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Here’s how The Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance is making our area a better place to live and work

With close to 300 members, the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance works to strengthen the community by promoting local businesses and providing economic opportunities and support to its members, says Executive Director Debbie Boehmke. Sharing in the close relationship among the chamber members makes her job fulfilling, she says. “This...

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Here’s what you can do right now to get back out there with healthy legs this summer

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is the promise to improve our health by losing weight and exercising so we’re in better physical condition to enjoy the upcoming summer months. “This is Northeast Ohio,” says Dr. Sonja Stiller, founder of Mentor’s Center for Advanced Vein Care. “We cherish our brief summers, but it’s...

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MDG Flooring America puts customers, and its core values, first

“Every decision we make has to pass the test of our core values,” insists Scott Powers, sales manager at MDG Flooring America, in Medina. “For example, when we’re deciding about a product to bring into the showroom, do we want to buy cheap products to sell cheap? Would that meet our core values? How would that impact our core value of...

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At Blue Heron Brewery, Tuesdays are for tacos and Wednesdays are for affordable date-night dining

Wednesday may be thought of as the free agent among all the days of the week. It really doesn’t belong to last weekend, and Thursday tends to be the day when we start to get into the mood for next weekend. So maybe Wednesday should be thought of as a celebration unto itself. At least that’s the way it is at Blue Heron Brewery, where...

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A Final Thought: Virtual Reality

My father’s sister died on December 30 and on January 6 I found myself in a suit and tie lifting her casket onto the steel rollers in the back of a hearse in Phenix City, Alabama. I had to go to the funeral; she was my father’s only sibling and one of the sweetest people I have ever known—and the last of a generation except for her...

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