West Side Business News & Notes
Premier Bank & Trust expands into Fairlawn
FAIRLAWN — Premier Bank & Trust opened its new Fairlawn office last week at 3085 W. Market St. Fairlawn is the fourth office location for the bank, joining one in St. Clairsville and two in North Canton.
Premier planned to expand since first opening its doors in 2010, according to company officials. Premier’s Wealth Division has grown to more than $120 million in assets under management, and loan production to consumers and small businesses grew more than $100 million in less than two years.
“We have a significant client and shareholder base in the Akron/Fairlawn area, and we are thrilled to now have a presence there,” said Rick Hull, president and CEO. “With a group of seasoned banking experts in John Falatok, David Hall, Ken Meyer and Bill Flemm joining our team, we are better equipped to service our clients.”
The Fairlawn branch is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A formal grand-opening event is planned for mid-September.
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt opens in Fairlawn
|Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt is now open in Fairlawn Town Centre.|
|Photo: Maria Lindsay|
Store Manager Carol Reed said the business, with the “Frog” in the name standing for “Fully Rely on God,” offers self-serve frozen yogurt in 14 flavors in three different sizes of cups, and patrons are able to choose from a selection of toppings that include a variety of fruit, chocolate, candy, nuts and sauces. The cost of each individual creation is 43 cents per ounce.
“You can make your selection any way you like,” said Reed. “We are also known for our friendliness and cleanliness.”
Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 10:30 p.m.
To follow Sweet Frog, visit it on Facebook.
MJO Jewelers opens in Fairlawn
FAIRLAWN — MJO Jewelers has opened at 2820 W. Market St., Suite 230, at the corner of West Market Street and Hampshire Road. For more information, the business can be reached at 330-835-3000.
With more than 20 years in the diamond and jewelry business, Meir Ohayon has opened MJO to provide one-on-one service to clients and prices below retail.
Ohayon educates the customer on choices of design, gemstones and diamonds while staying within their budget.
MJO sells Gemological Institute of America certified diamonds. European Gemological Laboratory and International Gemological Institute certified diamonds also are available.
Pearle Vision announces new local owner
BATH — Pearle Vision recently announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Dr. Richard Hults to assume ownership of the Pearle Vision eye care center at 3893 Medina Road, which had been corporate-owned, serving the community since 1998.
“I am excited to join the Pearle Vision family and will continue to ensure that the local community in Akron benefits from the brand’s extensive optical and retail experience,” said Hults in a press release. “We are committed to offering our patients the absolute best in eye care and look forward to continuing to be a trusted source for all of their eye health needs.”
Hults has been a resident of the Akron area for nearly three decades and spent the past 28 years serving the Akron community as a practicing optometrist. Hults is also an active supporter of OneSight and has participated in 14 global missions to China, Thailand, South Africa, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
Carol Ebersole has joined Hults’ team as general manager. Ebersole, of Akron, began her career with Pearle Vision in 1985.
Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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