presents the

The 2013 Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence (EBE)
Hall of Fame

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Location: The Pinnacle in Maumee, OH.
Time: 5:30 PM

Founded by:
Gorillas & Gazelles LLC

The 2013 EBE Hall of Fame will represent the 25th year of our ceremony in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. There are not many events that can say they have reached that number of years.

Please see below for all of the 2013 HONOREES.

Please visit our SPONSORSHIP page for the 2013 EBE Hall of Fame Sponsors


2013 EBE Hall of Fame Honoree s

Business Excellence Award
Blarney Irish Pub & Focaccia's Deli
Ed Beczynski

Business Excellence Award
The Danberry Co., Realtors
Lynn Fruth
Dick Baker

Business Excellence Award
Meyer Hill Lynch
Rob Shick

Excellence in Family Business Award
Toft Dairy
Eugene Meisler

Innovation in Business Award
MAGNETNotes, Ltd.
Randy Boudouris

Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Advocacy
To Be Announced At Ceremony

The Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame was created to encourage, promote, and recognize outstanding entrepreneurship, family business, and business excellence. This program was formed as a result of a recognized need to foster and honor entrepreneurial success and business innovation and excellence in our region.

The primary objectives of the EBE Hall of Fame include, but are not limited to:

  • Hosting an annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held in the fall each year
  • Honoring family businesses through the Excellence in Family Business Award at the annual Induction Ceremony
  • Fostering entrepreneurship and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs

The EBE Hall of Fame is Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan's ceremony to honor outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders who:

  • Inspire through intense vision
  • Have built and sustained growing businesses
  • Create jobs in our region

Who is eligible for nomination? 

  1. Outstanding Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who have been responsible for the high-performance and business excellence of a private or public company. 
  2. Outstanding Family Business Leaders who have built and grown family-owned businesses and that have demonstrated considerable growth and innovation.        
  3. Outstanding Business Advocates who, by action and influence, have been responsible for progressing and sustaining business development, inspiring or embracing innovation, or creating opportunities for business creation and growth.

The Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame™ is a registered brand of Gorillas & Gazelles LLC.