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COLUMBUS — Jennifer Arps, executive director of the Henry County Community Improvement Corp., was recently awarded the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (OhioCED) credential.

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Mel Lanzer Co. recently celebrated the retirements of five employees with more than 140 years of combined service with the company. They include (from left) Tom Sullivan, eight years of service; Mark Spicer, 42 years of service; Todd Behnfeldt, 13 years of service; Denny Arps, 36 years of se…

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MAUMEE — As the market heads into late spring, low mortgage rates continue to fuel robust buyer demand, according to Northwest Ohio Realtors, which also noted supply remains near historic lows locally while national inventory remains much lower than it was at the same time last year. As a re…

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Each year the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program salutes 20 young, dynamic leaders from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who have distinguished themselves in their careers or as volunteers in their community. 20 Under 40 recipients are diverse, passionate and committed to making…

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The Newton, Harmon & Rohrs Ltd. law firm and title preservation agency held a ribbon cutting recently. Attending the event were (front, from left) Amy Watson, Henry County Chamber of Commerce board member; Deb Rohrs, Elisa Harmon, Tennille Newton and Sara Schaffner of the firm; (back, fr…

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Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative recently took two second-place silver titles in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Spotlight on Excellence Awards: “Best Event” for the co-op’s Drive-In Annual Meeting Movie Night and “Most Innovative Use of Digital Communication” for t…

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DEFIANCE - First Insurance Group recently announced its rebranding that aligns the First Insurance Group name with the recent name change of its corporate holding company to Premier Financial Corp. and banking affiliate to Premier Bank.

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Of the thousands of small business owners and leaders we speak to each year, one of the top questions my EntreLeadership team and I receives isn’t about hiring, firing, marketing or any of the other numerous responsibilities an entrepreneur has to manage every day. It’s something much simple…

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Small-business partnerships usually develop in one of two ways. In one scenario, two friends share energy, passion, and an idea. They want to live the dream together, but they don’t have much money. The second scenario occurs when you have two partners, one with the money, and one with an id…

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DEFIANCE — The Truckload Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced their annual list of trucking companies recognized for providing exemplary working environments for professional drivers and employees. Thomas E. Keller Trucking has been among the 20 contest winners for four consecutive years.

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is urging Ohio employers to cash the checks BWC mailed them in December to mitigate the economic hardship brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMBUS – A $28 million federally funded program launched last week to weaken COVID-19’s spread among older Ohioans has added a reimbursable expense for improvements to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult day centers.

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COLUMBUS - Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Thursday announced the results of the October round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for 246 Ohio companies to upskill their current and incoming workforce with tec…

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What do successful companies like Southwest Airlines and Chick-fil-A have in common? The answer is servant leadership. And based on the unprecedented growth and stellar reputations of both over the years, the approach has paid off big time.

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ARCHBOLD — Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. recently announced plans to consolidate four of its offices as part of the company’s strategic plan to improve operating efficiencies, reinvest in new remote and electronic banking initiatives and better serve customers.

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BRYAN — ALG Health announced this week that the company, which is planning operations in Bryan, has received approval from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for their first line of “Made in the USA” respirator masks.

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TOLEDO — Erin Crandall, a controller at Dana Inc., recently received a 2020 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award at the 25th annual 20 Under 40 ceremony. She was among the 200 nominated candidates receiving their award during the this year’s virtual event.

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors Monday approved Gov. Mike DeWine’s request to send $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease COVID-19’s continued impact on the state’s business community and workforce.

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COLUMBUS — As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones who showed the highest levels of stress and the least engagement at work.