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ith crisis comes opportunity. With growth comes challenge. Two adages familiar to many in the business world, but perhaps more appropriate today than ever before. With the markets up and unemployment down, it’s hard to doubt the economy is booming. A new pro-business spirit has heralded in an era of optimism and growth, the likes of which haven’t been seen for decades. But the same policies that promote growth in some sectors, may have a deleterious impact in others. That’s what this issue is all about. With unemployment low, talent development and retention has become a key issue for all Ohio businesses. That’s why our Annual Guide to Colleges and Universities is so important: to young professionals just starting out on a career path, to entrepreneurs looking for help with startups, to

established corporations looking to fill talent pipelines with fresh minds and ideas. We all need to know where to find the next generation of business leaders. In this issue we also address the needs of farmers—the backbone of our state’s economy—who support an estimated one in eight jobs in our state. While very supportive of the new spirit of capitalism in our nation’s capital, they also have been impacted by recent trade issues, immigration policies, world markets and environmental activists. As many farmers are quick to point out, growth never comes easy, whether it’s in a field or a statewide economy. As newly named editor of Ohio Business, I’ll be working with a staff of dedicated journalists whose mission is to address the challenges and opportunities faced by the businesses across our state. We



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will address issues squarely and not shy away from controversy. But we won’t be “Negative Nellies” either. There are plenty of business success stories in our state, examples of how corporations and entrepreneurs have faced adversity and triumphed. In this issue you can read about Big Lots’ plans to maintain its headquarters in Columbus, Ahola’s focus on human capital management for family businesses and Zeal40’s marketing strategies for clients of all sizes. Moving forward, our team is looking forward to presenting stories at both ends of this editorial spectrum. Personally, I look forward to leading that team, to better serve you, our readers. I see it as both a challenge and an opportunity. TERRY TROY


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4 Conversation Leading immigration attorney David Leopold on why he thinks Ohio should open its arms to immigrants. BY RICHARD OSBORNE


8 Dateline: Brecksville Ahola offers a unique perspective on human capital management. BY JORDYN GRZELEWSKI

10 Dateline: Columbus With new HQ, Big Lots to stay in Columbus for “many years to come.” BY GAIL BURKHARDT

12 Dateline: Cincinnati Zeal 40’s Stacy Koenig and Nicole Fariello are using their creative skills to help clients of all sizes. BY SCOTT UNGER

14 Bittersweet Harvest Are policies on trade, immigration and the environment impacting Ohio farmers? BY TERRY TROY


23 Where to Start What you need to know before starting a college search. BY TERRY TROY

29 Campus to Career Connections Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges offers scholarships that may lead to employment. BY ERIC SPANGLER

37 Listings 47 My Health Medical experts throughout the state provide advice for travelers looking to stay healthy. BY LYNNE THOMPSON

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witch on cable news or catch an article in just about any local or national newspaper. On any given day, you are likely to encounter coverage of the raging controversy over U.S. immigration. And in that coverage, you’ll often come across the comments of Ohio lawyer David W. Leopold. Past president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and professors in the U.S., Leopold chairs the Immigration Law Group at Cleveland-based Ulmer & Berne. The firm acquired Leopold’s independent law practice, where he had distinguished himself as one of the nation’s leading immigration attorneys, last year. When he is not on the national stage speaking out about what he sees as the inequities and unfairness in current U.S. immigration policies, Leopold is representing individuals and businesses struggling to navigate through the thicket of visa and compliance issues that bedevil companies and families alike. The Detroit native has chosen to do all this in Ohio, and he feels that Ohio citizens—and particularly its business and political leaders—need to understand and appreciate the stake they personally have in the adoption of immigration policies that serve the public good. He passionately argues that sensible immigration rules and enforcement are good for the state’s economy. And he warns businesses that they need to be vigilant in remaining compliant with the rules that currently exist. 4

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We talked about the current state of affairs, his concerns about immigration misperceptions and why he believes Ohio is a great place to be. Q: What’s the status of family separations at the U.S. border? DL: There are 528 children still missing as of this morning [August 24]. Many of the parents have been deported. Many of them will never see their children again. Q: How long does the reunification process normally take? DL: The process has never involved tearing children away from their parents. This is a unique horror. It’s never happened before. Q: Are any of the children in Ohio? DL: There are children in Ohio, but they are not locked up here. They are in situations similar to foster care.

are plenty of areas where we could use more workers. What most people don’t understand is that competition for jobs is really a bell curve. On the one end you have jobs requiring a high level of education—people who are involved in cutting-edge research in, let’s say, congenital heart failure. On the other end are people who are doing critical work but who don’t have the same level of education—for example, someone who is picking lettuce in the field—respectable backbreaking work but it doesn’t require the same level of education. Most Americans are in the middle. We are not competing with those at either end of the spectrum. Immigrants tend to come in at one of those two levels. So to say they are taking jobs from U.S. workers is a specious way to frame the issue. It just doesn’t work. We need a government that is going to respect that and also respect that the system needs to be updated. Q: What is the fix?

Q: Another article in this issue focuses on agriculture in Ohio. It mentions recent immigration raids at farms in Erie County. Is current immigration policy serving or disserving business in Ohio? DL: Disserving. The raids are one thing but you have the most anti-immigrant administration in the history of the country. To get and retain global talent in shortage occupations, we need these folks. They create jobs here. Q: Shortage occupations? DL: An occupation where there are not enough U.S. workers. The best example of that would be registered nurses. We simply don’t have enough registered nurses. Also pediatricians. We don’t have enough sub-specialty pediatricians to service the children. Various other health care occupations and IT and scientific fields, engineering, STEM occupations. There

DL: The system is outdated and the law needs to be updated. We’re dealing with a system that was essentially put together in the ‘60s. Which one of us still uses a typewriter at work? The law needs to change with the technology and the times. Q: Do you think our perceptions of immigration have become too narrow because of the border issues happening right now? DL: Yes, of course. We have a president who uses racist imagery and rhetoric to frame the immigration issue. He talks in terms of a wall, in terms that conflate crime and immigration. But he’s also making this broader claim that U.S. workers are hurt by immigration so let’s not let in people who are doing critical research, people who are going to be innovators, people who are going to be investors in this country. All that creates jobs. All the credible studies show that an

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CONVERSATION updated immigration policy won’t hurt the economy. Restrictions on immigration are hurting the economy. Sensible immigration polices actually help create jobs. Q: Your firm represents some of the biggest companies not only in Ohio but across the United States. From that perspective, you say that sensible immigration policies are good for business. DL: Of course. Because, look, the economy is global. Thirty and 40 years ago, if you were a business owner in Ohio it was likely your biggest competitor was the man or woman across the street or down the block. Now your biggest competitor is likely to be in Tokyo or Paris or Beijing. We can’t isolate ourselves economically. Part of being in the global economy means having an immigration law that permits the transfer of highly competent executives and managers and specialized knowledge personnel, and that means having a robust immigration program as well as a welldesignated temporary worker program. We don’t have any of that right now. Plus we have a government that wants to shut down the very few aspects of immigration law that do work for business. Q: Do Ohio government and business leaders have a role in fixing what’s wrong? DL: Yes. For example, the attorney general’s office has the power to issue opinions. And in Ohio we have to drive, so there is the matter of license requirements. I’d rather know who is on the road than not. The states have to take more responsibility. For business, it’s a work in progress. Corporations are under attack as never before. They should use their position to take a leadership role to advocate for common-sense immigration—not policies where government is going after grandmothers the way they go after convicted felons. Business has a moral responsibility to make sure that everybody is treated fairly. Q: When I mentioned to an Ohio business executive that I was going to be writing about immigration, he said: “Why should I care?” So: Why should he care? DL: Corporate executives need to be 6

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“All the credible studies show than an updated immigration policy won’t hurt the economy … Sensible immigration polices actually help create jobs.” — David W. Leopold

involved now more than ever. Not just because of ICE raids. They need to be in compliance, visa compliance, even if they are not hiring immigrant talent. Even if they never hired a non-citizen, they may be looking at serious fines if they are not in compliance. You could be looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if you are not compliant. Q: What led you to the field of immigration law? DL: It goes back to my father being a Holocaust survivor. My family had been in Germany for generations and they fled. So I’ve always been interested in fundamental

rights, the concept of a safe haven. And that led to asylum law and immigration. Q: Given your national—and even international—prominence in the field, it might be argued that you could more easily practice out of Washington or New York. Why here? DL: Well, I do work out of Washington as well. I have clients there. I work with DHS Watch, which identifies policies that are unfair to immigrants. But to your larger question, I love the state of Ohio. It’s a great location. It’s a gorgeous place and I love the cultural tapestry. I love Cleveland and Columbus and Cincinnati. Just don’t ask me about it in January or February. n


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ntering the lobby of the Ahola Corporation’s Brecksville headquarters, visitors can’t miss the mural of a baby-blue 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 on a wall opposite the reception area. Painted next to it are the computers used in the business’s early days and a portrait of the company’s namesake: Chet and Rheta Ahola, along with their four children—sons Mark, Jeff and Scott and daughter Marja—who carry on the family payroll business more than 50 years later. Another tribute to the company’s history is the Ohio Historical Marker recognizing Ahola’s status as the world’s longest continuously operating family-focused payroll service provider. The company recently wrapped up celebrating 50 years in business and prides itself on what it’s accomplished in those five decades. “We’re the oldest in Ohio. We’re the thirdoldest overall. And we’re the most experienced privately held, family-owned business in our industry,” says CEO Jeff Ahola. “It’s a pretty proud thing to have the kind of distinction, to be that kind of pioneer.” To date, Ahola has provided automated payroll services to more than 10,000 corporations and issued nearly 40 million paychecks. The company currently serves more than 2,700 clients and their 45,000 employees, and employs about 70 people.

