HCDC Announces 2018 Award Winners

Cincinnati, OH – HCDC, Inc. held its Annual Meeting & Business Development Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 11, 2019, to celebrate the organizations and individuals who have partnered with HCDC to help build the local economy “one business at a time.”

The ceremony, held at Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, was attended by a record crowd of 280 partners and associates. HCDC honored seven award winners in categories across HCDC’s three program areas: Small Business Lending, Economic Development, and the HCDC Business Center.

Awards were presented by HCDC Board Chair Tim Blankenhorn of Huntington National Bank, and new HCDC President/CEO Patrick Longo. Below is a rundown of the 2018 award winners:

Lending Advocate of the Year:
Chris Goeke

(HCDC Loan Officer Angela Howard presents Chris Goeke with the 2018 Lending Advocate of the Year award)

504 Lender of the Year:


Award accepted by Tony Johnson, Huntington
(Tony Johnson Accepts the HCDC Lender of the Year award on behalf of Huntington National Bank)
Business Lending Project of the Year:
Award Accepted by Walt Kelsey,
General Manager 

(Walt Kelsey accepts the Lending Project of the Year award on behalf of Kelsey Chevrolet)
Ron Schallick Economic Development Award:
Award Accepted by Scott Kramer, President
(Scott Kramer accepts the Ron Schallick Economic Development Award on behalf of Magna Machine)
Business Center Client of the Year:
Award accepted by Robert Luft, President

(Robert Luft, President of SureFire Innovations, accepts the 2018 Client of the Year award on behalf of his company)
Larry Albice Entrepreneur Award:
Susan Ingmire,

(Susan Ingmire accepts the 2018 Larry Albice Entrepreneur Award)
HCDC Achievement Award:

Andrew Young
HCDC Vice President, Lending

(Andy Young accepts the surprise HCDC Achievement Award – the first-ever recipient)

About HCDC, Inc.

Established in 1983, HCDC, Inc., formerly Hamilton County Development Co. Inc., helps build businesses and promote job creation in three ways: Business Incubation, Business Lending, and Economic Development services. Born out of a need to create jobs to counter a shrinking manufacturing sector, HCDC has nurtured over 300 resident companies, financed over $1 Billion in projects, and has helped attract and create tens of thousands of local jobs. Visit www.HCDC.com for more information.
Media Contact:
Kacey King Redmond
Marketing Director
HCDC, Inc.

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