June 2016 WACC Newsletter - Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce


June 2016 WACC Newsletter - Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
June 2016
A Publication of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
www.WoosterChamber.com • Email: [email protected] • 330.262.5735
2016 Board Directors
Executive Committee
Mark Morrison,
Morrison Custom
Welding, Inc.
Louise Keating
Keating Law Offices,
LLP/Wayne County
Title Agency, Inc.
Paul Williams,
Chair Elect
Wooster Motor Ways
James Smail
Monitor Bank
Lesley Mast,
Past Chair
Rea & Associates
Bill Sheron
Wooster Community
Dr. John Cook,
Long, Cook,
& Samsa, LLC
Justin Starlin,
Wooster Area
Chamber of Commerce
Michael Carroll
Susan Marlar
Meaden & Moore
Rod Crider
Wayne Economic
Development Council
Jackie Middleton
The College of Wooster
Kevin Day
Western Reserve
Bret Defibaugh
Bowman Beverage
Bobbi Douglas
Jack Nebesky
BCI Buckeye Divison
Dan Shanahan
Buehler Food Markets
Martha Starkey
Wayne Co. Convention
& Visitors’ Bureau
Ryan Gilbert
PNC Bank
Bruce Hendrick
RBB Systems, Inc.
Sandra Hull
Main Street
Wooster, Inc.
Tim Swift
The Wooster Brush
2016 Small Business of the Year Awards
t’s common knowledge that small businesses are the
backbone of the American economy and Wooster
and Wayne County are no exception. The Chamber
will recognize and celebrate the unique stories and
extraordinary accomplishments of some of the area’s
top small businesses during its 2016 Small Business
Reception Wednesday, June 16, from 5−7 p.m. at the
The Wooster Inn.
The 2016 award finalists are an eclectic group, from
restaurants to financial services, from construction
to a nonprofit organization. Over the years, each and
every one of them has brought a service or a product
to this area that has enriched our lives and helped
our economy. Please join us celebrating them and the
entrepreneurial spirit and drive that keeps our small
businesses vibrant and thriving.
Weaver Custom Homes representatives accept the Wooster Chamber
2015 Small Business of the Year Award.
To register: www.2016SmallBusinessAwards.eventbrite.com
The 2016 Finalists
15 Employees or Fewer
More than 15 Employees
Dr. Anthony P.
Cleveland Clinic
Thomas White
Rural King Ohio
Phil Mariola
City Square
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Chamber Connection
June 2016
Chamber Welcomes New Members
• Five Guys: 4299 Burbank Rd
· Wooster · 330−345−1111 ·
Fast casual dining serving
customized burgers and hot
dogs, customized milkshakes
and fresh cut fries.
• Nelson Land Care, Inc.: 263
Leatherman Rd., Wadsworth
· 330−927−0310 · Amanda
Nelson · Nelson Land Care, Inc.
Specializes in seasonal property
maintenance, landscaping services, and snow removal. We are a full−
service company that handles all of you property needs for every season.
• Cancer Treatment Center: 2376 Benden
Drive, Wooster · 330−262−6060 · Mary
Alice Streeter · The Cancer Treatment
Center strives to provide state−of−the−art
radiation therapy services in a patient−
friendly atmosphere. Our patients and
their care are of the utmost importance
to the Cancer Treatment Center staff; and
we will strive to do everything possible to achieve the best patient care.
Upcoming Chamber Events at a Glance
Mark your calendars now for the
following Chamber events:
• 2016 Wooster Chamber
Small Business Reception
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
• Field of Dreams
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
• Woosterfest
Friday, September 30th
− Saturday, October 1st, 2016
• Wayne Economic Forum
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
• Shop Small Saturday
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
March 2016
February 2016
March 2015
Unemployment, U.S.
