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OrrViews will Glance at Business History in 2015, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce
OrrViews will Glance at Business History in 2015
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:23am
During 2015, the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate “Opening Doors Since 1915” within the local business community. To highlight the Chamber’s Centennial year, OrrViews will take a look at “The History of Doing Business in Orrville” with a...
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OrrViews will Glance at Business History in 2015

OrrViews will Glance at Business History in 2015, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:23am

During 2015, the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate “Opening Doors Since 1915” within the local business community. To highlight the Chamber’s Centennial year, OrrViews will take a look at “The History of Doing Business in Orrville” with a glance at Orrville’s business history from 1915-2015.

According to Carol Ubelhart, general manager, the OrrViews content committee is planning to include a decade page, once a month throughout the year that will highlight business information, interesting facts and photos, and significant business happenings from that time-period. The information will run in chronological order, starting in February.

“We are inviting readers who may have business information to share it with us,” said Ubelhart. Just call the office at 330-684-1115 or send an e-mail to orrviewsmail@gmail.com.

According to Lori Reinbolt, Chamber president, the Chamber will collaborate with OrrViews on the project and is excited to see all the information as it comes together. The Chamber will also host the history information, along with additional items of historic significance on their website throughout the year. A special celebratory look at the last 100 years of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will be highlighted in the OrrViews July 10 summer issue.  

Nagy's Collision Centers based in Orrville, OH is holding a Leadership Symposium on Wednesday February 25th at Schmid Hall in Orrville.
Nagy's Collision Centers Hosts Leadership Symposium
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:20pm
Nagy's Collision Centers based in Orrville, OH is holding a Leadership Symposium on Wednesday February 25th at Schmid Hall in Orrville.   For the last 4 years Nagy's has hosted Leadercast, also known as Chick-Fil-A Leadercast  this year they decided to break...
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Nagy's Collision Centers Hosts Leadership Symposium

Nagy's Collision Centers based in Orrville, OH is holding a Leadership Symposium on Wednesday February 25th at Schmid Hall in Orrville.

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:20pm

Nagy's Collision Centers based in Orrville, OH is holding a Leadership Symposium on Wednesday February 25th at Schmid Hall in Orrville. 

 For the last 4 years Nagy's has hosted Leadercast, also known as Chick-Fil-A Leadercast  this year they decided to break away from the traditional simulcasted program and go towards a more intimate day of live leadership training with local business owners.

 Leadership Symposium's "The Best 7 Hours You'll Ever Spend" is 7 hours-6 take a-ways-5 leaders. Those leaders include: Eddie Steiner, Commercial & Savings Bank;, Larry Webber, ISM Real Results Strategic Management System; David Lehman, Mennonite Mutual; Ron Nagy, Nagy's Collision Centers & Rodd Welker, Eagle Advisor Group. 

 The event will bring together great leaders & managers from the Orrville & Surrounding area. The event is also made possible by these great sponsors: Nagy's Collision Centers, Mennonite Mutual, Commercial & Savings Bank, Enterprise, Eagle Advisor Group & Gionino's

For more information about Leadership Symposium or to reserve your ticket (cost $750, email Maria Hostetler maria@nagys.com or call 330-642-1012.

Aultman Orrville Recongized for Fast ED Discharge Time
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:44pm
Becker's Hospital Review published a list of 46 hospitals throughout the United States with the fastest ED discharge times. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the national average amount of time patients spend in the emergency department before being sent...
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Aultman Orrville Recongized for Fast ED Discharge Time

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:44pm

Becker's Hospital Review published a list of 46 hospitals throughout the United States with the fastest ED discharge times. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the national average amount of time patients spend in the emergency department before being sent home is 134 minutes. Aultman Orrville Hospital was included in this list, with an average discharge time of 67 minutes.

“We strive to provide the highest possible level of care for our community members,” Dr. Marchelle Suppan DPM, MBA, president and CEO of Aultman Orrville Hospital said. “In our emergency department, all physicians are board-certified emergency medicine providers and all nurses are certified in both advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support.”

