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Emerging Ada businesses may enter BCE competition

$7,500 in start-up prize money available

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) is holding the next Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition in January-March 2020.

Offering a 7-session business plan course taught by Kathy Keller, CBA, the competition has two categories, emerging businesses and improving 45817 businesses, and awards a total of $7,500 in prizes.

The prize that everyone walks away with? “A solid plan that includes financial forecasting, market research, risk management, and marketing,” says BCE Executive Director Paula Scott; “It requires you to spend time and meet deadlines on issues that you might be leaving on the back burner.”

Ada funeral director, Bruce Neely, announces retirement

Owner of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home for nearly 46 years; retirement open house planned Dec. 27

Bruce Neely, funeral director and owner of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home of Ada and Alger, has announced his retirement after serving the Ada community for nearly 46 years.

A retirement community open house takes place at the funeral home, 311 E. Lima Ave., Ada, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 27.

“Since serving area communities from January of 1974 it is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement,” he said.  

Mercy Health partners with Putnam YMCA with Mercy Health Fitness Room

Mercy Health and the Putnam YMCA share a common mission to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

The Putnam County YMCA and Mercy Health have partnered to bring renovations and improved access to the YMCA facility at 101 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa, Ohio.  The “Mercy Health Fitness Room” will feature new equipment, cameras for security, and improved Wi-Fi coverage for members and guests of the YMCA.

Additionally, members of the Putnam YMCA will now enjoy 24-hour access to the Fitness Center.  This improves access to healthy activities for members 18 years or older.

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative part of Washington, D.C., showcase

Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase

Mid-Ohio Energy, the not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves approximately 8,200 consumers in Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot counties, has been invited to participate in the Energy & Commerce Republicans’ “Energy & Environment Innovation Showcase” at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The objective of the initiative is to highlight the importance of investing in the development and deployment of breakthrough technologies that reduce emissions, power tomorrow’s economy, and provide greater value to American consumers.  

It's a winter wonderland at New Leaf

Don't miss the winter wonderland at New Leaf Landscape Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada.

The shop has a family-friendly holiday display plus unique decorations, trees, wreaths and greenery, chocolate peanut cluster candies, and lots more.

Phone: 419-634-0351 and check photos and video below. 


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