West Side Business News & Notes
Jentner Wealth Management expands, relocates
FAIRLAWN — Jentner Wealth Management, a wealth and investment management firm, has announced the expansion and relocation of its headquarters to 3677 Embassy Parkway.
The new facility will include The Center for Financial Excellence, an educational event center. The 1,500-square-foot event facility will host seminars, workshops and lectures, as well as networking events, business meetings and VIP gatherings. The goal is to bolster the financial well-being of the community and Jentner clients and to educate key professionals, such as accountants and attorneys, in prudent financial management.
“We are most excited about our education center. Our clients and associates have requested more opportunities to boost their financial aptitude. We will undoubtedly provide this and more in our new location,” Bruce Jentner, president, said in a press release. “The new office reflects Jentner’s continuing commitment to providing unparalleled wealth-management services to individuals and endowments, while its accessibility and proximity to our current location allows for a smooth transition for current clients.”
Jentner Wealth Management will host an official grand opening in late spring for clients and associates. Contact Matt Jentner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-JENTNER for details. For more information, visit www.jentner.com.
Shear Sisters Studio in Sola Salon Studios hosting grand opening
FAIRLAWN — Missy Miles, Lori Bartoletta, Melissa Burris and Christina Garland, who have more than 60 years of combined experience, have joined as owners at the new Sola Salon Studios at 3029 Smith Road and will host a grand-opening open house April 21 from noon to 4 p.m.
The public is invited for refreshments, tours, free consultations and one-day specials. The salon offers full-service hair, makeup and facial waxing.
Located in the rear new brick building behind Summit Mall, this new salon unit is locally owned. All of the owners grew up and now reside in the Cuyahoga Falls and Akron areas. The women say they are able to offer comparable prices as those advertised at walk-in chain salons.
Online appointments may be made by searching for the stylists at www.vagaro.com/shearsistersstudio. Photos of each stylist, as well as their availability for the month, are noted. Walk-ins are welcome, or customers can call 330-835-6908 for an appointment.
Established in 2004, Sola Salon Studios provides salon professionals with the freedom to own and operate their own salon space.
Norton Food Truck Round-up coming April 26
NORTON — Akron food truck operators and the city of Norton will host the first Norton Food Truck Round-up April 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. at 3230 Greenwich Road.
Food trucks with offerings from gastro-cuisine to Cajun to Mexican street food to American cuisine will be available in one location.
Donations will be made to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Battered Women’s Shelter.
UWSC honors companies, individuals, elects directors, officers
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The United Way of Summit County (UWSC) Annual Meeting took place April 11 at the John S. Knight Center.
The organization’s membership elected a slate of 14 directors. Those elected to three-year terms ending at the annual meeting in 2016 were: Paul Catania, Oswald Cos; Robert Cooper; Donald Corpora, Akron General Health System; H. Leigh Gerstenberger III, FirstMerit Bank; Martin Hall, FirstEnergy Corp.; Dr. Michael Holder, Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron; Mark Krohn; Brennan, Manna & Diamond LLC; James Merklin, Bober Markey Fedorovich; Marc Merklin; Brouse McDowell LPA; Tom Morneweck, Tri-County Regional Labor Council; John Orr, Myers Industries Inc.; Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Project GRAD Akron; and Sylvia Trundle, Akron Police Department. Elected to a one-year unexpired term ending at the annual meeting in 2014 was Stuart Agler, ExxonMobil Chemical.
A slate of officers for 2013-14 also was elected at the annual meeting: At-large Executive Committee members David Jennings, Akron-Summit County Public Library; Brian Moore, Roetzel & Andress; and Theodore Walter, Fifth Third Bank; Labor Representative Morneweck; Marketing Committee Chair Nicholas Browning, FirstMerit Bank; Campaign Chair James Merklin; Nominating Committee Chair Christine Amer Mayer, The GAR Foundation; Community Impact Division Chair Donna Skoda, Summit County Public Health; Community Impact Development/Priority Fund Chair Pamela Williams; Administration Committee Chair Corpora; Strategic Planning Chair Stanley Silverman, The University of Akron; Public Policy Committee Chair Hall; Secretary Bernett Williams, Akron Children’s Hospital; Treasurer Richard Noechel, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Vice Chair of the Board James Merklin; Past Board Chair Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; and Board Chair William Feth, AESCO Holdings LLC.
The event also featured the presentation of awards to companies and organizations that helped UWSC exceed its goal in 2012 and raise the highest total in the organization’s history, more than $11.8 million.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. received the 2013 Spirit of Caring Award, presented annually to a company that exhibits outstanding support of UWSC and year-round commitment to the Summit County community. Goodyear and its employees contributed more than $1.4 million in 2012.
UWSC also presented Goodyear with a Cornerstone Award. Cornerstone Awards were presented to the two largest campaigns in Summit County, each with total giving of more than $1 million. FirstEnergy Corp. received the other award, in recognition of its contributions to UWSC totaling more than $1.2 million.
UWSC also presented Chairman’s Awards to nine businesses and organizations that saw outstanding increases. Chairman’s Awards went to Americhem, Audio-Technica U.S. Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Co., Bober Markey Fedorovich, ComDoc Inc., GOJO Industries, GPD Group, Myers Industries and OMNOVA Solutions. The Wendell Willke Award was presented to Brennan, Manna & Diamond LLC, honoring the top UWSC campaign at a local law firm.
Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Cynthia Capers, retired University of Akron dean, and Thomas Mandel, president of the Rubber City Radio Group. The Lois A. Foster Community Builder Award was presented to Randy Katz, manager of purchasing and sales for City Scrap and Salvage. The Young Philanthropist of the Year Award was presented to William Lowery II. The Lorry Vishnia Staff Excellence Award was presented to Michael Gaffney.
Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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