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LOCAL BUSINESSES SCRAMBLE AT ORRVILLE CHAMBER GOLF OUTING
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:18pm
ORRVILLE, OH, September 24, 2014– The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce annual golf scramble was held at The Pines Golf Club on Sept 17.  Twenty...
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LOCAL BUSINESSES SCRAMBLE AT ORRVILLE CHAMBER GOLF OUTING

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:18pm

ORRVILLE, OH, September 24, 2014– The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce annual golf scramble was held at The Pines Golf Club on Sept 17.  Twenty local businesses participated in the outing sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet of Orrville.

"The Chamber and all of the volunteers and sponsors did a great job planning and organizing a very nice outing" shared Jason Anderson, general manager.  "Serpentini Orrville welcomes the opportunity to sponsor such a great event,”

Orrville Utilities team included, Mike Hedberg, Walt Samson, Rick Troyer and Jim Leggett, took first place honors with a score of 18 under par.  Scrambling for second and third in a score card playoff was First National Bank and D+S Distribution.  Both teams came in 19 under par.

Colby Chamberlin, The Commerical and Savings Bank, won proximity prize for longest putt sponsored by MT Business Technologies and prize for longest drive went to Mike Sollenberger, Proforma.

First National Bank scored the prize money for the Orrville YP Power Ball sponsored by Justin Haislip State Farm Insurance.  Skins game was won by The University of Akron Wayne College, who generously donated their winnings back to the Chamber.

The Scott’s Company generously sponsored the beverage cart and Aultman Orrville Hospital provided sponsorship for the Super Circle Challenge.  Hole sponsors for the event included: Brenn-Field Nursing Center, First National Bank, Hummel Group Insurance, Mennonite Mutual Insurance, JLG Industries, PNC Bank and Venture Products.

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is held annually in September. The event benefits the Orrville Area Young Professionals Network, a professional development organization that provides opportunities for YP's to network, grow and become involved in the local community.  The Chamber appreciated assistance from the Orrville YP volunteers who assisted with various tasks to help make the event an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

The Holiday House Designers' Showcase tour will be held for the General Public : November 14th, 4-8pm, November 15th & 16th, 12-4pm. The tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Buehler's participating stores in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth and at Audrey's Attic, Orrville.  Tickets will also be available at the door.
Historic Thorne House is 2014 Holiday House
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:19am
The Friends & Neighbors of Every Woman's House will hold their 2014 Holiday House Designers' Showcase house tour in the historic 1894 Arts &...
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Historic Thorne House is 2014 Holiday House

The Holiday House Designers' Showcase tour will be held for the General Public : November 14th, 4-8pm, November 15th & 16th, 12-4pm. The tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Buehler's participating stores in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth and at Audrey's Attic, Orrville.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:19am

The Friends & Neighbors of Every Woman's House will hold their 2014 Holiday House Designers' Showcase house tour in the historic 1894 Arts & Crafts style house located in Wooster, Ohio named the Charles Thorne House. Local area Designers and  Merchants will decorate this lovely home for you to enjoy for the Holidays!
 
Mr. Thorne was the first Director of the Ohio Agricultural Research Experiment Station and shared his knowledge as a farmer, journalist, scientist and administrator for over three decades. He was fondly named "the old man of agriculture".
 
The Holiday House Designers' Showcase tour will be held for the General Public : November 14th, 4-8pm, November 15th & 16th, 12-4pm. The tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Buehler's participating stores in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth and at Audrey's Attic, Orrville.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  The Thorne House is located at the OARDC, at the corner of Secrest Road and Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio. A shuttle service will also be provided for the public.
 
All proceed from the Holiday House 2014 will be used by the Wayne County, Ohio, Every Woman's House to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the history of this wonderful home!

Runions' Furniture is inviting pet owners everywhere to submit photos for their 2015 Couch Potato Pets Calendar.
Calling All Pets!
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:52pm
Runions' Furniture is inviting pet owners everywhere to submit photos for their 2015 Couch Potato Pets Calendar. The popular calendar, first...
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Calling All Pets!

Runions' Furniture is inviting pet owners everywhere to submit photos for their 2015 Couch Potato Pets Calendar.

