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New Manager Nagy's Orrville
Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:08am
Nagy’s Collision Specialists is proud to announce they have promoted Josh Leiner to Manager of their Orrville location. Josh is responsible for...
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New Manager Nagy's Orrville

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:08am

Nagy’s Collision Specialists is proud to announce they have promoted Josh Leiner to Manager of their Orrville location. Josh is responsible for overseeing the day to day office management and also managing the estimating, load leveling to our 10 locations, transporters & rental cars.  Josh came to us almost a year ago from Green Energy where he Managed Oil & Gas Production and was an Estimator at our Spurgeon Chevrolet location. Josh is a 2006 graduate of  Waynedale & resides in Wooster with his wife Ashley.

Nagy’s Collision Specialists has locations in Ashland, Doylestown, Green, Hartville, Orrville, Millersburg, Wadsworth, & Wooster. Nagy’s offers services unlike others in the area such as Autowatch, an online viewing of your repairs being completed and e-Estimates so you can get an Estimate without leaving your home or office. Nagy’s Collision Specialists’ mission is to repair vehicles back to pre-loss condition efficiently, effectively and with the highest quality, while maintaining a strong moral integrity.

For more information about Nagy’s Collision Specialists visit www.nagys.com or call (330) 642-1012.

Gift of Downtown Decorations
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:21am
New Christmas decorations were hung at the four major intersections in downtown Orrville on December 4.  The new decorations were a gift to the City...
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Gift of Downtown Decorations

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:21am

New Christmas decorations were hung at the four major intersections in downtown Orrville on December 4.  The new decorations were a gift to the City of Orrville from the Orrville Area Development Foundation.
 
In September, the OADF received a donation of $7K from the former Main Street Orrville organization that ceased operations in October, 2013.  It was the desire of the former MSO Board of Directors that the funds be used for a downtown improvement. 
 
“The Main Street donation was an unexpected gift,” stated Lori Reinbolt, executive vice president, Orrville Area Development Foundation. “{We} felt that it was only appropriate present a gift in return.”
 
The City’s downtown street decorations were in dire need of replacement and the OADF Board was glad that they were able to provide this gift to the City for everyone to enjoy.

Watch Your Mail for the 2015 Orrville Area Chamber Membership Renewal
Watch Your Mail for Chamber Membership Renewal Packet
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:22am
Annual Chamber Membership Renewal invoices will be mailed the week of December 1.  While the Membership Investment Rates for 2015 remain the same as...
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Watch Your Mail for Chamber Membership Renewal Packet

Watch Your Mail for the 2015 Orrville Area Chamber Membership Renewal

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:22am

Annual Chamber Membership Renewal invoices will be mailed the week of December 1. 

While the Membership Investment Rates for 2015 remain the same as 2014, the renewal packet will contain more than an invoice this year.  The Chamber Marketing Committee has designed a new membership folder that provides information on all the benefits and opportunities available to members of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.   

 

We hope that you take time to review the packet and contact the office to learn more about services that you may not be participating in. Call us at 330-682-8881 or email chamberoffice@orrvillechamber.

Dec the Door Trophy, custom designed locally by PS Trophy, will be presented to the winner of the Dec The Doors contest on Dec 12, 2014
VOTE NOW Dec the Doors Contest
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:17pm
VOTE NOW FOR YOUR FAVORITE DOOR! Voting has begun in the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce DEC THE DOORS contest.  This new holiday contest to kicks...
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VOTE NOW Dec the Doors Contest

Dec the Door Trophy, custom designed locally by PS Trophy, will be presented to the winner of the Dec The Doors contest on Dec 12, 2014

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:17pm

VOTE NOW FOR YOUR FAVORITE DOOR!

Voting has begun in the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce DEC THE DOORS contest.  This new holiday contest to kicks off The Chamber's Centennial Celebration "Opening Doors Since 1915"  

A custom designed trophy, created by PS Trophy of Orrville, will be presented to the winner of the Dec The Doors contest on Dec 12, 2014

Selection of Finalists

  • Finalists will be determined by public vote via the contest website through December 8.
  • The public will be permitted to submit one vote per day throughout the voting period.
  • Organizations may promote the contest to their customers/clients and encourage voting.
  • Three finalists will be selected.

