by Austin Arnold Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 marked a very special day for Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) as it unveiled the two homes that make up the Willow Ridge Campus, which are the first two Green House homes to be built in Ohio. While the wind blew relentlessly outside, a fully packed tent of people, consisting of representatives from THE GREEN HOUSE Project, MHCO employees and residents, building project members and community members, gathered together at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Maple Crest facility for the Willow Ridge Home Blessing ceremony.
by Austin Arnold On Friday morning, Oct. 12, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting on the third floor of Town Hall. This week’s featured speaker was Peter Suter, co-owner of Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co., who discussed the process of franchising a business with the audience of about 70 people. Peter and his wife, Kim, have learned the ins and outs of franchising a company through their decision to do just that with Shirley’s Popcorn.
by Austin Arnold On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Carolyn Glock, the winner of the 2012 Bluffton Lions Foundation’s Charity Corvette Raffle car, was handed the keys to her stylish and speedy new vehicle. Glock, a resident of Celina, Ohio, purchased the winning ticket from the Celina Lions Club during Celina’s Taste of Summer event. The keys and title of the 1991 red Corvette were turned over to her at Bud’s Chevrolet in St. Marys, Ohio (the fourth largest Corvette dealer in the U.S.). Glock received the call that she had won the Corvette just hours after the drawing on Saturday, September 29, 2012.