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:52pm

Runions' Furniture is inviting pet owners everywhere to submit photos for their 2015 Couch Potato Pets Calendar. The popular calendar, first published in 2014, features photos of area pets interacting with furniture in some way- curled up on the bed, guarding the recliner, hogging the sofa, etc. All entries will be entered in a drawing for a $200 Roomscapes/ Runions' Furniture gift card. In addition, each photo selected for the calendar will earn 10 free calendars and additional gifts from Runions' Furniture. To enter, send your favorite couch potato pet photo to pets@runionsfurniture.com by September 30 - or bring in your hard copy photo to either Runions' Furniture in Orrville or Roomscapes in downtown Wooster. Entries should be as high resolution as possible in either jpeg, tif, ping or gif format.

OrrViews needs to raise $8,100 by the end of the year to reach our goal. Your donation, no matter the size, will help us accomplish that.
Don't Forget OrrViews
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:21pm
This has been another busy year of capturing life in Orrville.   We ask that you take a moment to think of what our lives would be like, and how we...
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Don't Forget OrrViews

OrrViews needs to raise $8,100 by the end of the year to reach our goal. Your donation, no matter the size, will help us accomplish that.

Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:21pm

This has been another busy year of capturing life in Orrville.   We ask that you take a moment to think of what our lives would be like, and how we would communicate our happenings and capture our historical moments, without our community news source.   Although we are close, as of mid-September, we have not reached our budget goal for 2014.  OrrViews needs to raise $8,100 by the end of the year to reach our goal. Your donation, no matter the size, will help us accomplish that.

Please send your 2014 tax-deductible sponsorship  to OrrViews at P.O. Box 405, Orrville, OH  44667 or to sponsor by using a credit card, visit  http://www.heartlandorrville.com/orrviews/become-sponsor

Win A Car, Support A Mission, Bag Bargains All Around Orrville Oct 4
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:37pm
Local yard sale enthusiasts will have plenty to keep them busy at the annual Uptown, Downtown, All Around Town community yard sale in Orrville on...
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Win A Car, Support A Mission, Bag Bargains All Around Orrville Oct 4

Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:37pm

Local yard sale enthusiasts will have plenty to keep them busy at the annual Uptown, Downtown, All Around Town community yard sale in Orrville on Saturday, October 4.

“It’s fun to see the yard sale listings come in to the Chamber office.” stated Lori Reinbolt, president, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Residents, merchants and non-profit organizations come together to offer traditional and unexpected items to bargain hunters from all over. The number of visitors the sale day attracts grows every year.”

Residential sales are planned throughout the city, 9am – 4pm.  Rain or shine.  A list of registered sales can be found http://www.orrvillechamber.com/sites/default/files/20140925155048651.pdf, or follow Orrville Community Yard Sale 2014 on Facebook.

A sale day flyer including a listing of residential sales and special discounts offered by local merchants will be available at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce office starting the week of September 29 and on sale day at the bright red Discover Orrville tent located in City Lot A (W Market St) near the Everything Rubbermaid truck load sale. 

Come early for the best selection of quality Rubbermaid merchandise.  The truck load sale is an annual attraction and always draws a large crowd.

The Discover Orrville tent will also have Orrville Sesquicentennial clocks, ornaments and posters at discounted prices.  The first 10 shoppers to purchase a clock will receive a $25 American Express gift card as an early incentive to Shop Small, Buy Orrville for the holidays.

Enter to WIN a 2014 Ford Escape S compliments of Bennet's Appliance Center, 1300 W High Street, during their Annual Sidewalk Sale featuring appliances, furniture, electronics, mattresses, vacuums, and other miscellaneous items. Scratch & dents, used appliances and truck load buys will also be part of the sale.

Participating for the first time, Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), 322 Westwood Ave, will have antique medical equipment for sale along with household and clothing items.  All proceeds benefit CAMO programs in Honduras.  Tours of the facility will also be provided.

Bake Sale at the Orrville Mennonite Church, 1305 W Market Street, will support the Community Birth Circle, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mothers and families through pregnancy and childbirth.  Miscellaneous yard sale items will also be for sale.

Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N Main, invites shoppers to stop for a lunch of sauerkraut, bratwurst, hot dogs and sides.  Proceeds support the church’s disaster response and recovery ministries.

Warren Craig, new owner of East of Chicago Pizza on W High Street, will offer a Yard Sale Day special of 10% off dine in orders, excluding buffet.

The J.M. Smucker Company Store & Café, 333 Wadsworth Road, will have Hot apple (or peach) dumpling al a mode with hot beverage of choice for $2.99.  Flavor of the month includes all coffee 15% off.

Additional sales and specials are being added daily.  Check www.orrvillechamber.com or the Orrville Community Yard Sale 2014 Facebook page for updates.

Uptown, Downtown, All Around Town Community Yard Sale Day is held annually the first Saturday in October.  The event 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.  We collaborate regionally to promote growth in Orrville and eastern Wayne County, while adhering to the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity.  Visit www.orrvillechamber.com

 

Announcing 2015 Orrville Area Map Project
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:20pm
The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Community Link to publish a new edition of the Orrville Area Street Map featuring the City...
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Announcing 2015 Orrville Area Map Project

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:20pm

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Community Link to publish a new edition of the Orrville Area Street Map featuring the City of Orrville and the Villages of Dalton, Marshallville and Smithville.  A full Wayne County, Ohio map with an inset of Kidron will also be included.

“This will be the fourth map project that the Orrville Chamber has partnered with Community Link,” stated Lori Reinbolt, president, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce. “[We] have been pleased with the professionalism of their team and the quality of the final product.”

The community map is an effective marketing tool for businesses looking to increase exposure to new and existing residents, employees and visitors to the Orrville Area.  The map is expected to be available early spring 2015.

This map has been well received in past years with an estimated 5,000 maps distributed each year.  Questions regarding map distribution may be directed to Lori Reinbolt, president, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, 330-682-8881.  Businesses and organizations interested in purchasing advertising space on the map may contact Rader Walker, project coordinator for Community Link, at 800-455-5600 ext 2010.

Distribution Plan for the 2015 Orrville Area Map

  • Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce information rack, Chamber new member packets and new employee packets.

  • Discover Orrville marketing promotions including: OFFA Fire In the Sky Softball Tournament (July), Orrville Lion’s Club Rib & Music Fest (Aug), Orrville Community Yard Sale (Oct), and Home for the Holidays (Nov).

  • Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels and tourist attractions throughout Wayne County, Ohio.

  • Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors at The University of Akron Wayne College and The Ohio State University/ATI

  • Orrville City Hall, Village offices in Dalton, Marshallville and Smithville, Orrville Public Library, Heartland Point Community Connecting Place, Aultman Orrville Hospital and local churches. Real estate agencies throughout Wayne County.

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce is 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.  We collaborate regionally to promote growth in Orrville and eastern Wayne County, while adhering to the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity.  Visit www.orrvillechamber.com

Professional Office Space Available
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:37pm
The southeast corner of Chiofalo Chiropractic Clinic has approximately 500 square feet available for lease to professionals.  It is located at 502 W...
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Professional Office Space Available

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:37pm

The southeast corner of Chiofalo Chiropractic Clinic has approximately 500 square feet available for lease to professionals.  It is located at 502 W High Street, Orrville located west of Dravenstott's Restaurant.

Features include: new construction, excellent location, illuminated signage features two 24 square foot signs in close proximity to a stop light at a busy intersection.  A 35 square foot building sign is also included.  Sound insulation in walls, mail slot, half bath, water cooler, storage room, separate utilities.

Rent: $575 plus utilities. Contact John D. Chiofalo, 330-683-1533, to inquire

FNB Family Walks
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:27pm
First National Bank is interested in the health of its employees and the communities it serves.  We are excited to sponsor (4) Family Walks during...
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FNB Family Walks

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:27pm

First National Bank is interested in the health of its employees and the communities it serves.  We are excited to sponsor (4) Family Walks during the month of September.  The walks will be held from 4:30 – 7:00 PM each Thursday evening in Orrville from September 4th – 25th for families and walkers of all ages. 

