The nutrition club and shop, 57 Benedict Ave., which opened in August 2016, offers more than 40 smoothie flavors, now offers the community something it can be proud of, Atkinson said.
The face lift, which took the business five days to complete, involved the installation of bar seating and allowed for smoother work space for employees.
“We changed everything,” Atkinson said. “It’s a new bar, new flooring, new decor, everything. ... It’s just a nice way to kind of give back to the community, to give them something nice for all of their support.”
The business, which soon will release its new specialty nutritional coffee menu, also recently began offering fitness classes, such as cardio drumming, which takes place Monday and Thursday evenings.
Maple City Nutrition also installed its own version of the hall of fame. The feature wall offers a spot to recognize local residents and workers who have seen success by working with the complimentary lifestyle coaching offered at Maple City Nutrition, to meet their weight loss goals. Club members are able to move the star with their name on it down the wall, the more weight that they lose, allowing all to see the progress they’ve made.
“The more people we talked to and the more people we help, they just didn’t know (the progress they’d made),” Atkinson said. “The more people we talk to, this is more of an encouragement, seeing how much of an impact it’s had on the community. Having that weight loss board up there has been really cool. We’ve had a huge impact here.”
WAKEMAN — Citizen’s Ambulance Service received and put a new ambulance into service Sept. 26.
Medic 1 is a McCoy Miller 2018 Ford E-450. On its first day of operation, paramedics and EMTs responded to seven emergencies in 24 hours. Medic 1 was purchased from Burgess Ambulance Sales in Loudonville. It is equipped with the latest technology, including but not limited to, LED lighting, computer-aided dispatch (CAD), digital radios, full safety harnesses for staff and advanced cardiac monitors. A new patient cot also provides upgraded security for patients.
Medic 1 was purchased by the Vermilion River Ambulance District comprised of representatives from the village of Wakeman and Wakeman Florence and Townsend townships.
Citizen’s Ambulance employees and the board of directors thanked the district for its continued support the the first responder organization for the past 40 years.
MILAN — Elkins International of Dallas, an authorized COLEM, a national Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commercial license examination manager, has announced the appointment of a new certified FCC examiner to their team for the state — Ralph Malewski, of Milan.
Malewski has served the broadcast and cable television industries for nearly four decades and has been an industry leader in the development of many new technical broadcast standards. He has served as a president of the Buckeye chapter of the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers. He is certified as a broadband engineer with the SCTE and licensed by the FCC as a general radiotelephone operator and extra Ccass amateur radio operator (K8KXA).
FCC Commercial exams are scheduled and administered around the U.S. each week. Elkins has been teaching and training students of technology since 1968.
Cedar Point gives back
SANDUSKY — Each summer, Cedar Point provides all kinds of thrills for millions of guests from all over the world. On this Giving Tuesday, Cedar Point shared that in addition to providing those thrills, it provided assistance to numerous schools, organizations, individuals and communities through its annual donation programs.
Through events like the Winter Chill Out off-season tour, Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit, Coaster Campout and individual contributions of funds, park tickets and complimentary meals, Cedar Point has given back more than $2 million to the community.
Some of the beneficiaries of these partnerships include A Kid Again — Northern Ohio Chapter, the Boys & Girls Club of Erie County, City of Sandusky, Perkins High School, The LeBron James Family Foundation, Sandusky Teen Leadership Corps, United Way of Erie County and more.
“We recognize that in order for organizations within our community to fulfill their missions, they need support,” said Jason McClure, Cedar Point vice president and general manager. “We will continue to partner with organizations in Northern Ohio to play our unique role in the community.”
Each January, organizations are welcome to apply for complimentary tickets (while supplies last) to be used for school fundraisers and special events. For more information on Cedar Point’s charitable programs and to apply, visit cedarpoint.com/community.
Terra State gains new president
FREMONT — The Terra State Community College board of trustees and president Ronald Schumacher have agreed on three-year contract. The agreement is in effect until 2021.
Schumacher served as interim president for five months following the resignation of Jerome Webster. Prior to that, he was the college’s senior vice president and executive director of the Terra College Foundation.
With Schumacher at the helm, the college has had many impressive accomplishments, including gaining a budget surplus, The Landings at Terra Village opened when the College hosted its first Move-In Day and the college received a USDA grant for the creation of the Leadership Center. Faculty contract negotiations also were amicably delayed until a new president was named.
“There are a lot of opportunities at Terra State,” Schumacher said. “If the college simply keeps what is best for our organization, faculty, staff and students at the heart of every decision, we will not make a bad decision. If we stay true to that, we will have everything turned around much faster than expected.”
Jensen joins Terra State board
FREMONT — Pam Jensen officially joined the Terra State Community College board of trustees after being sworn in by Sandusky County Probate Court Judge Brad Smith during the board meeting Wednesday.
Jensen, of Oak Harbor, will fill a vacant seat for a term ending Dec. 30, 2022. She has a master’s degree in organizational development.
“Terra State Community College is an asset to north central Ohio and provides many individuals with the education and skills needed in today’s world,” Jensen said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to aligning the region’s workforce needs with Terra State’s programs.”
C. Clinic gets new Florida leadership
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic has announced a new regional leadership structure in Florida, anticipated to begin in January.
This new leadership team will provide oversight for its current Florida hospital in Weston and its facilities including Coral Springs Family Health Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Parkland, West Palm Beach and Wellington and pending regulatory review and approval, Martin Health System and Indian River Medical Center.
The regulatory review process overseeing the addition of Martin Health System and Indian River Medical Center to Cleveland Clinic is expected to be completed in January.
“As we continue to extend our presence in Florida, this new structure will further Cleveland Clinic’s mission and allow us to stay true to improving the lives of as many patients as possible,” said CEO and president Tom Mihaljevic. “Working as a team, our caregivers place the patient at the center of everything we do. ‘Patients First’ is not just a motto; it’s a commitment to providing exceptional care in an exceptional way to every patient.”
As the Cleveland Clinic Florida regional structure continues to evolve, additional leadership positions will be announced.
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