Community Enrichment Dinner Awards recognize companies focused on diversity


2021 Prize for the Enrichment of the Community of Young Leaders

Recognizes the next generation of leaders, bringing bold, innovative and creative ideas to the table.

• Courtney J. Owens, owner and operator of Works of Courtney J. Owens, offers life coaching, motivational speeches and poetry. She is co-author of the book “Sporadic Thoughts”. His poetry is uplifting and offers a sense of empowerment and hope.

• Matthew Sanders is the owner of Spotless Professional Cleaning Service, a commercial and residential cleaning company, and “Good Times Mobile Entertainment”, a luxury bus company. He grew up in California, joined the US Army, and moved to Lima. He is also a published author and has directed an award-winning documentary.

Community Legacy Award 2021

Honor a cohesive life of giving time and resources to multiple local causes and driven for change.

• Jessie Pope arrived in Lima in 1977 as a senior industrial engineer in the Westinghouse Aerospace division. He then worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay. He also served in the Army and Air Force Reserves. He serves on numerous boards of directors and served from 2011 to 2014 as the coordinator of the Potts Center. He is also a deacon and a member of One Church.

2021 Award for Corporate Leadership in Diversity Inclusion

For a company that defends diversity, demonstrate that its practices are inclusive of all.

• Ford Motor Company is used to providing opportunities regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation and origin. Its zero tolerance policy reinforces the commitment to a safe, respectful and harassment-free work environment. He works to support women in tech with flexible working, extended paternity leave and career coaching.

Equity of the Year Award for Community Enrichment of the Year 2021

For a minority, female-owned, veteran-owned, disabled military veteran owned LGBTQ-owned business, demonstrating innovation, persistence and resilience to bring new products or services to the market. foreground.

• Perennialglow Spa is co-owned by Natasha Hampshire-Mears and Shelley Ferguson. They aim to provide a luxurious spa experience. They also work to mentor and coach women interested in leading or becoming entrepreneurs. They are both also the proud mothers of their growing children.

2021 Young Adolescent Entrepreneurial Vision Award

For young entrepreneurs, doing the hard work necessary to realize a vision and make it a success.

• Miracle Manuel, 17, loves food. She was part of the foster care system and started a non-profit organization, NYAP, to give back to foster children in Lima, providing the things children and teens need.

2021 Enrichment Social Justice Vision Award

Recognize an individual or organization who advances equality, social justice and advocacy, by nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.

• Emmanuel Curtis is a longtime resident of Lima who works with Lima Senior’s Closing the Achievement Gap as a Linkage Coordinator. He is dedicated to mentoring and coaching people, as evidenced by his work on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in Lima. The program instills a positive racial identity in young black men.

2021 prize for the community enrichment of the rising company

• Enayzi Enterprises, owned by Diamond Enayzi, tries to empower business owners and teams to do great things. She started various small businesses and sold them so that others could continue their success. She also works as a mentor for other aspiring business owners.

• Beauty Bar by Shawna, owned by Shawna Glover, is a salon located at 1519 N. Main St., Lima. She offers trendy hairstyles. Her business aims to become a place of peace and well-being, and now works with mental health advocates to give clients a trained listening perspective, in the hope that every client will leave feeling beautiful at the same time. inside and outside.


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