For the full list published by Becker’s Hospital Review, please visit the link: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/46-hospitals-with-fastest-ed-discharge-time.html

Aultman Orrville Hospital wait times are available online at aultmanorrville.org and updated regularly. Information is also available by contacting the hospital at 330-682-3010.

About Aultman Orrville

Aultman Orrville Hospital is a not-for-profit, critical access hospital serving Orrville and surrounding communities. As a subsidiary of Aultman Health Foundation, Aultman Orrville Hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services; employs 230 health care professionals and has a medical staff of 130 active and courtesy physicians. For more information, visit www.aultmanorrville.org.

 

About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

OPL Director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft grew up around libraries and books
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:05pm
Orrville Lion's Club guest speaker on Jan 13 was Director of Orrville Public Library, Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft. Orrville Public Library Director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft grew up around libraries and books as her mother was a librarian.  She has worked with...
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OPL Director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft grew up around libraries and books

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:05pm

Orrville Lion's Club guest speaker on Jan 13 was Director of Orrville Public Library, Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft.

Orrville Public Library Director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft grew up around libraries and books as her mother was a librarian.  She has worked with libraries for 18 years; 1 ½ years in her current position.  She has a passion to share her love of reading with kids, especially those with dyslexia. “The library is about so much more than books” explained Silchuk-Ashcraft.  “We offer audio books, music, CDs, and videos, with a large portion of our collection downloadable Emedia.  Zinio (which is electronic access to over 120 different magazines for use on any device) is one of our newer additions.  As a part of Clevnet, we have access to items from 44 additional libraries which last year brought in over 130,000 items.  The library is also a place for social connections such as our book club, cookbook club, hands-on activities and crafts for teens and adults, and a myriad of children’s story times, activities, and reading challenges such as our 1000 books by kindergarten.”

The Orrville Public Library has a far reach for resources.  Utilize Ancestry.com for free, visit the jobs website, prepare for GED testing, visit the Learning Express, put a hold on a movie a month before its release, visit the quiet study room, or make use of the meeting room.   In 2013, approximately 531,000 items were circulated, there were 400-500 visits per day, over 35,000 reference questions were answered, 707 programs were hosted, and services for the home-bound, nursing homes, and classrooms were provided.  To learn more about the wide array of treasures available to the public at the Orrville Public Library, please visit www.orrville.lib.oh.us.

Call for Worthy Works Nominations
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
This honor is sponsored by The Wayne County Community Foundation in collaboration with the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce to acknowledge and recognize the important contributions that Not-For-Profit members make to their community.  The award includes a $1...
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Call for Worthy Works Nominations

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:06pm

This honor is sponsored by The Wayne County Community Foundation in collaboration with the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce to acknowledge and recognize the important contributions that Not-For-Profit members make to their community.  The award includes a $1,000 grant to the organization that will be presented at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on March 24. 

Any 501c3 organization, and not-for-profit religious organizations, education institutions and local governments that are members of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible for nomination.

Previous recipients of the award are: Your Human Resource Center, Viola Startzman Clinic, Orrville Quota Club, the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, OrrViews Community Paper, Orrville-Dalton YMCA and Augsburg Lutheran Church.  Award criteria states that only the previous year’s awardee is not eligible for nomination again this year, therefore Augsburg Lutheran is not eligible for nomination in 2015.

Nominations may be made by any member of the community, including staff, volunteers, friends and recipients of the organization services.  Multiple nominations may be submitted for the same organization. 

Nominations should be submitted to the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, 132 S Main Street, Orrville, OH 44667 or by email to lori@orrvillechamber.com.  Nomination deadline is February 13, 2015. 

