Business

Orient new employees with respect, clear expectations

I thought my brother, Jack, the youngest in the family, was the cutest tow-headed child ever. As he grew, he seemed to be in serious deliberation with himself more than most other children. Mom often explains this characteristic of Jack’s with a story. Jack was born with unfortunate timing ...

3 graduate from builder school

MAZOMANIE, Wis. — Doug, Mary Ellen and Chase Lowe of Doug Lowe Construction and Excavating LLC in Marietta recently graduated from the Wick Buildings Builder Orientation School, and has joined over 100 builders in the Midwest who represent Wick Buildings. Doug, Mary Ellen and Chase have ...

BRIEFCASE

Business After Hours at Boathouse BBQ Join the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for its monthly Business After Hours hosted by Boathouse BBQ, 218 Virginia St., Marietta. Business After Hours is an informal gathering hosted by a different Chamber ...

Leaders have a responsibility when kidding goes too far

I admired most of the coal miners with whom I worked shoulder to shoulder. There were a few whose thirst for power and attention resulted in a trampling of the rights of others and a disregard for basic human decency. Timmy was one such miner. He was a master teaser with a quick wit, which he ...

Chesterhill Produce Auction opens Monday for new season

From local reports On Monday, May 1, the Chesterhill Produce Auction will open its doors for the 2017 season, celebrating 13 years of increasing fresh, local food access and production in Morgan and surrounding Appalachian Ohio counties. All community members are invited to commemorate the ...

Peoples Bank welcomes assistant vice president, financial adviser

From local reports Peoples Bank recently hired Robert Fennell as assistant vice president, financial adviser, at the Marietta bank’s office, 138 Putnam St. Fennell, will help clients reach their investment goals through a comprehensive selection of investment services and products offered ...

Ohio BWC administrator/CEO recognizes MC, local employers

From local reports Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison recently visited Marietta to recognize Marietta College and other local employers for their commitment to workplace safety. Morrison stopped by Marietta College to see new safety equipment the ...

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 ...