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  • NorthCoast 99

    ERC is the organization behind the NorthCoast 99 Awards, with the support of our generous sponsors.


    Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio is a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP). WellPoint, Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.


    CareerCurve provides results-based, personalized, flexible and measurable career transition services using an innovative business model that is not time-based.

    Cleveland Magazine

    Cleveland Magazine celebrates the leadership, partnership and collaboration that make Northeast Ohio strong. Read stories about the people, businesses and initiatives that help us get there.

    ERC Health

    ERC Health has consistently and significantly beat the market relative to annual premium rate adjustments. This fully-insured program for employers with 2 to 500 benefit-eligible employees, provides employers the tools necessary to reduce claims and manage health insurance costs.

    Frantz Ward LLP

    Since its founding by fifteen lawyers in 2000, Frantz Ward LLP has grown to become one of the premier law firms in the Midwest. Frantz Ward has over 50 attorneys, placing it among the 20 largest firms in Northeast Ohio as ranked by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

    Gino's Awards

    Gino's Awards is a manufacturer and retailer of awards, corporate gifts, personalized and recognition products. They are distinguished in that they are a manufacturer - not a reseller - and have great flexibility in design, creation and delivery of products.

    Oswald Companies

    Oswald Companies is one of the nation's largest independent, employee owned insurance brokerage firms. The employee owners of Oswald Companies are dedicated to meeting and exceeding client expectations.

    Staffing Solutions Enterprises

    Staffing Solutions Enterprises offers a variety of flexible recruitment solutions for contract and direct hire staffing needs of Administrative, Financial, IT and Professional personnel, Payrolling, Vendor Management Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Applicant Tracking and more.

    Ultimate Software

    Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 20 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively.

    The program is also endorsed and supported by Cleveland SHRM and Lake Geauga SHRM.

    How do I become a sponsor?

    NorthCoast 99 provides a number of different sponsorship opportunities that provide incredible value. Benefits include targeted promotion and outreach, incredible networking, and much more. For detailed benefits and pricing, contact Carrie Morse at cmorse@yourERC.com or 440-947-1285.

    Become a Sponsor

    Who puts on the NorthCoast 99 Awards?

    With the support of our generous sponsors, ERC is the organization behind the NorthCoast 99 Awards. ERC is a leading HR organization dedicated to HR, workplace programs and practices, training and talent development.

    ERC members receive access to HR content and a network of resources that save them time and money. ERC Training provides customized learning and development solutions that enhance the skills of managers, supervisors, leaders, and the general workforce. ERC also sponsors the ERC Health insurance program.

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