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LIMA — The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce is now selling spots in its upcoming Business Resource Guide and Membership Directory. The guides will be distributed in and around the chamber service area.

The forthcoming Lima/Allen County Community Guide and Membership Directory will act as a chamber membership recruitment tool, community reference guide and informational relocation publication. The publication will also include a complete chamber membership directory and/or comprehensive buyer’s guide.

For publication and advertising information or to reserve ad space now, contact the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce at 419-222-6045 or sales representative Jill Adelman at 215-527-1304.

WSU-Lake center offers workshop

CELINA — Free business consultation services are offered to new and existing businesses throughout the area due to a number of local banks, economic development agencies, community foundations and counties donations which help offset costs.

The Wright State University Business Enterprise Center at the lake campus in Celina is expanding its open enrollment course offerings for small business owners, managers and employees.

• 6 to 9 p.m. June 10, financial record-keeping basics. Participants will receive practical advice to help keep their business records in legal compliance. You will learn how long and what type of records need to be kept, as well as how to use those records to make more sound business decisions. Each participant will receive a helpful booklet to take home.

• 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 and 17, introductory supervisory class. This workshop teaches new supervisors who have been promoted from within how to transition from a co-worker to a boss. Instead of doing the work, you have to learn to direct the work.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m. August 5, 6 and 7, leadership/supervisory workshop. Working together as a team to complete a project under deadline can be difficult but it can be done.

Individuals can register for these classes or get more information about our other Business Enterprise Center programs by calling the Wright State University Business Enterprise Center at (419) 586-0355 or by emailing carol.jones@wright.edu.

Rhodes offers MSSC training

LIMA — Rhodes State University will offer Manufacturing Skills Standards Council training, industry-led training, assessment and certification system that focuses on core skills and knowledge required for modern front-line and material handling workers. It can be used as a part of your company’s incumbent worker training program.

Under the eight-week program at Rhodes State, students will participate in the computer-based training and hands-on labs in four modules, including safety, manufacturing processes and production, MSSC quality practices and measurement, and maintenance awareness.

Employees may take one or any combination of the four modules and earn certificates for each. Classes will be 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 23 to Aug. 16. For information, email Sybert.a@rhodesstate.edu.

CHP introduces companion program

VAN WERT — Community Health Professionals Inc. is piloting a new, nonmedical senior companion service this month called Hometown Helpers.

The companionship program offers caregivers who will spend time with seniors, providing socialization and assistance with living tasks such as grocery shopping, errands, playing games, reading, transportation to appointments, eating a meal together, feeding a pet and more.

“Whether you live across the country or across the street from your aging family members, it helps to know they have someone nearby who can check in and spend time with them,” said Brent Tow, CHP president and CEO.

The new service may also provide high school and college students an opportunity to work in their community. CHP will hire people age 16 and older with a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle at $8.50 an hour. Hours will be part-time and flexible. An option to fulfill volunteer hour requirement is also available.

Tow says interested individuals should complete an application and may be contacted as cases become available. Job applications can be picked up at Community Health Professionals–Helping Hands, 3719 Shawnee Road, Lima. For details, call 419-238-9223.

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