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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank selected as a 2020 NorthCoast 99 award winner

Sep 11, 2020

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the seventh time the Foodbank has received the NorthCoast 99 Award.

“This year our Foodbank and staff members have been working tirelessly to ensure families have access to food throughout the pandemic,” said Foodbank President and CEO Dan Flowers. “It has meant long hours, rolling up one’s sleeves to serve local families and continuously serving on the frontlines. We are so appreciative of the dedicated Foodbankers who have made this great work possible. Our devoted and highly talented workforce is an essential component to our strategic initiatives surrounding retention and workplace culture. We’re committed to recruiting great people passionate about the mission, and this award highlights those efforts.”

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 22nd year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. “More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project that ERC established to help employers make a notable difference not only in the lives of their employees, but also in the economic vitality of their communities,” said Samantha Marx, ERC director of client service, who oversees the program.

NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development and retention in the following areas: organizational strategy, policies, and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity and inclusion.

“Especially during these unprecedented times, we’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate this year’s NorthCoast 99 award winners! Winning organizations are elevating the employee experience with increasingly progressive and innovative HR practices and benefits that are critical in today’s market. We look forward to sharing the success stories of our esteemed winners,” said Kelly Keefe, president of ERC.