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In business, success can overshadow pain of failure

I received my first pair of hamsters on my 11th birthday. The light brown, furry creatures were accompanied with a shiny metal cage, a glass water bottle, and a measure of food. I quickly mastered the task of taking care of them and spent hours cuddling them. The following year our family ...

Good leaders think before they speak

Through five years as a coal mine supervisor, I had a couple of conflicts with my bosses. The first time came from an infraction of “standard leave,” a state in which the section was to be left for the next shift. Standard leave was mandated by top management and included a number of ...

Conference on social enterprise

From local reports MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The second annual Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise will be held on May 19 and 20 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Learn from top social enterprises from across the nation. Mountain Tech Media hailing from Berea, Ky., is a ...

Yeomans added to Comfort Keepers National Brand Fund Committee

From local reports After being elected to the Comfort Keepers® National Advisory Council (NAC) in January, local franchise owner Joanie Yeomans was elected vice chair of the committee which provides guidance and support for CK Franchising, Inc.’s national marketing efforts. A critical ...

Past, present and future play key roles for leaders

The farm where I grew up consisted of 60 acres. On the west side of our farm was an adjacent 60 acres owned by the Mann family. Eventually, the Mann farm was sold to a wealthy monument shop owner on the other side of Malaga. He ranged angus and later charolais cattle on his 60 acres. My ...

S&P Harley-Davidson dealership recognized

From local reports S&P Harley-Davidson earned the prestigious Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award for 2016. Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, this award is given to dealers based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, customer service and ...

Shale Crescent USA attends conference in Houston, Texas

From local reports Shale Crescent USA, a nonprofit group of business and community leaders from Ohio and West Virginia, attended the World Petrochemical Conference in Houston, Texas, March 20 to 24, to promote the Mid-Ohio Valley (The Shale Crescent) as a premier location for high-energy ...

Peoples Insurance Agency acquires Patrick Consulting Services LLC

Peoples Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Peoples Bank, has acquired Patrick Consulting Services LLC in Piketon, Ohio. Patrick Consulting was started by Rick Patrick in 2005 to meet the needs of Piketon area employers. The firm is a group benefits and third-party administration provider and ...

Leaders must create vision of the future to address changes

My second supervisory training program while in the coal mine was designed by the Bituminous Coal Operators Association and administered by our mine foreman. It consisted of 40 hours of films, discussions, and tests. All of this mandatory training was taught on consecutive Saturdays, eight ...

Local printing and marketing firm to relocate due to growth

From local reports Steven Flaughers, owner of Hyde Brothers Printing & Marketing in Marietta, has recently announced his printing and branding company will relocate in the Marietta area due to company growth and expansion. “Due to the recent growth and expansion of our products, ...

Shale Cresent USA reps economic roundtable speakers

From local reports Jerry James ’80 and Wally Kandel ’87, both representatives of Shale Crescent USA, are scheduled to discuss economic development opportunities in the Mid-Ohio Valley and what’s being done to promote the region around the world, at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio ...

Good leaders don’t leave the future to chance

A couple times a year during my childhood, my family loaded up the old Studebaker and began a travel adventure to Grandmother’s house in Crossville, Tenn. It was a long, arduous experience. The fighting my two brothers and I engaged in was punctuated with picnics in lonely churchyards or ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Shayne Byers, owner of Healthy Start Nutrition on Front Street, mixes a meal replacement shake for a client Wednesday. Byers’ business was one of the establishments in Marietta that had no violations at its last health inspection.

FOOD HANDLING SCORES

Whether your favorite eatery is in violation for mishandling and preparing food or consistently gets high marks for cleanliness is matter of public record, for those who care to know. Sunshine Week, which began on Monday, is a national, non-partisan effort to highlight the critical role of ...

Trump budget could end subsidies for rural air service

By Joan Lowy The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Thursday for eliminating subsidized air service to rural communities, many of which supported his election last year after he promised to create jobs. Trump's proposal, part of his budget plan, would sever an ...

Fracking in Wayne National Forest to be discussed

From local reports PARKERSBURG - Representatives from Keep Wayne Wild, a new group, will discuss hydraulic fracturing in the Wayne National Forest at a meeting of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave. Lynn Cady, an organizer ...

Respect in the workplace requires a two-way street

In the 1970s, whenever a miner died underground all of the miners walked off the job in respect for the dead miner. They were required to take the next day off also. The thinking was that after a fatality, the miners would find it difficult to keep their minds on their work and could ...

Promotion at ELPRO

ELPRO, the Swiss-based global knowledge leader in innovative environmental monitoring solutions, has promoted Micalyn Harris to president and CEO of ELPRO Services, Inc., the company’s U.S. subsidiary located in Marietta. A native of Parkersburg, Harris joined ELPRO in 2009, and most ...

Mall movie theaters to be remodeled

VIENNA, W.Va. — Regal Grand Central Mall 12 is undergoing a complete renovation to provide an enhanced experience for Mid-Ohio Valley residents and area visitors. The project, set to be completed this May, will include new seating, sound system and interior amenities. The renovation will be ...

Leaders don’t play games with employees

During the days when I was a foreman in the coal mine, we had a reoccurring problem with safety violations on the mantrips. Mantrips are large trolley powered metal buses used to carry miners to the production sections. One had to crawl or roll into the mantrip and lie on your back during the ...

Everyday Leadership: Leaders in the midst of change reinvent themselves

My family moved a lot when I was young. Every two or three years, Dad got a higher paying job as a school teacher. Although the moves were frequent, they never got easier. We lost friends and had to make new ones. But we also got to explore new places and find treasures left by previous owners ...