Genoa entrepreneurs Mike and Rhonda Mullins recently opened their third business in the village and the only common denominator is that all three are service-oriented.
This newest business is Main Street Motors of Genoa located in the landmark Spurgeon building at 636 Main Street. Main Street employs six and offers a complete line of repair services for both domestic and foreign vehicles, complete detailing services, body work and painting. The staff can also repair motorcycles and power-sport equipment.
Main Street also sells pre-owned vehicles and offers its own financing program.
The couple also own Suspicions Confirmed, a full-service private investigations firm, and R Café, a downtown restaurant.
Rhonda is a Genoa native and Mike spent 13 years in law enforcement, partly as an officer in Genoa and as police chief for the village of Clay Center.
While the businesses are varied, Mullins says they are all service-oriented and it is providing service to customers and being self-employed that attracted him to opening a third business.
The phone number is 419-855-3679.
First Federal Bank will cut a ribbon of $50 bills to celebrate the grand opening of its new Oregon office and donate the halves to Oregon and Northwood schools, according to Kristi Vajen, bank spokesperson. Each school will receive $250. The event will take place Monday, November 2 at 2:00.
First Federal is moving its offices on Navarre east to 3426 Navarre, next to Third Base Carryout located on the corner at Coy Road.
The move provides more space for the bank’s eight employees and private office areas for opening accounts and an updated customer service area.
The grand opening will continue throughout the month. A drawing to give away a $500 gift certificate to Westfield Franklin Park will be held November 23.
Schools & skills
The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency is launching a new program designed to help businesses and workers by providing training funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Project HIRE (Hometown Investments in Regional Economies) allows businesses that hire dislocated workers to apply for up to $6,000 per individual to cover the cost of training the new workers. Training may either be conducted on-the-job at the business or workers can be enrolled in training programs with approved educational institutions.
The Federally funded program is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Development and regional One-Stop Employment Centers throughout the state. The One-Stop Center servicing Lucas County is The Source Northwest Ohio, located in Downtown Toledo at 1301 Monroe Street.
Contact Marte Sorg at 419-213-6312.
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