Family-Owned Business Awards Finalists Announced

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber on Wednesday announced the finalists for its 2024 Family-Owned Business Awards.

The awards, presented in collaboration with Sapientia Ventures, Huntington, HBK and Brouse McDowell, honor local businesses and showcase the successes and importance of family-owned businesses in the community. 

Here are the finalists for this year’s awards:

  • Sapientia Ventures Success In Succession: Gorant Chocolatier; Iron City Wood Products; Rydar Group.
  • Huntington Social Impact Award: Daprile Insurance Group; DeSalvo Construction; Thompson Insurance Group, Gibson Insurance Agency; Youngstown Blue Coats.
  • HBK Growth Story: The Brilex Group; On Demand Occupational Medicine; US SafetyGear; VEC Inc.
  • Brouse McDowell Local to National Presence: On Demand Occupational Medicine; Schwebel’s; US SafetyGear.
  • Family-Owned Business Advocate of the Year: Barb Ewing, Youngstown Business Incubator; Kevin Reilly, The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

The businesses will be honored at the third annual Family-Owned Business Recognition Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 at The Lake Club in Poland. One business will be chosen from each category as the recipient of a special award.

Rob Cochran, president and CEO of #1 Cochran, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event.

Register HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.