Written by Larry Limpf
December 03, 2008
Nominations Sought for businesses which support our soldiers
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, is seeking nominations for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. National Guard and Reserve members and their families are eligible and encouraged to nominate employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees.
Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil until January 19. The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
The 2009 recipients will be announced in the spring and honored in Washington, D.C. at the 14th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony September 17.
Almost one-half of the U.S. military is comprised of the National Guard and Reserve. The Department of Defense shares these citizen warriors with their civilian employers, many of whom provide significant support to their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Past recipients of the Freedom Award have provided full salary, continuation of benefits, care packages and even family support to employees fulfilling their military obligation.
The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to recognize exceptional support from the employer community.
For information contact Beth Sherman at 703-380-9717 or go to the Web site.
Plugs & freebies
Ever-Gard Day Care in Walbridge has added a drop-in service for parents who need to find day care for a short time while they attend to appointments.
D.R. Ebel, a Northwood company, has launched a new Web site to better serve police and fire departments. The site features an expanded product line and police and fire news. Go to www.drebel.com.
D.R. Ebel is a family owned business founded in 1978. The company provides equipment and supplies to police and fire departments throughout the United States.
At the clubs
The Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Leadership Academy Toledo over 10 weeks beginning January 12. The two-hour classes will be held Monday evenings at the chamber’s office and cover public service, leadership skills, building sustainable communities, conflict management and ethics in local government.
There is a fee. Call Dee Isch at 419-243-8191.
The East Toledo Club will hold its annual holiday luncheon Thursday, December 18 at Cousino’s, Woodville Rd. Kitty Slight from Unison Behavioral Group will speak. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, December 19, 7:15 am at Bay Park Community Hospital. Call 419-693-9999
or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.