In 2015, ACEnet celebrated 30 years of community-based economic development work. To commemorate ACEnet’s 30th anniversary, The Athens Messenger partnered with ACEnet to create a year-long campaign featuring the successes and impacts of ACEnet and ACEnet clients on the community and local economy, and to share ACEnet’s and our partners’ work with the community.

Please go to our News Archives if you would like to read some of these great stories!

Our 30th Anniversary Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

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O’Nail Hartman Insurance – The O’Nail-Hartman Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance provider that has been serving Southeastern Ohio since 1964. OHI takes great pride in being, exclusively, a family-owned business. This tradition remains firmly in place as Brent Hartman is now the third generation owner of the O’Nail Hartman Insurance Agency.

Kroger – The Kroger Company operates as the largest grocery store chain in the United States as well as the fourth-largest retailer in the world. The Athens Kroger carries many of the region’s specialty food products in their Local from the Hills of Ohio section.

Ohio University Credit Union – The Ohio University Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution whose board of directors, senior management and staff are committed to offering a broad range of products and services which supports their members’ financial well-being and success. OUCU’s mission is to provide cost-effective products and services, be contributing community members, maintain a close relationship the Ohio University, offer educational opportunities to members and develop and maintain relationships with members in accordance with the credit union philosophy.

All 30th Anniversary Sponsors

A recently produced video by the Appalachian Regional Commission titled “ACEnet: Giving Fledging Businesses a Chance to Grow” provides a current overview of our community impacts.