10/10/13 1:55 p.m.
The Fiftieth Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon, presented by the Findlay Publishing Company and the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, were held Thursday in Winebrenner Auditorium. There were fifty two nominees in eighteen different categories with the Small Business of the Year Award going to Rettig Brothers Furniture..
Tony Rettig accepted the award saying that being in Findlay, Ohio is a contributing factor to the business’s success..
Rettig Brothers Furniture opened in 1981 in Downtown Findlay.
The Small Business Person of the Year Award went to Cathy Linhart of House of Awards and Shoes..
Linhart credited a strong work ethic and an excellent staff for receiving the award..
A family-owned business since 1978, Cathy Linhart assumed ownership of the business in 1999 using her skills as an athlete and coach to build upon the success of the business.
Garner Transportation Group, not only won the Family-Owned Small Business of the Year Award this year but also partnered with the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau by branding one of the Garner Transportation Trailers with a scene from Findlay, Ohio..
President and CEO Sherri Garner-Brumbaugh said that getting involved in the community has contributed to their success..
The trailer was on display outside of Winebrenner Auditorium. The business started in 1960 under the name Garner Trucking.
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