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2018 Awards

Golden Shovel: Paulding County Hospital

The Paulding County Hospital opened their 5,400 square foot Regional Health Center in Antwerp that includes a fitness center and medical offices. The medical center will serve as many people as possible and is currently able to take on new patients. The new facility will be able to perform minor in office procedures, includes two rooms for lab draws, walk-ins, personal training, fitness center, and more to come with time. The Paulding County Hospital has done a great service to the community by opening their new facility. We congratulate them on their new addition and thank them for their expanding services throughout Paulding County.

Milestone Award: Baughman Tile 135 years of service since 1883

In 1883, Baughman Tile started production of clay tile. This clay tile provided the means to transform “The Great Black Swamp” of Northwest Ohio into farmable, fertile soil. Delivered by horse and buggy in its beginning days, Baughman Tile created a pathway to allow the agricultural community around them to grow and prosper. Baughman Tile was well known as a superior product and was requested by customer’s hours away. Recognizing an opportunity in an ever-changing society, Baughman Tile took a pivotal step and began production of high-density polyethylene pipe in 1972. Plastic pipe has transformed the way drainage products are installed and used to this day. Through consistent quality and word of mouth, Baughman’s customer area quickly grew into a multi-state area.

With 135 years of experience and five generations of devotion, Baughman Tile Company has advanced into the company it is today. Baughman Tile continues to strive for quality and versatility in the product line and is dedicated to their community. Paulding County is lucky to have Baughman Tile in their back yard and congratulate them on their 135 years of service!

Outstanding Business 2017: Paulding Ace Hardware

Paulding Ace Hardware is always willing to lend a helping hand to many causes and projects in the community. Ace is always willing to help through a donate, sponsorship, or hands on help. Ace has impeccable customer service. When you walk in you are greeted with a smile and offered assistance right away. Paulding Ace Hardware is a reliable, helpful, friendly, and overall an outstanding business. Thank you to Paulding Ace Hardware or your dedication to serving the community.  

Outstanding Business 2017: The Bargain Bin of Paulding County, INC

The Bargain Bin moved to their new building at121 S. Cherry St. and has really soared ever since. By building their new store they are able to accept more donations, serve more people, and bring in more money to benefit the Paulding County Hospital. The Bargain Bin has used social media and the famous Fark sisters to help people better connect with their business, mission, and products. In the Chamber office, we have received numerous phone calls asking where the thrift shop in Paulding has moved to because they hear so many remarkable things about it! For that reason, and many others, congratulations to the Bargain Bin of Paulding County for their outstanding business.   

Volunteer of the Year 2017: Joe Barker

The winner of volunteer of the year definitely has a face for radio (that’s obviously a joke). Joe Barker has been willing to step in and help whenever and wherever he is needed. Joe has helped many local businesses and non-profits in the community, and always gets the job done. He is always willing to collaborate and has everyone’s best interest at heart. You never have to ask him for help, because he sees where he can help and offers his assistance first. Thank you, Joe Barker, for your devotion to Paulding, for your kind and giving heart, and we congratulate you on being volunteer of the year.