Beau Necco- Focused on Building Families

Beau Necco – Building Families and Making a Difference

Edward “Beau” Necco is the brain behind the company, Necco. He obtained an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and a BA degree in philosophy with a capstone certification in International Business Administration from the Ohio State University.
Beau Necco’s Early Childhood
Growing up in Appalachia, Beau Necco was fortunate enough to be brought up in an educated and enlightened family. His father was a university professor who taught child behavior disorder courses while his mother was a social justice advocate who spearheaded Head Start programs in West Virginia.
Social justice was a prolific conversation topic as Beau grew up. He watched both of his parents fight to help the well-being of at-risk children. This upbringing influenced Beau’s passion for the child welfare and foster care system.
The Early Years of Necco
Beau initially set up shop and started Necco in a small office that he rented for 100 dollars a month in Huntington, WV back in 1996. He only had a small group of employees to rely on at the start. Beau Necco lived with his parents and did not take home a paycheck in those early days – but he was fulfilled knowing he had the potential to change the face of child welfare.
In order to expedite the progress of his organization, Necco secured a U.S. Small Business Administration loan guarantee and was able to place its first child into foster care on January 29, 1997.
Success in Social Change
After Necco placed its first child into foster care, the rest is history. The company grew at an alarming rate and has been able to touch the lives of children and families across multiple state lines. Looking at Necco now, they:
Have over 650 employees
Have contracts with over 2,000 foster parents in 22 locations
Provide services in four states.
Have built over 25,000 families and facilitated more than 5,000 adoptions

For his work in privatizing foster care, Beau has been awarded “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the SBA and the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
Beau Necco’s dedication and passion for social change has made a substantial impact on thousands of lives and sparked social awareness and change for the well-being of children.

Wedding Photography in Cincinnati

Summer in Cincinnati can be such a great time of year for outdoor activities.  There are a lot of hidden and historical aspects to the city that most people don’t have any idea exist.  One of the great things to do is to head to Alms park for a picnic lunch and possibly catch the tail end of the golden hour to get a gorgeous photo of that beautiful sun setting beyond the treeline.  


Another activity you can put on your short list is the brand new cable car ride through the city of Cincinnati’s streets.  Having been revived from decades ago, the cable car is one of the exciting new elements Cincinnati has to offer as it continues to crusade through it’s revival years.  There are have been so many investors and well-wishers who have poured love back into the city to see if restored to its prior glory, and reclaim its nickname; Queen City.


If you are hoping to catch a Reds game, you’re in luck!  They are not very good this year! Joking aside, this early in the season it would not be difficult at all to score 2-4 great seats in the lower deck of Great American Ballpark for a fairly modest investment.  You’d be looking somewhere around $35.00 per ticket, but would most certainly find yourself in either foul-ball or homerun territory. You would be able to treat yourself to a Skyline Chili three-way and a Graeter’s ice cream cone while watching the Redlegs take on division rivals.  Careful though… during those summer months, that ice cream will melt faster than you can eat it, and you’ll be cleaning black raspberry chocolate chunk off your arms before you can say “Cracker Jack”.


In terms of shopping, Cincinnati has a few great places to visit.  Due to it being so close to Kentucky, a few of the prime locations for shopping are right across the river.  Newport on the Levy is a good place to spend some money, but mostly for the attractions. It has a movie theatre, adult arcade, several great places to eat, and above all, Cincinnati’s aquarium.  The Newport aquarium is home to all kinds of great marine animals, including a brand new baby sea turtle named Frank! Among the fish, there are manatees, penguins, crocs, and many more reptilian/amphibious creatures!  If you head North from there, another great shopping area is Rookwood Commons. In Rookwood Commons you will find stores like Nike, Ulta, Home Goods, Nordstrom Rack, and tons of others. The next, and probably most popular place in Cincinnati to shop, is Kenwood Mall.  As retail goes, Kenwood mall is royalty. You will find virtually everything here including an Apple Store.


If you are looking for life services, Cincinnati has so much to offer.  Anything from financial planning to home building to wedding photography, there is a great network of providers located right here in the city.  Due to its unassuming size, Cincinnati has thrive economically in a great way that comparable cities have been unable to, and has been the host of 2 major league franchises, as well as several other minor league teams.  In the surrounding area there is a healthy legacy of industry and commerce that has led to Cincinnati being a great place to live and grow.


Please reach out to Sarah Beth Sutter Photography if you have any additional questions on the city of how we can be of any assistance!