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LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM hosted by Nagy's Collision Specialists  February 25, 8am - 4:30pm
Leadership Symposium
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:43am
7 Hours-6 Take Aways-5 Leaders - The Best 7 Hours You’ll Ever Spend LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM hosted by Nagy's Collision Specialists  February 25, 8am - 4:30pm Speakers include: Eddie Steiner, Good to Great Larry Webber, Stategic Plan Execution David Lehman, True...
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Leadership Symposium

LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM hosted by Nagy's Collision Specialists  February 25, 8am - 4:30pm

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:43am

7 Hours-6 Take Aways-5 Leaders - The Best 7 Hours You’ll Ever Spend
LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM hosted by Nagy's Collision Specialists  February 25, 8am - 4:30pm
Speakers include:
Eddie Steiner, Good to Great
Larry Webber, Stategic Plan Execution
David Lehman, True Leadership Traits
Ron Nagy, True Leadership Traits
Rodd Welker, Building Your Team
Cost: $75 per person.  To register, contact Maria Hostetler, maria@nagys.com, 330-642-1012
 

The Doylestown Area Business Association presents Ohio Senator, Frank LaRose, Feb 19, 2015 at 7pm
Senator LaRose
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 2:25pm
The Doylestown Area Business Association presents Ohio Senator, Frank LaRose, Feb 19, 2015 at 7pm.  Senator LaRose will be the inaugral speaker for DABA's new Business Insider series speaking on the topic: What has Ohio done to improve business opportunities...
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Senator LaRose

The Doylestown Area Business Association presents Ohio Senator, Frank LaRose, Feb 19, 2015 at 7pm

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 2:25pm

The Doylestown Area Business Association presents Ohio Senator, Frank LaRose, Feb 19, 2015 at 7pm.  Senator LaRose will be the inaugral speaker for DABA's new Business Insider series speaking on the topic: What has Ohio done to improve business opportunities in our state and what is the state planning to do in the future to make Ohio more business friendly.  RSVP http://thedaba.org/events/2015/02/business-insider-session-featuring-senator-larose/

About the Senator

Frank LaRose serves the people of Ohio's 27th Senate district which includes Wayne County as well as portions of Stark and Summit Counties. He serves as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and he is vice chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Public Utilities. Senator LaRose lives in Copley Township with his wife Lauren, daughters Hadley & Ellison and their dog Rosie. LaRose is a decorated Army Veteran who served in the U.S. Special Forces as a Green Beret

 

A brand new format for the 2015 Fourth Friday Luncheons
Fourth Friday Meet-Up
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 5:32pm
Lunch - This month it is FREE compliments of Subway in Orrville Network with fellow Chamber Members Learn what's happening at the Orrville Area Chamber Get Involved find out how to volunteer, serve on a committee and get more value from your membership in the...
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Fourth Friday Meet-Up

A brand new format for the 2015 Fourth Friday Luncheons

Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 5:32pm

  • Lunch - This month it is FREE compliments of Subway in Orrville
  • Network with fellow Chamber Members
  • Learn what's happening at the Orrville Area Chamber
  • Get Involved find out how to volunteer, serve on a committee and get more value from your membership in the Orrville Area Chamber.

Please RSVP by calling 330-682-8881 or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/orrville-area-chamber-fourth-friday-meet-up-tickets-15388446257

 

 

First Response Aid will be the topic for the Feb 11 Orrville Safety Council Lunch & Learn
First Response Aid
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:17pm
Is your Staff trained to provide CPR, use an AED or administer First Aid in the first few precious minutes of a workplace emergency? First Response Aid is the topic for our Feb 11 Safety Lunch. Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-response-aid-...
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First Response Aid

First Response Aid will be the topic for the Feb 11 Orrville Safety Council Lunch & Learn

Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:17pm

Is your Staff trained to provide CPR, use an AED or administer First Aid in the first few precious minutes of a workplace emergency? First Response Aid is the topic for our Feb 11 Safety Lunch. Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-response-aid-registration-15387942751 or call the Chamber at 330-682-8881

Solaris Woodwind Quintet will perform in Orrville on Jan 16, 11:30am
Solaris Woodwind Quintet
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:35am
Solaris Woodwind Quintet, a faculty ensemble from The University of Akron, will perform a free lunch time concert at the Orrville High School Performing Arts Auditorium on Friday, January 16, 11:30am - 12:15pm.  Performance is hosted by Orrville Bands and The...
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Solaris Woodwind Quintet

Solaris Woodwind Quintet will perform in Orrville on Jan 16, 11:30am

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:35am

Solaris Woodwind Quintet, a faculty ensemble from The University of Akron, will perform a free lunch time concert at the Orrville High School Performing Arts Auditorium on Friday, January 16, 11:30am - 12:15pm. 