It all started out of the trunk of the Ford now immortalized on the office wall. Chet Ahola, an IBMtrained computer programmer, founded the company in 1967 when he started providing computer services to clients. In the beginning, he would leave the famFounders Chet and Rheta Ahola stand with their family (from left) Mark, Marja and Jeff with Scott in front. ily’s Avon Lake home about 11 p.m. and drive to Cleveland, where he bought computer time at a dis- logical innovations. He bought two used counted late-night rate from the downtown IBM 1401 mainframes, using one for work banks. After he was done working, he’d put and harvesting the other for parts when the payroll checks in his trunk, drive home he needed to make repairs. Then came the and sleep, then get up the next day and advent of personal computers. As technoldeliver the checks to his clients. ogy changed rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s, “If you owned a business and you had Ahola was at the forefront. an inventory problem, he’d do your inven“We licensed Microsoft software. We tory. If you owned a business and you had were one of Michael Dell’s first costumpayroll, he’d do your payroll,” says Jeff. ers,” Jeff says. “We’re customer No. 14,000 “And that’s basically how he created the or something, and Dell has sold millions vision for the company.” and millions of computers.” The payroll services end of the business The second generation of Aholas joined took off in the late 1960s when Chet inher- the business in the 1970s. Chet’s wife, ited the clients of a bookkeeping firm that Rheta, had gotten involved early on workhad hired him to write enhanced payroll ing as a data analyst. When Jeff came on in the 1980s, he helped steer Ahola to focus software. “That’s how, in 1969, exclusively on payroll services. Ahola was he had 200 automated among the first companies in the country payrolls before anybody to do automated tax filing. else did in the United “ADP, Ceridian and Ahola pioneered Tax States,” says Jeff. “It Link, which was the first automated tax filwas such a pioneering ing processing software, and our software thing.” developers had quite a few interactions As the business grew, with others in the space to help the IRS test Employees celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ahola in August of so did Chet’s techno- federal payments, to test processes,” Jeff last year.


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says. “Electronic tax was a key part of the growth of the industry and the business.” As technology transformed the industry, Ahola changed, too. A company that started out delivering paychecks from Chet’s trunk now takes care of all its clients’ employee-related needs. “Here we sit in 2018, where we call the industry ‘human capital management,’” says Mark Strippy, Ahola’s vice president of sales and service. “It’s much more than payroll and tax. It’s helping employers onboard the right employee. Helping them manage their talent from a new-hire perspective. Helping them take care of employees’ IRAs and 401(k)s and benefits. It’s benefits, wellness programs, onboarding, time and attendance, alternative-payment mechanisms.” Ahola has carved out a niche for itself in the human capital management space by focusing on private, family-owned companies, a market that Ahola’s leaders say has potential that has yet to be realized industrywide. “We’re at the very beginning of a very huge tsunami of family business research and studying, and we’re on the front edge of this whole thing,” says Jeff. “It’s really exciting, but it’s sometimes hard to communicate, because some people don’t realize that the family-business industry is out there percolating and growing extremely rapidly around us.” As a family-owned business itself, Ahola has a unique perspective to offer clients. “I think the culture of being a family company is so different from the culture of a publicly traded competitor of ours, so I think we have a big advantage if we can translate that culture to the customer experience,” Jeff says. “It’s not corporate America. It certainly is family business.” Looking forward, Ahola will remain committed to Northeast Ohio as it also looks at growth opportunities in other areas, says communication and brand strategist Sonya Ahola, Jeff’s daughter. “We see a lot of success and opportunity in Columbus with the growth of a lot of businesses there, so that’s a huge initiative for us,” she says. A member of the third generation to work in the family business, she has her eyes set on the future of the company her grandfather founded. “Fifty years has just hit, and we’re ready for the next 50,” she says. “We don’t want to slow down at all. We want to speed up.” n

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DATELINE: COLUMBUS Big Lots’ new 300,000-squarefeet corporate headquarters in northeast Columbus

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iscount retailer Big Lots has been a staple in the Columbus community since its foundation, and with its new headquarters in the city, the company plans to stay for many more years. In late August, the retailer named Bruce K. Thorn as its new CEO, replacing former CEO David Campisi, who retired in April. Thorn comes to Big Lots from Tailored Brands, a Texas-based retailer of men’s clothing that operates store brands that include Men’s Wearhouse. In May, about 800 corporate employees moved from the former headquarters on Phillipi Road on the city’s west side to the new 300,000-square-foot facility in northeast Columbus. “The building over on Phillipi was over 50 years old and we frankly just outgrew it. We needed to have a space that could accommodate the growth that we’ve seen and really provide a much better work environment for our associates,” says Andrew Regrut, vice president of Investor Relations for Big Lots. The new facility near state Route 161 and 10

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Hamilton Road boasts many amenities including a high-end fitness center, a café and a presentation studio set up like a Big Lots store. The studio allows employees to try out displays and merchandise assortments before they head to the stores. “Our new Corporate Headquarters offers our associates amenities and a more efficient use of space, which has been expressed as the No. 1 concern by our team in our annual cultural engagement survey. We are very proud of our new work environment and believe it paves the way for Big Lots to continue to attract and retain world-class talent to better serve [our clients],” Tim Johnson, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and financial officer, said in a statement.


The headquarters move is among several recent changes to the company as it adapts to an evolving retail climate. In April of 2016, Big Lots began selling products online including some furniture, seasonal and home goods. Adjusting to

the current atmosphere also involves steadily closing stores to deal with an oversaturation of retail markets and the national increase of online shopping. Since 2014, Big Lots has closed between 1 to 2 percent of its about 1,400 stores each year, Regrut says. Regrut credits the company’s leadership to foreseeing market saturation and closing stores when other retailers were opening new ones. Sales companywide have been fairly flat recently with increases in comparable store sales offset by a smaller number of stores, Regrut says. “We’ve had the good fortune of not opening stores when we didn’t need to and focusing on the shopping experience in existing stores,” he says. In September 2017, Big Lots rolled out its new store layouts to make them more inviting and easier to shop. The “Store of the Future,” as the company calls it, features furniture in the middle with seasonal items and home goods on either side plus food and other consumables in the back. The layout includes a low-to-high profile,

so it is easy to see everything that is offered, as well as more welcoming signage, Regrut says. Customers have given the layouts good reviews and are buying more on each visit. Big Lots plans to redesign about 45 percent of its stores by 2020. The first redesigns were at 10 stores in Columbus so executives could easily monitor the process.

COLUMBUS CONNECTIONS Big Lots has had ties with Central Ohio since 1967, when Sol Shenk founded a company that made closeout deals mostly on vehicles and auto parts. The company began operating as Consolidated International in 1970 and launched the Odd Lots/ Big Lots chain in 1982. The City of Columbus worked diligently to keep the company’s headquarters within its borders. The city gave Big Lots a 10-year property tax abatement, which adds up to between $8,480,018 and $12,720,026 in estimated savings over a decade. City officials wanted to keep the company’s income tax base, says Steven Schoeny, the director of Columbus’ Department of Development. The city looked at “what really is right for the business and what does [Big Lots] need to do to make this huge investment in the city of Columbus?” Schoeny says. Columbus officials worked with developers to come up with a master plan for the area on state Route 161, he says.

Big Lots’ new “Store of the Future” layout

Big Lots supports many national and local nonprofits, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Pelotonia and Feeding America.

The property is fairly isolated right now, but other businesses have shown interest in building near it. The site is also about 5 miles from the shopping and business hub, Easton Town Center. “Big Lots has been a member of the Central Ohio community for over 50 years and as we looked to move into a new, modern facility, it was important to the leader-

ship team to continue this partnership for many years to come,” said Johnson in a statement. In addition to staying in the city limits, Big Lots connects with Columbus by working with local charities including Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Pelotonia, an annual bicycle ride supporting cancer research. Nationally, the company supports many other programs including Feeding America and local charities. Big Lots plans to donate $50 million over 10 years to help Nationwide Children’s Hospital build a behavioral health pavilion. The hospital has an ambitious and expensive plan for behavioral health services, and it could not complete the project without Big Lots’ support, says Stephen Testa, the president of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. Testa and his team have met with many Big Lots employees from corporate leadership through store associates, and Testa is impressed by the commitment and passion the employees have for helping others. “It’s tough to put into words how passionate they are,” he says. “I think it speaks a lot about the culture of the company and their desire to give back and [Big Lots] being a tremendous philanthropic force here in Columbus.” n w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18





eal is defined as “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective,” and for Stacy Koenig and Nicole Fariello’s creative agency Zeal 40, the title couldn’t be more apt. Working from the second floor of a remodeled space on Reedy Street in downtown Cincinnati, the pair’s enthusiasm for helping clients reach their design and branding goals is instantly evident.

