MAUMEE, Ohio, November 4, 2013 – Earlier this year, Hart helped spread the word about two initiatives with the potential to better our local community.
Both initiatives were winners at the recent Press Club of Toledo’s annual Touchstone Awards ceremony. Hart nominated the projects for the Touchstone Contributor award, which honors the person or organization whose professional and/or personal efforts have had a significant impact on the quality of life in the greater northwest Ohio region during the past year.
ProMedica and the Falzone family were honored for The Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center, which will become the first facility in Northwest Ohio dedicated to diabetes education and care. The Falzone family partnered with ProMedica to create the facility as a legacy to Mary Ellen Falzone who died from diabetes at age 14 without knowing she was diabetic. Hart’s team produced a video to help kick-off the campaign to raise funds for the center.
Mark S. Rodriguez, CEO of Hickory Farms, was honored for leading his company through a relocation of its headquarters from Maumee to downtown Toledo. He chose to look exclusively within Northwest Ohio and ultimately moved Hickory Farms into the Hylant Building on Madison Avenue. The move allowed Hickory Farms to become more involved with community connections, business partners, the arts, commerce and entertainment. Hart handled public relations for the media announcement of Hickory Farms’ move.
“We are incredibly pleased that these two clients could be recognized for their investments in northwest Ohio,” said Mike Hart, president and CEO at Hart. “Hart was honored to play a part in helping these organizations demonstrate their commitment to the community.”
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