CEP Takes Director of Agriculture on Tour of Specialty Farms

Sep 14, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Marcia Bailey
Champaign Economic Partnership

 

The Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP) hosted Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, on a tour of specialty farms in Champaign County. The CEP planned the tour in cooperation with the Champaign Agricultural Association.

Pelanda toured Dugan Road Creamery (in photo with Joyce Nelson of Dugan Road Creamery), which makes specialty dairy products such as cream-line milk, yogurt, kefir and specialty cheeses; Freshwater Farms of Ohio, the state’s largest indoor fish hatchery; and the Champaign Berry Farm.

Following the tour, Pelanda spoke at the Pretty Prairie Farm of CEP President Todd Michael and his wife, Jill, before a showing to local officials, farmers and FFA students of the documentary “Farmers for America,” narrated by Mike Rowe.

Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

America’s SBDC, the national association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), annually recognizes one outstanding SBDC employee from each of its 62 members. This outstanding employee exhibits exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their state or regional SBDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. Using a peer-based selection process, the Ohio SBDC network selected David Riggs for Ohio’s SBDC State Star.

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Tiffin Foundry and Machine to invest in new machinery and equipment

Tiffin Foundry and Machine has announced it will purchase new machinery and hire more staff with assistance from a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Tiffin Foundry has eight employees in Tiffin, and has an additional operation in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

JobsOhio’s grant, secured with assistance from the Regional Growth Partnership, will support a planned $321,923 in machinery and equipment upgrades and three new jobs. In addition, Tiffin Foundry and Machine worked with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County on other potential incentives to support the company’s growth.

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