Steve Schoneman: All about food safety


ASHTABULA – The next time you insert your fork into a tender, juicy piece of steak or a light, flaky fish filet, you might want to think of Steve Schoneman.
Behind the culinary scene at a small brick building on Park Street that was once home to Ohio American Water is Schoneman’s successful software-based business that touches much of the country’s beef and fishing industries.
Schoneman, a nominee for Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County’s 2017 Kaull Entrepreneurship Award, moved his nine-year-old business from Philadelphia to Ashtabula in 1995.

Kelly Sposito: The caretaker of Harbor Perk


ASHTABULA – When Harbor Perk owner Kelly Sposito hires a new employee, she tells her new worker that the Harbor Perk has three things: really great coffee, a great environment and great people.

King Luminaire: Growth without sacrificing safety


JEFFERSON – With King Luminaire’s recent completion of a 53,000-square-foot addition to the facility at a capital cost of approximately $3.5 million, plus an unparalleled safety record of 3,000+ days without a loss-time accident, it’s easy to see how King Luminaire in Jefferson has been nominated for a Best of the County award in Manufacturing Business Growth and Innovation.

Everlast Roofing, Inc.: Eyeing Orwell plant expansion


ORWELL - Everlast Roofing, Inc., relocated its northeast Ohio manufacturing facility from Painesville in Lake County to southern Ashtabula County in Orwell with expectations to expand. Corporate headquarters with the initial manufacturing plant are located in Lebanon, Pa. Manufacturers of high-quality metal building components since 1996 for residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture buildings, the company was started by President/CEO Craig Covell.