2022 Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

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.



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

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.


Gino's Awards

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


Impact Architects

Visionary thinking, coupled with impactful implementation of EOS®, a business operating system, increases performance and creates a competitive advantage. Impact Architects' team of Certified EOS Implementers™ facilitate, coach, and teach your leadership teams to achieve growth at scale by design.


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 celebrates 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.



Building on 70 years of experience from two leaders in HR solutions, UKG™ combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos®. Individually, we’ve always put people at the center of everything we do. Together, we’re committed to inspiring workforces and businesses around the world, helping to pave the way forward for our people, customers, and industry.


Wayfind Creative

Wayfind Creative helps organizations attract best-fit job candidates through employer branding and recruiting videos.

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 NorthCoast 99 at no cost when the application period opens on February 17, 2022.

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.

Who Puts on the NorthCoast 99 Awards?

Since 1920, ERC has provided people data and solutions to help leaders build great workplaces. Through our certified HR advisors, we offer consultative services, compensation benchmarking and data, workplace polls and surveys, networking, and cost savings opportunities.  We also offer virtual and classroom instructor-led training, on-demand learning, individual and team assessments, one-on-one coaching, and employee engagement services.

In addition, ERC is the founder of NorthCoast 99 and sponsors the ERChealth insurance program for Ohio employers.

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