COLUMBUS - State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) presented commendations on behalf of the Ohio House of Representatives to Michael Needler Sr. and Anderson Robertson Marketing for winning national-level awards that were previously presented to them at the National Grocers Association Trade Show in Las Vegas.
Mike Needler Sr., CEO of Fresh Encounter, was awarded the 2012 Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The award honors a single independent grocer.

Anderson Robertson Marketing was named a co-winner of the 2013 Advertising Award of Best Connecting through Traditional Media (TV and Radio) for its "Grow For It" video. The video was produced for Fresh Encounter.

"It's always wonderful to see those in our neck of woods excelling in what they do and being recognized nationally for their success," Representative Sprague said. "Mike Needler and the employees of Great Scot/Fresh Encounter and Anderson Robertson Marketing should be very proud of these recent accomplishments, and I'm pleased to honor them with commendations."