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Business briefs: Elzy Milling recognized; businesses honored; Webb Team – Mansfield News Journal

Secretary of State spotlights Elzy Milling and Trade

The newest building at Elzy Milling and Trade Inc. holds the general store merchandise.

BELLVILLE — Elzy Milling and Trade in Bellville was recently featured as an August 2021 Business Spotlight by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. 

Every month, the Secretary of State’s office highlights several businesses from around the state in a particular industry. For August, in support of agriculture, they chose Elzy Milling and Trade as an example of a family owned, agriculturally based business that has achieved success and received awards.

Elzy Milling and Trade is one of North Central Ohio’s largest livestock feed manufacturers. Serving an eight-county area, it also ranks among the top retailers in pet supplies, grass seeds, bagged fertilizers, garden materials, pond maintenance and more.

Since opening in July of 2011, Elzy Milling and Trade has tripled in size.

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Local businesses honored at annual appreciation breakfast

The CCMEP/WIOA and Success Unlimited programs, a collaboration with Catalyst Life Services and Richland County Job & Family Services, hosted their annual Business Appreciation Breakfast Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. They recognized their business partners who employ participants of the CCMEP (Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Success Unlimited programs.

The programs assist individuals with barriers to their employment and educational goals to gain experience in their desired employment sector. Individuals start out at entry-level positions and receive on-the-job training and mentorship from their worksite supervisors and support from their employment specialists to ensure long-term participant success.

Across its various programs and partnerships, Catalyst and Success Unlimited serve approximately 375 youth and adult participants per year across dozens of worksites throughout Richland County.

If you are interested in becoming a worksite partner or would like more information on these programs, contact Stephanie Jakubick at 419-774-2250 or [email protected].

The Webb Team welcomes new Realtor

Chris Trease

LEXINGTON — Realtor Chris Trease is the newest member of The Webb Team at Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty based in Lexington.

Trease, a graduate of Lexington High School, has been an area resident his entire adult life. Chris is also a graduate of Hondros College. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors and the Mansfield Association of Realtors and has more than 30 years in customer service management.

An active member of the Lexington community, Trease regularly donates his time coaching youth sports and hosting church small groups.

He has been married to his wife, Brittany, for 11 years, has four children and resides in Lexington. They are active members at Crossroads Community Church.

For help buying or selling a home, Trease can be reached at 419-564-4841 or [email protected].