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Artistic Memorials celebrates 10th by helping Honor Flight
Pettit, a Lake Township resident, worked for another area monument company for 18 years before branching out on his own in 2002. Since then, he has become a Certified Memorialist as well as a Monument Builders of North America Design Course Graduate. He has been a board member of the Monument Builders of Ohio and is currently serving as their President.
Artistic Memorials will host an open house in the spring offering specials on all memorials.
Madewell, 56, has been director since 2009 at Lake Metroparks, an 8,000 acre park system in Lake County, Ohio.
Scott J. Savage, president of the three-member Board of Park Commissioners, stated in a news release, “Steve has spent his career in special park districts in Ohio, working as a naturalist, park ranger and natural resources manager. He has been in senior leadership for more than 20 years and director of two excellent park districts here in Ohio.”
The new executive director’s start date will be April 2.
Madewell stated, “We are at a time in our country’s history when many of the great Midwestern cities are challenged with redefining themselves and their future. The conservation mission of regional park systems and open space districts must play a significant role in the stabilization and revitalization of the urban and metropolitan areas and exploring future opportunities.”
Metroparks of the Toledo Area is a regional government agency with nine Metroparks in Lucas County including Pearson Park in Oregon.
Home Instead serves Erie, Ottawa and Huron Counties with non-medical care including companionship, personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and incidental transportation.
Elmore artist/businessman Alvin Roepke created a new logo for the board.
The board consists of Dave Hower, Gary Rheil and Dave Crozier. Crozier’s great-grandfather was the mayor of Elmore in 1911 and appointed the first board of public affairs.
Ish states, “I’ve found over the course of my career in Safety and Workers’ Compensation that those companies experiencing high premiums don’t necessarily suffer from poor safety programs or especially unsafe workplaces, or have careless employees. Often times, the problem is in the claims management. Too often, critical decisions are left to be made by front line supervisors who admit to already being spread too thin.”
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