“Zeal is an awesome power, it motivates you to move forward through the day and through life,” Fariello says. “And I think working with clients is where our zeal really comes out.” The office’s blend of old and new, with exposed brick walls meshing with contemporary furniture and a blackboard with the message “We can and we will,” illustrates this isn’t some big corporate ad agency and that’s exactly how they want it. “Small is the new big,” Fariello says, referring to the personal touch Zeal 40 is able to give its clients. “Small isn’t good for some and that’s OK, but we know we aren’t going to compete with the larger agencies just yet.” Offering a range of services under the umbrella of design, branding and strategy, Zeal 40 assists clients through graphic design, content specialization, photography

Example of pamphlet for the University of Oregon created by Zeal 40


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and videography and social media and website management. Fariello and Koenig started Zeal 40 in 2015, after leaving their former employer, which had ceased offering marketing services. The pair branched out to continue marketing for clients, which began mostly as recruiting campaigns for colleges and universities. The company has worked with a wide range of schools including the University of Oregon, Iowa State University, Bloomfield College and the University of Minnesota Rochester. Three years later higher education still makes up the bulk of their clients, but the agency has grown by more than 25 percent through adding local clients, building Cincinnati business brands from the ground up. Their portfolio of clients is broad, from construction to cosmetic and technology companies and the agency prides itself on research skills and the ability to identify a company’s goals and values and create a brand that promotes those traits. “Everything we do is custom, it’s not cookie cutter,” Fariello says. “What is right for you?” When Albert Fedders left his company to start a new construction firm, he knew branding would play a critical role in his success. He needed to show big clients

Nicole Fariello (left) and Stacy Koenig

he was a player in the game while being personal enough to not scare away small clients. The Zeal 40 team got to work on everything from a logo to company colors to event marketing strategies. A year later, Fedders business is booming and he credits the work of Zeal 40 for helping the rapid expansion. “I’m turning away more work than I’m taking,” Fedders says. The personal touch is huge for Fedders, who says he routinely contacts the agency at odd hours and always gets a response. “They stay on top of me,” he says. “It’s tremendous.” Being a small business means always being “on” and having that personal connection with clients goes a long way toward achieving goals, Koenig says. “We know a lot of our clients personally and because we’re small,” she says. “If we’re not hearing back from a client, we’ll

text them. We have that relationship where we can do that.” E nt repreneu r Br ya n Gr uber t approached Zeal 40 for help expanding his Catalyst Communications answering service and to help launch a new tech start-up and says he was initially confused when conference calls with the agency talked more about personal interests than nuts and bolts business topics. “They would ask us a series of questions that had nothing to do with anything we were talking about but it kind of gave them a sense of who we were, what we liked,” he says. From there Zeal 40 was able to identify the true goals and vision of the company and soon a brand image came together. “They know what they want, it’s getting out of them the little hints,” Koenig says of the process. Fariello likens the branding process to a funnel, starting out with a broad range

of interests and ideas and narrowing them down until you have a vision for the company. “They nailed exactly what we were looking for, nailed it,” Grubert says of the process. Starting with four employees in 2015, Zeal 40 now has a staff of 12 full and parttime workers and is looking to expand further in the coming years while also maintaining its personal touch. The three-year plan will focus on keeping higher education clients, expanding its base of local companies and reach into the K-12 education market in Cincinnati, which features many prominent private schools. “It’s been very important to us to start to build a culture but only expand when we know we can,” Koenig says. “We don’t want to be this massive huge company with thousands of employees, but we definitely want to get bigger.” n w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18


Bret Davis, a Delaware County Soybean farmer, serves on the board of the Ohio Soybean Association and the nine-member Board of Governors for the American Soybean Association.




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rive along our state’s highways and it’s pretty hard to miss the factories, steel mills, auto plants and other manufacturing facilities that immediately bring to mind visions of big industry. What a lot of people miss, in between those monuments to business success, are the endless fields of soybeans and corn and the other farms that are the backbone of our state’s economy. AgriBusiness in Ohio is by far and away our state’s largest industry, responsible for a total economic output that is in excess of $100 billion a year. It’s also incredibly diverse in terms of both its production chain and demographic scope. “We produce large commodity crops like corn, wheat and soybeans as well as animal proteins such as beef, pork, sheep, poultry and dairy products,” says Joe Cornely, senior director of corporate communications at the Ohio Farm Bureau, who has been working with farmers for more than 40 years. “But we also produce a lot of niche crops like fruits, vegetables and nuts.” “It is Ohio’s No. 1 industry,” adds Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA). “One in eight jobs in Ohio are related to food and agriculture.” When you actually think about it, the one in eight number might be conservative. In a larger sense, the industry not only includes the farmer and their employees that produce the crops, but everyone from the person who makes tires for a combine to the person selling the combine to the truck driver that hauls the grain up to Toledo to the crew that helps load the grain on a vessel bound for European markets and everything in between. “There is also a very wide diversity when it comes to the scale of farming in Ohio,” Cornely adds. “We have farmers who run multi-generational farms growing five, six or eight thousand acres of crops down to the young couple in their mid-20s who

decide to chuck their office jobs and become small-scale farmers.” Farmers in Ohio do enjoy distinct advantages over their competitors in other states, simply because of our state’s location. We sit at the western edge of the East Coast population, right on the eastern edge of the Corn Belt. “Our geographic location is very advantageous,” says Cornely. “We can access Lake Erie. We have short-haul trucking access to many East Coast markets. And we have a tremendous rail system that gets us easily into the livestock areas of the southeast. Then we have the Ohio River that takes us down the Mississippi that takes us all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.” Indeed, our state has more than 15 million acres of prime farm ground, literally right next door to more than 11.5 million people, putting us in a prime position in terms of getting product to market from a logistics standpoint. But that also creates challenges. “Having people right next door can be a challenge because sometimes agriculture makes noise, creates odors and kicks up some dust,” says Cornely. “People who live right next door might not appreciate that, which is a day-to-day challenge.” But Ohio farmers face other challenges as well, some caused by their own success, others from outside forces beyond their control and still others that may be caused by new governmental policies.

THE ECONOMY Like any other industry, agriculture is subject to the basic laws of supply and demand. And Ohio farmers have become a victim of their own success, becoming so efficient at raising crops, especially large commodity crops like soybeans, corn and wheat, that world prices have been kept down. This has put a squeeze on farming operations, says Cornely.

“We have worked more than 30 years in foreign countries to grow our business by gaining access to markets and by finding new uses for soybeans.” —Bret Davis, Ohio Soybean Association

“In fact, we are currently in the greatest drop in the farm economy since the Great Depression,” he says. “Ohio farmers have consistently out produced demand, so prices are dropping just as the cost of production is going up.” But Ohio farmers have also consistently offset the laws of supply and demand in domestic markets by exporting crops to other countries. Realizing that only one in five consumers of agricultural products actually live in the United States, Ohio’s farmers have sought mouths to feed outside of our nation’s borders. Decades ago, Ohio’s farmers began to develop markets around the world, setting up offices, creating personal relationships and fostering business deals to the point where Ohio is the preferred supplier of a wide variety of farm products across the globe. “Over the past three decades, we’ve had about 30 different countries that we have either visited, or that have come to Ohio to see how we are growing crops,” says Brad Reynolds, communications director for the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. “They are interested in what we are doing and how we are doing it. They like Ohio corn.” “We have worked more than 30 years in foreign countries to grow our business by gaining access to markets and by finding new uses for soybeans,” adds Bret Davis, a Delaware County Soybean farmer who serves on the board of the Ohio Soybean Association and was elected for a third term on the nine-member Board of Governors for the American Soybean Association. “We have had a 40 percent drop in our income over the last five years because of world economic issues,” adds Davis. “There have been good crops worldwide, so prices have come down. But we have also built demand.” In addition to myriad food products such as tofu and cooking sauces, soybeans today are used in everything from cooking oils, to soy meal and even soy ink, “which is an ink that is not only environmentally friendly, but it doesn’t smear,” says Davis. “And if you’re sitting in a Ford car, there’s a good chance that you’re sitting on soy foam. “Ohio is the sixth largest producer of soybeans in the United States and the No. 1 agriculture business in Ohio,” adds Davis. “But it is estimated that one out of every three rows of soybeans grown in our country is exported to China.” w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18


Ohio’s $1.8 billion in soybean exports in 2017 accounted for more than 3.5 percent of all Ohio commodity exports. However, soybean futures are dropping thanks to China’s announcement of a proposed 25 percent retaliatory tariff on imported U.S. soybeans. Which, of course, brings us to the second major issue facing Ohio farmers today.