Performance is hosted by Orrville Bands and The University of Akron School of Music.

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Laila Dutton, Pride of the Hills Manufacturing of Wooster, accepts a $100 gift card to Old Carolina Barbeque from Lorrie Goodnight, Ohio BWC Business Consultant at the Aug 13 meeting of the Orrville Area Safety Council
New Incentive for Orrville Area Safety Council members
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:48pm
The Orrville Area Safety Council introduced a new incentive to their monthly lunch and learn program.  A door prize valued at $100 will be awarded to one company each month.  The prizes are donated by business sponsors who receive recognition for their...
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New Incentive for Orrville Area Safety Council members

Laila Dutton, Pride of the Hills Manufacturing of Wooster, accepts a $100 gift card to Old Carolina Barbeque from Lorrie Goodnight, Ohio BWC Business Consultant at the Aug 13 meeting of the Orrville Area Safety Council

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:48pm

The Orrville Area Safety Council introduced a new incentive to their monthly lunch and learn program.  A door prize valued at $100 will be awarded to one company each month.  The prizes are donated by business sponsors who receive recognition for their support.  The lunch is also sponsored by businesses which help to keep the cost per person low.

“Door prizes are a fun way to encourage more employees from each of the businesses to attend Safety Council and learn how to best maintain a safe work environment,” stated Jennifer Frank, office manager, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The August door prize was a $100 gift card to Old Carolina Barbeque.  The winner, Pride of the Hills Manufacturing of Wooster, was selected by random drawing.  Laila Dutton, human resources manager for Pride of the Hills, accepted the prize and stated that she would like to use it towards a company picnic.

Lori Reinbolt, president, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, reminded the group that the door prize would be awarded to a company, not an individual, for the purpose of recognizing employees for safe work practices.

The monthly educational program, Get Ready for Prospective Billing, was presented by Lorrie Goodnight, Northeast Regional Business Consultant for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.  As part of the ongoing efforts to modernize the Ohio BWC operations and provide better service to Ohio's employers, the Bureau will be transitioning to a new prospective billing system beginning in July 2015. Currently, Ohio employers pay for coverage they have already received. The switch to the industry standard of prospective billing provides many benefits, including: an overall base-rate reduction of 2 percent for private employers; opportunities for more flexible payment options (up to 12 monthly installments); better opportunities for BWC to provide quotes online or via the phone; increased ability for BWC to detect employer non-compliance and fraud.

Preventing Work Place Injuries, presented by Gene Lehman, Better Life Flex n Stretch, will be the topic for the September 10 meeting.  Lunch sponsor is Brenn-Field Nursing Center and $100 gift card to Gionino’s Pizza will be the door prize, donated by J Horst Manufacturing.

Orrville Area Safety Council is a partnership between the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene and the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Luncheons are held the second Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at White’s Maibach Ford, 1780 N Main St, Orrville.   Cost for lunch is $5 per person.  Contact 330-682-8881 to make reservations for September 10.

Local Companies Recognized for Safety
Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:52pm
The Orrville Area Safety Council celebrated Orrville’s 150th Anniversary as part of the Annual Safety Council Awards Luncheon held May 14 in the community room at White’s Maibach Ford.  The awards luncheon was sponsored by AultComp MCO.  Ice cream was donated...
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Local Companies Recognized for Safety

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:52pm

The Orrville Area Safety Council celebrated Orrville’s 150th Anniversary as part of the Annual Safety Council Awards Luncheon held May 14 in the community room at White’s Maibach Ford.  The awards luncheon was sponsored by AultComp MCO.  Ice cream was donated by Smith Dairy Products for the occasion.

Troy Manion, Safety Director for Hilscher-Clarke Electric, presented an informative look at the evolution of safety practices in industry and everyday life.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation awarded 55 local companies for excellence in safety practices.  Lorrie Goodnight, Business Consultant for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation was on hand to present the awards.

