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Ohio honors those in business more than 100 years

This month’s Business Spotlight pays tribute to iconic enterprises in Warren, Franklin, Morgan, Cuyahoga, Wayne, Hardin, Ross and Lucas Counties

Throughout its history, Ohio has been home to virtually every business imaginable — entrepreneurial enterprises that have put Ohioans to work, bolstered our economy, and made our communities stronger and more prosperous. Over time, these businesses turned our state into an economic powerhouse that is envied for its strength across an array of industries, services and sectors.

While every successful business has a backstory of risk-taking, ingenuity and determination, the eight businesses recognized for the month of August are unique in that they have been powering Ohio’s economy for more than a century. Whether they were started by entrepreneurs immigrating to the United States in search of the American dream or passed on generationally by families to keep their operations successful and running, these eight companies have stood the test of time, enhanced Ohio’s economic portfolio and improved the quality of life for Ohioans for generations.

“The businesses we recognize this month are household names, which through their hard work and creativity, have become the pride of their communities, creating countless jobs and strengthening Ohio’s economic competitiveness in an increasingly global economy,” said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. “These businesses are deeply ingrained in the economic and civic fabric of the cities and towns where they operate, and as Ohioans, we are all fortunate they continue to call Ohio home and have helped make Ohio the seventh largest economy in the nation.”

The Golden Lamb — Lebanon, Warren County

5th Avenue Florist — Columbus, Franklin County

Morris Hardware — McConnelsville, Morgan County

WHK Radio — Independence, Cuyahoga County

The J.M. Smucker Company — Orrville, Wayne County

Scioto Signs — Kenton, Hardin County

Globe Furniture & Mattresses — Chillicothe, Ross County

Toledo Ticket Company — Toledo, Lucas County

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