Curves eyes food, waives
fee for those who donate
Curves International announces its 15th annual food drive called Feed the Need, and challenges Curves members to meet a 100,000 donation goal through March 23.
Each club, including Curves of Aurora, is asking members to donate bags of nonperishable food or cash to support their local community food banks.
In addition, Curves of Aurora will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of nonperishable food or donate $30 during the challenge.
"This year's theme really represents both what we want to accomplish with the food drive and what we do as a business," said Beth Hoersten, manager of Curves of Aurora. "We want to help feed local families and school children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends, and we want to feed the need of local women for a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyles."
For more information about Curves of Aurora, located at Aurora Commons, or the 2013 food drive, call 330-562-6500 or email email@example.com. For details about Curves, visit www.curves.com.
Lowe's gets high honors
Lowe's Greenhouse, Florist & Gift Shop in Bainbridge joined the ranks of the horticulture industry's top independent garden centers when it was name one of Today's Garden Center's Revolutionary 100 for the fifth year in a row.
The program, now in its eighth year, surveys garden center owners and managers and culminates in a listing of the 100 most revolutionary garden centers in the nation. It is open to all independent garden centers, large and small, and is based on leadership and innovation, not on size or revenue.
"It is very gratifying to be recognized by people within the industry for the things we do every day," said owner Jeff Griff, who is the firm's third generation own. The business has served the Chagrin Valley area since 1926 and employes up to 60 people.
Hunt earns distinguished
sales / marketing award
The Akron-Canton affiliate of Sales & Marketing Executives International recognized Darryl Hunt of Aurora at its 41st annual distinguished sales and marketing awards program.
He is business development manager for Global Promotions & Incentives, an ASW Global company. With 12 years in the promotions industry, he serves as account manager for some of GPI's largest fulfillment clients.
Hunt joined ASW Global, headquartered in Akron, in 2007 and assumed his account management role for GPI in 2011. He has extensive sales experience with regional, national and international accounts, having managed business development and account management in industries such as promotions, print and warehouse and fulfillment services.
Hunt is an active community leader, having filled roles in Rotary International and Aurora Chamber of Commerce, was an Aurora sports coach and currently serves as a board member of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee.
Leadership confab slated
Leadership Portage County's annual leadership development conference, which is open to the public, will be April 4 at the Northeast Ohio Medical University on Route 44 in Rootstown Township
Regional leaders will share their personal leadership stories and professional expertise. Peter Elliott, Chief U.S. Marshal, is the opening speaker at the luncheon, followed by several others.
A regional business after hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Registration deadline is March 29. For details, contact 330-673-5724 or Leaderpoco@aol.com