Business in brief

Willard seeking top businesses WILLARD The Willard Area Economical Development Corporation is seeking nominations for the Small Business of the Year. Businesses that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Willard seeking top businesses

WILLARD The Willard Area Economical Development Corporation is seeking nominations for the Small Business of the Year. Businesses that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Business must be a small business located in the Willard area

Business has made a financial commitment to their business and the community by expanding, upgrading or remodeling.

Business is active in the community either by financial sponsoring of local groups/activities, providing inkind services to the community, or be active in community organizations.

Businesses can submit their nomination at the city manager's office by 5 p.m. Friday. The award will be given at the September meeting of the Willard Chamber of Commerce.

Jobs First Mobile Unit schedule listed

Here is the September schedule for the Jobs First Mobile Unit:

Sept. 4: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New London Subway/Marathon.

Sept. 5: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bassett's IGA, Bellevue and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fish and Loaves, 203 Maple St.

Sept. 6: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Willard City parking lot, Myrtle Avenue.

Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mack's Super Valu, Plymouth.

Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New London Subway/Marathon.

Sept. 12: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bassett's IGA, Bellevue and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fish and Loaves, 203 Maple St.

Sept. 13: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Willard City parking lot, Myrtle Avenue.

Sept. 17: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwich Municipal Building.

Sept. 18: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New London Subway/Marathon.

Sept. 19: Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, Shady Lane, Norwalk.

Sept. 20: Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, Shady Lane, Norwalk.

Sept. 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wakeman Village parking lot, U.S. 20.

Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mack's Super Valu, Plymouth.

Sept. 25: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New London Subway/Marathon.

Sept. 26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bassett's IGA, Bellevue and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fish and Loaves, 203 Maple St.

Sept. 27: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Willard City parking lot, Myrtle Avenue.

For more information contact the Mobile Unit Job Store, Sue and Mary, (419) 357-0790.

Longaberger rep attends meeting

COLUMBUS - Local independent Longaberger Home Consultant Arlette Davis of Willard recently joined with nearly 10,000 other home consultants from across the country at the Longaberger Bee, The Longaberger Company's annual national sales conference in Columbus.

The three-day event gave Home Consultants the opportunity to learn about new products, gain business-building skills, recognize and celebrate Home Consultants' achievements and hear motivating presentations from company leaders and sales field peers. Among those addressing the Home Consultants were Tami Longaberger, chief executive officer, and Jim Gimeson, president.

Spay/neuter event deemed a success

The Huron County Humane Society has deemed its recent spay/neuter event a complete success.

On Monday, Aug. 13, the Neuter Scooter invaded the Huron County Humane Society. The event was completely filled with 125 appointments for felines to receive the surgery. "Caged felines everywhere, a wonderful scene at the first ever spay/neuter event held at the Huron County Humane Society," said Ken Stewart, Shelter Operations Manager, "there was not a place on the property left to park by the 9 a.m. starting time."

The Neuter Scooter is based on Bloomington, Ind. and had just returned from completing several clinics in Hawaii, according to Dr. Tess Peavy, the operator and chief veterinarian of the spay/neuter clinic on wheels, before embarking on their journey to Norwalk.

"I have been to numerous animal shelters throughout the United States, this being my first time in Norwalk, I am completely impressed with the cleanliness, friendliness, and professionalism of the Huron County Humane Society," Peavy said, "The experience here in Huron County was great and we had a wonderful turn out. I hope that the Huron County Humane Society is as satisfied as I am and will invite the Neuter Scooter back soon.

The Huron County Humane Society veterinary partners include Mapleview Animal Hospital and Vermilion River Regional Veterinary Care Center.