Announcement of Winner

  • Winner will be selected from the three finalists by the Orrville Area Chamber Marketing Committee.
  • Winner will be announced at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Before Business event on Friday, Dec 12, 2014

An Evening to Come Home Nov 28
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:43pm
A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events at downtown merchants will provide a full evening of family fun at Orrville’s Home For...
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An Evening to Come Home Nov 28

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:43pm

A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events at downtown merchants will provide a full evening of family fun at Orrville’s Home For The Holidays on Friday, November 28, 5-8pm. 

Take note of times for scheduled entertainment and plan your evening accordingly.

5pm – Jingle Bell Christmas Magic Show with Ellie Elf at the Orrville Public Library.  Seating for this 30 minute show is on a first come, first serve basis.  The University of Akron Wayne Warriors basketball teams will assist with the show.  A second show will begin at 7pm with strolling elfin magic performed between shows.

5:45pm - Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at the Smith Orr Homestead on W Market Street.  Please line the driveway closest to the street to wait for Santa’s arrival.  Santa’s elves will have coupons for a free dessert at Dravenstott’s and The University of Akron Roo Crew will distribute Orrville Sesquicentennial posters.  Fun character cut-outs will be provided for photo opportunities by the Orrville Historical Society and The Will-Burt Company will offer treats in the carriage house in addition to providing light for the Homestead grounds.

6pm – The Commercial & Savings Bank will crown the Holiday Prince and Snowflake Princess on the balcony followed by short, yet impressive, explosion of holiday lights from the Orrville Firefighter’s Association.  Best viewing location for fireworks will be the lawn of the Smith Orr Homestead.

6:30pm -  Wayne County Choral Union will share a preview of Christmas tunes at Heartland Point.  Everyone is invited to come to Christ United Church of Christ for a 45 minute choral concert and sing-a-long starting at 7:15pm.

7pm – Musical selections will be performed at the Augsburg Lutheran church on Water Street. 

Stroll between entertainment spots throughout the evening.  Live Reindeer will find a resting spot outside Serpentini’s Body Shop at the corner of W High and N Main.  Aultman Orrville Hospital will be located inside.

Visit more animals at the Living Nativity exhibit located outside Christ United Church of Christ.  Inside the church will be Christmas for a Cause a new event feature to spotlight eight local non-profit agencies and the causes they represent.

White’s Maibach Ford will have cookies and hot beverages available at Orrville City Hall.  Brenn-Field Nursing Center will also offer seasonal hospitality.

Stop in at Heartland Point to color a snowflake for the OrrViews coloring contest, get your face painted by Heartland Education Community and sample Java Coast coffee at the café.

A limited number of Orrville Sesquicentennial clocks and ornaments will be available for purchase at Pickett & Pickett Tax & Investments.  Stop in to welcome Pickett’s staff who recently relocated from their Dalton office.

Shop for holiday décor at Audrey’s Attic and visit Main Street’s newest merchant, Christian Homestead Bookstore for gold star specials and receive a Christmas treat bag with purchase.

The Faithful Little Cupcake will host Trent Nationwide Insurance.  Wayne County Community Federal Credit Union will offer cheesecake bites this year.

Decorate a Christmas card for a veteran at First National Bank.

Visit PNC Bank for a cool balloon hat.

Brown’s Furniture Sleep Shop will host Old Carolina Barbeque and offer slider sandwiches while supplies last.

Santa and his elves will stroll the sidewalks.  You may hear his sleigh bells at Michael’s Bakery or Justin Haislip State Farm Insurance.

Orrville YMCA challenges you to a tricycle race at Cornerstone Park.  Runion’s Furniture will have copies of their 2015 Coach Potato Pets calendar available for gifting.

Santa Train tickets will be on sale at the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Museum.  Train rides will take place on Saturday, November 29.

Make plans now to bring your family downtown, invite a few friends too, and experience Home for the Holidays with a renewed sense of community spirit.

