UNOH students place at national contest
University of Northwestern Ohio students participated in the Business Professionals of America’s national contest. More than 4,000 students from across the nation competed at this year’s BPA national conference.
Winning first place in the contemporary speech segment was Nichole Barker, of Lima. The small business management team, which included Nichole Barker, Olivia Casey and Anthony Norton, all of Lima, and Zac Seagle, of Worthington, won first place as well.
Lima resident places first in competition
Gloria Kershner, of Lima, was honored by the state Take Off Pounds Sensibly organization for losing 81 pounds. Kershner received second place in her weight division statewide.
She attends the Bluffton TOPS group on Tuesday evenings. Kershner is a teacher at Lima Senior High Progressive Academy.
Wapakoneta agent achieves prestigious membership
Alan Lynn Davis, of Wapakoneta, has achieved membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals.
Davis is a three-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Attaining membership in the Million Dollar Round Table requires Davis to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.
ONU professor honored with award
Ohio Northern University professor of mathematics Khristo Boyadzhiev has won the 2013 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, which is given for articles of expository excellence published in Mathematics Magazine.
Boyadzhiev was recognized for his article, “Close Encounters with the Stirling Numbers of the Second Kind.”
Established in 1976, the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award is named for a distinguished mathematician at the University of Washington and former president of the Mathematical Association of America. The award is for $500, and up to two are given annually at he summer meeting of the association.
Realliving CCR welcomes four agents
Realliving CCR Realty welcomed four sales agents to its office, including Patty Cassell, Michelle Jordan, Michael Miller and Kate Shulaw.
Cassell is a native of Lima. She attended Lima City Schools and Shawnee Schools and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University. She earned her master's degree in health education and has been an educator for 20 years from kindergarten to undergraduate students in a variety of subjects. She has also traveled extensively while teaching in Japan and England for the Department of Defense. Her mother, Donna, sold homes for Gooding Company for 20 years.
Jordan is a Lima native. She is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 2012 graduate of James A. Rhodes State College, where she earned her real estate certificate. She currently lives in Lima with her husband and two children.
Miller is a resident of western Allen County. He is a 1989 graduate of The Ohio State University and has been a licensed real estate agent since 2007. He will be a fully licensed auctioneer in August. He is married with two children.
Shulaw was born and raised in Lima. She is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. She attended The Ohio State University and completed her bachelor's degree in business at Tiffin University. She took time off to raise her four boys. She became a licensed in real estate in 2012.
Local contractor attends national conference and training
Matt Davis, of Davis Metal Roofing and Construction, in Wapakoneta, attended the metal roofing supplier’s annual dealer meeting.
Davis visited Kassel & Irons’ corporate headquarters for a week of training on how to best serve customers in their region. The agenda included training on sales, marketing and customer service as well as time to network and share with the country’s best home improvement companies.
Children’s Developmental Center celebrates milestone
The Children’s Developmental Center of Lima, a United Way Agency located within Lima Memorial Health System, was recognized by state Rep. Matt Huffman, R-Lima.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the center received a proclamation on behalf of the House of Representatives of the 130th General Assembly of Ohio. The certification acknowledge all associated with the agency, its director, Christine Wagner, teachers and staff for dedication.
Local school board member graduates
Penny Kill, a school board member from Spencerville, recently graduated from the Ohio School Boards Association Board Leadership Institute. The institute is an intensive two-day training program designed exclusively for public school board members. Kill was one of more than 200 Ohio school board members who participated.
Longaberger to make pottery in U.S.
The Longaberger Company, famous for its baskets, has adopted a philosophy titled, “Project Eagle.” For the first time in 40 years, the company will make its own pottery in the United States. The company is making an effort to move to an all-U.S.-made line. The Longaberger Pottery Works will be located at Niagara Ceramics in Buffalo, New York. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held May 20th.
Senior Director Fran Thompson, of Lima, who has 30 years with Longaberger Company, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in New York along with senior director Karen Nuttle, from Rockford.