DAYTON, OH – Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP was named the 2008 John H. Patterson Corporate Partner of the Year Award winner by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual membership meeting today. The honor is awarded to a company that has been an exemplary partner with the Chamber to improve the business environment for members and the Greater Dayton community.
“We’re honored to receive this award from the chamber,” said Jeffrey A. Mullins, Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Dayton Office. “Our 30 attorneys take great pride in working and living in the Dayton area and are committed to the region’s success. The chamber plays a vital role in creating a positive environment for business and we appreciate being able to do our part to help our community thrive.”
According to Chamber president and CEO Phil Parker, “The law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister was a valuable partner with the chamber in 2008 and 2009. This partnership has included support for two of the chamber’s largest public policy initiatives in 2008. This also includes advocacy and Chamber member education on the Ohio Healthy Families Act in the fall of 2008, and sponsorship of an OHFA seminar for Chamber members.”
This marks the seventh year the Chamber has awarded the Patterson honor to a private business. Nominations are submitted by the staff and the Chamber’s Board of Trustees considers the following criteria in determining the award winner:
- Support of the Chamber ’s mission and vision
- Direct impact on the success of member businesses
- Overall impact on the success of the community
- Support of Chamber staff in the execution of initiatives and plans
The award is dedicated to the spirit of John H. Patterson, the co-founder of the National Cash Register Company and the founder of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce more than 100 years ago.
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates its more than 375 attorneys and legal professionals every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing, China. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including: Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences; Personal Services; Real Estate and Tax law. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, Taft offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective, helping its clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, in reaching their goals.