Hall of fame event to recognize entrepreneurial, business excellence

November 4, 2014 | UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation and the UT Center for Family & Privately Held Business are again sponsors of the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame, which will be held at the Pinnacle in Maumee Thursday, Nov. 6.

logoEstablished in 2006, the hall of fame recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders who have built and sustained growing businesses and created jobs in the region.

“It is wonderful to see so many area business professionals and community leaders gather to recognize business excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation,” noted Dr. Gary Insch, dean of the UT College of Business and Innovation. “The stories about the remarkable men and women whose innovative thinking and hard work have produced outstanding achievements and entrepreneurial success are inspiring.

“At the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame, we learn about business people who are making meaningful contributions to this region, who are enhancing the economy, who are creating jobs and hiring people, which all makes life better in our community.”

Insch and Debbe Skutch, director of the UT Center for Family & Privately Held Business, will present the Excellence in Family Business Award to Rima Manufacturing Co., Ed Engle Jr., chair, and Edward Engle III, president, who are members of the center.

Dr. Clint Longenecker, Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Business Excellence in the UT College of Business and Innovation, will present the Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Advocacy at the event.

More than 700 area business professionals are expected to attend the ceremony.

A limited number of tickets for the event are available at no cost for UT personnel; email debbe.skutch@utoledo.edu.

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