ASHLAND, OH – Ashland Area Council for Economic Development hosted its Mid-Year Briefing for Investors on September 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM at the Ashland Golf Club Pavilion. The weather was perfect and the scenery lovely, but even better was the information that was shared and the support that was shown for economic development.
Dan DeVille of the FirstEnergy Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to the Ashland County Community Foundation on behalf of Ashland Area Economic Development. This money was generously given to benefit economic development efforts in the Ashland area. “The FirstEnergy Foundation’s continued investment in AACED is based upon its continued performance to build a strong and vibrant community by attracting and retaining wealth building businesses and industries,” Dan explained. Keith Boales of the Ashland County Community Foundation thanked Dan and the FirstEnergy Foundation for their continued support.
Mitchell’s Orchard & Farm Market played host to a crowd of Ashlanders excited for a new year of economic growth in the community.
Ashland Area Council for Economic Development had its first news conference of the year Wednesday to promote growth in the community and introduce new businesses.
Five business owners shared their stories about working with AACED.
“I thought it went very well for the first (news) conference of the year,” executive director Kathy Goon said. “We were able to show business starts and expansions in Ashland County.”
Emerald Campbell-Stackhouse graduated from the Ohio State University College of Human Ecology with a degree in Nutrition and Community Health and a minor of Exercise Science. A main concentration of her study included community improvement through healthy lifestyle and implementing change. Her working history provides her with a long experience handling the business clientele visiting and commuting to Columbus/Dublin, Ohio, as a VIP concierge for Marriott. Recently relocating back to her home community of Ashland she resides in a historical home on Sandusky Street.
FirstEnergy Foundation partners with the Community Improvement Corporation of Ashland, Ohio because the CIC’s projects and initiatives align with FirstEnergy Foundation’s focus on promoting local and regional economic development. In the picture provided, Dan DeVille Area Manager for FirstEnergy Service Company presents Keith Boales, President and Hal Sheaffer, Treasurer a $1,500 check to support 2015 economic development initiatives in Ashland County.
COLUMBUS, OH, OCTOBER 23, 2015: The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented its annual Excellence Awards at its 2015 Annual Summit, held October 20-23 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest. The OEDA’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.
Hal Sheaffer was nominated for the Excellence in Volunteerism Award by the Ashland Area Council for Economic Development (AACED) for his work for the Community Improvement Corporation of Ashland, Ohio. This award recognizes exceptional volunteer individuals who have assisted in successful economic development efforts in Ohio.
Gahanna, OHIO-The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 18th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Gahanna, Ohio on Thursday, September 17, 2015. This is where the Mohican-Loudonville Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded First Place for the 2015 Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Guide.
During our Semi-Annual Investor Meeting Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Dan DeVille presented a $5,000 grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation to Ashland Area Council for Economic Development to support initiatives for economic development in Ashland County. AACED’s initiatives align with FirstEnergy Foundation’s focus on organizations within their service area that supports their priorities to help improve the vitality of our communities, promote local and regional economic development, advance an educated workforce by supporting STEM initiatives, and support FirstEnergy employees’ community leadership and volunteer interests.
The week of July 13th to the 17th is quickly approaching. We have several time slots still available for a Know Ashland, Grow Ashland Business Visit. For those of you that have already scheduled your visit or if you haven’t yet because you don’t know what to expect this article will lay out our goals and what you can expect from these visits.