LIMA — The Basement Doctor is in.
In downtown, that is.
J&D Basement Systems N.W., known as The Basement Doctor, has moved to downtown Lima and will hold a ribbon cutting hosted by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Friday at its new location, 228 E. Pearl St.
The ribbon cutting will be followed by a grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m. for the public that includes lunch, cornhole and a 50/50 drawing benefiting West Ohio Food Bank. The business is also asking people to bring canned goods to donate as well.
The new location more than doubles the space of the previous shop in Elida, which will help the company grow and increase employment. The Basement Doctor looks to bring on five to 10 new full-time employees over the next five years.
For information about the business, call 419-229-5800.
Rudolph Foods thanks truck drivers
LIMA — The world’s largest manufacturer of pork rinds is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by saying thank you to drivers.
Rudolph Foods will kick off a 10-week campaign beginning July 15 that culminates in the appreciation week in September. In the campaign, Rudolph Foods pays tribute to truck drivers across the United States by asking what being a truck driver means to them. Details of the campaign can be found on Facebook.com/RudolphFoods and at TruckDriverAppreciation.com.
This is the third annual appreciation week Rudolph celebrated. On Sept. 1, a panel of experts will choose the top 12 submissions. During the week-long celebration, consumers will be asked to vote for the best answer. Voting will take place Sept. 15-21 on both the Rudolph Foods and Southern Recipe Facebook pages and Rudolph Foods website.
The response with the most votes will win a $1,500 cash prize from Rudolph Foods.
Truck drivers are at the core of the Rudolph Foods Operation, Rudolph Vice President Sales and Marketing Mark Singleton said.
“Hearing from truck drivers will help all of us understand and appreciate , in a greater scope, what is meaningful to them. None of the foods produced land on our plates without truckers,” Singleton said. “This is our small way of saying thank you.”
OhioMeansJobs training set
LIMA — Ohio Department of Job & Family Services will conduct free hands-on training sessions on OhioMeansJobs.com on July 18 at Rhodes State College.
OhioMeansJobs.com is a window for employers to look for Ohio-based talent, post job opportunities and integrate employment events into a single, cost-free point of contact.
This session can assist companies in addressing hiring needs.
Among other things, employers will learn how to access more than 2.5 million resumes on OhioMeansJobs.com and how to post a company’s job openings on the website. Register for either the 9 a.m. or the 1 p.m. sessions. They will be held in 220 Keese Hall.
Pre-registration into OhioMeansJobs.com is required for a business to participate. Call ahead and RSVP to sign up for a session by contacting Laura Kohlhorst-Jones by email at Laura.Jones@jfs.ohio.gov or by phone at 419-615-0208.