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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 in the events section at www.orrvillechamber.com, 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

The University of Akron Wayne College will devote the gallery space of the Student Life Building to an “Orrvillecentric” art exhibit this fall
“Orrvillecentric” art exhibit at UA Wayne
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:35pm
In honor of the city of Orrville’s 150th birthday celebration this year, The University of Akron Wayne College will devote the gallery space of the...
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“Orrvillecentric” art exhibit at UA Wayne

The University of Akron Wayne College will devote the gallery space of the Student Life Building to an “Orrvillecentric” art exhibit this fall

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:35pm

In honor of the city of Orrville’s 150th birthday celebration this year, The University of Akron Wayne College will devote the gallery space of the Student Life Building to an “Orrvillecentric” art exhibit this fall. With a gallery opening planned for early October, artists and photographers are encouraged to submit entries for the juried exhibit beginning immediately. 

In keeping with the theme of “Orrvillecentric” art, each entry should focus on Orrville in some way OR be the work of an artist with an Orrville connection. Entries must be accompanied by a photograph or jpeg (in the case of an electronic submission) of the piece with a brief description including the dimensions of the actual work. All accepted art will need to be framed, matted or otherwise ready to hang. Potential exhibitors may submit up to three entries.  Entry forms are available at Wayne College, or can be downloaded at https://wayne.uakron.edu/OrrvillecentricArtExhibit/.

For more information, contact exhibit curators John and Kristin Lorson at 330-674-2514 or email Lorson@uakron.edu.  Deadline for entry is September 19.  

Strong Investment Returns Fuel Another $1 Billion Rebate and Major New Investments in Workplace Safety
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:52am
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced a $1 billion rebate to Ohio’s private and public sector workers...
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Strong Investment Returns Fuel Another $1 Billion Rebate and Major New Investments in Workplace Safety

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:52am

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced a $1 billion rebate to Ohio’s private and public sector workers’ compensation customers, as well as a major new investment in worker safety research and training. Dubbed “Another Billion Back,” the rebate comes on the heels of last year’s $1 billion rebate for workers’ comp customers. Both rebates were made possible by strong investment returns in the workers’ compensation fund.

“Sound fiscal management and a well-executed investment strategy continue to put BWC in a position where it can return money to its customers—Ohio’s employers—but also to workers in the form of initiatives that help them stay safe on the job,” said Kasich. "Ohio continues its effort to transform the workers’ comp system to be a better partner with employers and workers to help them succeed and stay safe, and the ability to make these types of significant rebates is part of that effort.”
BWC’s preliminary annualized return of investments was 8.9 percent over the last three fiscal years, including 13.3 percent in 2014. The State Insurance Fund net assets stand at $7.7 billion and its funding ratio far exceeds target guidelines set by the BWC Board of Directors. If approved by the BWC Board of Directors, eligible private and public employers would receive a rebate equal to 60 percent of premiums paid during the July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 policy year (calendar year 2012 for public employers). The proposal will be presented to the board at its August meeting, and if approved in its September meeting, BWC could begin issuing checks as early as October*.
Another Billion Back seeks to build on last year’s $15 million investment in safety intervention grants with several initiatives that will ultimately enhance the safety, health and wellness of Ohio’s workforce. Additionally, special safety training is proposed to reduce injuries among firefighters, whom frequently have very high workers’ comp rates due to the dangerous and risky nature of their work. Additional information on the proposal can be found here.
“BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene is a national leader in promoting safe and healthy workplaces,” said Buehrer. “Our safety services provide a superior return-on-investment.  We want to encourage more and more employers to put safety education resources to work to keep their workers safe and reduce their workers’ comp costs. Our new safety initiatives will make these efforts more effective and accessible for employers.”
Buehrer added that BWC is also embarking on a safety campaign themed Better Business Starts with Safety, Safety Starts at BWC to reach Ohio employers and encourage them to take advantage of BWC’s safety services before experiencing a workplace injury or illness. A microsite allows employers to compare injury rates and costs within and across industry sectors. It also links employers directly to BWC safety consultants, who can survey their workplace and advise them on preventing occupational injuries and illnesses in their workplaces. The campaign is a result of the safety commitment made as part of last year’s Billion Back initiative, which also tripled safety grant funding to $15 million for each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
Another Billion Back is an example of BWC’s work over the last four years to be a better partner in improving Ohio’s business environment and helping encourage the state’s economic revival. Sound financial and operational management has also allowed BWC to:
  • Reduce average base rates for Ohio’s private employers, bringing combined four-year collections down $409 million.
  • Reduce average rates for public employers by an estimated $70 million, placing them at their lowest levels in at least 30 years.
  • Commit $1.2 billion in transition credits to Ohio employers as part of the conversion to prospective billing.
  • Expand safety funding, which resulted in allowed claims dropping below 100,000 for the first time.
*Eligible employers must be in good standing and have paid their January 1 to June 30 premiums.

J.M. Smucker demonstrates corporate responsiblity
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:07am
As a 115-year food manufacturer run by fourth- and fifth-generation family members, the J.M. Smucker Co. said it is especially committed to becoming...
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J.M. Smucker demonstrates corporate responsiblity

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:07am

As a 115-year food manufacturer run by fourth- and fifth-generation family members, the J.M. Smucker Co. said it is especially committed to becoming a more environmentally conscious, socially responsible company.

As such, it devoted the majority of its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to telling investors and analysts about its companywide efforts to make positive, long-term improvements in its business. 

That includes goals such as generating less waste for landfills, conserving or reusing water, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, making its palm oil supply chain more sustainable, and helping the farming families who grow its coffee beans.

"Corporate responsibility is doing what is right so we can make the world a better place now and for generations to come," Chief Executive Richard Smucker told shareholders on Wednesday. He said it goes beyond protecting the environment, and encompasses widespread social, economic and cultural changes at its 22 plants across the U.S., Canada, China and Mexico.

He quoted Jerome M. Smucker, company founder and his great-grandfather: "We must take a stand for higher ideals if our life is to have counted for anything."
 
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