Home for the Holidays is coordinated by Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, the foremost voice for the business community. As the area’s leading business association, we actively engage our members and community to be the dynamic force for community progress.  We are an essential resource and serve as the communities business advocate. 

Visit www.orrvillechamber.com or follow Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce page on Facebook. 

Gifts That Really Make a Difference
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:18am
Kick off the holiday shopping season during Orrville’s Home for the Holidays event on Friday, November 28 with a new way to gift while helping the...
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Gifts That Really Make a Difference

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:18am

Kick off the holiday shopping season during Orrville’s Home for the Holidays event on Friday, November 28 with a new way to gift while helping the local community.

Christmas for a Cause, an easy way to support local non-profit agencies, will debut as part of the holiday event this year.

“Say you have an aunt who is really an animal lover. You could make a donation to the Humane Society in her name,” explains Christmas for a Cause coordinator, June White.  “Or maybe you have a sister who has a heart for children in foster care.  She would be touched by your thoughtful contribution to Wayne County Children’s Services.”

Eight local non-profit organizations will be participating including: Camp Luz, Central American Medical Outreach, Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, Salvation Army-Maiwurm Service Center, Orrville Lions and Viola Startzman Clinic, along with the Wayne County Humane Society and Children’s Services.

 “Previously, the Orrville Area Chamber’s non-profit members have struggled to find the best way to participate in Home for the Holidays,” noted Lori Reinbolt, president, Orrville Area Chamber. “the Chamber marketing committee really wanted to find a meaningful way to spotlight our non-profit members. ”

Many agencies plan to have items for sale. Salvation Army – Maiwurm Service Center sees Christmas for a Cause as the kickoff to its annual Christmas food drive. They are partnering with Buehler’s to offer the public $5 meal bags which can be purchased and then contributed directly to the organization’s food drive.

 “We are so grateful to have this opportunity to reach the public through this event,” said executive director Sarah Ecker. She added that after Nov. 28, the meal bags will be available at Buehler’s through Dec. 15.

Central American Medical Outreach will have crafts and jewelry made in Honduras, along with items made at CAMO’s trade school in Honduras. And of course free trade coffee from Honduras.

“The coffee really is a great support for CAMO and for the Honduran coffee growers,” White explained. “CAMO buys the coffee at a fair price to the growers. Then we sell it here and use the profits to provide services in Honduras.”

Christmas for a Cause takes place Nov. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main Street.  For more information about Christmas for a Cause, please call June White at 330-683-5956 or email junew@camo.org.  

Orrville Boys & Girls Club receive AT&T Grant
Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:52am
Students from the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club made themselves at home as they entered the UAWC3 Lab at The University of Akron Wayne College...
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Orrville Boys & Girls Club receive AT&T Grant

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:52am

Students from the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club made themselves at home as they entered the UAWC3 Lab at The University of Akron Wayne College for a special presentation on Oct. 24. In fact, they were more familiar with the equipment and technology than some of the adults who were there because every two weeks the students attend 3D printing workshops in the lab made possible by generous donations, like the one that was taking place that afternoon. 

Among those in attendance was Stephen Kristan, director of external affairs, AT&T Ohio, who was there to present a check for $2,500 to Kevin Platz, director of the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club. The grant will be used to purchase a piece of 3D printing equipment which will be housed in the College’s 3D lab facility and used by students during the workshops. They were joined by Ohio Representative Ron Amstutz, Orrville Mayor Dave Handwerk, UA Wayne College Interim Dean Dr. Dan Deckler, and Tom Hammond, UAWC3 Lab, support specialist. Together they discussed the impact 3D printing technology has had on the manufacturing sector and the career opportunities available to the next generation of learners. 

 “This is project-based learning at its best,” said Rep. Amstutz. “These students are gaining valuable hands on experience that could influence their future career decisions.” Stephen Kristan stated that research shows if students are encouraged to go to college as young as the eighth grade, they have a much higher success rate in life. “Preparing children for success after high school benefits them, their families, and our communities,” he added. “The Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club and Wayne College are helping these young people become excited about new technologies. We are proud to support this program.”

