From The Desk of Dave Mueller, Chairman of the Board
CHAMBER BRINGS "YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY" TO MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS
The Chamber is proud to announce that our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) has partnered with the Medina City Schools. This is a groundbreaking program that takes students in grades 9-12 through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students do not need to have a business idea, or any business experience, but have to be motivated, excited, and have the desire to "shake things up."
Over the course of the year, students take all the real and necessary steps to launching an enterprise. Brainstorming ideas, preparing a business plan for their enterprises, pitching their business ideas to real investors at the YEA! Investor Panel presentation, developing marketing materials and preparing to sell their products and/or services to customers at the trade show and elsewhere. As with all entrepreneurs, they learn that new business or non-profit creation requires determination, courage, and motivation. FULL ARTICLE INSIDE
These lessons take on various forms, and are not limited to classroom lecture. Students work with attorneys, insurers, tax professionals, designers, printers and suppliers. They listen to guest speakers, shadow mentors in the community, and take exciting field trips to reinforce principles and witness...
From the Desk of Debra Lynn-Schmitz, President
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business, is excited to announce plans for the program to be introduced in the Medina High School, in the Fall of 2011.
YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes students between the ages of 14 and 18 through the process of launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year . By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims at teaching students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. YEA! is the only pre-college program developed by an entrepreneur, at a university, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Kauffman Foundation and the United States Chamber of Commerce.
"We are excited about the expansion and specifically chose the Medina City Schools because of its reputation for academic excellence," said Gayle Jagel, the CEO and founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Jagel developed the YEA! program in 2004, while serving as the Director of the Office of Special Programs at the
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GREATER MEDINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
"Safely Handling Compressed Gas"
A.I. Root Meeting Room
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Golf Outing
Weymouth Country Club
10:00am Shot-gun start
Medina County Safety Council
Weymouth Country club
11:30am to 1:00pm
Fox Meadows Country Club
7:30am to 9:00am
Young Professionals Social
Cana Wine & Martini Bar, Medina
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Business After Business
Asian Martial Arts
3880 Pearl Rd, Medina
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Any Lab Test Now! - Medina
July 12, 2011
Volume 37, Issue 8
August 2011 Edition
2011 Board of Directors
Dave Mueller, BPR/Rico Equipment, Inc., Chairman of the Board
Valerie Rapp, Homestead Insurance, Chair-Elect
Keith Hughes, Dyer, Hughes, Roche & Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer
Mike Baach, Philpott Rubber Company, Past Chair
Chad Wilson, Chad Allan Technology, Vice Chair, Business Advocacy
Brian Harr, Western Reserve Bank, Vice Chair, Economic Development
Michael B. Miller, FirstMerit Bank, Vice Chair, Member Services
Jani Davis, Westfield Insurance
Amy Demlow, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston
Dr. Tim Earley, Medina Vision & Laser Centre
George Hudnutt, The Medina Gazette
Delmar Jones, Jonesy's Classic Cleaners
Coleen Morlock, VCS Salon & Spa
Bob Thompson, Town & Country Co-Op
Mark Williams, Williams On The Lake
Jim Bigam, Medina Hospital
Jim Conrad, Conrad & Dowdell Productions
Jim Gerspacher, Gerspacher Real Estate Group
Bert Humpal, Dyer, Hughes, Roche & Wilson
Ray Seaman, Seaman Financial Services
Don Simmons, Simmons Brothers Construction
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KIM'S COLLEGE OF MARTIAL ARTS
400 S. Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
Paul Kim & Erica Fabian
Professional Martial Arts
MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
P. O. Box 1035
Medina, OH 44258
www.medinacityschoolsfoundation.org Organization Medina City Schools Foundation supports & enhances the learning opportunities available to the students of the Medina community.
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Debra Lynn-Schmitz, President
Tina Gienger, Member Services Manager
Karen Whitaker, Administrative Professional
Susan Murawski, Safety Council Administrator
Becky Parkhurst, Accounting Manager
Be sure to arrive at Weymouth Country Club early to enjoy the pre-event festivities.
