Ohio Businesses….Good for Life

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October 08, 2018

Contact: Julie Wagner Feasel, Vice President Communications
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
614-228-4201
jfeasel@ohiochamber.com

Ohio Businesses….Good for Life

Image Campaign Showing How Ohio Businesses Improve Lives and Strengthen Communities
COLUMBUS, OH-The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a unique statewide image campaign that
touts the positive things Ohio businesses are doing for individuals and their communities.
“We want Ohioans to know that not only are the employers in our state providing jobs and benefits, but they
are also improving lives and strengthening communities,” explained Ohio Chamber President & CEO Andrew
E. Doehrel. “Ohio businesses are doing great things and we want to raise the level of awareness of what they
are doing.”
In February, the Ohio Chamber sent out a request for stories, and businesses – large and small – from all over
the state responded.
“We received stories that really moved us,” Doehrel said. “From baseball fields that support children with
different abilities to providing job opportunities to adults who have had problems getting a job. Through these
stories we found that Ohio businesses are truly involved in making differences in their communities.”
This summer, with funding from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohioans will hear these stories through
media buys on network television, social media, outdoor, digital, native and the website
www.ohiogoodforlife.com. Here are some examples of the stories :
The Miracle Park of Findlay was made possible by Marathon Petroleum and Blanchard Valley Health System.
This custom baseball field with a cushioned, rubberized surface allows kids with special needs to play
baseball. The field hosts an organized league during the spring through the fall and will host a national Miracle
Field all-star tournament with players from all over the nation in September. Learn more here
http://ohiogoodforlife.com/miracle-league/.
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus provides a place for school-aged children to learn more
about the natural world and conservation. The Scioto Audubon Park was once a blighted brownfield and is now
120 acres of parkland in the middle of Ohio’s capital city.
The Wilds is a conservation center in southeastern Ohio that was made possible thanks to AEP’s donation of
nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed strip mining land between Zanesville and Cambridge. The Wilds is now a part
of the Columbus Zoo and home to hundreds of animals both native and from other countries.
The fourth story will feature a small business that employs people with alternative resumes giving them a job
and benefits which allows them to be productive members of the community.

Other stories include:
Delta Dental’s installation of water bottle fillers in public schools cuts back on plastic bottles going to landfills
while providing purified water for students to drink instead of sugary drinks. Delta Dental’s story is at
http://ohiogoodforlife.com/delta-dental/ .
Ohio Art has provided jobs for generations of local families and has remained committed to manufacturing in
Ohio through the ups and downs of the economy. Read about Ohio Art’s commitment to jobs on the website
http://ohiogoodforlife.com/ohio-art/.
UnitedHealth Foundation works with the Columbus Public Health to provide the CelebrateOne program which
educates parents on how to raise a healthy child to reduce the infant mortality rate. Learn more about
UnitedHealth Foundation’s CelebrateOne program at http://ohiogoodforlife.com/united-health/.
And there are many more stories that will continually be shared throughout the summer and fall. While the
Ohio Chamber has heard from many companies, they would like to hear from more.
“If a company has a story to tell, they can submit it on the website,” said Doehrel. “We know we are just
scratching the surface when it comes to the good things Ohio businesses are doing for Ohioans.”
People can also follow the campaign on Twitter @OhioGoodforLife and like campaign on Facebook at Ohio
Businesses. Good for Life https://www.facebook.com/OhioBusinessesGoodforLife/
More stories will be added throughout the summer.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is a champion for Ohio businesses so that our state enjoys economic growth
and prosperity. With over 8,000 members, we have been Ohio’s premiere business advocate since 1893.
Contact:
Julie Wagner Feasel, Vice President Communications
614-228-4201