Unemployment, Ohio
Unemployment, Wayne
Labor Force, Employed
Wayne County
Labor Force, Unemployed
Wayne County
Wayne County Sales Tax
by Month
Small Business
Development Center at Kent
State University at Stark conducts a
workshop each month at the Chamber
office for individuals interested in
starting a small business or those in the
early stages of business formation. This
information-packed program provides
an overview of all issues related to
starting a business.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
from 5:30–7:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 3
from 2:00–4:00pm
Wooster Chamber
of Commerce
377 W. Liberty St.
Register online at: www.cantonsbdc.org.
A small materials fee applies
Chamber Connection
June 2016
Healthcare Day: Building Success Through Real Life Experience
OOSTER −− Students from
Wooster City school districts
and from the Wayne County
Schools Career Center took part
in a May 5 pilot program −−
2016 Wayne County Healthcare
Day −− at several sites.They
visited Cleveland Clinic Wooster,
Wooster Community Hospital,
Wooster Orthopaedic & Sports
Medicine Center and West View
Healthy Living to learn about
potential careers in the field.
Justin Starlin, president of
the Wooster Area Chamber of
Commerce, said Healthcare Day
followed the format of the 2014
and 2015 Manufacturing Day.
“You need to understand how
(the trend in health care) impacts
you,” James Madasz, Cleveland
Clinic administrator, told Career
Center students, citing, for
example, “the shift from (health
care professionals) getting paid
for what we do to getting paid for
patient outcomes ... whether you
made them healthy or not.”
Madasz elaborated on new terms
such as “patient−centered medical
home” and “population health
management,” referring to the
evolution of how patients are cared
for and how payment of service is
athletic training opportunities,”
he told students.
In the past, “you provide a service,
you receive a payment,” he said.
In the future, “you’re going to
get paid for keeping the patient
population healthy.”
Madasz fielded Career Center
student support coordinator Liala
Zimmerman’s question about what
advice he would give students
seeking opportunities in health
care, highlighting “emotional
intelligence ... how you interact
with other human beings.”
One student correctly understood
the goal will be “to keep people
healthy and prevent them from
having to see the doctor.”
“As we try to get people healthier,
quality measures” related to
hypertension and diabetes, as well
as mammograms, colonoscopies
and other diagnostics, will be
tracked as “the first step to
getting paid for (outcomes). As
we move toward that, we’re going
to have more LPN interaction
(with patients),” he said, noting a
topic students raised as an area of
“Do you use LPNs?” Madasz was
asked, answering, “It depends on
who you talk to.”
A shift has been taking place to use
more LPNs because of “population
predicting additional government
programs and health and wellness
activities will ensue.
“You’re (also) going to see more
“You’re developing a relationship,”
one student suggested.
It means “you’re smart,
caring,” said another.
Registered nurse Amanda Roth
also emphasized “soft skills,” or
how an employee engages with
his or her position “to go above
and beyond ... be involved in
Obstetrician and gynecologist
Anthony Tizzano of the Cleveland
Clinic opened the day, highlighting
health care as a growing industry
especially in Wayne County,
Starlin said, “where current and
future employment opportunities
are abundant.”
He urged the students to seek
opportunities and/or mentorships
in the health care field, from “a
comprehensive service provider
such as the Wooster Community
Hospital to specialty care centers
in the Wooster Orthopaedic and
Sports Medicine Center and West
View Healthy Living,” Starlin said.
Wayne County Healthcare Day
was organized by the Wooster Area
Chamber of Commerce through
a partnership with the Orrville
Chamber of Commerce and the
Wayne Economic Development
Council’s Workforce Innovation
Network, Starlin said. “It is our
vision that additional industries,
such as agriculture, service/retail
(and others) will be implemented
in the coming 2016−17 school
Reporter Linda Hall can be
reached at 330−264−1125, Ext.