Awards were presented in four categories.  Many companies were honored with awards in multiple categories.

Achievement Awards acknowledged those companies that decreased their incident rate by at least 25% from the previous year.  Recipients included: Armstrong Cable Services, Kidron Electric, Orr Construction, Orrville Plumbing & Heating, Smith Dairy Products, Starrett Services, Inc, Village of Smithville and VT Hackney.

100% Awards were earned by 50 companies for working an entire year without a lost time injury or illness. 

Group Awards were earned by 14 companies with the lowest incident rate in their industry group. 

Special Awards were presented to 12 companies that accumulated at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without a lost-time injury.

View a list of all award winners here

Ron Ballentine, chair of the Safety Council Steering Committee, recognized members of the committee for their service.  Committee members included: Ron Browning, Chippewa Township, Josh Hanzie, Gerber Farm Division, Diana Morris, Baker Hughes, Rick Shefelton, Gerber’s Poultry.  Eric White and Jeff Ghindea from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation also serve on the Orrville Area Safety Council committee.

The June 11 meeting of the Council will include show and tell, a chance for companies to share best practices and then a safety sound off exercise that provides members the opportunity to discuss safety related concerns and challenges. Feedback is used to determine the topics that should be addressed by the 2015 Safety Council program.

 

The Orrville Area Safety Council is a program of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Deadline to enroll to participate in the 2015 Safety Council program is July 31.  Contact Jennifer Frank, 330-682-8881 for more information.

History of Safety and BWC Awards
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
Safe 4 the Right Reasons Presented by Troy Manion, Safety Director for Hilscher-Clarke Electric This program takes a look at why people take chances in our everyday lives at home and at work and tries to break down the barrier between multiple contractors and...
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History of Safety and BWC Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:30pm

Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Presented by Troy Manion, Safety Director for Hilscher-Clarke Electric

This program takes a look at why people take chances in our everyday lives at home and at work and tries to break down the barrier between multiple contractors and the communication of job site hazards.  It will show real life examples of things we do everyday that are hazardous but we have become so complacent doing them that we have stopped seeing the hazards associated with these behaviors.

About the Presenter Troy Manion is an Authorized OSHA 502 Outreach Instructor. He has been instructing OSHA 10-hour, OSHA 30-hour, as well as OSHA's Process Safety Management Compliance Standards since 2007.  Troy started his career in safety in 2007 after 11 years in Operating Engineers working on and operating Asphalt Plants for Thomas Asphalt and the Shelly Company.  In 2007 he started working for Safety Resources of Ohio as a Safety Consultant where he was assigned to oversee contractors at the Marathon Oil Refinery in Canton, Ohio, working specifically with Hilscher-Clarke Electric as an onsite Safety Manager.  In 2010 he went to work full-time with Hilscher-Clarke Electric as Assistant Safety Director and in 2013 became the Safety Director. 

BWC AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will present awards to members of the Orrville Area Safety Council to recognize exceptional safety practices throughout the past year. 

RSVP HERE

Buehler's Presents Be Food Safe
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 3:31pm
Four easy lessons of clean, separate, cook and chill can help prevent harmful bacteria from making you sick.   Director of Food Production, Mike Merritt and Food Technologist, James Austin from Buehler's Fresh Food Market will present "Be Food Safe" to the...
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Buehler's Presents Be Food Safe

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 3:31pm

Four easy lessons of clean, separate, cook and chill can help prevent harmful bacteria from making you sick.  

Director of Food Production, Mike Merritt and Food Technologist, James Austin from Buehler's Fresh Food Market will present "Be Food Safe" to the Orrville Area Safety Council on April 9.  At Buehler's food safety is priority number one.  Their employees are educated and certified through the State of Ohio's approved ServSafe program and have certified over 500 employees, making them true food safety experts.

Research findings for a national study conducted by the Partnership for Food Safety Education in 2007 reveal that a majority of adults (64 percent) indicated that it is 'very important' to follow safe food handling procedures and more than half of adults surveyed consider the threat of foodborne illness to be very serious.

