News from NAWBO Members

Safex, Inc. named Finalist for Corporate Citizenship Awards

Safex, Inc., a respected leader in the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industry, has been named a finalist in the small business category in Columbus Business First’s inaugural 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards. Safex, Inc. was among 160 central Ohio companies that completed a survey quantifying the time and money that each company and their employees donate to area nonprofits. The twelve finalists, including Safex, Inc., will be recognized at a reception on June 21. 

Safex, Inc’s president and owner and NAWBO Columbus Member, Dianne Grote Adams, was also recently honored by her alma mater, Otterbein University, with a special achievement award.

The Special Achievement Award, established in 1966, recognizes excellence and high professional achievement by an individual in his or her field of endeavor. The award is granted to an Otterbein alumnus whose contributions to his or her field have elevated their professional industry at a local or regional level and/or the organization where the recipient works. Grote Adams is among five Otterbein University alumni from across the country who received their awards during the 2018 Otterbein Alumni Awards Soiree on Apr. 21. Otterbein has honored it graduates and their accomplishments for more than 50 years.


Member Alice Foeller Recognized

ThisWeek News featured SiteInSight’s work redesigning a website for the Northland Community Council in an article entitled, “Northland Community Council: Upgraded website praised.”

SiteInSight CEO Alice Foeller was recently elected Secretary of the Northland Community Council, and undertook the redesign as a public service, and partly for convenience, since she is primarily responsible for keeping the site’s content updated.

Using the WordPress platform for the new website makes it mobile friendly, as well as easy to assign editing privileges to other members of the NCC, which will result in more (and more relevant) content on the website.








Sharon DeLay Published by Columbus Bar Association

Sharon DeLay, President and Owner of GO-HR, was published in a recent edition of the Columbus Bar Association’s CBA Legal weekly newsletter on the increasing number of immigration raids, in an article entitled ICE, ICE Baby. You can see the article HERE

In addition, Sharon and Karen Poling, of Karen Poling Law, are co-presenting a 6-session series on HR Basics to attorneys through the Columbus Bar Association’s P.R.E.P program (Practice Ready Education for Professionals).

Z Promotions Featured on Ohio Business Profile

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Declares February 2018 as "Minority-Owned Business" Month for Ohio Business Profile

This month's featured businesses include NAWBO Member, Zulene Adams. 


Z Promotions - a strategic branding partner to companies nationwide. Their purpose is to get their clients noticed and to make them memorable through creative product branding.

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State's website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

Kristal & Forche Orthodontics Rebranded as Rob Forche Orthodontics

Our own Alison Forche assures the same great service that everyone has been accustomed to with a new name.

We would like to share with our friends, local business colleagues at NAWBO, and members of the community our exciting news that Kristal & Forche Orthodontics is now transitioning to Rob Forche Orthodontics as of January 2018.

In the summer of 2017, Dr. Kristal announced his plans to retire from practicing orth odontics to travel and spend more time with his family. As he transitions into retirement, Dr. Kristal will cont inue treating his current patients until active orthodontic treatment is completed. All new patients, including those waiting to begin treatment in our orthodontic supervisory program, will now be scheduled with Dr. Forche moving forward.

Please feel free to contact Alison at 614-839-3069 or alison@rforthodont with questions or comments regarding the announcement. I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue providing quality orthodontic care to everyone in our community in the future for years to come.

Mikaela Hunt Hosts New CBuzz Podcast

Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and owner of Mikaela Media, was tapped by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to host the reboot of their Cbuzz podcast. The podcast is the first business-focused podcast in Central Ohio and serves as an extended and educational conversation with chamber members who are innovators in their industry in Central Ohio-- examining how they achieved their success personally and professionally.

You can listen to the podcast here: or find it on iTunes when you search “Cbuzz.” The first new episode is out and features a conversation about the future of transportation in Columbus with Car2Go.