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American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter

For the past century, the American Red Cross of North Central Ohio has been focused on the business of saving lives. It established charters in Marion, Crawford, Hardin, Morrow, Seneca, Union and Wyandot counties in 1917. During its 100-year history, the mission has remained the same: to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generous donors.

To date, this chapter has worked with thousands of volunteers and has more than 600 currently. Its programs have grown to include disaster relief services; community disaster education programs; CPR and first aid; support for the U.S. armed forces and military families; blood collection for area hospitals; and a Home Fire campaign to install new, working smoke alarms in area homes and to train families in emergency preparedness and fire safety.

The chapter is led by Todd James, who was named the 2015 Nonprofit Leader of the Year by the Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation – 25 and growing stronger

What started as a generous $5 million bequest from founding donor L. Dale Dorney in the 1970s became a full-fledged community foundation in 1992 that has granted more than $44 million back to the Hancock County community. Now, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary with its many friends and neighbors. Over the past quarter century, more than 10,000 donors, large and small, have entrusted their funds with The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. In turn, the foundation has administered more than 370 charitable funds that benefit students and nonprofit organizations throughout Hancock County, and some of the major initiatives the foundation has supported with unrestricted gifts include The Family Center, Community Heart & Soul and the Handbags That Help women’s giving circle.

Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream

Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business. When brothers Chris (Bud) and Don (Johnny) Dietsch purchased the Rogge Bakery in December 1937, they made the Findlay community, a sweeter place to be. Younger brother Roy (Snitz) joined in 1938, and together they dropped the bakery and focused on producing the finest chocolates and ice cream anywhere in town using well-guarded family recipes.

Now, 80 years later, Dietsch Brothers manufactures and sells more than 60 varieties of old-fashioned ice cream and 90 varieties of fine chocolates, truffles, kettle corn and roasted nuts. Famous for its chocolate-covered pretzels, Dietsch Brothers remains a TripAdvisor “Top 10 Ice Cream Shop in America.” The main store, which boasts a fully stocked gift shop of home decor, stuffed animal and gift items, is located at 400 W. Main Cross St. in downtown Findlay. The East store is at 1217 Tiffin Ave. For more information, visit

Time Staffing Celebrates 25 Years

Time Staffing Inc., a division of the Doepker Group, celebrates its 25th year in operation this year. Being locally owned and operated has had a big impact on the success of this industrial and clerical staffing company.

To date, Time Staffing has eight branch locations throughout northern Ohio in Ashland, Findlay, Fremont, Mansfield, Napoleon, Perrysburg, Upper Sandusky and Lorain. Time Staffing Inc. employees pride themselves on living by the three C’s: caring, commitment and communication – the foundation of building a great team. Such tenets are followed with clients, employees and with members of the community.

Daily, Time Staffing agents match individuals with temporary, part-time and full-time work opportunities, and personnel stay involved with the community, engage with clients and keep a pulse on current employment trends to ensure success and profitability. The company looks to expand into other markets in the near future.

Whirlpool Corporation Celebrates 50 Years in Findlay

For 50 years, Whirlpool Corporation has been a mainstay in the Greater Findlay community, where the home appliance giant established a dishwasher plant in 1967. The company manufactures leading consumer brands, including Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air. Whirlpool Corporation recently launched a $40.6 million expansion project to add 86,400 square feet to the existing facility to provide added assembly capacity and improve process flow throughout the plant.

Findlay Operations was the first plant built by Whirlpool Corporation and the first to be powered by wind from the Findlay Wind Farm. TO date, the plant employs more than 2,300 people and is proud to continue the tradition of high quality American manufacturing.

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