2020 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 $200 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.


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.


Wayfind Creative

Wayfind helps overburdened B2B SaaS owners or small teams build and adopt customer success stories and support documentation to reduce churn and increase customer adoption.

Why Should My Organization Become a Sponsor?

NorthCoast 99 provides several different sponsorship opportunities that offer substantial, yearlong 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, event branding and video promotion, incredible networking, and more. With 22 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 pricing, please contact ERC Director, Client Service, Sam Marx at smarx@yourERC.com or 440-947-1287.

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Can Sponsors Apply for and Win the Award?

The 2020 NorthCoast 99 application is closed, but sponsors are encouraged to apply at no cost once the 2021 application opens. To maintain the integrity of the program and your sponsorship, sponsors aren’t eligible to win.

However, your application entitles you to a complimentary Applicant Summary Report, a customized document that allows you to benchmark your company’s performance against other applicants and winners.

Sponsors also receive a complimentary Winners Practices Report, featuring best human resource practices and data from the 99 winning organizations.

Who Puts on the NorthCoast 99 Awards?

ERC is the founder and producer of the NorthCoast 99 awards program. Founded in 1920, ERC is a human resource organization that makes workplaces great by providing training, HR consulting and support, coaching and assessments, and research services.

Hundreds of companies nationwide from a variety of industries turn to ERC every year for blended learning solutions to develop their managers, supervisors, leaders, and general workforce. ERC is also a leading provider of HR consulting services that help organizations find and keep top talent and improve their people processes.

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