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Otterbein Portage Valley earns perfect survey score
Otterbein Portage Valley, an assisted living community in Pemberville, recently received a perfect score on its annual state survey.

Assisted living communities housing 17 or more people are licensed and surveyed annually by the Ohio Department of Health.  Ohio currently has 600 assisted living communities which must meet 324 regulations to achieve a perfect survey.  Each year, less than 50 percent achieve that goal.

“I am very proud of all of the staff,” stated Tom Keith, regional executive director in a company release.  “It takes a real team effort to achieve these results.  It is nice to see that the staff’s hard work and genuine love for our residents is recognized.”

Assisted living is a special combination of housing and supportive services ranging from activities of daily living and medication management or special diets to socialization.  Surveys cover everything from building codes to staffing requirements and family and resident satisfaction.

Gold stars
Two local men were recipients of the recent 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award. The 18th annual award showcases young, dynamic leaders in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan under the age of 40. An independent panel of judges selected 20 candidates for recognition. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in the community. It is intended that the program will further motivate young leaders in our area. Since 1996, 360 young, community leaders have been recognized through the 20 Under 40 program

Ryan Rowley, owner of JK Rowley Limited and an Oregon resident and Ryan Szepiela, a physician at ProMedica and a Walbridge resident, were honored.

Grand opening
McDonald’s in downtown Oak Harbor is holding a grand reopening celebration Sunday, Oct. 13 from Noon to 5 p.m. Ronald McDonald will be on hand, and all customers will have a chance to spin for a prize as well as enter the Grand Prize Raffles. The first 1500 people will also receive a keytag for 2 free cookies with a value meal purchase.

The new owner is Thomas Humbard. The store is managed by Erin Baker and supervised by Kyle Snyder

Humbard also owns locations in Port Clinton, Catawba, Fremont, Clyde, Bellevue, and Tiffin.

The right thing
Gross Electric recently raised $4,000 at its golf outing to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio.  Over 70 local electrical contractors and builders gathered at Sylvania Country Club.

The two charities were chosen because of the direct impact they have had on the Gross family.  "Our family has first-hand experience in dealing with Alzheimer's and macular degeneration," says Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric.  "So, it was natural for us to want to reach out and help these two charities."

Opportunity knocks
Samantha Manley has joined GenoaBank as the assistant branch manager of the Crossroads Branch.

Manley, a Delta High School graduate, earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Finance in 2013 from the University of Toledo. She resides in Maumee, Ohio. 

At the clubs
Jeff Schaaf of the Toledo Region Branding Initiative will speak to the Oregon Economic Development Foundation at its October meeting, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 a.m. in the Michigan Room at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Call 419-693-9999 for info.

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host an OktoberFest Party to raise funds for Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Toledo Free Press warehouse, 11 N. Huron St. in Toledo.

Captain Sweet Shoes, a local cover band, comprised of Anthony Beck, formerly of Resonant Soul, and Allen Spencer, formerly of Empire Drift, will perform acoustic sets from the 50s to the present.

For sponsorship information, call Angela Crosby at 419-410-5937.

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