TRADE AND TARIFF ISSUES Scattered across the economy, there is some evidence that the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and others are biting, according to a recent economic update from David Wessell, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. Europeans are cancelling orders for blue jeans from a firm in North Carolina. Local newspapers are curtailing publication dates thanks to tariffs on Canadian newsprint. In our own state, Tusco Display, a maker of custom store fixtures and precision metal fabrications in Gnadenhutten in Tuscarawas County, laid off or furloughed 30 employees that it credited to the rising cost of both domestic and imported steel and aluminum. Even New England lobstermen say they are getting squeezed because China has doubled the tariff on lobsters coming in from the United States, while lowering the tariff on lobsters coming from Canadian waters. But the impact of China’s tariff on Ohio’s farmers is much more immediate and profound.

AgriBusiness in Ohio One in 8 jobs in Ohio are related to food and agriculture. AgriBusiness Industries contribute more than $100 billion annually to Ohio’s economy. There are 75,000 Ohio farms and 14 million acres of cropland. Ohio is 10th in the nation in terms of its farm economy. 1,000 or more farms have been in the same family for more than 100 years. (SOURCES: OHIO AGRIBUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND THE OHIO FARM BUREAU)


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New trade policy and the resulting retaliatory Chinese tariffs, have brought down the price of soybeans by $2 a bushel, which for Davis’ farm translates into a loss of $200,000 over the last two months. The suffering of farmers has not gone unnoticed by the current administration. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $12 billion in federal “temporary relief” to farmers who have been hurt by retaliatory tariffs, a move derided by many liberal media outlets as “whack-a-mole” economics. But the international soybean market is not a kid’s game and the impact on farmers is very real.
“What the president has done with the $12 billion to help us this year is greatly appreciated, and we thank him for that,” says Davis. “But farmers don’t want a hand out. What we want is free trade.” The future is not all doom and gloom. There appears to be an easing of tensions among NAFTA partners Mex ico and Canada, as well as the European Union. According to Davis, sales to the E.U. have increased almost three fold over the last three months, and the president is talking about going back to the principle countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “But all of these things are really miniscule when compared to what China means to us,” he says. However, trade and retaliatory tariffs are only one issue brought about by the current administration.

IMMIGRATION, GUEST WORKERS AND WORKFORCE While production of commodity crops like soybeans, corn and wheat is basically automated at the farm level, farmers growing other crops need workers. And the government’s stricter enforcement of immigration and guest worker programs is causing more than just concern. Earlier this year, immigration agents swarmed two locations of Corso’s Flower and Gardening Center in Sandusky and nearby Castalia, arresting more than 100 workers as a part of the Trump Administration’s crackdown on immigration enforcement. While Corso’s was back up and running in a matter of days, the arrests did send shockwaves through an industry that is very dependent on immigrants and guest workers. Belinda Jones is a legislative consultant for the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association as well as the Ohio AgriBusiness Association and other green associations

and coalitions of farmers and manufacturers in green industries across our state. “Nationwide, Ohio is known for its robust nursery industry,” she says. “We bounce around in the top 10 nationwide for production and extremely high quality of nursery stock. I like to say that we are the Napa Valley for nursery stock in the Midwest. “Lack of true immigration reform dialogue is restricting the entire Ohio business channel. Ohio growers can’t sell plants because the landscapers do not have enough employees to install and maintain them. There are thousands of jobs that are not being filled—not just in the fields but also management, payroll, etc. For every job in ag there are three other related jobs that need to be filled.” According to Jones, it’s not just illegal immigration enforcement, but also new restrictions on visas that are impacting legal seasonal workers and are hurting farmers and businesses in the nursery and landscape industry. “Our industry is not in favor of illegal immigration,” stresses Jones. “However, much needed are more practical and responsive temporary visa programs and a status adjustment for workers who are here, working and paying taxes, and contributing to Ohio’s and the nation’s economy.” The H2A and H2B programs (programs that allow industries with a labor shortage to tap into seasonal migrant labor) have restrictions that handicapped the industry’s ability to hire and meet the needs that farmers and businesses are demanding, adds Jones. The preference is to always hire domestic workers. “But no matter how hard we try, we are unable to find enough domestic workers that want to do this kind of work,” she adds. It’s also noteworthy that many of the jobs are well above minimum wage, roughly in the $12 to $14 an hour range, she says. Ironically, the Trump Administration, which is committed to reducing and cutting through regulation for most industries, may actually be adding some extra steps as a part of its efforts to enforce immigration and guest worker policies. “There are programs that allow farmers and guest workers to come together on an interim basis to do the farm work,” says Cornely from the Ohio Farm Bureau. “But the red tape associated with those programs is very difficult and expensive. If you need a crop picked in two weeks, and your workers are waiting at the border because of a paperwork snag, it’s not like

The nursery industry in Ohio generates approximately $4 billion. The turfgrass industry is approximately $4.6 billion. The green industries economic contribution to Ohio is $5.14 billion. All green sectors combined support 77,664 full- and part-time jobs.

that crop will sit there until the paperwork gets done. We need to streamline the system that allows willing workers to get into the country, and do what farmers need them to do.”

THE ENVIRONMENT While last on our list, the environment is certainly not least, according to farmers, workers in the AgriBusiness industries and consumers in general. In our state, the issue takes on a very real, tangible and identifiable result in the form of the algal blooms at the western end of Lake Erie. It is perhaps one of the most frustrating issues for Ohio’s farmers today, according to the resources contacted for this article. “The typical narrative on the Lake algae

blooms is that farmers don’t care, and the government lets them get away with it,” says Cornely. “The only solution is piling on massive amounts of regulation and then the water will be pristine in a week. “That is an exaggeration, of course. But there is a very active community of agricultural critics who are sometimes flat out incorrect in their description of what is going on. When 400,000 people in Toledo are told not to drink the water, it becomes a priority—as it should be. And we, as farmers, want to help fix the problem as quickly as possible. But we need actionable information on a very complex issue.” Farmers in Ohio have been working in partnerships to help address the problem. “OABA and our members have been


proactively engaged on this issue since the summer of 2011,” says Henney. “In March of 2014, five months prior to the Toledo water crisis, OABA, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, state and national non-government organizations, academic institutions, and government entities, launched the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program with a goal of reducing nutrient run-off to improve water quality.” T his volunta r y prog ra m prov ides guidelines and independently certifies nutrient service providers, also known as agricultural retailers, on their adoption of proven best practices through the 4Rs, which refers to using the Right Source of nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18


in the Right Place. Since 2014, 47 ag retail facilities have been certified, 37 of which are in the Western Lake Erie watershed. Certified agricultural retailers work with over 6,000 farmers in Ohio covering 2.89 million acres of farmland. Of that, 1.9 million acres are located in the Western Lake Erie Basin, nearly half of the farmable land there. The farmers do have valid points. Certainly, increased use of fertilizers on suburban lawns and the subsequent run off have caused greater nutrients to enter

the Lake Erie watershed. There have also been the unplanned releases of raw sewage from water treatment plants overwhelmed by rain events, which was recently witnessed in the Greater Cleveland area. And the problem is not just caused by Ohio agriculture or suburban fertilizer runoffs in our state. As a part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the water in western Lake Erie not only comes from Western Ohio, but also Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Ontario.

“Most people don’t understand the international and multi-state facet to what is a very complex issue,” says Cornely. For their part, farmers are economically motivated to take part in the programs that help conserve nutrients, says Davis. “Remember that phosphorus and other nutrients cost money, so as farmers, we want to make sure those nutrients stay on our fields,” he says. “To that end, we have spent millions in experimental stations all over our state to make sure we keep the nutrients on our field where they belong.” n

Soybeans are Ohio’s No. 1 agricultural product. Ohio is ranked sixth in soybean production in the United States. The annual economic impact from soybean production in Ohio is $5.3 billion. There are 26,000 soybean farmers in Ohio. (SOURCE: OHIO SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION)


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efore a young student embarks on a search for a post-secondary education, most counselors and educators offer the same advice Polonius offered his son Laertes in Hamlet: “To thine own self be true.” With myriad post-secondary educational opportunities available upon graduation from high school in our state, the sooner the search starts, the better. “Earlier is always better,” says Bruce Joh nson, president a nd CEO of t he Inter-Universit y Council of Ohio, an organization that represents Ohio’s 14 public universities. “If you are inclined to go to a technical school, you should take a technical high school curriculum. But if you are inclined to go to a private or public university, you need to take a college preparatory curriculum. Those are two very different pathways.” Even in their freshman year of high school, students need to start thinking about where they see themselves in 10 or 15 years, says Johnson. But at that tender young age, it’s not always possible to identify an educational path, let alone what a student may be doing on the job in a decade or more. “Typically, you’re talking about someone with a limited life experience,” says Dr. Scott Markland, vice president of student development, regional centers for Sinclair Community College, a major community college headquartered in Dayton. “So the most important piece of advice I give to high school students is to do things to get to know yourself; to get to know what your interests are, what you are curious about,

and what you are really good at. It’s all about passion.” While you can tell a student to follow their passion, sometimes they won’t know what their passion is. Markland’s advice? “Take advantage of your time in high school,” he says. “There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with extra curricular activities. Get employed. Travel. Be active and pursue your curiosity. That way you can engage in the college selection process and identify the academic programs that are going to get you where you want to go.” Expect some dangerous detours on this