A drawing will be held after each week for a $25 Visa gift card.  Participants will need to register for the drawing at either the Market Street or West High Street First National locations and have both locations punch the card to show the completion of the loop between the two branches. 

In case of inclement weather, the walk will be cancelled. 

Spherion Division President Sandy Mazur will deliver the keynote address on this year's EWS findings and its implications for companies at Wayne County’s National Manufacturing Day luncheon October 3 at The University of Akron Wayne College.
MANUFACTURING DAY LUNCH TO FOCUS ON WORKFORCE TRENDS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:50am
The Emerging Workforce Study (EWS), conducted by Spherion Staffing Services, has examined the issues and trends impacting the workplace and the...
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MANUFACTURING DAY LUNCH TO FOCUS ON WORKFORCE TRENDS

Spherion Division President Sandy Mazur will deliver the keynote address on this year's EWS findings and its implications for companies at Wayne County’s National Manufacturing Day luncheon October 3 at The University of Akron Wayne College.

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:50am

The Emerging Workforce Study (EWS), conducted by Spherion Staffing Services, has examined the issues and trends impacting the workplace and the employment life cycle for more than 15 years. Spherion Division President Sandy Mazur will deliver the keynote address on this year's EWS findings and its implications for companies at Wayne County’s National Manufacturing Day luncheon October 3 at The University of Akron Wayne College.  Purchase Tickets Here

More than 2,000 workers and 230 human resources managers were surveyed this year on their opinions and attitudes around critical workplace topics in the context of ongoing social and economic events. The survey topics included recruitment, employee engagement, job satisfaction, retention, employee advocacy, social media use, generational differences and work/life balance.

The findings from this in-depth research revealed new and exciting trends and insights from both employees and employers. These results will help inform employers' strategies on the entire employment life cycle from attracting, recruiting and engaging workers to retention, driving employee advocacy and finally, retirement.

"The results from the 2014 Emerging Workforce Study are compelling and provide important insights in changes taking place in the workplace," said Sandy Mazur. "With the myriad of economic changes directly affecting the workplace, employers and HR managers are encouraged to attend this event to understand the shifting dynamics of the workforce. Companies that are familiar with these insights will be ahead of the pack when it comes to employee recruitment, retention and engagement."

The event includes a luncheon buffet catered by Old Carolina Barbeque starting at 11:30am.  Participants will have an opportunity to view manufacturing and workforce development exhibits prior to the keynote presentation at noon.

Immediately following Mazur’s remarks, Spherion will offer an optional breakout session for participants interested in gaining a deeper understanding of employee needs and aspirations can learn how to more effectively recruit, motivate and retain employees.

A second breakout session highlighting 3D printing technology and services available to local manufacturers will be presented by The University of Akron Wayne College.

Tickets to the luncheon are $15.  Tables of 8 are available for $100.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.  Contact the Orrville Area Chamber for more information about this event, 330-682-8881.

The Celebration of National Manufacturing Day in Wayne County is sponsored by Spherion Staffing and The University of Akron Wayne College.  The event is a partnership between the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and the new Wayne Innovation Network (WIN) initiative of the Wayne Economic Development Council.

Smuckers to be Honored for Family Tradition of Giving
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:21pm
For the Smuckers, philanthropy is truly a family affair. Named the 2014 Friend of Philanthropy Award recipient, the family will be recognized October...
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Smuckers to be Honored for Family Tradition of Giving

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:21pm

For the Smuckers, philanthropy is truly a family affair. Named the 2014 Friend of Philanthropy Award recipient, the family will be recognized October 8 by the Wayne County Community Foundation.

As far back as Jerome (J.M.) Smucker, who was born in Wayne County in 1858, the Smucker family has been dedicated to finding ways to help meet the needs of the community. Every generation since has followed the example set by J.M. – giving of their time and resources for the betterment of the community.

In establishing the Friend of Philanthropy Award, the Foundation recognizes the difference that individuals, and families, can make through personal commitment and leadership. With a tradition of sharing and service, the Smucker Family exemplifies the spirit of the award. Tim and Jenny Smucker will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of the entire Smucker Family.  MORE

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