Prizm News / March 24, 2019 / By Bob Vitale

Ohio Business Competes announced last week that it has reached 600 business supporters for the Ohio Fairness Act. (Equitas Health photo)

The Ohio Fairness Act would outlaw discrimination in Ohio based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

By Prizm News

In just over a year, the membership of Ohio Business Competes, a statewide coalition of businesses and other employers that support the Ohio Fairness Act, has doubled.

If you want to add your business to the list, visit the coalition’s website.

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Below Zero Lounge

Bigger Road Veterinary Center

Bishops Cut/Color

Blue Bubble Soaps

BMC Services Group

Brown Bear Bakery

Bubba’s Boutique

Buona Terra

Champion City Hair Studio

Chicken Lays an Egg

Cincinnati Bar Association

Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincy Red Bike

Circle of Mother Earth Inc.

Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Convergys Corp.


Dayton Business Journal

Dazzle Me LLC

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Dow Chemical

Dracherz Elektro Motive, Inc.

Engel & Martin LLC

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Fitz the Occasion

Frost Brown Todd Law

GE Aviation


Greene Tool Systems

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Harmony Centre of Integrative Medicine

The Health Collaborative

Heather’s Peddlers


HYUR Staffing

I Am Human

Improv Cincinnati

Incontext Advising, LLC

Integrated Aerials

Kelley’s Kloset

Lemonwood Soap Co.


Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

Living With Change Foundation

Love Must Win Inc.

LulaRoe Cheeky Chicks

Lunaflora Creative

Lynne & Lucille

Mio Vino Microwinery

Morris Furniture Co.



Nation Kitchen & Bar

New Art Rivals

Optimum Counseling Services, LLC

Pet Wants Cincy

Phair & Associates LLC

Procter & Gamble

Pure Romance by Chiquith

Qey Capital

Reunion Clothiers

Reverb Art + Design


Skeleton Dust Records

Slim Furniture

Soul Sidekick Studio

Taft Stettinius

Tillie’s Lounge

Tracy Vroom Consulting LLC

Ulmer & Berne

US Bank

Vintage Liz

Wags N Wiggles

Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo

Wordsworth Communications

Wright-Patt Credit Union

Zahnadu Productions

50 Lincoln Short North Bed & Breakfast

Abercrombie & Fitch


AgriSystems International

Alternative Auto Care 

American Electric Power 

AMP Digital Collaborative

Arch City Woodworks 

American Institute for Alternative Medicine

Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler LLP

AFCPE (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education)


Authentic Pathways Counseling & Consulting

Bake Me Happy 

Barnes & Thornburg LLP 

BBI Accounting

Beaded Treats

Beckwith Crafters

Belle Harbour Management of Ohio

Bendora Wedding Gallery

Bob Evans 

Boomerang Room Vintage

Bottoms Up Coffee & Cova Cowork

Brits & Pieces

BRK Inc.

Brunner Quinn

Buena Vista Painting LLC

Buttons for the People, LLC

Bye Bye Bed Bugs Center

Call Management Resources 


Capital City Jet Center

Captivating Canines

Cardinal Health 

Career Town Jobs 

Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce

Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA)

Central Point Partners 

Centric Financial Group LLC

Champions Of Diversity Media 

Choice Network 

Christopher Amira Studio

Chunky Armadillo Boutique

City View Columbus 

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Columbia Gas of Ohio

Columbus Bar Association 

Columbus Business First 

Columbus Chamber 

Columbus College of Art & Design 

Columbus Crew 

Columbus Eyeworks 

Consulting Without Limits 

Copperlight Live Events


Creative COOP (Creative Coworking of Licking County)

Cross Cultural Communications, LLC

The Culinary Agency

Dada Empanada

Davis Strategic

Diversity Chamber of Central Ohio

DJ Designs 

DLZ Corp.

Dog Dog Squirrel


doTERRA with Amy J

Elements of Health 


Endeavor Brewing Company

Event in Site LLC

Equitas Health 

Fierst Law Office

Flair Customs

FLC Consulting

Flutter-Bye Boutique 

Four String Brewing Co.

Fullen Financial Group Inc.


Fusion Alliance

G. G. Antiques & More

G & T Bran

Gateway Film Center

G. Michael’s 

Gay for Good 

Geben Communication

Get Elevated

Gibson Productions Ltd./614 Boudoir Photography

Gittes Law Group


Grandview Grind

Grange Insurance

Green Poppy

GSD Execution Partners 

Helen Winnemore’s

Hexion Inc.


Huntington Bancshares

IGS Energy

Infinite Cohesion Ltd.

Information and Communication Services LLC

Innovation Ohio 


Jaron Terry Communications 

Jefferson County Prevention & Recovery Board

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream 

JLJ Creations


Johnny Coffee LLC

Jolie Occasions 

Jonathan G. Harrell Independent Scentsy Super Star Consultant

Just Real Woodcrafts

Karen L. Ball Attorney at Law

Kassy’s Classy Nails

Kate’s Kustom Wreaths

Kegler Brown Hill and Ritter LPA

Kelly Dodds-Independent Scentsy Directors

Kitcat’s Designs

KLW Consulting

Land Grant Brewing

Lane Alton

Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson, LLC 

Make Columbus

Marketing Works 

A Matter of Steak

McTigue & Colombo, Attorneys at Law


Meg’s Designs

Michael Lee Gallery

MicroSolved Inc.

