Diamond Sponsors


Anthem Blue Cross and 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.


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


ERChealth was established in 1999 to offer affordable, quality health insurance to Ohio businesses with over 50 employees. Our plans are underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. We’ve saved over $300 million for our 40,000+ members by providing low premiums and 0% to single-digit rate increases. On average, we maintain a 90% customer retention rate.


Maloney + Novotny

Maloney + Novotny is a firm of certified public accountants and business advisors whose business is based on the belief that a locally owned and managed firm can deliver a special quality of service to its clients. In 2020, Maloney + Novotny celebrated its 90th anniversary.


Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis attorneys offer a full spectrum of legal services to individuals and business clients, ranging from family-owned enterprises to multimillion-dollar international corporations, tax-exempt organizations, governmental bodies, charities, and public organizations.

Oswald Companies

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

Since 1974, Staffing Solutions Enterprises has delivered creative recruitment solutions to Northeast Ohio employers with locations throughout the country. We offer a variety of flexible recruitment solutions, including contract and direct-hire staffing, contract workforce managed staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, hourly sourcing, social media recruitment services, and more.

Bronze Sponsors

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Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, established in 1858, is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest. It operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. As of Dec. 31, 2021, the Company had $211 billion in assets and operates 1,117 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,322 Fifth Third branded ATMs with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States.

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The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, paid family leave and absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals.



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Why Should My Organization Become a Sponsor?

NorthCoast 99 provides several different sponsorship opportunities that offer substantial, year-long marketing value and exposure to Northeast Ohio executives, human resource professionals, and marketing leaders.

Sponsor benefits include website, email, and social media marketing, print advertising, video promotion, incredible networking, and more. With 24 years of momentum as an acclaimed awards program, NorthCoast 99 is a high-impact experience for brands seeking an association with great workplaces and top talent. 

For more information, please contact ERC's Director of Strategic Projects Sam Marx at smarx@yourERC.com or 440-947-1287.

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Can Sponsors Apply for and Win the Award?

Sponsors are encouraged to apply for the award at no cost.

To maintain the integrity of the program and your sponsorship, sponsors aren’t eligible to win.

Your application, however, entitles you to a complimentary Company Results Report, a customized document that allows you to benchmark your company’s performance against other applicants and winners.

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Who Puts on the NorthCoast 99 Awards?

For over 100 years, ERC has been a trusted resource for organizations in Northeast Ohio and around the country. We help leaders build great workplaces through thought leadership, comprehensive data, and HR solutions that include membership, training and professional development, consultative services, and more.

Committed to our region’s success, ERC founded the NorthCoast 99 annual awards program and event and sponsors the ERChealth insurance program for Ohio employers.

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