2230, or [email protected]−daily−record.
com. She is @lindahallTDR on
Upcoming June Safety Council Meeting
Equipment & Fire Demonstration
11:30 − 12:00 Lunch and Introductions
12:00 − 12:30 Live Fire Demonstrations
12:30−1:00 AkronBrass Equipment
Wayne County Regional Fire Training
Facility 2311 Milborne Road, Apple
Creek, OH 330−698−3473
Online Payment Required at time of Reservation
Go to: www.WASCJUNE2016.eventbrite.com
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 20, 2016
Luncheon Cost: $15 Chamber Members/
$20 Non Members plus registration fee
Old Carolina BBQ Lunch
Dress Appropriately
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
June 2016
May Safety Council Recap: The Importance of Respirators
he Wooster Area Safety Council met Wednesday, May 25th for a
presentation on the importance of respirators by Michael Ozello of 3M.
source; and self−contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which include
their own air supply.
A respirator is a personal protective device that is worn on the face,
covers at least the nose and mouth, and is used to reduce the wearer’s
risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles (including dust particles and
infectious agents), gases or vapors. Respirators should only be used as a
“last line of defense” in the Hierarchy of Controls when engineering and
administrative controls are not feasible or are being put in place.
We would like to extend a big thank you to Mike Ozello for the sharing his
time and expertise. The Safety Council will meet again on June 22nd at the
Wayne County Regional Fire Training Facility.
Respirators protect the user in two basic ways. The first type of respirator
removes contaminants from the air, and are called air−purifying respirators
(APR). APRs include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne
particles, and “gas masks,” which filter out chemicals and gasses. Other
respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source.
Air−supplying Respirators (ASR) comprise this category of respirators.
They include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote
Left to Right: Jim Pindell, Rayco Mfg & Michael Ozello, 3M, Personal Safety Division
Helping You Build A Safer Workplace Join Safety Council
Our Misson
“To promote health & safety at work, home
and in the community by providing education,
programs, & resources to help reduce personal &
economic loss associated with accidents, injuries
& health hazards.”
• Earn rebates up to 4% on your workers’ comp premiums
• Help your organization become a safer workplace
• Reduce risk and save money
• Enrollment ends 07/31
Now Taking 2016 / 2017 Enrollments
Important BWC Dates to Remember:
June 30: First Installment Due
July 31: Safety Council Enrollment Deadline
August 15: True−up Report Due
November 21: Policy Year 2017
Group−Enrollment Deadline
Wooster Safety Council 2016 Calendar
Mark your calendars now for the following Wooster Saftey Council events:
June 22: Fire Training Camp
Sept. 28: Ohio EPA
Speaker: Dallas Terrell, Training
Speaker: Kathy Metropolis
Facility Director
Nov. 16: Ergonomics
July 27: CPR Hand Beat
Speaker: Wooster Community Hospital,
Speaker: MedPro Group/ Sandy Reed
Brian Coote & Jessica Staggs
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
June 2016
Meet Up with the Chambers
Young Professionals
694 Winkler Drive • Wooster, Ohio
330-345-2001 • www.all-events-rental.com
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Respite Stay’s
24/7 Admissions
330.264.0912 • www.GlendoraCareCenter.com
Investigate Learn Share Prosper
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Learn Share Prosper
2363 Eagle Pass Road, Suite A
Members of the YP Steering Committee with speaker Kimberly Sayers (center)
n Tuesday, May 24th the Wooster Young Professionals
met up at Shisler Center at the OARDC for a professional
development luncheon. Kimberly Sayers discussed the
importance of time management & offered tips to maximize your
time. The group enjoyed a free lunch provided by the Wooster
Young Professionals. We would like to thank Kimberly Sayers
& the Shisler Center for hosting us!
Kimberly Sayers
Director, Business Training
& Educational Services
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.7307 ~ meadenmoore.com
2363 Eagle Pass Road, Suite A
Eagle PassOH
Suite A
330.264.7307 ~ meadenmoore.com
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Innovative fabric solutions through
iber and polymer technology.
Join the YP’s at City Square
n Tuesday, June 7th at 5 p.m. join us for an evening of networking & socializing at The
City Square Steakhouse. Please be sure to invite a friend or co−worker! Appetizers will
be provided by City Square and a cash bar will be available. We hope to see you there!