Mills James

Mystic Sisters LLC

NAWBO Columbus

Nerdy Soaps

Netcare Access 

New York Life


North Avenue LLC

Octopus LLC


Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Diversity Council 

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

Ohio Pasture Proud

Ohio Society of CPAs

Ohio State Bar Association 

Ohio Strength 

Ohio United Way

Ohio Wesleyan University 


On Air Communications 

Orchard House of Granville

Otterbein University

Paints and Peoples

Patches Ohoul


Pathways Financial Credit Union

Pauline’s Perfect Pantry!

Peabody Papers


Personal Fitness Navigators 

Pistacia Vera 

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP 

Pride Perfect Weddings 

Prizm Magazine 

Progress Ohio 

Proteam Solutions Inc.

Raponi Woodworks and Printmaking

Ray LaVoie Photo 

Red Shoe Boutique

Redefine Inc. 


Resource Ammirati, an IBM Company 

Rigs Painting Services LLC 

Roetzel & Andress

Roll Bicycle Company 

Ronin Training Center 

Roon Hearts Basil

RT Advisors 

The Ruppert Co.

Sara Frank Consulting LLC

Shields Sales & Service Inc.

Small Talk

Spater & Davis-Williams LLC

Starburst Media

Stauf’s Coffee

SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches

Steiner Public Relations

Still Point Massage

Strategic Opportunities 

Suite 201 Collage 

That Guy’s Art LLC

The Beauty Bar by Tim Wilkins 

The Fitness Loft Columbus

The Ivy Social Salon

The Mad Greek 

The Major Arcana

The Ohio State University 

The Plant Man 

The Sanctuary Reiki Studio and Art Gallery 

The Village Bookshop 

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio 

Theis Research & Consulting, LLC 


Tio’s Tacos & Tequila

Torso Menswear

Traxler Printing

Treasure T

Tri-Village Chamber Partnership

True FM

Two Caterers 

United Church Homes 

United Way of Central Ohio

Vast Results


Verve Creative LLC

Vivo Growth Partners

Viv’s Bowl Busters

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP–Columbus Office

Wenger Temperature Control

White Raven Tattoo

Worthington Jewelers


A to Z Computer 

A Touch of Rain Nail Spa

Alber Restaurants, LLC

Alina’s Tailoring

Allegro Real Estate Brokers & Advisors

Alternative Horizon Counseling Center

AmMore LLC



Artful Living Boutique LLC

Artisan Gallery

Astoria Cafe and Market

Aunt Flow

Baby Hair Inc LLC

Baldwin Wallace University


Barroco Grill

Beck Center for the Arts 

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Bernie Moreno Companies 

Better Together Solar 

Beyond Expectations Barber College 

Big Love Network

Blue Real Estate, LLC 

Borderlight Festival of International Theatre 


Buckeye State Credit Union 

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Canton Jewish Community Federation 

Case Western Reserve University 


Chandra Law 

Charp Education Consulting LLC

Christopher Amira Studio

City Architecture 

The Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 

Cleveland Public Theatre 

Cleveland State University 

Cleveland Whiskey LLC

Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli 

Coffee Phix Cafe 

The Collaboration Partners

Compassionate Collaborations LLP

Consolidated Solutions 

Cool Beans Cafe

Crain’s Cleveland Business

Crazy Mullets Salon 

Culinary Occasions

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture 

Cuyahoga Community College 

Daily Press

Dairy Queen, North Ridgeville 

Damsel in Defense

David Phillips & Associates, Energetic Awakenings

Destination Cleveland

Dewey’s Coffee Shop

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio 

Eaton Corporation 

Echos of Children: Ending Chaos in Homes of Children

Eclectic Eccentric

Edible Kent

Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch LLC

Emrana Engineering LLC

Environmental Cleaning & Concierge

Executive Arrangements

Express Employment Professionals 


Fairmount Santrol 

Fiddlehead Gallery

First Federal Lakewood 

FIT Technologies 

Food for Thought Catering

Frantz Ward LLP

Fusion Magazine 

Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation 


Giffen & Kaminski LLC

Graffiti HeArt 

Granovsky & Sundaresh

Great Lakes Brewing Company 

Greater Cleveland Partnership 

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 

GroundWorks DanceTheatre

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Hammer Data Systems LLC

Hathaway Brown School

HealthMarkets by Michael Fitzpatrick

HeartSong Yoga Studio

Heide Rivchun’s Conservation Studio

Hilltop Custom Embroidery

Honey Bee Bakery

Horizons Imaging Systems 


Housing Research & Advocacy Center 


Innoplast Inc.

Jae’ Marie’s Hair Studio

Jati LLC

Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. LPA

John T. Young Jewelry & Fine Art

JumpStart Inc.

