COLUMBUS — The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented its Annual Excellence Awards at its 2018 Annual Summit, held at the Columbus Renaissance Downtown earlier this month.
The Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.
“The Annual Excellence Awards showcase the best of the best in economic development and gives members of the profession the opportunity to come together and collectively celebrate the success of the economic development profession,” Jennifer Price, OEDA Executive Director, said.
The Marketing & Communications Award recognizes successful economic development marketing projects or marketing campaigns.
The Excellence in Marketing & Communications Award for a Small Community (under 50,000 population) was awarded to the Meigs County Economic Development Website.
“We’re honored and excited to receive this award from our peers in economic development in Ohio,” said Perry Varnadoe, director of the Meigs County Economic Development Office. “We’d like to thank Jim Walton and Brand Acceleration for designing the website, and Brandon and Rana Bartee of Bartee Photography who provided stunning visuals of our county.”
“We could not have won this award without the support of our Meigs County Commissioners Mike Bartrum, Randy Smith, and Tim Ihle, and the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation for their time and efforts as well. This is truly an award for our entire community.”
The Ohio Economic Development Association is the professional association for economic developers. The association’s mission is to increase economic prosperity in the State of Ohio by working together, on a non-partisan basis, with state, regional, and local development partners to advance Ohio’s economy through professional development, advocacy, and networking. For more information about OEDA, please visit www.ohioeda.com.