2023 Ohio Chamber Awards Presented to 3 Companies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Chamber of Commerce recently awarded three companies with 2023 Business of the Year Awards during the State of Business Summit.

The overall 2023 Business of the Year Award went to Honda, which began manufacturing in Marysville in 1979 with motorcycles and has produced automobiles for more than 40 years. Honda currently employs more than 15,000 at five Ohio plants, has a $14.5 billion total capital investment and is capable of producing 680,000 Honda and Acura automobiles, as well as 1.18 million engines and more than 1 million transmissions and two-motor hybrid systems.

Honda has announced a $700 million retooling investment at several plants in Ohio.

The 2023 Innovative Business of the Year Award went to AndHealth, based in Columbus. The business aims to improve access and outcomes for the most challenging chronic specialty conditions, providing whole-person specialty care and pharmacies through Community Health Centers.

Children’s Discovery Center, a family business with six locations serving 1,100 early education age children in Northwest Ohio, received the 2023 Small Business of the Year Award. Founded in 1982, the company’s mission is to respect the child, encourage learning through exploration and support the family within a creative, nurturing and Christian environment.

The Ohio State of Business Summit was held at the Ohio Statehouse and featured a fireside chat with Bill Emerson, vice chairman of Rocket Holdings and Interim CEO of Rocket Companies, who discussed the current state of business and how world events are impacting business in the state.

Pictured at top: Maurice Moulton, center, principal engineer and leader of Resource & Business Planning at Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, holds the award for overall 2023 Business of the Year, which was presented to Honda.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.