KOA Award, Charles Mill Marina Honored, Firelands


Shelby-Mansfield KOA Resort Wins Major Awards at Annual Convention

BATON ROUGE, LA – Shelby-Mansfield KOA Resort Campground has won the 2022 President’s Award and the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Founder’s Award. These prestigious awards were presented on November 16 at KOA’s annual international convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The KOA Founder’s Award – named after Dave Drum, who founded KOA on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, MT, in 1962 – is KOA’s highest service award. It is awarded exclusively to KOA Campground Owners and Managers who achieve world-class scores in both customer service and KOA Quality Review.

The KOA President’s Award is given to campgrounds that meet exceptional quality standards and receive high marks for customer service from their campsite customers. KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year about their KOA camping experience.

KOA celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2021. To learn more about this KOA, or any of the 525 other KOAs in the United States or Canada, visit KOA.com.

Charles Mill Marina named Top 100 dealer for the second year in a row

Charles Mill Marina, 1277 Ohio 430 in Mansfield, was named one of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America for 2021 by Boating Industry magazine for the second year in a row.

The Boating Industry List is the only independent ranking of boat dealers and recognizes dealers who are unmatched in terms of business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more.

A full list of the Top 100 Boating Industry Dealers for 2021 can be found at BoatingIndustry.com.

Firelands Electric Cooperative Announces Contest Winners, Lighting Competition

NEW LONDON – As part of National Cooperative Month, Firelands Electric Cooperative held a special prize draw in October for its members. Three people were randomly selected from nearly 400 applications submitted by mail and online.

Shiloh’s Len Leber was the big winner of a 5 quart Oster air fryer and cookbook. A 10 inch digital photo frame was awarded to second prize winner Maria Eiben from New London. Beverly Victor of Mansfield received third prize, a 32GB Fire tablet.

Firelands Electric has also announced a Christmas lighting competition for its customers. From Monday to December 26, co-op members can submit a photo of their indoor or outdoor Christmas lighting for a chance to win a $ 50 credit.

Photos should be emailed to [email protected] (maximum file size 10MB). Be sure to put “Christmas Lighting Contest” in the subject line and include your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. There is a limit of one entry and one prize per member address. The submitted photos will be published in an album on the Firelands Electric Facebook page where the public can vote for their favorite.

A winner will be chosen every Monday in December throughout the contest. Winners will receive a $ 50 credit on their next Firelands Electric bill and their photos will be featured in an upcoming issue of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine, as well as on the Firelands Electric Cooperative website and social media.

For full contest rules, visit firelandsec.com/contests.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces New President / CEO

Mike davidson

WOOSTER – Buehler’s Fresh Foods has promoted Mike Davidson to president and CEO of the Ohio-based supermarket chain, effective Jan. 2. He will succeed Dan Shanahan who announced his retirement in early November.

Prior to joining Buehler’s, Davidson worked for Price Chopper supermarkets in Schenectady, NY as senior vice president of store operations. Prior to Price Chopper, Davidson worked with the companies Ahold Finast and Tops Markets. At Tops, Mike was Regional Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Operations and Merchandising.

Davidson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in commerce, and completed the Food Leadership Program at Cornell University. He is currently president of the Ohio Grocers Association.

Celebrating Apprentices Across Ohio

COLUMBUS – According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10.4 million job openings were reported on the last day of August. Many of these jobs are trades and require specific training and experience.

This week marks the 7th National Apprenticeship Week, a national event where leaders from industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government host events for showcase the successes and value of recorded learning for rebuilding our economy, promoting racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. Data from the Ohio Department of Employment and Family shows that Ohio is ranked number one in the Midwest for the number of apprentices in the state and third nationally.

The Ministry of Commerce is very involved in apprenticeship. The Wage and Hour Bureau oversees the effective wage, which establishes the required wage rate for publicly funded construction projects. The only people on these projects who can be paid less than the established journeyman wage rate are registered apprentices. This not only gives registered apprentices a chance to gain hands-on experience, but it encourages companies to employ apprentices and help them grow.

These opportunities are only for registered apprenticeships, which include all quality training elements such as safety training, on-the-job training, equal employment opportunities training and training. classroom approved under the National Apprenticeship Act.

In addition, the Department of Commerce regulates the Manufacturing Mentorship Program, which is sort of a pre-apprenticeship program. This program allows any 16 or 17 year old student who is not part of an established technical education program to work in a manufacturing environment with restrictions adjusted due to their minor.

For more information, visit com.ohio.gov/dico.


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