Aurora is recognized as one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns in Ohio Magazine’s eighth annual Ohio’s Best Hometowns issue.
Ohio Magazine recognizes five great places to live, work and visit . . .
(CLEVELAND, OH –August 29, 2013) —In the November issue of Ohio Magazine, Aurora will be recognized as one of five BEST hometowns in the publication’s eighth annual Ohio’s Best Hometowns issue.
Ohio Magazine selected Aurora because of its impressive community spirit and extraordinary cooperation between its local government, outstanding school district and thriving business community.
Aurora balances the fact that it’s a popular regional destination with a steady focus on maintaining the community as a desirable place to live. Residents are particularly adamant about maintaining a superb quality of life for families and preserving the city’s green space for all to enjoy.
In this special collector’s issue, Ohio Magazine also recognizes four other communities as 2013-2014 Ohio’s Best Hometowns: Gahanna, Logan, Loveland and Vermilion. The issue will hit the newsstand on October 22, 2013.
To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment, and Culture and Heritage — to help finalize their selections.
Each of the Best Hometowns will be featured in the November, January and July issues of Ohio Magazine, showing readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location. The Best Hometowns are encouraged to mark this special honor with celebrations throughout the year.
Ohio Magazine’s eighth annual Ohio’s Best Hometown honor marks the success of these five communities in these categories.
by Jessica Greathouse, Ohio Magazine
AURORA PICKED AS ONE OF OHIO'S BEST HOME TOWNS BY MAGAZINE (link to article)
By Mike Lesko | Aurora Advocate: September 4, 2013
2014 Business & Person of the Year Nominations
Nomination forms due by Tuesday, October 8, 2014.
2014 Person of the Year Nomination Form (click here)
PERSON OF THE YEAR
When you think of all the best things about our community, is there someone whose name jumps out as their embodiment? Is there someone generous and helpful, who is always giving of their time and talent? If someone comes to mind, take a minute NOW and nominate them as Person of the Year.
This award is given to recognize the contribution of a person who exemplifies civic awareness, demonstrates leadership and works for the betterment of the Aurora community.
PAST WINNERS: 1967 John I. Eldridge, 1968 Frank Olton, 1969 Richard J. Shaw, 1970 Ed Hackbart, 1971 J.R. Hutcherson, 1972 Charles Bradley, 1973 George Chapman, 1974 Anice Johnson, 1975 Carl Sutherland, 1976 Paul Snyder, 1977 Sally Kaminski 1978 Neal Anderson/Seabury Ford, 1979 Elizabeth Strahan, 1980 Charles Calhoun, 1981 Robert Hovey, 1982 Robert Gault, 1983 Joe Kotlin, 1984 Gene Kleindienst, 1985 Ric Mattmuller, 1986 George Hettinger, 1987 Joan Shaw, 1988 Varton Tellalian, 1989 Gerald Burger/Thomas Madachik, 1990 Kenneth Leighton, 1991 Arthur and Ruth Moebius, 1992 M.C. Winger, 1993 Dennis R. Buss and Dennis R. Mervis, 1994 Ralph E. Keidel, 1995 James F. Constanzo, Ph.D., 1996 Meg Hudson, 1997 Thomas S. Leach, 1998 Alan I. Shorr, 1999 Lillian Tellalian/Jim Burns/Dick Bliss, 2000 Bob Luckay, 2001 Ann Womer Benjamin, 2002 Richard Pohland, 2003 Tony Badalamenti/Gerald Kohanski 2004 Elizabeth Tomasko L.P.A., 2005 Dottie Dupuy, 2006 Linda Allenspach, 2007 Laura Holman, 2008 Don Arbuckle, 2009 Dick Garner, 2010 Brady Krebs, 2011 Vanessa Nietert, 2012 Lynn McGill, 2013 Blase "Buddy" Settecase
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Does your place of employment, or that of a customer, or vendor, embody the best of the best in business? Nominate them TODAY for Business of the Year. This award is given to recognize the contribution of a local business, organization, or agency who has made a positive contribution to fostering and promoting business vitality in Aurora, making Aurora a better place to work, live and raise our families.
PAST WINNERS: 1992 Sea World of Ohio, 1993 Emery Electric, 1994 Lucas Aerospace Power Equipment Corporation, 1995 Second National Bank, 1996 Walden, 1997 OEM Miller Corporation, 1998 Best Western Aurora Woodlands Hotel, 1999 Aurora Premium Outlets, 2000 Curtis Layer Co., 2001 Haker Printing, 2002 Christley, Herington & Pierce, LLP, 2003 Smythe, Cramer Company, 2004 Bertram Inn & Conference Center, 2005 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, 2006 Mario’s International Spa & Hotels, 2007 Real Living Realty One, 2008 Heinen’s, 2009 Doogan’s of Aurora, 2010 Aurora School of Music, 2011 Anna Maria of Aurora, 2012, Imagine That Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing, 2013
2013 Person of the Year: Blase "Buddy" Settecase
2013 Business of the Year: Imagine That Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing/Chris & Jamie Gentille
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