“Regardless of where they come from I’m confident that almost any student can find what they want in our state.” —Bruce Johnson, president and CEO of the Inter-University Council of Ohio

journey of self-discovery—with some coming from the most well-meaning of sources. “One that tends to get students into trouble is following exactly what mom and dad want them to do,” says Markland. “Often times moms and dads will have good advice, but it’s not necessarily what the student wants to do. Mom and dad have to be patient, supportive and guiding, but they also have to let the young person figure it out for themselves.” Which makes the case for high school counselors, who do not have an agenda, but are simply trying to help a young student find their way. Gunnar Olson is director of college counseling at Western Reserve Academy, a college prep school in Hudson, Ohio. The advice coming from parents or relatives could be dated, he says. “So when someone says something about an educational institution, you have to ask, ‘Where are they getting their information? Is it the same college that it was 20 or 25 w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18


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years ago?’ Because more likely, it could be a totally different type of institution.” “Friends may offer advice as well, but remember that advice is based on their own experiences,” adds Markland. “It may be good for them, but it may not be the best advice for another person. You get all kinds of college advice when you are a young student: good, bad and indifferent. The challenge is sorting out the flurry of information that is hitting you, which can be a little overwhelming.” There are some students whose internal compass has always been pointed toward a four-year college. However, the same basic rules apply when traveling down an educational path even at this level. “We are a college prep school, so the idea of going off to college has already been made when a student enrolls here in their freshman year,” says Olson. “However, we still meet with our students very early on to talk with them about gaining the most out of their experience here at Western Reserve Academy. They need to build the habits of being a good student, and also a good person. It makes it easier to show students how to be academically 24

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challenged and succeed.” Like other students, those in college prep schools must be able to draw on their passion. But since their path has been a little more defined, they need to refine and further develop their passion toward a more singular goal. Many of Western Reserve Academy’s students attend Ivy League Schools as well as other selective colleges and universities across the country and around the globe, says Olson. “Most selective educational institutions are interested in students who have a deep passion in one or two activities as opposed to a minimal interest in 20 different activities,” says Olson. “They are looking to enroll a well-rounded class, but it is a class of students who have a singular angle, an area where they have shown one clear interest.” Of course, the path of least resistance is to allow past grades dictate future learning. “Most students, if they haven’t performed particularly well in the past, can perform well in the future, if they focus,” says Johnson. “Someone who may not have done well in one subject, may have not done well

for reasons other than aptitude,” adds Markland. “It may because they weren’t going to class, or simply weren’t applying themselves. So there is a certain level of maturity and motivation that can play into past grades. “But grades can also be a signal of one’s engagement with a topic. If you hated a chemistry class you took back in high school, it may be a signal for something you may not want to pursue later on.” While most educators and counselors agree that it’s best to start a search for a post-secondary institution early, they also agree that it’s never too late to start the journey. “A lot of people assume that our students come to our public universities right out of high school, and they are right,” says Johnson. “I’d say between 65 and 70 percent of our students come right out of high school. “But the other 30 percent are non-traditional students, such as students coming back here from out of state, or adults who are coming back to school. Regardless of where they come from I’m confident that almost any student can find what they want in our state.” n


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251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) • cedarville.edu - Employees do not feel secure enough to make mistakes. This can be deadly for an organization. The culture needs to reward people for taking risks and generating ideas. The great inventors practiced these principles, yet most of them wouldn’t be able to hold a job in a modern organization! - Good ideas get injected into bad processes. When you plant a new patch of grass, it requires extra watering, and it needs a barrier to keep people from trampling it. This is exactly how new, experimental ideas need to be treated. - People are not equipped to manage innovation. Too often managers are set up for failure because they do not have the thinking and tool sets to manage innovation.


t my first job out of university, I distinctly remember a cartoon that was posted in my supervisor’s cubical. The scene was of a medieval king in armor, ready for battle. His assistant was tapping his shoulder from behind. The caption from the king said, “Not now, I don’t have time for any salespeople.” Standing next to the assistant was a salesperson with a machine gun, but the king did not have time to turn around and see an innovation that would have been a game changer! Theoretically, if nothing ever changed, there would never be a need for innovation. But there is little in business that has not recently changed, and yet companies are still resisting innovation. Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix have disrupted sleepy, stoic industries that were not intentionally focused on building customer value, and by neglecting innovation allowed these alternative value propositions into their spaces. This need is not new. In 2010, IBM surveyed 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries in 33 industries asking about the most critical

activities needed to manage the rapidly changing and increasingly complex marketplace. Creativity was the No. 1 factor for future success, even above management discipline and vision. Then why are enterprises still resisting organized and funded innovation practices? At our think tank, the International Center for Creativity (ICC), we’ve seen several key factors that stunt innovation. - Misunderstanding what innovation is. It is largely about intentionality and being willing to generate possibilities, whether they fit the current models or not.

That’s why the ICC is partnering with Cedarville University to create an innovation concentration inside of its existing M.B.A. program to better equip managers and leaders. (Learn more about this unique program at cedarville.edu/MBAinnovation.) Intentionally seek problems, fall in love with them, and turn them into opportunities to add value and differentiation. Make sure to build new ventures around customers’ needs first, and be willing to fail early and often!

- Leadership wants to be the origin and owners of new ideas. This is a mistake. Great ideas can come from anywhere, and the closer they are to the consumer the better. - Confusing strategic planning with innovation. Strategic planning is organizing what is already known into executable and measurable activities. Innovation is turning problems, complaints, and gaps into opportunities to create value and differentiate from the competition.

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Lake Erie College

391 West Washington St. • Painesville, OH 44077 440-375-7075 • lec.edu/parkermba


he Lake Erie College Parker MBA equips business professionals for challenging managerial roles. When they graduate, the Lifelong Learning Guarantee ensures tuition-free access to even more professional development, indefinitely.

Face-to-face evening courses are available at locations on the east and west sides of Cleveland, while a 100 percent online option is available for those who prefer more flexibility. Admission to the program is determined on the basis of demonstrated professionalism, intellectual capability for successful completion of the program and the potential for leadership. The program requires 36 total credit hours, which consists of nine required courses and three electives. Students can take courses 100 percent online or face-to-face at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, or Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. Lake Erie College’s Parker MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE). Fewer than 10 percent of business programs have achieved the quality assurance that IACBE accreditation provides.


With 100% online options and convenient evening classes, Lake Erie College makes it easy to earn your master's degree on your terms. As a graduate of the Parker MBA program, you can take advantage of our Lifelong Learning Guarantee to take additional courses for the rest of your life - at no cost.


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Ohio’s Guide to Colleges & Universities Ohio is full to the brim with educational opportunities. From public colleges and universities to private religious schools, there is no shortage of options. With assistance from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, we compiled a list of public and private colleges, universities and career and technical schools in the state to help you find the best one for you and your family. Visit ohiobusinessmag.com for a digital directory. Did we miss one? Please let us know by emailing us at eharmon@ ohiobusinessmag.com so we can add the school to our list next year.

Allegheny Wesleyan College 2161 Woodsdale Road, Salem, OH 44460 330-337-6403 • awc.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree

Baldwin Wallace University 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017 440-826-2900 • bw.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Antioch College 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 937-767-1286 • antiochcollege.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree

Belmont College 68094 Hammond Road, St Clairsville, OH 43950 800-423-1188 • belmontcollege.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate

Antioch University Midwest 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 937-769-1814 • antioch.edu/midwest • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-562-6262 • artacademy.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Ashland University 401 College Ave., Ashland, OH 44805 419-289-4142 • ashland.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Athenaeum of Ohio 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-2223 • athenaeum.edu • Private Master’s Degree Aultman College 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton, OH 44710 330-363-6347 • aultmancollege.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree

Bluffton University 1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH 45817 419-358-3000 • bluffton.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Bowling Green State University Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 419-372-2531 • bgsu.edu • Public Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Master’s Degree, Post-master’s Degree Capital University 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209 614-236-6011 • capital.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 216-368-2000 • case.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Miami University Regionals

1601 University Blvd. • Hamilton, OH 45011 | 4200 N. University Blvd. • Middletown, OH 45042 513-727-3000 (Hamilton Campus) • miamioh.edu/regionals • 513-727-3200 (Middletown Campus)


s the regional system of Miami University, a highly regarded public university with a national reputation, Miami University Regionals is an open access four-year institution offering Miami University bachelor’s and associate degrees on two campuses and 100 percent online through our E-Campus.

