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Program on building and sustaining a business set for Thursday
Roger Botsdorff, president of B2B Salesboost, will present a program entitled Building and Sustaining Business Success to members of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Thursday from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Ottawa County resource Center, 8043 W. SR 163 in Oak Harbor.

The program will brief executives and business owners on the five-step closed-loop process, an internal planning and management process.

The program is free to chamber members and lunch is provided. Non-chamber members are invited. The cost is $10. RSVP to 419-898-0479

New Business in Oak Harbor
Cellular Central/Verizon Wireless announced its grand opening at 240 W. Water St. in downtown Oak Harbor with a ribbon cutting ceremony October 29th. The store will be managed by Zach Boling. Pictures (l to r) Andrew Reynolds-Regional Manager, Jon Ransom-Account Executive, Monica Amstutz-Account Executive, Fred Conley-Mayor of Oak Harbor, and Valerie Winterfield-Executive Director of Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Gold stars
MOST, the non-profit, national labor-management trust fund dedicated to the safety and training of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, recently presented the Charles W. Jones award to Local Lodge 85.  During the group’s annual conference held in Myrtle Beach, SC, International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to Fred Keith, business manager for Local Lodge 85 located in Rossford.

MOST is a non-profit labor management trust that consists of a balanced representation of the boilermaker union, its contractors and owners.

MOST, which stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training, is designed to increase the skill levels of all Boilermakers and provide value to the owners and contractors who employ them.

The Charles W. Jones Award is designed to encourage the use of the MOST programs and is awarded annually to the local lodge who, according to President Jones, “does their very best to use the vital safety and training programs to the betterment of our members.”

James Price of Sterling House of Bowling Green was named overall champion in the Wood County Throwdown, a competition to raise awareness of the culinary skills of food service employees who prepare meals for seniors.

The competition was sponsored by the Wood County Office on Aging and held at the Penta Career Center.

Five chefs from area residential homes for seniors competed. The Sterling House of Bowling Green will host a tasting for the entire Throwdown meal prepared by chef Price on Nov. 9 at Noon. RSVP to 419-354-5300. Seating is limited.

Orchard Villa has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. Orchard Villa received Joint Commission accreditation after an on-site review in October 2012 which indicated Orchard Villa was in compliance with 100 percent of their standards, which are in addition to the basics state and federal regulations required of most skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long term care facilities.

“By achieving accreditation, Orchard Villa has joined a select group of Joint Commission accredited long term care organizations, according to Gina Zimmerman, M.S., senior executive director. “Only about 950 long term care organizations have received accreditation nationwide.”


The Ottawa County Board of Health recently presented Awards of Merit to seven firms and organizations including Fenwick Marina’s large campground in Oak Harbor and the food service operation limited menu at Genoa High School.

The annual awards are given to establishments for meeting existing rules and regulations and providing an operation that exceeds minimum requirements for sanitation and safety.

Schools & skills
Alan and Cody Miller of Alan Miller Jewelers recently attended a conference of jewelry store owners sponsored by Stuller, Inc., North America’s largest jewelry manufacturer. The conference was held in Lafayette, LA and focused on using technology to customize jewelry and delivering one-of-a-kind pieces to customers.

Free roaming cats in E. Toledo topic for talk to public
Jill Borkowski of Humane Ohio will speak about the free-roaming cat problem in East Toledo to members of the East Toledo Club Thursday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Weber Block, Front and Main streets in East Toledo. The public is invited.

The group spays and neuters about 14,000 cats and dogs a year in seven counties in Northwest Ohio, but still the non-profit shelters are full, public officials receive numerous calls from residents frustrated with the yowling at night, spraying, fighting and breeding of feral cats.

Borkowski will offer humane solutions for area residents experiencing home visits from free-roaming cats. Some of these include how to reduce the likelihood feral cats will visit your yard, how to find a free or discounted spay-neutering program and how to care for feral cats in their environment.

Humane Ohio is a federally licensed non-profit organization.

The meeting will take place in the room next to Michael’s Café.

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