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File #: 0083X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2017 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To Award the 2017 Frederick J. Yates Memorial Minority Business Award to Rishi Bhanot, President of Bear Environmental LLC
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

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To Award the 2017 Frederick J. Yates Memorial Minority Business Award to Rishi Bhanot, President of Bear Environmental LLC

 

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WHEREAS, Former Director of the Equal Business Opportunity Commission Frederick J. Yates was an advocate for minority owned businesses and an entrepreneur; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2012 Mayor Michael B. Coleman created the Frederick J. Yates Memorial award to honor the legacy of Mr. Yates and empower our city’s small businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion honor Rishi Bhanot, President of Bear Environmental LLC, with the 2017 Frederick J. Yates Memorial Minority Business Award; and

 

WHEREAS, Bear Environmental LCC is a Columbus-based full-service company that specializes in the management and removal of industrial wastes; and

 

WHEREAS, the memorial award will allow Rishi Bhanot to attend the Tuck Executive Education Minority Business Program at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire; and now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize Rishi Bhanot’s business leadership within the Columbus community and encourages the long-term development and success of Small and Minority-Owned Businesses.