Gold 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.

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Berman Moving & Storage

Berman Moving & Storage was founded in 1912. Starting with sheer brawn and horse-drawn buggies, Berman has grown into an innovative moving solutions business that utilizes customizable account management processes to fit any customer need.

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CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 14 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. We offer a full range of advice, solutions and services in the United States, Canada and around the world. In the US, CIBC Bank USA provides commercial, private, personal and small-business banking solutions, and CIBC Private Wealth offers investment management, wealth strategies and legacy planning.


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.

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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.

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WKYC Studios

From the day WKYC-TV signed on in late 1948, our team has been committed to respectable storytelling, media innovation, and production excellence. We help shape American broadcasting. We are a station with a history of firsts, including the first television station in Northeast Ohio to offer programming in color, the first to add closed captioning for hearing-impaired viewers, and the first to broadcast a digital signal.

Silver Sponsors

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For over 30 years, Colortone has produced virtual, hybrid, and live events for corporate groups, associations, non-profits, and everything in between. Our team has the experience and technical knowledge to bring your vision to life in any space or on any virtual platform. Our 10,000-square-foot warehouse stores every major brand of audio-visual equipment necessary to produce a successful event locally, nationally, or internationally.

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At Paylocity, caring is in our makeup. It’s who we are. We’re more than a cutting-edge HR and payroll tech company with crazy good reviews (just sayin'). We're people. Because people matter most. And people have always been at the heart of our business. Since our founding in 1997, this is the thing that's stayed the same, from our employees to the millions of users nationwide who access our platform every month. We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to build the workplace you and your employees crave.

Bronze Sponsors

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Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) engages, connects, and strengthens businesses, nonprofits, and the Northeast Ohio community.

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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.

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Harvest Owl

HarvestOwl provides fresh and energizing lunches to Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces on a recurring basis. Ordering is seamless. Deliveries are made to an onsite Owl fridge. It strengthens relationships, improves well-being, and saves time.

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University Hospitals

University Hospitals Employer Solutions goes beyond traditional corporate health programs to deliver employers a comprehensive set of products and services tailored to meet the unique needs of your employees. With services that include occupational health services, executive health exams, and on-site clinics, our flexible program lets you choose what is right for your organization.

Supporting Sponsors


Gino's Awards


Wayfind Creative

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 26 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 Business Development, Sam Clyde Schroeder, at

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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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