 

Armstrong Cable Installer
Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:59am
Armstrong Cable -Installer – Medina, OH – Full Time (Serving Medina and Wayne Counties) Get connected to an evolving telecommunications business. Job...
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Armstrong Cable Installer

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:59am

Armstrong Cable -Installer – Medina, OH – Full Time

(Serving Medina and Wayne Counties)

Get connected to an evolving telecommunications business. Job duties include installation and troubleshooting of video, Internet, and telephone services. Good customer service skills, Ohio driver’s license, and a High School diploma or equivalent required to apply. Must be willing to work alternate shifts, including Saturdays. We provide a good benefits package and good working conditions. We take pride in our work and have high standards.

Please submit resume at: www.agoc.com/careers

Buehler's Fresh Foods makes it easy to cater your holiday party with chef prepared meals at just $9.99 per person.
Buehler's Fresh Foods announces a special holiday catering package
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:40am
Buehler's Fresh Foods makes it easy to cater your holiday party with chef prepared meals at just $9.99 per person.  Special holiday catering package...
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Buehler's Fresh Foods announces a special holiday catering package

Buehler's Fresh Foods makes it easy to cater your holiday party with chef prepared meals at just $9.99 per person.

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:40am

Buehler's Fresh Foods makes it easy to cater your holiday party with chef prepared meals at just $9.99 per person.  Special holiday catering package includes: Baked Ham or Overn Roasted Turkey; choice of two sides: mashed potatoes, rosemary potatoes, macaroni & cheese, bread dressing, honey glazed carrots, green beans or tossed salad; dinner rolls and disposable service ware also included. 

Buehler's also offers a variety of holiday gifts for businesses and organizations.  View the complete 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here http://www.buehlers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Buehlers-Holiday-Gift-Brochure.pdf

Free local delivery within a 10 mile radius of any Buehler's location.  In Orrville, contact 330-683-2060.

New Experience Planned for Home for the Holidays
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:50pm
Plans are underway for Orrville’s annual Home For The Holidays event on Friday, November 28.  New goals for the event include a focus on creating a...
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New Experience Planned for Home for the Holidays

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:50pm

Plans are underway for Orrville’s annual Home For The Holidays event on Friday, November 28.  New goals for the event include a focus on creating a welcome home, family friendly experience filled with seasonal entertainment, support for community causes and an opportunity to start your holiday shopping at local merchants in downtown Orrville.   

A preview of the entertainment line-up includes the arrival of Santa Claus at the Smith Orr Homestead, crowning of the Holiday Prince and Snowflake Princess and lighting of the grounds including a festive fireworks display at 6pm. 

Bring your camera to take pictures with character cut-outs, live Reindeer and of course Santa with his elves.  Two performances of the Jingle Bell Christmas magic show will be held at the Orrville Public Library at 5:15pm and 6:45pm. 

Decorate snowflakes for the OrrViews coloring contest, get a fun balloon and discover something new downtown – shopping!

Audrey’s Attic will be stocked with your favorite holiday décor, but did know that the Christian Homestead Bookstore has great gifts too?  You might even find a new piece of furniture to add to your wish list.

Warm up with a hot beverage from the Heartland Café while you wait for your little ones to get their faces painted. Purchase cupcakes and cookies to take home from Michael’s Bakery and The Faithful Little Cupcake.  Stop by Jerry’s Café for some holiday cheer.

Seasonal music will be provided throughout the evening at Augsburg Lutheran Church and the Wayne County Choral Union will perform at Christ United Church of Christ.  At both church locations, a new initiative, Christmas for a Cause, will spotlight the good works of local non-profit organizations.  Learn more about the causes and how you can support them in your gift giving this year. 

Make plans now to bring your family downtown, invite a few friends too, and experience Home for the Holidays with a renewed sense of community spirit.

Home for the Holidays is coordinated by Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, the foremost voice for the business community. As the area’s leading business association, we actively engage our members and community to be the dynamic force for community progress.  We are an essential resource and serve as the communities business advocate. 

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