All Things Business

Groundbreaking Held For Newest Ontario Hotel

1 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The US30 intersection with Lexington-Springmill Road continues to attract development, particularly the kind enjoyed by travelers.

By the middle of next year, another full service hotel will join the four already located in the immediate vicinity. On Thursday, civic officials joined hotel owners in a groundbreaking event with Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development.

The $8 million Holiday Inn Express will be a 99 room facility located at 1075 Guest Court in Ontario.  The location is next to Towne Hall Suites, the large building to the east of Sam’s Club immediately south of that intersection.

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All About Richland

Mansfield-Richland Area Education Foundation Seeking Manager

4 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield-Richland Area Education Foundation, a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, is seeking a full-time manager.

Responsibilities for this dynamic and highly visible opportunity include developing, promoting and facilitating the Leadership Unlimited and Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA! Richland) programs as well as other programs to advance education. The manager is responsible for overseeing the operations and finances of the Foundation.

The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of the business and education environments in Richland County, the ability to nurture partnerships between business and education, be able to manage multiple competing priorities and to work effectively with a broad cross-section of people and organizations. Regular travel within Richland County is required.

A past graduate of the Leadership Unlimited program is ideal but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. A job description can be found here.

For consideration, please send a resume & cover letter to Jodie Perry, Chamber President at [Email hidden] by March 20th, 2022.

Source: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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All Things Business

New Ontario Store Owners Hold Ribbon Cutting

3 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The new Sugar Baby Patch and Garden, formerly Janet’s Floral Design and Garden, held is grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday at 4153 Park Avenue West in Ontario.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development and local officials were on hand.

Owners Lisa & Ralph Powell have big plans for the store, which offers floral arrangements and wonderful gift ideas. Soon, vegetable and flower plants will be offered as well as a potting bar.

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All Things Business

New Richland County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Opens For Applications

29 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Sectors of the local economy powerfully impacted by the pandemic are about to get some relief.

From January 1 through January 31, businesses in the areas of food & beverage, entertainment venue, and lodging & tourism can apply for funding in a new Richland County COVID-19 Grant program

Applications can be submitted for grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 depending on the impact of the pandemic on a given business. Grants will be given to those who qualify as long as funds remain.

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All Things Business

The Blueberry Patch Celebrates Anniversary With New Building

12 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than to move into a new house?

In the case of The Blueberry Patch on Hanley Road in Mansfield, that idea means recognizing its 40th anniversary with a new building which holds an expanded gift shop and the 1285 Winery.

The new facility is on the same property as the original structure, and sits just a bit further down the driveway.

Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development officials were on hand on Thursday for a ribbon cutting. More…

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Olive & Oak Company

4 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This week, a new local clothing boutique celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting.

Civic leaders, including from Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, were on hand to get acquainted with the new retailer, which has been open since January of this year.

Olive & Oak Company, located at the corner of Cline Avenue and Wood Street in Mansfield, is a place where women’s clothing and fashion accessories are in plentiful supply. More…

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cut At New Downtown Mansfield Office For Boy Scouts

6 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America officially has a new office in downtown Mansfield, now that a ribbon cutting was held this week at its new location.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development was on hand for the ceremony, which included a flag presentation and refreshments.

The office is at 40 West Fourth Street.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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All Things Business

The CRU Clinic Opens In Ontario

17 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Thursday, a new clinic opened in Ontario that offers services and technologies focused on unique aspects of personal care.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development representatives joined with local officials in holding a ribbon cutting for The CRU Clinic at 2293 Village Park Court – off of Stumbo Road and West Fourth.

According to their website and social media, The CRU Clinic provides “contemporary care for refined wellness that is unique to each individual.” Services listed on the site include lip augmentation, Botox/Xeomin/Dysport treatments, and dermal fillers. More…

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All Things Business

Chamber To Host Virtual Annual Meeting; Award Winners Announced

20 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s 2021 Annual Meeting will take place Friday, March 26 from 12 PM to 1 PM via the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Brian P. McCartney will be presented with an Economic Impact Award. Brian is an optimistic entrepreneur who started an expansion and renovation project at a time when many others were hunkering down, enhancing business growth and community support.

Michael Murray & Production Design Team at Cooper Enterprises Inc will also be presented with an Economic Impact Award. At onset of COVID-19, Mike and the Production Design Team who normally work with wood products quickly adapted to plastic products and designed a whole line of protective materials to assist businesses of all sizes to quickly follow the new regulations. More…

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Shelby

Downtown Shelby Set For Major Makeover, Chamber Hears

27 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The talk Friday centered on Downtown Shelby during the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s second “Fri-Yay” presented on Facebook Live. These half hour noontime discussions focus providing insight into happenings and projects in the Richland County area.

Chamber CEO and President Jodie Perry introduced two members of the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), who shared details of a three phase downtown revitalization project taking place along Main Street over the next two to three years.

CIC representatives Jake Penwell and Cody Albert first reviewed where the CIC has been in recent years and the re-orienting that has led to the current effort. As an entity focused on collaboration between public and private sectors, the group now has three main focal points — serving as a catalyst for economic growth, rebuilding the core of the city pursuant to the Revitalization and Placemaking Plan, and solidifying its own organization . More…

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cutting Goes Roadside

21 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Wednesday, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development participated in a different kind of ribbon cutting.

The setting was familiar — a Richland County business opening a new business location. What was certainly different was that this particular location is actually on wheels.

The Chamber joined Truckin Trav for ribbon cutting in hour of its new food truck. More…

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All Things Business

Virtual Small Business Of The Year Awards Presentation Held

17 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The presentation may have been different this year, but the message was the same: Richland County is home to many successful, creative, and resilient small businesses.

Many of these were honored on Wednesday morning during Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s Small Business Awards Presentation.

Chamber President and CEO Jodie Perry took Facebook Live attendees through a look at this year’s semi-finalists, and then announced this year’s award winners.

Before doing so, Perry reflected on the fact that she grew up in a family business. “I realize just what an incredible experience it was,” she said, sharing that there were many lessons learned. More…

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All Things Business

Village Roots Launches New Store

8 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Smiles were plentiful recently as Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development officials joined owners of the new Village Roots in Plymouth for their ribbon cutting event.

Village Roots is a new concept store both in inventory and in operation. Filled with quality, curated products made by artiasns from around the state of Ohio, the store opens for just four days each month with newly updated inventory and wonderful displays in a unique monthly theme.

Also on hand will be food trucks, guest vendors, and other fun surprises. More…

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All Things Business

Chamber Small Business Awards To Be Broadcast Virtually

6 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Board of Directors and Small Business of the Year Committee of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development will soon be honoring and celebrating all small businesses and naming their 2020 Small Business of the Year recipients.

The event will be held live from the DRM Productions studio on the Chamber’s Facebook page on December 16 from 12:00-1:00 PM as the winners of the Small Business of the Year are announced.

Each Finalist will be featured in a short video highlighting their business, sponsored by Mechanics Bank. There is no fee and no need to register. The livestream event can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richlandareachamber. More…

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All About Richland

It’s Richland County Restaurant Week

15 Nov , 2020  

Richland County Restaurant Week is here, with local eateries providing both great food and exceptional deals.

Following is a list of participating restaurants and offers from each:

Athena Greek Restaurant – Buy 3 gyros get one free

DLX | Dan Lew Exchange – Buy a $15 gift card and get a $15 gift card for free (some restrictions may apply)

Der Dutchman – $5.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase (not valid with any other promo or on gift card purchases)

Black Dog Tavern – Buy two entrees and receive a free appetizer (up to $9.00 value) More…

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