The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) held its annual “Experience Ottawa County” program recently at The Keys on Put-In-Bay, bringing local business leaders, community leaders, elected officials, and prospective business clients together to demonstrate that Ottawa County is an advantageous location to expand existing and relocate new business. About 220 people gathered together throughout the day for professional development and business networking.
This year’s gathering marked the 25th anniversary of the event.
The OCIC hosted a luncheon at the Catawba Island Club, where a panel of northwest Ohio experts discussed the topic “Succession Planning: Preparing Your Company’s Future,” and addressed a comprehensive approach towards building and implementing a succession planning transition and understanding how to get started. The panel included Alan McKean with McKean & McKean, Nick Apling with Robert Apling and Associates, and Bob Bethel with The Employers’ Association.
Each speaker mentioned that such a transition doesn’t happen overnight, and that if you plan and build a workable company-wide approach to succession, you’ll ensure a stronger, more streamlined transition.
OCIC also hosted site selectors, developers and local business leaders for casual conversation about the competitive advantages of doing business in Ottawa County.
Combined with the strolling dinner and networking event at The Keys, OCIC hosted its seventh annual “Taste of Ottawa County” with an Island Style twist, featuring island food and beverages from local businesses.