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Welcome Interns Week #1
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:13am
ORRVILLE HONORS & REMEMBERS
Welcome to Orrville, Ohio! Every community is unique. No other small city in the world is quite like Orrville. Its difference comes from its particular blending of geography, history, and human personality. We're a small community by population, but our thinking and industriousness are on a large scale. The Citizens of Orrville are very supportive of their schools, businesses, and civic organizations. The City of Orrville's distinctive quality of life is exemplified by its sense of Community, Faith, Educational & Employment Opportunities, and Pride.
Orrville's greatest resource is and will continue to be our people. We come together in an active partnership to foster academic, cultural and economic opportunities to cultivate a safe, vibrant and healthy community for our citizens and organizations. This is the 'Orrville Way.'
Memorial Day is honored and those who gave their lives in service to our country are remembered in Orrville. This week take a look for American flags lining the streets of Orrville in the business district and residential neighborhoods. These flags are donated by businesses and residents as part of the Orrville Rotary Club's Parade of Flags.
Field of Honor recognizes police, fire fighters and veterans for keeping our community safe. This display is coordinated by the Orrville Exchange Club and can be seen on the South side of Orrville Fire Station #2 on Crown Hill Road, next to Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Day Procession will be held on Monday, May 28 at 9am. Starting downtown at the Orrville American Legion on E Market, the procession will continue west all the way to Crown Hill Rd, turning right, proceeding north and crossing over W High St to the third entrance drive to Crown Hill Cemetery (next to Fire Station #2). The procession will end at the Veterans' Memorial, where a service will begin at 10am. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held across the street at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Not in town on Monday, May 28 for the Procession? You may visit the Veteran's Memorial at Crown Hill Cemetery anytime.
Civic organizations are an important part of the Orrville community. The Orrville Rotary Club and the Exchange Club of Orrville invite interns to be their guests at one of their weekly lunch meetings this summer. Attend a lunch meeting to connect with local business and community leaders, learn more about the organization and services they provide in the community. Just click the link to express your interest in attending a meeting of one or both groups.
160 W Market Street, Orrville
Service Above Self "Orrville Rotary Club has given me many volunteer opportunities in the community. Through those I have been able to network and develop valuable business relationships."
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery - a 273 acre resting place for our nations veterans located in Rittman, Ohio.
Bonus Points: Orr Statue at Orr Cemetery, W Church Street
Participate in the Bucket List Challenge each week for the chance to win cool stuff from local merchants AND earn points toward the $500 Cash Prize! Details
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Welcome Orrville Interns BLOG is a project of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Community Sustainability Initiative. www.orrvillechamber.com
Welcome Summer 2018 Interns
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:04am
Congratulations! You have been hired by one of the top employers in the Orrville, Ohio area!
This is a big first step on what will be an amazing journey in your professional growth and development. While your employer will provide an orientation to their company and its culture, the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce would like to provide an orientation to the community that you are working in.
Orrville, Ohio is "Where Progress and Tradition Meet." A small town. Definitely! You will not find a Starbucks, Panera Bread or most of the national chain stores you are likely accustomed to. Don't panic! There are local alternatives for everything that you need. You may find that you like them better, or at least you will know that alternatives exist.
The goal is for you to feel welcome here and to be supported in your personal and professional development. Keep an open mind, try something new, make some friends and exapnd your professional network. To facilitate this the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce will provide a Blog post each week for 12 weeks. Find the BLOG here. To recieve a weekly TEXT notification and link to the Blog post, simply TEXT notify orrchamber intern to 313131.
The weekly Blog will include:
- FIND - something interesting in the community for you to check out.
- DO - fun stuff to do when you are not at work.
- CONNECT - opportunities for you to expand your personal and professional network.
- TIPS - words of wisdom from former interns, young professionals and some seasoned professionals for making the most out of your time here.
Are you up for a challenge? Interested in a chance to win $500 scholarship?
Each week a new Orrville Area Bucket List Challenge will be announced. A total of 12 Challenges. Complete the challenge at any time before Aug 10 and earn 10 points for each. Complete the challenge within one week of announcement to be entered to win a weekly prize.
Bonus Points will also be available each week.
Accumulate a minimum of 100 points to qualify for the $500 scholarship drawing.
Orrville Area Bucket List Challenge participation will be tracked through the Orrville Interns 2018 Facebook Group (a link to this group will be posted soon). Just post a picture of you completing the challenge with the hashtag for the week. The FB Group will also help to build community among all the interns - there are more of you working in Orrville than you may realize!
MEET THE BLOGGER
So you may be wondering who is behind this Blog?
I hope to have the opportunity to meet you this summer. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about the community - I can't answer questions related to your internship or your employer.
By the way, I was an intern once too! And I am a proud alumnus of Ashland University - so a special shout out to all the AU Eagles!
Congressman Renacci Visits REFCOTEC
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:12am
"We have to change the way we are educating children. I want to reward schools that graduate students with a skill set, not a certain test score, and that are drug-free." Congressman Jim Renacci
Congressman Jim Renacci visited REFCOTEC in Orrville on September 20. REFCOTEC is a foundry supply company founded by Bill DeWood and Tim Sheehan. In its 28 years of existence, REFCOTEC has grown to be one of the largest foundry coating, sand additive and resin system suppliers in North America, serving hundreds of foundries throughout the continent.
Renacci discussed the foundry industry as a whole with REFCOTEC management and addressed two of the biggest challenges facing the industry: Workforce shortages and government regulation.
Renacci highlighted the fact that there is a need to foster the development of skilled laborers at an early age, in order to promote the success of the manufacturing sector, and specifically the foundry industry.
Currently OSHA has enacted a final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica which has been argued by several industry experts, including the American Foundry Society. This rule will have severely negative effects on related industries (foundry, construction, concrete). Renacci discussed the rule in terms that we need to protect our work force, but over-reaching regulation is damaging to businesses.
Following Renacci's meeting with REFCOTEC, a letter was sent from Renacci and other Congressional representatives to the Secretary of Labor outlining the need to revisit this rule.