UH-Geauga pharmacist honored: University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center pharmacist Mate Soric, PharmD, BCPS, was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists at the organization's annual meeting in Columbus. The award recognizes an Ohio health system pharmacist of high integrity and professional ideals who best exemplifies the profession of health system pharmacy practice. Soric, a clinical pharmacist and board-certified pharmacotherapist, has practiced at UH Geauga Medical Center for nearly four years.
Hospital named among best in nation: Humility of Mary Health Partners' St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center was named a recipient of Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, placing it in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation. The award recognizes St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center for patient satisfaction based on a survey of 27 different questions in 10 areas, including things like cleanliness, noise levels, pain management and responsiveness to patient needs.
Noise Solutions receives award: Noise Solutions Inc., North America's leading provider of engineered industrial noise suppression products and services, located in Mercer County, is the recipient of the 2014 Phoenix Awards in the category of New Business Startup. The 2014 Award winners were selected by members of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce and recognize six outstanding local businesses, organizations or individuals in various categories. The award was presented May 22 in Sharon, Pa.
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Farmers Exec earns designation: Ken Kondas, Investment Executive at Farmers National Bank, has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. The credential is widely regarded as the highest standard of knowledge and trust for financial planning professionals. It prepares professionals to meet the advanced financial needs of customers. Kondas has been in financial services since 1984, including retail banking, investments and insurance.
Kinsman woman is food direct seller: Margaret Elser of Kinsman has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company of easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Elser will offer food samples at home taste-testing parties and ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions.
VIT names new VP of Operations: Valley Industrial Trucks announced Mark Evans as Vice President of Operations. Evans, of Mantua, is a U.S. Navy veteran with extensive experience in materials handling operations including aftermarket support for forklift manufacturers and distributors. He will develop and refine customer support and services and implement process improvement strategies.
Ribbon cut on restaurant to help disabled: The Regional Chamber and owner James Sutman cut the ribbon recently on Gallagher's Lunch Bucket, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown, created by Golden String Inc., a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the Oak Hill Renaissance Non-profit Center and Mahoning County. Gallagher's will employ more than 25 adults with disabilities through Golden String Inc. and The Purple Cat. Light breakfasts and lunches will be served Monday through Friday in the former cafeteria area of the building. "Touch the Moon Candy Saloon" already exists in the former vending machine area of the cafeteria. It is a candy store run by adults with disabilities.
Country Cafe opens: The Regional Chamber and owner Denise Moss marked the official opening of Nese's Country Cafe, 1500 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, with a ribbon cutting last month. Nese's (pronounced Nieces) is a down-home country style cafe. Breakfast is served all day, and the dinner menu consists of comfort foods like homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, lasagna, pot roast, liver and onions and more.
Dog groomer opens in Cornersburg: Owner Darlene Donatiello and the Regional Chamber cut the ribbon May 16 on Dar's Dirty Dogs, 3265 Canfield Road, Suite B, Cornersburg, a dog grooming, self-dog wash, doggy boutique. Dogs can be professionally groomed by appointment or self-wash tubs are available. Price of self-wash is based on dog size, and each tub is cleaned and sanitized after every use. Donatiello is a certified dog groomer and lifelong area resident.
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