Join over 500 Small Business Management majors on campus or online and earn your Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree to start, advance in or change your career! Our students are looking to start their own business, operate a franchise or manage a department. Engage in classes designed and taught by Miami University faculty in business, accounting, marketing, and in our renowned Miami University liberal arts education courses. Our Small Business Management major accommodates students directly from high school, adult learners, transfer students, associate degree holders and veterans. Miami University Regionals offers 17 Miami University bachelor’s degrees, 13 associate degrees, and six degrees online. Visit MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/YouChooseSBM to learn more.

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Ohio’s Guide to Colleges & Universities Cedarville University 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314 800-233-2784 • cedarville.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Central Ohio Technical College Newark Campus, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055 740-366-9494 • cotc.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223 513-569-1500 • cincinnatistate.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Clark State Community College 570 East Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45505 937-328-6028 • clarkstate.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate

Central State University 1400 Brush Row Road, PO Box 1004, Wilberforce, OH 45384 800-388-2781 • centralstate.edu • Public Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Cleveland Institute of Art 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 800-223-4700 • cia.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree

Chatfield College 20918 State Route 251, St. Martin, OH 45118 513-875-3344 • chatfield.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate

Cleveland Institute of Music 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 216-791-5000 • cim.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219 513-585-2401 • thechristcollege.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate

Cleveland State University 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 216-687-2000 • csuohio.edu • Public Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Master’s Degree, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree

Cincinnati Christian University 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204 800-949-4228 • ccuniversity.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 645 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224 513-761-2020 • ccms.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree

College of Wooster 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 330-263-2000 • wooster.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree

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Columbus College of Art and Design 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 614-224-9101 • ccad.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Columbus State Community College 550 E. Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215 614-287-5353 • cscc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Two but less than 4 year certificate Cuyahoga Community College 700 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 216-987-4000 • tri-c.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate Defiance College 701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512 419-784-4010 • defiance.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Denison University 100 W. College St., Granville, OH 43023 740-587-0810 • denison.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree Eastern Gateway Community College 4000 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952 800-682-6553 • egcc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate


Marietta College

215 Fifth Street • Marietta, OH 45750 1-800-331-7896 • marietta.edu


ndustry leaders, educated citizens, difference makers — Pioneers.

For nearly two centuries, Marietta College has stood as the beacon on the hill for young adults seeking to better their lives and to turn their life’s passions into actionable good in the world. One of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, Marietta offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs, including the best liberal arts-based Petroleum Engineering curriculum in the nation and an Education program that boasts a 100 percent job placement for its graduates. The College also offers graduate programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology and Athletic Training. At Marietta, students learn from talented faculty members who are respected in their fields and wholly dedicated to teaching the

next generation of leaders. These professors share their knowledge with students and challenge them to develop their skillsets through serious research, experiential opportunities and internships. Every student completes Marietta’s rigorous General Education Curriculum, which builds strong communication skills and exposes students to new ideas and interests. Our varsity athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III and against some of the best in the nation as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Marietta has won six national championships and 61 conference titles, including an OAC-record four consecutive men’s basketball titles (2014-18). More than 25,000 living members of The Long Blue Line proudly support their alma mater and help current students

gain internships and connections into their chosen industries. This support, in addition to the vibrant growth on campus, is one of the reasons why The Chronicle of Higher Education named Marietta College one of the Great Colleges to Work For. Marietta’s timeless education began in 1797, when descendants of pioneers of the Northwest Territory established the Muskingum Academy. The institution was chartered in 1835 by the state of Ohio, making Marietta College one of 37 Revolutionary Colleges and home to the 16th oldest chapter of the most prestigious academic honorary, Phi Beta Kappa. From its earliest moments until well into the future, Marietta College cherishes its role in educating individuals and inspiring them to Bring Forth a Pioneer!

Ohio’s Guide to Colleges & Universities Edison State Community College 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, OH 45356 937-778-8600 • edisonohio.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Post Baccalaureate Degree Franciscan University of Steubenville 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952 740-283-3771 • franciscan.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Franklin University 201 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 614-797-4700 • franklin.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree God’s Bible School and College 1810 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-7944 • gbs.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 513-862-2631 • gscollege.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree, Heidelberg University 310 E. Market St., Tiffin, OH 44883 800-434-3352 • heidelberg.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Hiram College 11715 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 330-569-3211 • hiram.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Lake Erie College 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077 855-467-8676 • lec.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Hocking College 3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, OH 45764 740-753-3591 • hocking.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Two but less than 4 year certificate

Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094 440-525-7000 • lakelandcc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate

John Carroll University 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118 888-388-2977 • sites.jcu.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Kent State University 800 E. Summit St., Kent, OH 44242 330-672-3000 • kent.edu • Public Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Less than one year certificate, Master’s Degree, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree Kenyon College 106 College Park Drive, Gambier, OH 43022 740-427-5000 • kenyon.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree Kettering College 3737 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429 937-395-8601 • kc.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Lorain County Community College 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035 800-995-5222 • lorainccc.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate Lourdes University 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560 800-878-3210 • lourdes.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Malone University 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709 800-521-1146 • malone.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Marietta College 215 Fifth St., Marietta, OH 45750 800-331-7896 • marietta.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Malone University

2600 Cleveland Ave • NW, Canton, OH 44709 330-471-8539 • malone.edu


alone graduates get jobs. It’s really that simple. A recent survey of alumni taken six months after graduation showed that 99 percent were employed in their field or a field of their choosing. Malone is routinely recognized for alumni outcomes. Immersion in a nationally respected academic program and the opportunity to work with the master teachers on the Malone faculty allows students to follow any path they choose. With more than 50 majors, students find a home here for their academic interests. Standout programs include zoo/wildlife biology, education, nursing and business.

Located in Northeast Ohio with access to three major metropolitan areas, coupled with a vibrant and active campus activity schedule, Malone provides an environment where students always have plenty to do to have fun. Malone excels at the integration of faith and learning. No matter where students are on their faith journey, they are welcome at Malone. It is why the university is considered one of the best values in higher education.


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Marion Technical College 1467 Mt Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302 740-389-4636 • mtc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Mercy College of Ohio 2221 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH 43604 419-251-1313 • mercycollege.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree, Methodist Theological School in Ohio 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015 740-363-1146 • mtso.edu • Private Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Miami University 501 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056 513-529-2531 • miami.miamioh.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree research/scholarship, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate, Post-master’s Degree Mount Carmel College of Nursing 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222 614-234-4266 • mccn.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Mount Saint Joseph University 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233 800-654-9314 • msj.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 740-397-9000 • mvnu.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Oberlin College 38 E. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074 800-622-6243 • oberlin.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Muskingum University 163 Stormont St., New Concord, OH 43762 740-826-8211 • muskingum.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Ohio Christian University 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113 844-726-7937• ohiochristian.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

North Central State College 2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906 419-755-4800 • ncstatecollege.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate

Ohio Dominican University 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219 614-251-4500 • ohiodominican.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Northeast Ohio Medical University 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272 800-686-2511 • neomed.edu • Public Doctoral Degree - professional practice Northwest State Community College 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502 855-267-5511 • northweststate.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate Notre Dame College 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121 877-632-6446 • notredamecollege.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Ohio Northern University 525 S. Main St., Ada, OH 45810 419-772-2000 • onu.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Ohio University 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 740-593-1000 • ohio.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship,, Less than one year certificate, Master’s Degree, Online, Post Baccalaureate Degree Ohio Wesleyan University 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015 800-922-8953 • owu.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree

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Ohio’s Guide to Colleges & Universities Shawnee State University 940 Second St., Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-347-1732 • shawnee.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate

Otterbein University 1 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081 614-890-3000 • otterbein.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Owens Community College 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 567-661-7000 • owens.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Payne Theological Seminary 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384 937-376-2946 • payne.edu • Private Master’s Degree Rhodes State College 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804 419-995-8320 • rhodesstate.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Rio Grande Community College 218 N. College Ave., Rio Grande, OH 45674 740-245-7208 • rio.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate

Sinclair Community College 444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 800-315-3000 • sinclair.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Southern State Community College 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133 937-393-3431 • sscc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate Stark State College 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720 330-494-6170 • starkstate.edu • Public Associates Degree, One but less than two years certificate Terra State Community College 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43420 419-334-8400 • terra.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate

Rosedale Bible College 2270 Rosedale Road, Irwin, OH 43029 740-857-1311 • rosedale.edu • Private Associates Degree, Certificate

The Ohio State University Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 614-292-6446 • osu.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/ scholarship, Master’s Degree, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree The University of Akron University of Akron, Office of Admissions, Simmons Hall 109, Akron, OH 44325 330-972-7111 • uakron.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Less than one year certificate, Master’s Degree, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree The University of Toledo 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606 800-586-5336 • utoledo.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree other, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Less than one year certificate, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree Tiffin University 155 Miami St., Tiffin, OH 44883 800-968-6446 • tiffin.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Bluffton University