Roofing Membrane
Truck Tarps
Architectural Fabrics
Military Fabrics
Marine Fabrics
Wooster, Ohio | Bristol, Tennessee
To register visit: www.citysquaresocial.eventbrite.com.
Quality printing & design since 1974
Sponsored By:
Tuesday, June 7
The City Square Steakhouse
148 S Market St.
Wooster, OH 44691
To register visit: woosterchamber.com
Great customer service, competitive prices
and quality you can trust have been our
calling cards for over four decades.
330.674.4993 • fax 330.674.2613
1056 South Washington Street
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
[email protected]
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Chamber Connection
June 2016
Chamber Welcomes Intern
Tiarra Kick
Wooster Area Chamber
of Commerce Intern
he Chamber recently welcomed
Tiarra Kick as a summer intern.
She is a graduate of Lexington High
School and is a senior at Ashland
University, majoring in marketing
with a minor in public relations.
Currently, she is the social media
intern for Ashland University College
of Business & Economics, editor of the
Executive Eagle, and volunteers for the
department of Annual Funds. She also
participates as a sprinter on Ashland University Women’s
Track and Field Team. Her 4 x 4 relay achieved first place
at the indoor conference meet and hit a provisional mark.
Not only is she passionate about marketing and eager
to be involved with the Wooster Area, but also excited
to broaden her skills and gain more related experience
towards her major.
The Chamber is excited to welcome her to the team and
looks forward to providing her opportunities to learn more
about the Wooster Community.
2016 Chamber Golf Invitational: Still Swinging
he Chamber
of Commerce
held its 32nd
Outing on Friday, May 13th. A total
of 36 teams played at the beautiful
Wooster Country Club. At the end of
the day, congratulations were owed
to this year’s Chamber Invitational
winning team from The Pines. A
special thanks goes to Roberts Funeral
Home for sponsoring the event, as
well as, all the golfers, sponsors,
and volunteers. We hope to see you
swingin’ for the greens next year!
Hole Sponsors:
The Apple Creek Banking
Beaver Wholesale Meats
Briggs Financial Group
BCI Buckeye Division
Buffalo Wild Wings
Campbell Construction
Canaan Meats
City Square Steakhouse
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston,
The Daily Record
D+S Distribution Inc.
Farmers National Bank
First Knox National Bank
General Cigar
Long, Cook & Samsa Inc.
The Market Grill
McElroy Packaging Inc.
Metals USA
Monitor Bank
The Pines
Rea & Associates
Real Estate Showcase
ServiceMaster Professional
Cleaning Services
Tekfor USA
Trent Insurance Group
United Titanium Inc.
Walthall CPAs
Wayne Insurance Group
Wayne Savings Community Bank
Weaver Custom Homes
Western Reserve Group
Whitaker−Myers Insurance Group
Wooster Glass Company
Wooster Hydrostatics
Wooster Orthopedics & Sports
Beverage Carts:
Lunch Sponsor:
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Breakfast Sponsor:
Chamber Connection
June 2016
Community Service & Volunteerism Day
eadership Wooster was held on Wednesday, May 4th and
focused on community service. The class started the day at the
Village Network with an overview & tour from Richard Graziano,
president and CEO of the organization. The tour continued to
Goodwill with an overview from James Carpenter. The Salvation
Army was the next stop where the class heard from Captain Madelaine Dwier. Don
Noble discussed how to be an effective board member & leadership skills with the
class. Justin Starlin talked to the class about the different types of boards and the
things to consider when joining a board. The remainder of the day was spent learning
about the range of organizations that we have right here in our community. We had 25
different organizations available to give explanations of what they do & how you can get
involved. We would like to thank everyone who helped make this day possible.
2730 Akron Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Toll Free: 844.823.6405
Phone: 330.601.0717
Compliance Training • Records
Storage • Miracle Box Supplier
Certiied Document Destruction
Fast Document Retrieval
HIPAA / FACTA/ GLB Compliant
Generously Sponsored By:
Care For Your
Bottom Line!