However, less than 60 percent are correctly following important safe food handling practices. The Partnership's research shows that despite the fact that a majority of adults feel confident they understand and follow food handling procedures, a sizeable number do not consistently follow certain safe food handling practices.

The Partnership for Food Safety Education and its government liaisons from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have joined to create a campaign to bring renewed focus and a fresh new look to the four core food safety practices of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

The lunch and learn program will be held in the community room at White's Maibach Ford, 1780 N Main Street, Orrville.  Lunch buffet at 11:30am followed by program at noon.  Cost to attend is $5.  Reservations are required.  Make your reservation on line http://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-food-safe-tickets-9956079903 or contact the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-682-8881.

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Cupcakes with a Mission
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:59am
Within just under three years of opening The Faithful Little Cupcake in downtown Wooster, owner Rayonna Leiner has expanded her one shop into six locations that sell her desserts. The Faithful Little Cupcake now sells delectables in three counties -- Wayne,...
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Cupcakes with a Mission

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:59am

Within just under three years of opening The Faithful Little Cupcake in downtown Wooster, owner Rayonna Leiner has expanded her one shop into six locations that sell her desserts.

The Faithful Little Cupcake now sells delectables in three counties -- Wayne, Holmes and Ashland. The business celebrated its three-year anniversary June 1 and Leiner said she cannot believe how the business has grown.

"This has been a journey for us," Leiner said. "We placed this business in God's hands in the very beginning. If you would have told me I would be doing this now, I would have never believed you."

In addition to the downtown Wooster location, Faithful Little Cupcake also has a store in the north end of Wooster, in downtown Orrville, at Jitters Coffee House in Millersburg, Ginger House Coffee in Berlin and Enjoy Gourmet Gifts and Spec in Ashland.

Since opening in 2011, Leiner said her mission of donating cakes to children who would otherwise not receive one has remained constant. For every wedding cake booked through Faithful Little Cupcake, the store donates a cake to a child in need.

"We don't want to bake to pay the lease. We want to bake to provide cakes for kids," Leiner said. "We have tried very hard to not lose sight of that mission."

Stories of children throughout Ohio who cannot afford a birthday cake have come pouring into the shop, and Leiner said she has never had to turn down a request. On average, she said the store gives away between two and five cakes per week to deserving children.

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LetterGraphics Sign Company
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:52am
Since starting in business in 1976, Lettergraphics has created signage for companies throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan -- and seen its work in Puerto Rico. "I was teaching in the Orrville (school) system, and my wife was also teaching in the Orrville...
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LetterGraphics Sign Company

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:52am

Since starting in business in 1976, Lettergraphics has created signage for companies throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan -- and seen its work in Puerto Rico.

"I was teaching in the Orrville (school) system, and my wife was also teaching in the Orrville system, and this was a business I knew I wanted to get into," founder Jim Webster said. "There was not a sign company in Orrville, so it was sort of a logical, natural choice."

Lettergraphics provides lighting and maintenance, vinyl graphics, logo design and custom routing for companies big and small. Owner Chris Butdorf said the signage requested is typically 50 percent interior work and 50 percent exterior.

"It's a good, healthy mix. ... We will do as much or as little as a client needs," Butdorf said.

The success of Lettergraphics' work can be seen throughout most businesses in Wayne County, as proved by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce small business awards nominees, according to Butdorf.

"On this list of nominees, we have provided signage in various forms or fashions to almost everyone on the list," he said. "Word of mouth and referrals have been very good to us over the years. We've built some very solid relationships."

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State Issue 1 - Keep Our Community Strong
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:01pm
On May 6, voters will decide whether to approve Issue 1, renewal of the State Capital Improvements Program which has helped local communities all over Ohio complete 11,500 road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects over the last 27 years. Here are...
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State Issue 1 - Keep Our Community Strong

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:01pm

On May 6, voters will decide whether to approve Issue 1, renewal of the State Capital Improvements Program which has helped local communities all over Ohio complete 11,500 road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects over the last 27 years. Here are key facts about the program.

27 years of success helping local governments

More than 11,500 local road, bridge, sewer, water and solid waste projects have been completed under the program.