1 University Drive • Bluffton, OH 45817-2104 800-488-3257 • bluffton.edu


t Bluffton University, our sense of a greater purpose develops students of exceptional character and expansive vision. Since 1899, we’ve been learning, experiencing and bettering the world together. With nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work, Bluffton University offers an exceptional education that prepares students for impactful careers. A Bluffton education features numerous opportunities for experiential learning including internships, practicums and research experience. Starting in 2020, all sophomore students will take Learning in Community, a new course to prepare students for both life and vocation. With nationally accredited programs and champion volleyball and women’s basketball teams, our faculty and staff push students to greatness. And our Christian values guide students as they develop the confidence and skills needed to become leaders in the world. This is why 99 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate school or long-term service within six months of graduation. EDUCATION PROFILE


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Trinity Lutheran Seminary 2199 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209 614-236-6856 • tlsohio.edu • Private Master’s Degree Tri-State Bible College 506 Margaret St., South Point, OH 45680 740-377-2520 • tsbc.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree Union Institute & University 440 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206 800-861-6400 • myunion.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree United Theological Seminary 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426 937-529-2201 • united.edu • Private Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221 513-556-0000 • uc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Less than one year certificate, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate, Online, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Post-master’s Degree, Two but less than 4 year certificate University of Dayton 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 937-229-1000 • udayton.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

University of Findlay 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 800-472-9502 • findlay.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Washington State Community College 710 Colegate Drive , Marietta, OH 45750 740-374-8716 • wscc.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate

University of Mount Union 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601 800-992-6682 • mountunion.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Wilberforce University 1055 N. Bickett Road, PO Box 1001, Wilberforce, OH 45384 937-376-2911 • wilberforce.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

University of Northwestern Ohio 1441 N. Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805 419-998-3120 • unoh.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Wilmington College 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177 937-382-6661 • wilmington.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree

University of Rio Grande 218 N. College Ave., Rio Grande, OH 45674 800-282-7201 • rio.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Winebrenner Theological Seminary 950 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 419-434-4200 • winebrenner.edu • Private Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Ursuline College 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 440-449-4200 • ursuline.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Wittenberg University 200 W Ward St., Springfield, OH 45504 800-677-7558 • wittenberg.edu • Private Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Walsh University 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 800-362-9846 • walsh.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree

Wright State University 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 937-775-1000 • wright.edu • Public Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree - professional practice, Doctoral Degree - research/scholarship, Master’s Degree, Post-master’s Degree







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Ohio’s Guide to Colleges & Universities Xavier University 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207 513-745-3000 • xavier.edu • Private Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree Youngstown State University 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 330-941-3000 • ysu.edu • Public Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Doctoral Degree professional practice, Master’s Degree, One but less than two years certificate, Post Baccalaureate Degree Zane State College 1555 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701 740-588-5000 • zanestate.edu • Public Associates Degree, Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate


Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center 1565 State Route 167, Jefferson, OH 44047 440-576-6015 • atech.edu

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 440-526-5200 • cvccworks.com

Auburn Career Center 8140 Auburn Road, Concord Twp., OH 44077 440-357-7542 • auburncc.org

Delaware Area Career Center 4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015 740-548-0708 • delawareareacc.org

Buckeye Career Center 545 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-339-2288 • buckeyecareercenter.org

Eastland-Fairfield Career Center 3985 Coonpath Road NW, Carroll, OH 43112 614-836-4530 • eastland-fairfield.com

Buckeye Hills Career Center/Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD 351 Buckeye Hills Road, Rio Grande, OH 45674 740-245-5334 • buckeyehills.net

EHOVE Career Center 316 W. Mason Road, Milan, OH 44846 419-499-4663 • ehove.net

Butler Technology & Career Development Schools 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Fairfield Township, OH 45011 513-868-6300 • butlertech.org

Fort Hayes Career Center 600 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215 614-365-6681 • ccsoh.us/district

Alliance City Schools 500 Glamorgan St., Alliance, OH 44601 330-829-2267 • accrtw.org

C-TEC 150 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055 740-364-2832 • c-tec.edu

Apollo Career Center 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806 419-998-2824 • apollocareercenter.com

Collins Career Technical Center 11627 State Route 243, Chesapeake, OH 45619 740-867-6641 • collins-cc.edu/Adult/

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center 1783 State Route 60, Ashland, OH 44805 419-289-3313 • acwhcc.org

Columbiana County Career & Technical Center 9364 State Route 45, Lisbon, OH 44432 330-424-9563 • ccctc.k12.oh.us

Four County Career Center 22-900 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502 419-267-3331 • fourcounty.net Grant Career Center 718 W. Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106 513-734-6222 • grantcareer.com Great Oaks Career Campuses 110 Great Oaks Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241 513-771-8840 • greatoaks.com Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing 230 N Lincoln Ave. #3, Salem, OH 44460 330-332-8940 • hemspn.com

Warren County Career Center 3525 N. St. Rt. 48 • Lebanon, OH 45036 513-932-5677 • MyWCCC.org


arren County Career Center provides careertechnical education for adult and high school students, career development resources for students in K-12 partner districts, and a fully licensed preschool. Students earn industry certification and college credit to prepare for career and college. WCCC offers programs in high-demand areas like Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aviation, Business, Cosmetolo-

gy, Construction, Culinary, Digital/Graphic Arts, Education, Information Technology, Health/Medical, Public Safety and Welding. To keep its students on the cutting edge, WCCC gives it students access to the RAMTEC Lab for Advanced Manufacturing training; Fire Training Facility with burn rooms and rescue tower; Aviation programs at local airport; and Greentree Health Science Academy for medical programs.


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Lorain County JVS 15181 State Route 58, Oberlin, OH 44074 440-774-1051 • lcjvs.com/adult-career-center/

Pickaway-Ross Adult Center 895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601 740-642-1288 • pickawayross.com

Tri-County Career Center 15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764 740-753-3511 • tricountyadultcareercenter.org

Madison Adult Career Center 600 Esley Lane, Mansfield, OH 44905 419-589-6363 • madisonrams.com

Pike County Career Technology Center 175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, OH 45661 740-289-4172 • pikectc.org

Trumbull Career & Technical Center 528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH 44483 330-847-0503 • tctchome.com

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center 7300 North Palmyra Road, Canfield, OH 44406 330-729-4100 • mahoningctc.com

Pioneer Career & Technology Center 27 Ryan Road, Shelby, OH 44875 877-818-7282 • pctc.k12.oh.us/adult-education

Upper Valley Career Center 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH 45356 937-778-1980 • uppervalleycc.org

Maplewood Career Center 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266 330-296-2892 • mwood.cc

Polaris Career Center 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 440-891-7600 • polaris.edu

Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers 1306 Cedar St., Fremont, OH 43420 419-334-6901 • vscc.k12.oh.us

Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256 330-725-8461 • mcjvs.edu

Portage Lakes Career Center 4401 Shriver Road, Uniontown, OH 44685 330-896-8200 • plcc.edu

Warren County Career Center 3525 N. State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036 513-932-8145 • mywccc.org

Miami Valley Career Technology Center 6801 Hoke Road, Clayton, OH 45315 937-854-6297 • mvctc.com

Sandusky City Schools 2130 Hayes Ave., Room 117, Sandusky, OH 44870 419-984-1100 • sandusky-city.k12.oh.us

Washington County Career Center 21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-2766 • thecareercenter.net

Mid-East Career & Technology Centers 400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH 43701 740-454-0101 • mid-east.k12.oh.us/adultEdHome.aspx

Scioto County Career Technical Center 951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, OH 45648 740-259-5526 • sciototech.org

Wayne County Schools Career Center 518 W. Prospect St., Smithville, OH 44677 330-669-7070 • wayne-jvs.k12.oh.us

Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center 818 N. Franklin St., Van Wert, OH 45891 419-238-5411• vantagecareercenter.com

Southern Hills Career & Technical Center 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-6131 • shctc.k12.oh.us

Penta Career Center 9301 Buck Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 419-661-6555 • pentacareercenter.org

Tolles Career & Technical Center 7877 U.S. Highway 42 South, Plain City, OH 43064 614-873-4666 x4248 • tollestech.com

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Tips For Business Travelers BY LYNNE THOMPSON

Hotel Room Check

Think you’re safe inside your hotel room? Think again. That restful retreat may be harboring adversaries as concerning as your most ruthless competitor, even if it’s a suite in a five-star property. Doctors recommend taking a few preventive steps to protect yourself against them before you settle in. The first is to check for bedbugs. The apple-seed-sized parasites, brown to reddish-brown in color (young bedbugs are smaller and translucent or whitish-yellow, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), have become increasingly common in even high-end accommodations, a consequence of a developed resistance to pesticides and human mobility—a factor that facilitates their transport in bags and belongings. According to Dr. Neha Vyas, a staff physician in the Cleveland Clinic’s family medicine department, the insects aren’t known to transmit disease. But the threat of incurring their red, itchy bites was enough for her to vacate a hotel last year after finding a couple under her pillow. She recommends checking bed linens, mattresses, bed frames and headboards, even pictures on walls behind beds. “I in general take away any decorative pillows or comforters because I know those don’t get washed,” she adds. She also advises packing a pair of flip-flops to wear after taking off your shoes. “The big concern is, obviously, fungal infections that can occur when you walk around barefoot [on] carpet that other people have also walked around.” Dr. Lori Creadon Wright, a family physician at ProMedica Health and Wellness Center in suburban Toledo, won’t drink from a hotel-room glass or cup unless it’s sealed in plastic for fear it’s been handled or used by a previous guest. She also refuses to fill an ice bucket without a plastic liner. “People use the ice buckets for so many things that they weren’t designed for,” she points out—a bedside bucket for a sick child or a vessel for soaking

injured fingers and toes, for example. Vyas says the germ-phobic will want to clean doorknobs, faucet and toilet handles, and television remote controls—typically the items that collect the most germs—with disinfectant wipes kept in a carry-on. Wright suggests slipping the remote into a plastic storage bag, then sealing it and washing your hands. “You don’t have to worry about all those crevices that you may not have completely disinfected,” she says. Neither Vyas nor Wright advocates turning every check-in into a healthdepartment-style inspection. Vyas notes that she’s actually encountered very few problems as an experienced world traveler. “You need to say, ‘What is the most expeditious way that I can kind of do a once-over on this room?’ and then be done,” Wright says.

to make or pick up before heading out of town, along with meals to order at a fast/ casual chain restaurant.