2201 Benden Drive
Wooster, OH 44691 (330) 263-7270
Leadership Wooster tours the Salvation Army during Community Service and Volunteerism Day
Logee, Hostetler,
Stutzman & Lehman, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Daniel J. Hostetler
Morris Stutzman
Ralph Lehman
Christopher N. Finney
Robert A. Stutzman
Ronald E. Holtman
2171 Eagle Pass, Wooster, OH 44691
Ph: 330-264-6115 • Fax: 330-262-5729
* Serving the community since 1925 *
Rich Graziano, CEO of the Village Network delivers an overview of the organization to Leadership Wooster.
For More Information Please Contact:
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
377 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691
330.262.5735 • [email protected]
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
June 2016
2016 Leadership Wooster Graduates
Our 2016 Graduates
Leadership Wooster Graduation was held on Wednesday, May 25 at the Wooster Country Club.
Stephan Boydston
Douglas Carpenter
Natalie Gray
Brian Gwen
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Crystal Josefov
Brian Nagy
Victor Nedoma
Beverly Richards
Melonie Rowland
Lisa Scott
McClintock Electric Inc.
Cluster-Glenn Funeral Home
Christians Childrens Home of Ohio
Meaden & Moore
Nagy's Collision
City of Wooster
Alyssa Cramer
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
Sean Havalotti
City of Wooster
Akron Brass
Nicholas Cristino
Pallotta Ford
Tracy Holtz
Ashley Fischer-Jewell
Brigit Jackson
The College of Wooster
Wayne Manor Assisted Living
Daniel Pyne
Jared Reamer
ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning
Andrew Shold
Wayne Insurance Group
Darin Smith
The Wooster Brush
Generously Sponsored By:
A graduation celebration for the 20th Leadership Wooster Class was held on May 25th at the Wooster Country Club. The event included a recap of Leadership Wooster by President
Justin Starlin, a review of the year by Program Administrator Samira Zimmerly, and a speech on Leadership and Community Involvement by distinguished Alumni John Crum,
President of Seaman Corporation. Congratulations to all of this years graduates.
Jessica Staggs
Wooster Community Hospital
June 2016
Chamber Connection
Sherry Wey
Wooster Orthopaedics
Chamber Connection
June 2016
More than 70 years of
helping clients grow
their businesses.
Field of Dreams 2016
National firm expertise with local firm service and fees
Tax l Assurance
Business Advisory
Charlie Fast, CPA
Dan Holben, CPA
Scott Preising, CPA
470 E. Milltown Rd,. Ste A, Wooster l 330-264-9750
he annual Field of Dreams softball game
is more than just an athletic contest.
The event, which pairs business partners
with Special Olympians, is a testament to
good sportsmanship and team spirit, where
the spectators cannot help but get caught
up in the enthusiasm. Chamber members
can get involved in this memorable annual
event either through direct participation or through
financial support. This year’s game will be held on Saturday, July 9th at the Wooster
Foursquare Church softball field. In addition to the game, there are plenty of related
festivities, including a tailgate party, music, cheerleading, and food concessions. Funds
from the event support the local Special Olympics program, as well as the Chamber. For
more information, including sponsorship levels, or to become directly involved, go to
www.woosterchamber.com for more details.
DATE OF GAME: Saturday, July 9th
LOCATION: Wooster Foursquare Church
3666 Friendsville Road, Wooster
THE GAME: Tailgate Party / Home Run Derby 6:30 PM
Warmups 7:30 PM • Game 8 PM
Rain date: Saturday, July 16
Sponsored by:
For More Information Please Contact:
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
377 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691
330.262.5735 • [email protected]
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
May 2016
Business After Hours
— Open for Networking —
Downtown East Liberty St.
Ribbon Cuttings
he Chamber would like to thank Consumers National Bank and the
Commercial & Savings Bank for allowing us to be a part of their Ribbon
Cutting ceremonies.
A Ribbon Cutting was held on May, 12 to welcome to
Consumer National Bank to historic downtown Wooster.
