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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...
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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. 

Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund Announces New Application Round
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:42am
The Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund (WOLF) (www.jumpstartnetwork.org), a hyper-local source of funding that supports young technology companies located...
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Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund Announces New Application Round

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:42am

The Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund (WOLF) (www.jumpstartnetwork.org), a hyper-local source of funding that supports young technology companies located in (or willing to move to) Wayne County, is now accepting applications for its next funding round. Interested entrepreneurs can apply for loans of up to $35,000 by December 12, 2014.

Applications are available through jumpstartnetwork.org/apply.

"The WOLF allows our community to provide an attractive source of capital to early stage technology companies who need resources in order to grow here," said Rod Crider, President, Wayne Economic Development Council (www.waynecountyedc.com). "Long term, we believe the county will benefit from the new jobs that are created, the additional capital that is attracted and the revenue that is generated by these companies."

Interested applicants are invited to attend an information session on November 18 at 6:00pm. The event will take place on the third floor of the Pounden Technology Development Center, located on the OARDC Campus at 1363 Gerlaugh Drive, near the Secrest Drive/Gerlaugh Drive intersection in Wooster. Register for this event by contacting Jonathan Millea (jmillea@woosteroh.com; 330.263.5250).

At this session, representatives from the City of Wooster, the Wayne Economic Development Corporation, the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and JumpStart Inc. will be on hand to answer questions from students, entrepreneurs, professionals and interested community members about WOLF and its eligibility requirements. The group will also provide information about additional resources and assistance available to Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs, and hear from a current program participant.

The WOLF was launched in late 2010 by the City of Wooster and the Wooster Growth Corporation in collaboration with JumpStart and with support from the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, Wooster Community Hospital, the Wayne Economic Development Council and Cascade Capital. The fund has awarded capital to a diverse array of promising young companies since launching.

"These investments reflect our commitment to supporting future entrepreneurial successes and encouraging innovation across Wayne County," said Crider.

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The Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund The Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund (WOLF) is a hyper-local fund designed to support early-stage, high growth technology companies. The Fund is part of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network, a connected group of advisors, incubators, accelerators and seed funds delivering resources to tech entrepreneurs across Northeast Ohio. Wayne County-based startups with the potential to grow and raise additional capital, generate revenues and eventually create new jobs in the county can now apply for loans of up to $35,000. Applications for the next round of funding are due December 12, 2014.

Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville from November 28 - December 18
Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville
Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:07pm
Did you know that you can win BIG when you Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville from November 28 - December 18, 2014?  How it works: Purchase $25 or...
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Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville

Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville from November 28 - December 18

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:07pm

Did you know that you can win BIG when you Shop Small, Gift Big, Buy Orrville from November 28 - December 18, 2014? 

How it works:

  • Purchase $25 or more from participating Orrville Area merchants between November 28 and Dec 18.
  • Bring receipts to Heartland Point or Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce to be validated and receive one entry in the Shop Small, Gift BIG, Buy Orrville drawing for each $25 spent
  • The Orrville Weekly drawings for gifts cards and prizes will be held at Heartland Point on Dec 5, Dec 12 and Dec 19, 4pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend the weekly drawings, but attendance is not required to win

Who's ready to Shop? (a list of participating merchants will be posted after November 1)

Aultman Orrville Hospital Achieves Meaningful Use
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:24am
Aultman Orrville Hospital has successfully upgraded from paper documentation to complete electronic documentation. This achievement allowed the...
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Aultman Orrville Hospital Achieves Meaningful Use

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:24am

Aultman Orrville Hospital has successfully upgraded from paper documentation to complete electronic documentation. This achievement allowed the facility to attest for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use on Aug. 27. Meaningful Use was established by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The three stages of Meaningful Use were designed to support eligible hospitals with implementing and using electronic health records (EHRs) in a meaningful way to help improve the quality and safety of the nation’s health care system. 

Aultman Orrville started the attestation period for Stage 1, year 2 on Oct. 1 and will attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in October of 2015. Aultman Orrville also launched a new patient portal in September. The confidential, secure, Web-based system allows patients 24/7 access to their health information. All inpatient and observation patients are now invited to access their lab results, radiology and pathology reports, medication lists, visit summaries and patient education through the portal. 

In addition, a new ‘transition of care’ document is being provided at the time of discharge for all Aultman Orrville patients. This document can be taken to the primary care physician to improve the transition of care from hospital to community care. “The Aultman Health Foundation has made a significant investment in Aultman Orrville Hospital to implement a state-of-the-art electronic medical record and patient portal,” said Dr. Marchelle L. Suppan, Aultman Orrville Hospital president and CEO. “We are confident that these improvements will support our ongoing mission to lead our community to improved health.”

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. 

Christmas For A Cause
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:10am
A new initiative for Orrville's annual Home for the Holidays event will be “Christmas for a Cause,” an opportunity for the non-profit members of the...
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Christmas For A Cause

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:10am

A new initiative for Orrville's annual Home for the Holidays event will be “Christmas for a Cause,” an opportunity for the non-profit members of the Chamber to showcase the causes that are most important to their organizations.

Christmas for a Cause is an opportunity for non-profit members of the Orrville Area Chamber:

  •  to educate a wide audience about your organization
  •  to raise funds for your organization through the sale of goods or services tied to your organization.
  •  to “plant the seed” that leads to future support for your organization in terms of financial giving and volunteerism.

The variety of goods and projects represented at this first Christmas for a Cause will depend on the agencies that participate.  For example CAMO has decided to sell fair trade coffee and offer the opportunity to support families in our Women’s Shelter.  As an added attraction, beautiful handmade crafts from Honduras will be available for purchase.   There are no “rules” for how an  agency participates.  The goal of this initiative is to provide shoppers with an opportunity to purchase truly meaningful alternatives to the usual holiday gifts and to help shift the focus of the Home for the Holidays event to reflect the spirit of giving.

Please call June White at 330-683-5956 or email junew@camo.org to confirm your participation or if you have questions. 

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