Category Archives: Business

Ribbon cutting, open house held

A ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening marked the completion of the new Burik Chiropractic office, located on Trump Rd., Carrollton, April 7.

Those participating in the ribbon cutting are shown at left. From left are: Sheriff Dale Williams, Amy Rutledge, director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Marci Devitt and Robin McGrath, Burik Chiropractic employees; Brenda and Doug Burik, owners; Travis Haugh, project manger for the Benchmark Construction, general contractor for the project; and Cody Marino, Darcelle Brady and Nikki Lee, all Burik Chiropractic employees.

PNC consolidating Minerva branch office with Carrollton

MINERVA – PNC Bank corporation recently announced plans to close its Minerva branch April 20 at 3 p.m. and consolidate it with the Carrollton branch.

“We evaluate branches on a regular basis and determined the Minerva facility is no longer being utilized enough to justify keeping it open,” said Diane Zappas, media relations officer for the Pittsburgh-based corporation. “Customers today have options like ATMs, online and mobile banking to meet their banking needs and we made the difficult decision to close the Minerva branch. Our review determined we could meet the needs of customers at the Carrollton branch.”

She would not disclose how many employees will be affected by the closing, saying only that the company has 53,000 employees. “We do our best to reassign staff,” she said.

The Minerva branch is located at 108 N. Main St. The Carrollton branch is located at 10 Public Square, Carrollton.

Ruble’s calm demeanor earns her Mercy’s 2017 Star Performer honor

CANTON – Mercy Medical Center selected employee Melissa Ruble, RN, Mercy Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as its 2017 Star Performer of the Year.

Previously a Star Performer of the Month, Ruble, of Magnolia, was originally nominated for her calm and compassionate presence with a former patient who called the Mercy ICU in distress.

According to Laura Miller, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN, director, Mercy ICU/Dialysis, Ruble helped keep the woman calm and on the phone until an ambulance arrived to transport her to the Mercy Emergency Department.

Schall named administrator at Arbors of Minerva

Jamie Schall has been named administrator of Arbors at Minerva.

Schall assumed the role in January after serving as assistant administrator of Arbors at Stow in October 2017.

She began her career in health care over 17 years ago as an activities assistant while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She has held many roles, including eight years of providing bereavement and volunteer support for hospice. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a master’s degree in Gerontology and obtained her nursing home administrator license in April 2017.

Schall enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years and her three children.

Arbors at Minerva is located at 400 Carolyn Court, Minerva. For information, call 330-868-868-4104.

Consumers Bank earns consecutive SBA lender awards

Consumers National Bank’s Executive Vice President Scott Dodds (left) accepts the U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office’s “Top Community Bank Lender FY 2017 Award” from Gil Goldberg, district director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Cleveland District Office.

MINERVA – Consumers National Bank received the Top Community Bank Lender Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office for the second consecutive time.

The award recognizes the bank’s outstanding performance making SBA 7(a) and SBA Express loans during SBA fiscal year 2017, ranking first among community banks in the 28 northern Ohio counties served by the Cleveland SBA Office.

“Earning the SBA “Top Community Bank Lender Award” for the second year in a row reflects our continued commitment to our mission of providing the small business community with local access to capital. It also honors our lenders, credit, and loan processing staff who make our SBA lending program possible. I thank the SBA for acknowledging the bank’s efforts again,” said Ralph Lober, the Bank’s president and CEO.

“As small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs, supporting local manufacturers and entrepreneurs is critical to our regions’ economic success. Strengthening communities by lending to small businesses has been a cornerstone of the bank’s mission for over 50 years,” said Lober.

Consumers National Bank has 10 commercial lenders serving business clients from the bank’s 13 branches in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson and Stark counties, plus two loan production offices in Stow and Wooster. In addition to small business loans, the bank has a history of agriculture lending which supports the rural communities that make up a large part of its markets.

Consumers National Bank’s Senior Loan Officer Scott Dodds said, “As a community bank focused on small business lending in the markets we serve, we are pleased to once again receive this award.”

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