Picture (L to R) Sandra Hull, Main Street Wooster; Sean
Ulick, Laurie McClellan, Scott Dodds, John Hollland of Consumers National Bank and Mark
Morrison, Chair of the Wooster Chamber.
embers are invited to join the Chamber for a Business After Hours
on June 21st, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The evening will consist of stops at
various businesses, networking, great food and some fantastic door prizes.
You don’t want to miss this fun filled evening!
The Commercial and Savings Bank officially
Partcipating Businesses
opened their new branch located on East Liberty by
holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 19th. The Chamber would like to congratulate
Eddie Steiner and his team for continually investing in the Wooster and Wayne County markets.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
June 9th, 10:45am–Noon
4299 Burbank Rd, Wooster
Register at: fiveguysribboncutting.eventbrite.com
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
May 2016
Leadership Wooster:Class Projects
Colby Chamberlin
Alicia Wallace
One-Stop Banking
Lending | Affordable Deposit Accounts | Cash Management
Local Decision Making
Experienced Local Commercial Lenders
The Commercial
& Savings Bank
Wooster Area Banking Centers
330-263-1955 | 330-345-2031 | www.csb1.com
The Leadership Wooster class projects took place on May 25th. The group spent time volunteering at OneEighty
& the Nick Amster Workshop doing painting projects.
2016 Meet Your
Internet, Voice and TV Solutions
Ann Smith x154
[email protected]
Advertising Solutions
Jeff Davis x204
[email protected]
For More Information Please Contact:
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
377 West Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
[email protected]
Legislators Series
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor will be
discussing State updates and
available for Q&A
Where: Wayne County Public Library
304 N. Market Street − Wooster, OH
When: Thursday, June 9th from 2:45 − 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Chamber Members
Sponsored by:
To Register: Visit www.taylor.eventbrite.com
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Chamber Connection
May 2016
A new self-funded medical plan for small employers
As today’s small businesses continue to search for cost-saving health coverage options, the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) has taken
action to help. SOCA has created a new health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings
for groups with 50 or fewer employees. SOCA has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to administer this plan and to provide
stop loss coverage. This new self-funded medical offering called the SOCA Benefit Plan is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA).
MEWAs enable smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have
financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.
In addition to financial protection, this innovative alternative offers:
• Competitive rates
• Fixed, predictable monthly payments
• A variety of plan designs, including four PPO and three HSA options
• Anthem’s broad Blue Access PPO Network & National Rx Formulary
• Coverage for claims run-out /terminal liability coverage
Find out more today.
To learn more about the SOCA Benefit Plan and its many advantages,
contact the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce for a referral.
PRACTICES BENEFIT FROM an annual, comprehensive wellness
program and conveniences not ofered in most other primary care oices.
• Reach Dr. Fast and Dr. Bonezzi during and after hours by phone or email
• On-time, unhurried, same-day visits
• Coordination and management of care with specialists
Join Dr. Debra Fast and Dr. Dana Bonezzi for an
Open House celebrating the opening of their
new personalized primary care practices.
6:00 – 7:30 PM
3727 Friendsville Road, Suite 2 | Wooster, OH
RSVP by calling 1.866.696.3847.
Debra A. Fast, DO
Dana M. Bonezzi, MD
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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US Army Band & Soldier Chorus to Perform Downtown
122nd performs in concerts, public and military
ceremonies, and numerous other functions
throughout the year. The 122nd’s performing
groups — the Concert Band, Parade Band, the rock
band Flashbang, and Brass Quintet— perform
throughout the year all across the state of Ohio.
he Ohio Army National Guard’s 122nd Army
Band, Ohio’s premier military music ensemble,
will perform in Wooster, Ohio on June 28th from
7−8:30pm in front of Everything Rubbermaid at
Public Square. This concert is presented by Main
Street Wooster and sponsored by Sprenger Health
Care Systems and the Daily Record.
For 70 years, the Ohio National Guard’s 122nd
Army Band has been a staple of the musical
tradition of the United States military in Ohio.
