • St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Steve’s Market and Deli
  • Stratosphere Quality Inc.
  • Swift Transportation
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Teleperformance
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Westin Columbus
  • Travel Centers of America
  • University of Toledo
  • University Hospitals
  • University of Dayton
  • Vinyl Design Corporation
  • VXI Global Solutions
  • Walgreens Distribution Center
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Whirlpool Corporation
     

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.

  • 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 Archbold in the northwest region, Sauder Woodworking Company works with OOD on accommodations, including the splitting of full-time positions into part-time positions.

 Creating Opportunity Award

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

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

  • 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
  • YMCA

2015 Opportunity Award Winners

Champion of Opportunity Award

Kroger, Cincinnati

The TJX Companies, Central Ohio

JSI Janitorial Services, Cleveland

MaritzCX, Toledo

Creating Opportunity Award

  • ABM Janitorial Services, Akron
  • ABM Janitorial Services, Kettering, OH
  • Aramark, Columbus
  • Crystal Clear Cleaning, Cincinnati
  • GetGo (2816 State Road), Cuyahoga Falls
  • Giant Eagle Grandview Yard Market District, Grandview
  • Giant Eagle Portage Crossing Market District, Cuyahoga Falls
  • IPS West, Waynesfield
  • Kroger, Sidney
  • Lakeview Farms, Delphos
  • Leo’s Ristorante, Warren
  • Magical World Child Care & Learning Center, Cleveland
  • McDonalds (3273 Manchester Road), Akron
  • North Toledo Graphics, Toledo
  • Office Depot & Office Max Distribution Center, Columbus
  • Pitney Bowes, Grove City
  • The Sech-Kar Company, New Lexington
  • Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield
  • Steak ‘n Shake, Sandusky
  • STS Property & Facility Management, Toledo
  • Texas Roadhouse, Athens
  • TH Plastics, Bowling Green
  • The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse, Urbana
  • ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, Hamilton
  • Travel Centers of America, Eaton
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Beachwood
  • Walmart Supercenter, Whitehall
  • Walmart Supercenter, South Euclid
  • The Waterford at Mansfield, Mansfield
  • Welch Packaging, Toledo

Committed to Opportunity Award

  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • AETNA Building Maintenance
  • ARAMARK
  • Atrium Medical Center
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brighton Gardens of Westlake
  • Chillicothe VA Medical Center
  • Classic Optical Labs
  • Clean All Svc
  • Clean Care Inc
  • Cleaners Extraordinaire
  • Coleman Data Solutions
  • Cornerstone Brands
  • Dunbar Rehabilitation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Homecoming Family Restaurant
  • IKRON Corporation
  • JC Penney
  • Jennings Center-Older Adults
  • JSI Janitorial Services
  • Kalahari Waterparks, Resorts & Conventions
  • Kellermeyer Building Services
  • KMART Supercenter
  • Kroger
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
  • Lowe's
  • MaritzCX
  • McDonald's
  • MEDCENTRAL Health System
  • Meijer
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc
  • Pax Machine Works Inc
  • Precise Janitorial
  • Professional Maintenance of Cincinnati Inc.
  • Recovery Resources
  • Red Roof Inn Dayton North
  • Renhill Group
  • Reynolds & Reynolds Co
  • Rose's Department Store
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sam's Club
  • Sandco Industries
  • Scioto Services
  • Siffrin Inc.
  • Sodexo Laundry Service
  • Stratosphere Quality LLC
  • Teleperformance
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Life Exchange Center
  • TJ Maxx
  • University of Dayton
  • Walgreens Distribution Center
  • Walmart
  • YMCA
     

2014 Award Recipients

Champion of Opportunity Award

  • OhioHealth MedCentral Hospitals, Mansfield
  • Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati
  • Giant Eagle, Central Ohio
  • InfoCision, Akron

Creating Opportunity Award

  • Advantage Sales and Marketing, Cincinnati
  • Piada Italian Restaurant, North Canton
  • Rachel Wixey & Associates, Maumee
  • Sandridge Foods, Medina
  • Walmart, Westerville
  • Best Western Plus, Steubenville
  • BurgerFi, Mentor
  • ClearPath, Akron
  • Honda East Power Equipment, Cincinnati
  • Parkview Care Center, Fremont
  • Scioto Corp, Cincinnati
  • Scioto Downs, Columbus
  • Shoppers World, Columbus
  • Steve’s Market and Deli, Urbana
  • Travel Centers of America, Hebron

Committed to Opportunity Award

  • ABM Industries
  • Acrux Investigation Agency Ltd
  • Adecco Aetna Building Maintenance
  • The Andersons
  • Applebee’s
  • Aramark
  • Arbors at Dayton
  • Arby’s
  • Atrium Medical Center
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Big Lots
  • Bob Evans Restaurant
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Circle K
  • Classic Optical Labs Inc.
  • Cleaners Extraordinaire
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Coleman Data Solutions
  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Cornerstone Brands Inc.
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Custom Staffing
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Denny’s Restaurants
  • Dillard’s
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree, Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza Eaton Corporation
  • Executive Management Services
  • Family Dollar
  • FedEx
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Golden Corral
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Grinders Above & Beyond
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Home Depot
  • Home Helpers
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • IKRON Corporation
  • InfoCision
  • Interim HealthCare
  • J. Lodge Corporation
  • JCPenney
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Store
  • Kalahari Waterparks Resorts & Conventions
  • KFC
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Marc’s
  • Maritz Research
  • Max & Erma’s Restaurants
  • McDonald’s
  • OhioHealth
  • MedCentral Hospitals
  • Meijer
  • Menards
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Motel 6
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
  • Otterbein
  • Lebanon Retirement Community
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Pax Machine Works, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse
  • Professional Maintenance of Cincinnati, Inc.
  • Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants
  • Reynolds & Reynolds Co
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • RoMaster Inc.
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sam’s Club
  • Save-A-Lot Grocery Store
  • Sears
  • Securitas Security Services
  • USA Service Master of Defiance
  • Sodexo Laundry Service
  • Speedway
  • Spherion Staffing Services
  • St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Staffmark
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Stow Glen Retirement Village Subway
  • Summa Health System
  • Taco Bell
  • Target
  • Teleperformance
  • TeleTech
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Tim Hortons
  • TJX Companies
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Twin Valley Behavioral Health
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • University Hospitals
  • University of Dayton
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wendy’s