Homestead Insurance Agency will be offing refreshments at their Meet & Greet Driving Range.
Benefits Resource Group will challenge you to the Putting Contest.
Registration begins at 8:30am with a Shot-gun start at 10:00am.
2011 ANNUAL GOLF SPONSORS
Excalibur Auto Body of Medina
HOST YOUR HOLE FOR THE DAY SPONSORS
PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR
Benefits Resource Group
COURTESY CART SPONSORS
Kramer & Goyette, DDS
Western Reserve Masonic Community
MEET & GREET DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR
Homestead Insurance Agency
COMFORT STATION SPONSORS
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Maximum Potential Chiropractic
Stubbendieck Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centers
LONGEST DRIVE SPONSOR
Bill Doraty Kia
GOLF BALL SPONSORS
Warner Technology, Inc.
Warner Communicatins, Ltd.
HOLE & TEE SPONSORS
CompManagement Health Systems
Gorsek & Co., CPAs
Homestead Carpet & Tile
Michael J. Matasich, Attorney at Law
Medina Sod Farms
Sandridge Food Corp.
The Hoffman Group
Trinity Rose Foundation
Western Reserve Bank
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Medina County Economic Developmental Corporation is looking for nominations for their 8th Annual Medina County Business Awards. All nominations must be received by 5:00pm, August 5, 2011. Categories will be: Entrepreneur of the Year, Capital Investment, Small Business Enterprise, Business Growth, Green Leader, Corporate Citizen of the Year-Company, and Corporate Citizen of the Year-Individual. A nomination form can be downloaded from their website at www.medinacounty.org.
The community map is now online. Visit your fellow members online at www.villageprofile.com/ohio/medina/. Thank you to all who participated in our community map project. A hard copy of the community map is on sale in our office for $2.00 each.
Emeritus at Camelot Place would like to announce their new Senior Executive Director, Joe Wilson, NHA. Joe will oversee operations for both Emeritus at Camelot Place and Emeritus at Medina. Jacques Leverette has served in this position for the past 5 years. We wish Jacques all the best as he accepts new position as Regional Director of Operations of Region 2. This region consists of communities in Kansas and Nebraska.
Michael Baach, President, Philpott Rubber Company was named by Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder to serve on the Small Business Advisory Council, a nine-member board that was established in Senate Bill 2 as part of the Common Sense Initiative (CSI).
The Summit Medina Business Alliance will be offering two seminars. The first will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 4pm to 6:30pm titled "Business Basics Seminar". The second will be held Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 3pm to 5:30pm titled "How to Write a Business Plan". Both seminars will be held at 526 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311. Please email email@example.com for more information.
The Cleveland Clinic has named Thomas L. Tulisiak, MD as president of Medina Hospital effective September 1, 2011. Dr. Tulisiak assumes the leadership roll following former president Rob Stall's promotion to Chief of Operations for Cleveland Clinic's Regional Hospitals.
Our condolences go out to the family of Theodore John Bohmer, Jr.. Ted owned and operated Standard Service Garage Door Company for many years.
The sixth annual Trinity Rose Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, September 12th at Weymouth Country Club. The proceeds from the outing will provide financial aid to local families dealing with childhood blindness and a research grant to help find a cure for blindness. Help the Trinity Rose Foundation continue its mission to help families See the World Together and sign-up for golf or a sponsorship today! Visit www.trinityrose.org for further information or contact Stacy Bonitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael E. Kovack, Medina County Auditor, released the following information regarding county finances for the week of July 22, 2011 through July 29, 2011: Six vendor's licenses were issued and there were 4 commercial transfers for an average price of $335,000.
ANNOUNCING THE 2011-12 ANNUAL MEDINA AREA MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE
Image Builders Marketing is beginning advertising sales for the 2011-12 Annual Medina Area Magazine and Community Guide. This full color comprehensive community guide has become a much anticipated reference guide that captures all of Medina's charm and friendly hometown atmosphere.
For more information see attached letter and flyer.
Tina Gienger, Newsletter Editor
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