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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Lichtcsien earns certification

Keith M. Lichtcsien, CFP, AEP is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He is a Sandusky native and founded Resource Strategies, Inc., located in Pepper Pike in 1985.

The Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation is a graduate level specialization is estate planning designation, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning.

Jake’s Radiator receives top rating

Jake’s Radiator Inc. has received an exceptional rating in the NAPA AutoCare Customer Service Index Program for the first quarter of 2008.

This program is conducted by the National Automotive Parts Association and is an evaluation of the service strengths and weaknesses of AutoCare Centers. The evaluation is based on surveys in which customers are asked questions regarding their opinion of quality of service received. The survey includes questions regarding efficiency, knowledge and attitude of personnel as well as service satisfaction.

The National Automotive Parts Association considers 90% positive responses to be a good rating although the National Average for the year to date was 99.11 percent.

Jake’s Radiator received a positive rating of 100.0 percent for the quarter and a year to date rating of 100.00 percent. This is the 52nd quarter in which Jake’s has received an exceptional rating

Jake’s Radiator has been serving the area for many years. In the last 25 years, the business has expanded to become a full-service repair facility specializing in air conditioning, radiators, and aftermarket electronics. Jake’s Radiator has been owned and operated by Howard C. Wilde III since 1982. Wilde is an ASE Master Certified automotive, heavy-duty truck, and bus technician whose experience dates back to the 1970’s. Mr. Wilde received his first ASE Certification in 1978.

He has been named as a top finalist in the national competition for NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year 11 times since 1995.

2008 Food and Wine Celebration

MILAN - Nationally acclaimed Chef Michael Symon, who was recently named Food Network's Iron Chef winner, will be the Celebrity Chef at the 2008 Food and Wine Celebration, to benefit Veggie U, on July 19 at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Ohio 13, Milan.

Symon's pedigree includes being named one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food and Wine Magazine, and hosting over 100 episodes of the Food Network's series, Melting Pot.

More than 40 renowned chefs will prepare their specialties for this sixth annual Veggie U fundraiser. Chef Symon, owner of the critically acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland will moderate a star Chef Cook-off at the event. Participating chefs and their menus will be posted atwww.veggieu.org as they are received. Silent auction items to be featured at the Food and Wine event, including overnight stays and meals at some of the country's most prestigious resorts, can also be viewed on the web site.

Fifteen wine vendors will provide tastings to compliment this culinary showcase extravaganza. Advance sale tickets are now available for $145. After June 1, the ticket price will be $165. To reserve your spot, call (419) 499-7500. Special seating is available for business and corporate sponsors.

All profits go to pay for Veggie U "Earth To Table" science kits provided to fourth-grade classrooms in Ohio and 22 other states. Seventy dollars of each ticket purchased is tax deductible.

Honda North American Suppliers Teambuild at Sawmill Creek

HURON - Nearly 350 associates from 69 Honda parts suppliers from seven states, Mexico and Canada, have converged on Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron April 14 to 16 to showcase their accomplishments in improving safety, environmental, quality, delivery, and efficiency at their respective production facilities.

These delegates are part of the central regional Honda Circle Assistance Network, a voluntary organization of Honda parts suppliers who meet to grow and strengthen associate involvement activities to promote continuous improvement efforts. Honda hosts these supplier improvement conferences each spring and fall and selected to return to Sawmill Creek for the sixth consecutive year from among several potential sites in the Midwest.

Honda does not change the suppler associates to attend the conference, but instead asks each participant to bring a donation to a local partner charity. In Ohio, Honda supports the "Adventures For Wish Kids" charity which provides "Adventures" (magical memories) for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Participating Honda suppliers brought enough gift cards, disposable cameras, games, dolls, crafts, DVDs, and MP3 players to fill the bed of a new Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, provided by Victory Honda.

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