Business

Leaders must alert employees to risks

I once knew a supervisor whose right thumb was missing. I asked him about his mishap and he explained a frightening tale. In his younger days as a section foreman, one of his roof bolter’s machines was malfunctioning. The roof bolting machine is designed to capture the dust created in the ...

CVB helps sponsor television coverage of National Powerboat Races

The 2019 Riverfront Roar is over and in the books. However, for powerboat fans everywhere, television coverage of the event will air on AT&T Sport Net Pittsburgh on Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 18 at noon, and Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m., and then on MAV-TV on Sept. 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m. The ...

Making an effort to listen ups morale

During the time I worked in the coal mine as a supervisor, I was taking classes in guidance and counseling in conjunction with my masters degree. Several classes were focused on listening. When back on shift, I was ferrying one of my crew members, Rick, to weld a broken rail. In transit, we had ...

Stonewall Group wins International Creative Award

Out of more than 4,500 submissions from 27 countries, Stonewall Group has been recognized by the 2019 Summit Creative Award competition for its creative work for client Shale Crescent USA. “Stonewall Group takes great pride in developing strategically integrated marketing campaigns, in ...

Solvay Specialty Polymers service anniversaries

David Deem recently completed 15 years of employment with Solvay Specialty Polymers. David joined Solvay in 2004 as a laborer and is now a mechanic. He resides in, Elizabeth, WV, with his wife, Jan. Steve Cunningham recently completed five years of employment with Solvay Specialty Polymers. ...

Don’t get stuck with one solution to a problem

From June 1990 till June 2000, I served as the director of the Institute for Education and Training for Business in Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business. In March of 1996, the admiral’s staff of the United States Coast Guard requested a presentation on Leaders of ...

Don’t be afraid to invent new and better ways to get the job done

My dad occasionally made things to keep his three boys busy and to enhance our enjoyment of summer. When we moved to a new house, dad climbed the biggest tree and proceeded to attach a homemade rope to a strong limb. The rope-making required two people. First, we found a pile of binder ...

Morrison, Inc. named Premier Bryant Dealer for third year

For the third consecutive year, Morrison, Inc. has been recognized for its commitment to excellence with a spot in the coveted Circle of Champions by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. Morrison is one of only 13 dealers in the state of Ohio to achieve this status and in the top three percent ...

Ohio Board of Building Standards presents 2019 RCO and Energy Training

The Board of Building Standards adopted an update to the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) based on the 2018 International Residential Code with Ohio changes effective July 1 including adoption of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for 1-, 2- and 3-Family Dwellings. The board ...

JobsOhio partners with Career Center

Ensuring Southeastern Ohio is both economically competitive and attractive to prospective industrial or manufacturing companies requires a steady and available pool of highly-trained technicians in industrial maintenance. The Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training, in ...

API/APEG hold first annual meeting in Frankfort

CHILLICOTHE—Appalachian Partnership Inc. (API) and its subsidiary the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) held their firstannual meeting today, a luncheon at the Sunroom at the Brick in Frankfort, near Chillicothe. The main purpose of the event was to roll out the Regional ...

Business strategy: See how the others do it

In October of 1982, I had an opportunity to assist with some archaeological field work in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. We spent long days walking ridges and systematically digging shovel tests in search of archaeological sites. As we finished one project area, we moved to another town to ...

MMH achieves Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Marietta Memorial Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Marietta Memorial Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term, acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, ...

Marshall University, Ohio State partner as service providers

Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at The Ohio State University’s South Centers in Piketon to be a service provider for manufacturers and other businesses in southeast Ohio. The organizations share similar ...

Williamstown Bank’s 100th Anniversary Celebration and Donation Drive

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Williamstown Bank will host a community event and donation drive on June 14. The event will be held in Tomlinson Park in Williamstown from 5:30-8 p.m. Donations will be accepted for The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, The Humane Society ...

Try, try again if you want to succeed

The house where I grew up in Malaga was probably built in the late 1880s. When replacing a floor in an addition to the house, we found newspapers from the early 1920s. The house was built without an indoor bathroom and a ramshackle outhouse still stood behind the barn. Eventually, years before ...

Intern from OU joins Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio

Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio announces their most recent intern, Allison Krouse, of Ohio University. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN and then Toledo, OH, Allison recently graduated from the interior design program at nearby Ohio University. During her time there, Allison was involved in ...

Glenwood Community earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

Glenwood Community has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is ...

Explaining employee motivation and a lack of

Employee motivation is complex. One description of why employee motivation is so difficult for leaders is called Equity Theory. Equity Theory deals with one’s perception of how fair his/her efforts and rewards are in comparison to those efforts and rewards of certain others. As we go through ...