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Hudson resident picked among '40 Under 40' in economic development

Published: February 6, 2013 12:00 AM
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Hudsonite picked among '40 Under 40'

Hudson resident Steve Fritsch,

director of regional business development for Team NEO, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession's "40 Under 40" awards, the first awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.

A five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 150 candidates based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry. The award's program was managed by Development Counsellors International, a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.

"Steve is a positive force in our region. He has a strong understanding of the economic development system in Northeast Ohio and the ability to get results," said Christine Nelson, vice president of regional business development for Team NEO. "His insight and experience are invaluable to the companies and partners that look to him for guidance."

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Fritsch works closely with companies and communities to connect them with regional resources and state programs for business growth and job creation. He has a background in economic development, strategic consulting, regional collaboration, project management and marketing solutions.

DCI's "40 Under 40" award was designed to discover the economic development profession's rising stars.

"The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world," said Andy Levine, president of DCI. "They are a new breed of results-driven, place makers. We're very pleased to see Steve Fritsch among the winners."

In Style helps fight women's heart disease

In Style Accessories, 96 First St. in Hudson, will continue its Go Red Campaign to help fight women's heart disease in February. In Style Accessories will offer a 10 percent discount off of any Bonn Bon's purchase and also donate 10 percent of each sale to the American Heart Association through Feb. 28. In addition, the shop will offer heart healthy tips and nutritional suggestions on its Facebook page.

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