Members of the band hail from all across Ohio
and beyond, and are charged with carrying
out the mission of bolstering troop morale and
maintaining and enhancing the vital link between
the public and the Ohio Army National Guard. The
The 122nd performs at events ranging from
military ceremonies to parades and free
concerts for the public. It performs in multiple
parades every year, including the Veterans Day
Parade and ‘Red White and Boom’ in downtown
Columbus. The band has even performed during
halftime for fans attending Cleveland Browns and
Cincinnati Bengals professional football games,
and recently shared the stage with the Cleveland
Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall. Band members
spend a significant amount of time during the year
preparing a summer performance schedule, all
while only assembling as a unit for one weekend a
month and for two weeks in the summer. Yet, the
band is still performs a repertoire that allows the
audience to hear the full breadth of talent of the
122nd’s members in a concert setting.
The 122nd Army Band concert is free and open
to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring
folding chairs to enjoy the show. In case of
inclement weather the concert will take place in
the sanctuary at the Wooster United Methodist
Church located at 243 N. Market St. The rain
location has generously been donated by Wooster
UMC and Music on Market.
Want to become a Member? Learn more at: www.WoosterChamber.com
Thank You To
Our Participating Sponsors:
Chamber Connection
May 2016
What’s Happening Around Town June 2016
6/3-6/4: Music & Rib Fest — Big name entertainment. Ticket information
online. Wayne County Fairgrounds 330−262−8001.
6/3-6/4: Quota Rockin’ Rib Run and Big Q Raffle — Held in conjunction with
the Wayne County Music and Rib Fest at the Fairgrounds. Grand prize is
your choice of a 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide, a 2016 Ford Focus SE
or $15,000 cash. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Tickets are available
at Roomscapes, Cabo Sun, PostNet, or by calling 330−465−1153. Wooster
Quota will be sponsoring bounce houses at the RibFest.Wayne County
Fairgrounds 330−465−1153.
6/4: Kids’ Day— Lots of kids’ activities, animals, games, music and displays.
Wayne County Library Downtown 1−4 PM 330−262−6222.
6/4: Shreve Village — Wide Garage Sales− Over 100 sales in and around the
village including businesses and a chicken BBQ at the Firehouse. Village of
6/4-6/5: Perennial Party & Plant Sale — Informative talks on butterfly and
hummingbird gardens. Deborah’s Garden Market Classes Sat 11 AM,
Sun 2 PM 330−601−1027.
6/9: Whiz Bang! Science Show — Have fun while learning about science.
Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC’s popular Whiz−bang Scientist, will encourage
children to learn about science and will enrich the natural world experience.
Free family fun. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum.
7 PM 740−485−0129.
6/9: Ladies’ Night Out — Join us for a fun night of activities for women of all
ages. Downtown Wooster 5−8 PM 330−262−6222.
6/10-6/11: American Cancer Society Relay for Life Wooster — Overnight
fundraiser event benefitting cancer research, celebrating survivorship and
remembering those who lost the battle. Wooster High School Friday, 7 PM to
Sat 1 PM 330−749−7274.
6/10-6/12: Cowboy Mounted Shooting — Watch these cowboys compete in
timed shooting matches on horseback. Family−oriented club with members
in Wild West outfits. Wayne County Fairgrounds Friday 7:30 PM, Sat &
Sun 10 AM 614−905−2008.
6/11-6/12: Quailcrest Farm Spring Garden Fair — Over 50 garden−related
artists and craftsmen, food and music set in the beautiful Quailcrest Gardens!
Quailcrest Farm 10 AM−5 PM 330−345−6722.
6/11: Dalton Community Historical Society Strawberry Festival — Fresh
strawberries, ice cream, sandwiches and live musical entertainment. Dalton
Memorial Park, South Mill Street, Dalton 4:30−7 PM
6/11- Guided Bird Walk — Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society
accompany bird watchers of all skill levels scouting dozens of birds found in
the arboretum. Please dress for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza, at
Secrest Arboretum 9 AM.
