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JACKSON CENTER ‚?? Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is highlighting Airstream Inc. for the July theme of ‚??Keep on Truckin‚?Ě of the monthly Ohio Business Profile.

Husted's office produces monthly profiles of businesses to raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process, he said.

Airstream, in Shelby County, is the oldest RV manufacturer in the country, still making the world-renowned silver trailers and coaches in west central Ohio.

Airstream was founded by entrepreneur Wallace Merle Byam, who was born July 4, 1896. In 1952, Byam sought to build an Airstream plant in the eastern United States, close to vendors. Using local businesses such as a lumber company and casting company, the business thrived in Jackson Center.

Surviving aluminum shortages, oil crises and economic downturns, Airstream continues as the oldest RV manufacturer in the country. The silver is green for the company. Durable Airstreams are passed down for generations, and 60 to 70 percent of all Airstream units manufactured are still on the road, not in landfills, according to the company.

Today‚??s line includes the Sport; Flying Cloud; International Serenity, Signature, and Sterling; Eddie Bauer; and Classic Travel Trailers and the Interstate Touring Coach. The company employs nearly 400 people.

Baton Rouge offers Lima Towers services

LIMA ‚?? The Community Clinic at Baton Rouge Announced its affiliation with Lima Towers. The clinic is now providing on-site medical services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays to the residents of Lima Towers.

Nurse practitioner Jeff Reichardt is providing services including general family practice, tobacco cessation, stress management, wellness assessments, physicals, holistic medical therapy and nutrition.

‚??It‚??s important to myself, my staff, the Community Clinic and to Baton Rouge to continue to provide seniors options which make health care affordable and accessible. Bringing the Community Clinic to the site of the Lima Towers does just that,‚?Ě Reichardt said. ‚??It enables seniors to seek the medical treatment they need in an environment they are comfortable in and familiar with. It brings health care right to their home.‚?Ě

Fifth Third, NextJob offer toolkit

CINCINNATI ‚?? Fifth Third Bancorp and NextJob, a nationwide reemployment solutions company, have created a new program to help bank customers find jobs. Following on the heels of the homeowner reemployment initiative launched earlier this year, the companies announced Fifth Third customers who bank online at www.53.com can access the Job Seeker‚??s Toolkit for free.

The Job Seeker‚??s Toolkit is NextJob‚??s exclusive and proprietary online job search software. It is a web-based, multimedia program that facilitates interactive learning through nine job search modules. The bank offers the toolkit at no charge to its Internet banking customers, including checking and savings account holders and those with other types of borrowing or investment relationships with it.

‚??Our relationship with NextJob continues to provide unique benefits for our customers,‚?Ě said Steven Alonso, executive vice president and head of the Consumer Bank, Fifth Third Bancorp. ‚??Our homeowner reemployment initiative is an outreach effort to distressed mortgage borrowers to help them find their next career and avoid foreclosure. Now, this phase II effort enables us to offer a key component of that homeowner reemployment program ‚?? the online job search assistance ‚?? to a much broader audience, and therefore, help more people gain financial security.‚?Ě

The Job Seeker‚??s Toolkit is a customized program that includes video interviews with job search experts, job seekers and hiring managers thereby providing learning examples from real-life hiring experiences. All aspects of a successful job search are included.

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