DIETITIAN SNACKS AND MEALS The biggest challenge for road warriors may be maintaining a healthful diet, particularly while en route to or from a destination. A missed, delayed or cancelled flight, a late start or traffic jam, can put them in a place where the only food available is a vending-machine candy bar. The best defense: a healthful snack stashed in a bag. Following are six dietitians’ favorites

Meghann Featherstun, clinical dietitian and wellness coach, University Hospitals, Cleveland To make: a snack mix of 2 cups plain Skinny Pop popcorn, 1/4 cup each of nuts and dried fruit, and 2 tablespoons chocolate chips or M&Ms (1 serving = 1 to 1 1/2 cups). “The popcorn is a great source of complex carbohydrates. Nuts are a good source of protein and healthy fats. You’re getting some good antioxidants and some other healthy carbs from your dried fruit. And then you’re getting a little pleasure from your chocolate.” To grab: RXBAR Peanut Butter & Berries Protein Bar. The sugar-free, egg-white-

protein-based bar is “an amazing balance of whole foods that are also high in protein, high in healthy carbohydrates, high in healthy fats.” To order: Panera Whole Green Goddess Salad. Featherstun singles it out for the protein it delivers in the chicken and hard-boiled egg, along with the healthful fat supplied by the avocado. She gets some sort of side, if only the free whole-wheat baguette that comes with it. “When we’re traveling, we need to stay full until we get to that next meal.” Sonal Hill, clinical dietitian, University of Cincinnati Health Weight Loss Center To make: a wrap featuring 1 to 3 ounces roast turkey swaddled in butter-leaf or Boston lettuce leaves (if traveling by car with a cooler w w w.ohiobusinessmag.com . FA L L 2 0 18


MY HEALTH and ice pack). When it comes to condiments, “I love to do things like the spiced hummus, spicy mustards, avocado mayo.” To grab: seasoned tuna pouches requiring no refrigeration. Hill substitutes her cucumber slices, carrot and/or celery sticks for the usual cracker accompaniment. “I try to practice what I preach—we’re always talking about covering protein first and plants second.” To order: grilled chicken on a salad or sandwich; a small bowl of chili. Hill notes that chili is a great source of protein and fiber when ordered sans the cheeses and sour cream. “As long as we limit all of the extras, we’ll be OK.” Kristin Kirkpatrick, manager of wellness nutrition services, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute To make: a bento box (a compartmentalized box with ice pack) containing wholegrain crackers, a few cheese cubes, and black beans seasoned with a sprinkle of salt and squeeze of lime. “Beans are a great protein source. [And] they’re much easier than carting around hummus.” To grab: EPIC Smoked Salmon Maple Bar. The fish-based protein bar “is filling, satisfying, non-perishable.” To order: Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites. Kirkpatrick calls the serving of two mini-muffin-sized bites “my one go-to” for traveling executives because of its high protein content. Amy Patton, registered dietitian, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus To make: a peanut- or almond-butter sandwich. Patton constructs it while in transit with Justin’s single-serving nutbutter packets and a whole-grain tortilla or flatbread. “They pack really nicely in a suitcase.” To grab: a tangerine or banana. The peel-and-eat fruits require no washing and “generally have a few days’ worth of shelf life.” To order: a kid’s meal. Patton swaps the fries for fruit and beefs up a cheese-less sandwich with extra lettuce and tomato. “You can always order a side salad to bulk it up.” Gretchen Reeb, lead clinical dietitian, Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital To make: a snack mix of 1 cup each unsweetened Rice Chex or Corn Chex, Honey 48

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Avoid making a drugstore run in a strange city—put together a first-aid kit to keep in your bag. Dr. Chris Peluso, an emergency medicine resident at University Hospitals in Cleveland with a background in wilderness search and rescue, recommends packing the following for a trip to the urban jungle and beyond. - Assorted sizes of waterproof blister bandages. While they’re made to cover and protect blisters and “hot spots,” their angry red precursors—a consequence of walking blocks in less-than-comfortable shoes—“you can use them on anything.” - Sterile gauze pads, paper tape and roll of cotton gauze (for dressing larger wounds). “All of that packs down to basically nothing.” - Two to three Ace elastic bandages (for wrapping a sprained ankle). - Over-the-counter pain reliever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen). - Over-the-counter antacid in capsule, pill or tablet form. - Over-the-counter antidiarrheal in capsule, pill or tablet form (for short-term emergency use only). “When we talk about infectious diarrhea, whether it’s viral or bacterial, we don’t typically like to stop the diarrhea because the diarrhea is flushing the system out.” - Benadryl over-the-counter antihistamine (to control a skin rash or outbreak of hives.) - Blunt scissors (to cut gauze and tape) and tweezers (to remove splinters and insect stingers). Peluso packs them in a checked bag when flying. Nut Cheerios, mini pretzels and unsalted peanuts and 1/2 cup each raisins and M&Ms (1 serving = 1/2 cup). “You get that satiety from the fat and the protein versus just eating a little bit of Cheerios.” To grab: a single-serving bag of Skinny Pop popcorn and 1- to 2-ounce bag of raw unsalted almonds. “When you can buy snacks that are already pre-portioned, you limit yourself.” To order: Panera cup of black bean or chicken noodle soup and half a Turkey Bacon Bravo sandwich minus the bacon. Reeb always requests an apple when offered the choice of a free baguette or bag of potato chips. “They don’t always offer the apple,” she says. “But it is an option.” Liz Satterthwaite, wellness dietitian, ProMedica Health System, Toledo To make: a simple single-serving trail mix of 1/4 cup granola and 1/4 cup mixed nuts combined in a sandwich bag to accompany a piece of fruit. “Trail mix is a good highprotein snack,”—one that also contains fiber to help maintain regularity. “When we’re traveling, digestion gets messed up.” To grab: QuestBar Double Chocolate Chunk Protein Bar. “[It is] pretty high in protein and low in sugar, which is what I look for in a bar.” To order: Subway egg-white flatbread. “I put every vegetable that exists on it—tomato, onion, cucumber, green pepper.” n

OUR EXPERTS Meghann Featherstun clinical dietitian and wellness coach, University Hospitals, Cleveland Sonal Hill clinical dietitian, University of Cincinnati Health Weight Loss Center, West Chester Kristin Kirkpatrick manager of wellness nutrition services, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, Lyndhurst Amy Patton registered dietitian, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus Dr. Chris Peluso emergency medicine resident, University Hospitals, Cleveland Gretchen Reeb lead clinical dietitian, Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital Liz Satterthwaite wellness dietitian, ProMedica Health System, Toledo Dr. Neha Vyas staff physician, Family Medicine Department, Cleveland Clinic Lori Creadon Wright family physician, ProMedica Health and Wellness Center, Sylvania

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NKY Bourbon Festival - Tasting

Oct. 4, Hilton Cincinnati Airport Northern Kentucky’s bourbon heritage runs deep. This new festival will honor NKY’s bourbon traditions while celebrating what’s new.

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Oct. 5, BB Riverboats We have teamed up with some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries to offer a unique tasting experience of premium bourbons hand-selected by the Bernstein family exclusively for BB Riverboats. This new one-of-a-kind cruise features a homemade buffet-style dinner, musical entertainment and the sparkling lights of Cincinnati as your back drop—all while enjoying the Commonwealth’s drink of choice!

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Oct. 5, Verona Vineyards With the help of StudioRho Entertaining, you will be able to create a unique, one of a kind wooden sign on a genuine, used, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel lid.

DownTowne Living’s: Silent Disco for a Cure

Oct. 5, 2018 The Lofts at Shillito Place The Towne Property’s DownTowne Living Community invites you to attend a Silent Disco benefit in support of their “Light the Night” inintiative and the Leukemia & Lymphona Society (LLS). WIreless headphones with three different channels of music will be providedw as part of your admission, along with food, drinks, and fun! The entirety of your entrance fee will be donated to the LLS.

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