Kairos Consulting LLC 

Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC

Kent Environmental Council

Kent State University 


King Nut Companies 

Knapp Legal Service


Labyrinth Management Group, Inc.

Lago East Bank 

Lakefront Cargo

Larchmere Fire Works 

Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

Law Office of Jeffrey P. Jones LLC

Law Offices of Mark L. Hoffman

LDR Worldwide

Legacy Homes of Medina Inc

Leverage Technologies Inc.

Lion and Blue

LLBednar Consulting LLC

Love Alchemy Clothing 

Lubrizol Corp.

Madison Graphics

Mansard Medical Associates Inc.

Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Master Collective

Matthew Browarek

Media Schmedia LLC

Medina Veterinary Clinic

Mentor Hardware 

MetroHealth System

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Mitchell Sotka 

Mitchell’s Ice Cream 

MSRG Productions

Nash Productions 

NatureVation Outdoor Adventures

Near West Theatre 

Nicole Dertouos, Attorney at Law

Northern Summit Counseling 

Open Doors Academy

Organizational Architecture

Our Favorite Things Boutique

Party Favor Foto Booth

Pazzo, Inc 

Picture Perfect Tents 

Pittales Karate 

Plan F Solutions


PNC Bank

Poisonberry Bakery


Positive Education Program 

Process Creative Studios Inc 

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

Project: LEARN of Medina County

PS Awards

Pura Vida by Brandt 


Rainbow Steps LTD

Raj Plastic Surgery

Raslan Pla & Company LLC

Rebecca’s Shaker Barber Shop

Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

Reminger Co., LPA

Rhinocorn Consulting

Robert P. Madison International Inc.

Sackso Enterprises LLC

Schwarzwald, McNair & Fusco Law Firm

Select Sportswear Inc.

Sharon & Kalnoki LLC

Shaker Square Apartments

Sherwin Williams Co.

Shine Acupuncture & Wellness

Sky Witness Healing Arts LLC

Skylight Financial 

Sobel, Wade & Mapley LLC

Solus Lighting LTD

Southern Sweets 

Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm 

Stockyard Meats

Studio B Salon & Day Spa LLC

Summa Health

Superelectric Pinball Parlo

Sysco Cleveland 

T.E.T Entertainment LLC / 216 The Beat

The Artful Cricket

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Black Market

The Cleveland Clinic

The Dancing Sheep

The Gathering Place 

The Grocery OHC

The Law Office of Robert S. Chaloupka

The Plum

The Shinn Law Firm LLC

The Tea Lab 

The University of Akron

The Village Bookstore

Thompson Hine LLP

Timken Steel

Tours of Cleveland LLC

Transformer Hair Studio 

Transition Consulting and Coaching\

Trim Neat

Trippy’s Smoke Shop 

Tucker Ellis LLP

Tulip Tree Creative Studios 

Union Home Mortgage Corp.

United Church of Christ

United Steelworkers Local 9187

United Way of Greater Cleveland 

United Way of Greater Lorain County 

United Way of Medina County 

University Hospitals

University Settlement

Walker & Jocke LPA

Water Garden Cafe 

Westfield Insurance 

WH2 – (the Women’s Happy Hour) 

Wildflower Holistic Psychiatry

Willow Room Salon

Xinji Noodle Bar

Zeke’s Barber Shop

aha Creative

Aimee Butcher, LLC

Alter Ego Comics

Anne Decker Marketing

Autumn Naturals

Bowling Green State University

BP America

Butterfly Love

CageDesign LLC

Campbell Soup Co.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Council for the Arts of Greater Lima

The Coworking Center

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Jameson Manor

Jones-Clark Funeral Home

Legacy Sounds Studio

Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce\

Lima Memorial Health System

Lima Pallet Company Inc.

LOAM Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

LuLu’s Diner

The Meeting Place on Market

The Met

MetriKs Amérique LLC

Modo Media

R.M. Schulte & Associates

Sara’s Sweets

Shop for Good

Sielschott Financial Services

Sign Source USA


Temple Beth Shalom-Shaare Zedek

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lima

Vein Care Center Laser Specialists

Vino Bellissimo

Wannemacher Total Logistics

Westgate Entertainment Center

Whirlpool Corporation

A New Leaf Inc.

Athens Bicycle

Athens Impact Socially Responsible Investments and Insurance

Brenen’s Coffee Café

Casa Nueva

Catalyst Cafe

Cuts by Julz

Dirty Girl Coffee LLC

Donkey Coffee & Espresso

Jackie O’s

Ohio University

Ohio Valley Running Company

Restaurant Salaam

Southeastern Ohio LGBT Coalition

University of Rio Grande

Village Bakery & Cafe

Bianca’s Leather Art

Brain Bandz

Bryson Lee Beauty

Dann Law Firm

Fifth Third Bank

Marriott International

Marsh & McLennan Companies

National Disability Mentoring Coalition

Nestle USA

Replacements Ltd.

Rockwell Automation

Starbucks Coffee Co.

Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.