6/11: 1st Annual Pet Safety and Preparedness Fair — Presented by The Wayne
County Dog Shelter and The Wayne County EMA. Microchip clinic, pet
disaster preparedness, canine officer demos, dog training and more. Wayne
County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Road. Wooster 9 AM − 2 PM.
6/11: Lehman’s Homemade 101 Classes — Delicious DIY: Making Butter,
Cheese and Yogurt. $10 per class.Lehman’s, 4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, OH
44618 2 PM 330−828−8828.
6/12: Great Grill−Off — Fourth Annual benefit by donation only. Vote for your
favorite miniature burger, enjoy picnic foods, live music and more. Christian
Children’s Home of Ohio 12:30−4 PM 330−345−7949.
6/14: Kiwanis Strawberry Social — Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream,
coffee and punch. Christmas Run Park 4:30 −8:30 PM.
6/16-6/18: Eastern United States John Deere Expo — Large expo of John
Deere Tractors and equipment. Auctions, tractor pull, garden tractor display,
parts, vendors, seminars, food concessions. Wayne County Fairgrounds
6/17: Concert/Cruise−In — Classic cars and street rods line the streets of
historic Downtown Wooster. Live music and food vendors. Downtown
Wooster 7−9:30 PM 330−262−6222.
6/17-6/18: Beauty and the Beast Jr. — The Wayne County Performing Arts
Council invites you to “Be Our Guest” and enjoy a magical production at
Wooster High School 7 pm. For more information, go to www.wacpac.org.
6/18: Smithville Community Historical Society Open House: — Mishler
Weaving Mill, Village Blacksmith, Sheller House, Carriage Barn and Pioneer
Log Cabin open for tours. Located along Main Street in Smithville. Only
Mishler Mill and Reception Center are handicapped accessible. Smithville
Historical Society & Mishler Mill 1:30−4 PM 330−669−9308.
6/18: Ohio Light Opera Opening Night Gala — The audience is invited to
celebrate the opening of the 38th Summer Season in the lobby following
the performance. Freedlander Theatre Following 7:30 PM performance,
6/18: Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding & Western Experience — Join Buckin’
Ohio for a real Western Experience-fun for the whole family. See website
for times and events. 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank 4-9:30 PM 330-624-7205.
6/18: Wooster Urban Adventure Challenge — A team race that is part
physical and part mental. Teams of 2 or 3 participants move by foot and
bike through the city performing challenges at checkpoints. TBA 8 AM
6/24: Guided Summer Walk — Join us for a guided summer walk through
Secrest Arboretum. Please dress for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza
at Secrest Arboretum 2-3:30 PM.
6/24: Sounds of Downtown — Spend a relaxing evening in Downtown
Wooster listening to street musicians. Downtown Wooster 6-8 PM
6/24-6/25: West Salem Town & Country Firefighters Festival — Fun for the
family. Inflatables, food vendors, games, firgo game, and live music. School
Campus, Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 10 AM-11 PM 419-853-4022.
6/24-6/25-6/26: Beauty and the Beast Jr. — The Wayne County Performing
Arts Council invites you to “Be Our Guest” and enjoy a magical production
at Wooster High School 7 pm. For more information, go to www.wacpac.org.
6/25: GivePetsAChance Foot Golf Scramble — NEW DATE FootGolf
Scramble benefitting GPAC. FootGolf, fun and food for a good cause. NEW
DATE Visit on Facebook - GivePetsAChanceLC Boles Golf and FootGolf
Course, College of Wooster 8 AM-1 PM 330-201-1757.
6/25: Marshallville Antique Tractor Pull — One of the oldest pulls in the
area. Marshallville Park 1:00 PM 330-855-2212.
6/25: Paint Twp. Firemen’s Festival & Fireworks — Chicken BBQ, music,
games and fireworks. Mt. Eaton Elementary 4:30-10:30 PM 330-359-5699.
6/25-6/26: ARRL (Ham Radio) Field Day — Annual testing of emergency
radio communications. Wooster Memorial Park 2 PM-2 PM 330-262-9321.
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