Please Congratulate this year's
EBE hall of Fame honorees

Business Excellence Award
Grace Imaging

Robert Petrie, President/Owner

Business Excellence Award
Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation

Charles L. Bills, President

Business Excellence Award
Ohioans Home Healthcare

Josh Adams, Chief Executive Officer

Business Excellence Award
The Ohio and Michigan Paper Co.

Al Leininger, President

Kevin Leininger, General Manager

Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award
John Harris
Harris Health Trends and Performance pH

Nominator: Larry Davenport, Clint Longenecker




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


  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.