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Civista’s Shiloh branch to combine with Plymouth Branch

SANDUSKY – Civista Bank will combine its 23 W. Main St., Shiloh branch with its full-service branch at 49 Sandusky St., Plymouth. Civista came to the decision after review of the company’s locations and changes in customer use.

At 5 p.m. July 16 the Shiloh branch will close, followed by the location’s ATM on Aug. 16. The Shiloh branch stopped accepting Village of Shiloh utility payments the past Wednesday. Customers’ accounts will automatically transfer to Civista’s Plymouth branch. Other nearby locations include Civista’s Shelby branches located at 200 N. Gamble St. and 156 Mansfield Ave., and Civista’s Greenwich branch located at 13 Main St.

For more information, call 419-896-2345 or 800-604-9368.

Civista also announced it was named as one of the 2021 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by Best Companies Group in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland. This is the eleventh consecutive year Civista Bank has been named to the list and the third year by Crain’s.

MWD Logistics receives award from Scotts Miracle-Gro

ONTARIO –  MWD Logistics is a recipient of the Service Excellence Award from Scotts Miracle-Gro. The award recognizes a company for meeting and exceeding a dashboard of metrics Scotts Miracle-Gro provides for suppliers. MWD Logistics not only met and exceeded the metrics for their category (operations logistics), but earned the highest overall numbers.

MWD Logistics met a Net Inventory Variance (inventory accuracy) of 99% for Scotts Miracle-Gro, far exceeding expectations. Their on-time shipments were fulfilled 100% on time, a level unprecedented in the industry. Scotts comments that MWD “always says yes to any challenge” and “will take anything we throw at them.”

MWD Logistics provides flexible warehousing solutions, distribution services, and trucking services for many clients ranging from Texas eastward to Connecticut. The company has partnered with Scotts Miracle-Gro for around 20 years, providing them with warehouse space.

New agent joins The Webb Team at Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty

Cassie Parsons

MANSFIELD – Realtor Cassie Parsons has joined The Webb Team at Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty. Parsons, who holds a degree in business administration, is an experienced agent with over $5 million in sales since getting her real estate license in 2016.

Parsons is a veteran and was a 68W (combat medic) in the Army for six years. She served in Baumholder, Germany, where she planned and coordinated the deployment and re-deployment of more than 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan. She been married to her husband, Joe, for 12 years They have four children. The Texas native and her husband own a hobby farm with five horses and are active in 4-H.

Parsons serves the Mansfield, Ontario, Galion, Bucyrus, Crestline, Shelby and surrounding areas. She has experience selling residential homes, vacant land, farm land and equestrian properties.

Parsons can be contacted at 254-760-1147 or [email protected].

Advantage Credit Union celebrating 60 years

MANSFIELD – Advantage Credit Union is celebrating its 60th anniversary with special discounts and promotions. Officials say they are particularly excited about extending support to healthcare workers who have committed an abundance of time and energy this past year to keeping the Richland community safe.

In 1961, a group of local autoworkers started Auto Workers Credit Union to initially serve the employees of the General Motors Plant, their families, and retired employees. In 2002, the Board of Directors took steps for continued growth and gained a Community Charter, offering services to all who live, work, worship or attend school in Richland County. The new name of Advantage Credit Union was established in 2009 to continue with the goal of serving everyone in the county. 

Those who open a new savings account in 2021 will receive a free lifetime membership.

Governor announces $155 million in business assistance programs

COLUMBUS – The State of Ohio has launched four grant programs to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The programs will provide $155 million in grant funding to businesses that opened in 2020, food and beverage establishments, entertainment venues, and lodging venues. The funds were made available by the Ohio General Assembly as part of Senate Bill 108 and Senate Bill 109, both of which Governor DeWine signed into law in May. 

All four programs will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (Development). Program guidelines, terms and conditions, and required documentation for all four programs are available now at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov. 

Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers are staffed with advisers who can help businesses with the application process.