Partners and Media

OEI sponsors an award at the OSDA State Tournament

Beginning this year, OEI is sponsoring the Fred Snook award for the Most "1s" in International Extemp at the State Tournament. We are proud to announce our very own Piyush Chitnis is the inaugural winner of this award!

Read an article about OEI!

We would like to thank The Solon Times, and particularly Michele Collins, for publishing an article profiling not only OEI, but also two of our founders, Vikram and Dev.

Click on the article to the left!

From left: Vikram Sundaram, Dr. Jennell Vick, & Dev Ahuja

OEI expands into philanthropy

On September 11th, 2022, the Ohio Extemp Initiative expanded its mission. 

We made our first charitable contribution to an organization that shares our mission: improving accessibility to the human right of communication. The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the nation's oldest hearing and speech center, was a no-brainer when deciding which organization to target for this donation. Although in different ways, both OEI and the CHSC focus on helping expanding access to communication.

We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jennell Vick, the organization's Executive Director, who was kind enough to take time out of her busy Sunday to talk with us and show us around the facility.

At OEI, we try to "Provide every speaker with a voice." This donation is simply a continuation of those efforts! We hope we can support our shared mission of connecting people through communication. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this donation possible.

OEI's mission could not be possible without the help of our sponsors and partners. 

Thank you for helping us break down barriers for many aspiring public speakers! 

108 Stitches

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ADDC, Inc.

Akron Digestive Disease Consultants, Inc. is the premier gastroenterology practice in Northeast Ohio, caring for patients and their digestive health and disease. The Physicians and Staff of Akron Digestive Disease Consultants are committed to providing outstanding personalized and timely digestive health care to their patients, as they prevent and treat digestive disease. All physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialty field of gastroenterology.

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Cleveland Hearing & Speech

Founded in 1921, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) is the nation's oldest hearing and speech center and Northeast Ohio's only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs. CHSC consistently serves thousands of children and adults each year and provides speech-language, hearing, language interpreting, and Deaf services.

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Solon Orthodontics

Dr. Philip D. Bomeli and his team believe in treating people, not just smiles. Your smile says so much about you. When you know your teeth look their best, you smile and laugh freely: enjoying life and bringing happiness to those around you. The team understands that your goals, timeline, and lifestyle are unique to you. That’s why they work with you to find the orthodontic treatment solutions that are right for your specific situation. Solon Orthodontics loves creating beautiful, healthy smiles for each of their patients — smiles that last them for a lifetime. 

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The City Club of Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland is one of the nation's great free speech forums. A product of the Progressive Era, we were founded in 1912 and are one of the nation's oldest continuous independent free speech forums, renowned for our tradition of debate and discussion. For more than a hundred years, all of our speakers—from sitting presidents to community activists—have answered unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience.

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The McGowan Companies

The McGowan Companies is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected organizations of its type in the United States.  As one of the leading insurance brokers and intermediaries in the United States, McGowan is dedicated to providing its 50,000+ brokers and more than 1,000,000 insureds with superb service and competitively-priced, flexible, and creative products that dynamically respond to and capitalize on changes in the insurance marketplace.  McGowan is a multi-generational, family-owned and operated conglomerate of 50+ insurance brokers, wholesalers, programs/program administrators, and reinsurance intermediaries.  

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