ERC chairman Pat Perry has been named a 2018 Business Hall of Fame inductee by Cleveland Magazine. ERC is an HR research, support, consulting, and training organization founded in 1920.
According to Cleveland Magazine, the Business Hall of Fame recognizes local individuals who have made a deep impact on their businesses and in the community. The other 2018 inductees are Dan and Pat Conway, co-founders of Great Lakes Brewing Co.
“The Business Hall of Fame not only celebrates the finest business minds in Northeast Ohio, but individuals whose commitment to good works uplifts the community and strengthens the economy,” says Lute Harmon Sr., chairman, Cleveland Magazine.
Harmon adds that induction into the Hall of Fame is recognition of leadership that goes beyond simple dollars-and-cents success. It signifies extraordinary expertise in business matched by extraordinary devotion to making the community a better place to live and work.
“I’m humbled to be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame. I’m grateful to have participated in the Northeast Ohio business community for over 40 years and have appreciated the opportunity to work with so many great people along the away. This is truly an honor,” says Perry.
Prior to being ERC’s chairman, Perry was president for 20 years. He guided the organization to national expansion and sustained profitability. Perry is known as an innovator in workplace practices, and is also co-architect of ERChealth and founder of the acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program. He is a keynote speaker, an author of two books, and has published over 300 business articles. Perry is also dedicated to giving back and has served a variety of industry and community organizations over the years.
ERC president Kelly Keefe comments “I would be hard-pressed to think of someone more fitting than Pat to be recognized as a Business Hall of Fame recipient. He has served to be a tremendous asset to our region through his dedication to helping employers create great workplaces. Pat has truly made a difference in the lives of many.”
The Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 8th at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s event is sponsored by Meaden & Moore and SunTrust. Watch for feature stories about the recipients in the Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader supplement in November.