College of Business and Innovation

Hall of Fame event recognizes entrepreneurial, business excellence

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation and the UT Center for Family & Privately Held Business are again sponsors of the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame, which will be held at The Pinnacle in Maumee on November 6.

Established in 2006, the EBE Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders who have built and sustained growing businesses and created jobs in the region.

"It is wonderful to see so many area business professionals and community leaders gather to recognize business excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation," noted COBI Dean Gary Insch.  "The stories about the remarkable men and women whose innovative thinking and hard work have produced outstanding achievements and entrepreneurial success are inspiring. At the EBE Hall of Fame we learn about business people who are making meaningful contributions to this region, who are enhancing the economy, who are creating jobs and hiring people, which all makes life better in our community." 

Dean Insch and Debbe Skutch, Director of the UT Center for Family & Privately Held Business, will present the Excellence in Family Business Award to Rima Manufacturing Company, Ed Engle, Jr., Chairman, and Edward Engle III, President, who are members of the Center. 

Dr. Clint Longenecker, Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Business Excellence in the College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo, will present the Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Advocacy at the EBE Hall of Fame event.

More than 700 area business professionals are expected to attend the ceremony. A limited number of tickets for the event are available at no cost for UT personnel. Email

Last Updated: 6/24/19