Homeport Recognized As A ‘Smart 50’ Organization

Smart Business magazine has recognized Homeport and its President/CEO Amy Klaben as a Top 50 Central Ohio organization for “outstanding innovation, impact and business continuity.”

The magazine’s “Smart 50” award is in conjunction with the magazine’s initiative of providing “valuable insight, advice and strategy” to take “organizations to the top” and to stay there.

In submitting an application for consideration, Homeport noted the organization’s growth in providing “service enriched housing to over 10,000 people” while at the same time committing itself to developing employees for growth in the organization and personal wellness.

“By focusing on both staff and Board organizational systems, goals and success planning, we are an organization focused on being built to last,” Homeport’s application said.

The application noted Homeport’s commitment to measuring impact in terms of not only providing affordable homes but stabilizing families through financial education programs as well as enrichment opportunities for children through after school and summer programs.

In meeting the needs of the community and employee goals, the organization is committed to running like a smart business, the application concluded. “The objective, and perhaps the biggest challenge, is to align the way work gets done … to drive structural cost reduction, along with sustainable and scalable change.”

Oswald Companies and Smart Business will recognize the top executives on Oct. 14 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Business experts and professors will review the 50 honorees and select one winner for each of the categories of Innovation, Impact and Sustainability. A fourth award will be presented to the “smartest” company. 

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