 Projects completed in all 88 counties.

See http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/AssistanceHistory.html for complete list.

Issue 1 extends the program 10 more years, authorizing $1.875 billion in infrastructure aid for local governments.

 Issue 1 approves $175 million a year for five years, then $200 million a year for five more years.

 Grants are up to 90 per cent for repair/replacement projects, 50 per cent for new projects.

 Objective allocation process makes sure all Ohioans benefit.

No increase in taxes

Funds to repay Issue 1 are already built into planning for future state budgets.

 Ohio’s high financial rating makes renewal and a modest expansion of one of Ohio’s most successful programs possible.

Issue 1 provides jobs

The program has created tens of thousands of jobs in 27 years, and Issue 1 will provide an estimated 35,000 more construction and allied jobs over the next decade.

 By improving roads, bridges, sewers and other facilities, Issue 1 improves job climate, quality of life for all Ohioans.

Strong tradition of bipartisan support

The Issue one capital improvements program is an enduring success for our state. First passed in 1987 and renewed again in 1995 and 2005, it has stood the test of time.

 Democrat and Republican mayors, county engineers, township trustees and leaders of both business and labor all back Issue 1.

 The vote to put Issue 1 on ballot was 31-0 in Ohio Senate, and 90-2 in Ohio House.

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Birdeye is a Finalist in Excellence in Entrepreneurship
Birdeye is a Finalist in Excellence in Entrepreneurship
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:11am
Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced BIRDEYE as a finalist for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. The presentation of the sixth Excellence in Entrepreneurship award sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce will take place on April 8 at the Capitol Theatre...
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Birdeye is a Finalist in Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Birdeye is a Finalist in Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:11am

Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced BIRDEYE as a finalist for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.

The presentation of the sixth Excellence in Entrepreneurship award sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce will take place on April 8 at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus.  The award will be presented during the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception.  The award winner will receive a check for $25,000 and the local chamber that nominated the winner will receive $1,000.

This award is designed to identify, honor and financially assist a company in Ohio that is demonstrating the historical innovative spirit of our state.  The award recipient best demonstrates this entrepreneurial spirit through a recently introduced or pending introduction of a unique product or service that will have the ability to sustain long-term growth for the company, increase local employment and assist in the creation of economic prosperity within the state.

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce nominated BIRDEYE for the award earlier this year.  BIRDEYE is one of 10 companies selected as finalists. 

Venture Products receives Wayne Economic Development Council Quality Growth Award
Venture Products Receives WEDC Quality Growth Award
Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:46pm
Wayne Economic Development Council announces Venture Products Inc as the 2013 recipient of The Quality Growth Award .  This award is presented annually to a business that has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing Wayne County's economic future and quality...
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Venture Products Receives WEDC Quality Growth Award

Venture Products receives Wayne Economic Development Council Quality Growth Award

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:46pm

Wayne Economic Development Council announces Venture Products Inc as the 2013 recipient of The Quality Growth Award .  This award is presented annually to a business that has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing Wayne County's economic future and quality of life.  WEDC will present this award at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on March 25. 

This award is presented annually to a business that has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing our county’s economic future and quality of life.  Venture Products was chosen for a variety of reasons including an investment of more than $3.5 million to construct a new manufacturing facility on Venture Dr.  The new building encompasses more than 115,000 square feet and will create 20 high demand jobs.

Also in 2013, Venture Products was presented with the President’s “E” Award in recognition for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.  Company growth in global markets has increased by 80 percent over the past three years and Venture Products are now exported to over 20 countries, including Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Australia.  This growth has been a catalyst to the need for an increased workforce and the new manufacturing facility.

Venture Products, Inc has also demonstrated outstanding leadership as a corporate citizen.  Through leadership in the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Venture Products has helped to create sustainable business solutions to poverty and spurred community economic growth for millions across the globe.  This is in addition to all the company does locally.

Cascade Capital Corporation recognized the company as the 2013 Business Growth Award winner in recognition of having increased sales over the previous five years.

Learn more about Venture Products, Inc http://youtu.be/GUUuIuARqm0

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