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Business Journal April C Section

Business Journal April C Section

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HANCOCK COUNTY 
FINDLAY 
 Scial Repor 
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April 2010
Blanchard Valley Hospital is the 2010 recipient of the HealthGrades JointReplacement Excellence Award
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Blanchard Valley Hospital's orthopedic program has received thehighest five-star ratings from HealthGrades for joint replacement,total knee replacement, and total hip replacement in 2010.Our orthopedic specialists are helping people regain mobility withaward-winning care. We offer the latest procedures for your joints,so you can get back to doing the things you love.For an information packet about our award-winning orthopedicprogram,
call 419.423.5551.
(l. tor.) Jennifer Campos RN, Lisa Butler RN,Orthopedic Surgeon James Davidson MD,Laura Rodriquez PT, and Bethany Ward RN.
Findlay, Ohio has been ranked eleventhbest micropolitan community in the U.S. fornew and expanding facilities for 2009 bySite Selection magazine, the official publi-cation of the Industrial Asset ManagementCouncil. The magazine ranked 674 of thenation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000to 50,000 people which cover at least onecounty. The Greater Findlay region has beenplaced in Site Selection’s Top 20 for 11 con-secutive years, every year since ranking sys-tem was created, and has moved up from its12th place ranking last year.In addition, the State of Ohio claimedthe 2009 Governor’s Cup with 381 projects,after claiming the 2008 Cup with 503 proj-ects. This is Ohio’s fourth consecutive Gov-ernor’s Cup and its fifth in seven years.“Findlay-Hancock County is proud toagain be ranked as one of the top micropo-litan communities in the United States, andto contribute to Ohio’s success in winningthe 2009 Governor’s Cup Award,” said RayDe Winkle, GreaterFindlayInc. Presidentand CEO. “We are grateful for the efforts of our community’s business and public sectorleaders as well as our economic developmentpartners that strive to make Greater Findlaya great place to live, work and play.”GreaterFindlayInc. compiled and sub-mitted several projects that met Site Selec-tion’s qualifying criteria. Among those thatqualified were the retention of 1,000 jobs atCooper Tire & Rubber, a Whirlpool plantconsolidation and Dow Chemical’s deci-sion to expand its product line to include themanufacture of films for use in the solar en-ergy field, an $8 million project. Addition-ally, TH Plastics expanded to a new locationin Findlay, and Home Depot approved plansto build a new 657,600 sq. ft. warehouse anddistribution center that will create 300 jobs,and is valued at $23.5 million.“GreaterFindlayInc. has worked hard tostreamline its efforts and enhance its focuson economic development throughout theregion,” said John Haywood, GFI Chairmanof the Board. “GreaterFindlayInc. is gratefulfor the work of the business partners, facili-ties managers, board members and regionalworkforce that promote the Greater Findlaycommunity. We wouldn’t be where we arewithout them.”For more information, please contactGreaterFindlayInc. at 419-422-3313 or visitwww.greaterfindlayinc.com.
Greater Findlay business growth rankedeleventh in U.S. for micropolitan communities
Ohio wins 2009 Governor’s Cup
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Hancock County… a geographical loca-tion that is ideal for family life and busi-ness!For visitors and residents alike, theconvenience of Interstate 75 along with asystem of State Routes and U.S. Route 224makes travel to Toledo, Dayton, Columbus,Cincinnati or Detroit quick and easy toaccomplish.Travelers and visitors to the Findlayarea are served by the Findlay Airport aswell as Tiffin Aire in Tiffin, Ohio. A $1.92million grant was recently approved bythe Federal Aviation Administration forHtaxiway improvements at the FindlayAirport. The grant monies will resurfacethe existing taxiway as well as extend theairport’s east-west taxiway.Additional features of Hancock County’stransportation system include: dozens of trucking firms that provide inter and intro-state cargo delivery service; three of thenation’s overnight package delivery servicesmaintain operations in Hancock County;freight rail service is available throughNorfolk & Southern and CSX; deep-watershipping is available for international busi-nesses via ports at nearby Lake Erie.
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The growth and revitalization withinthe Main Street area of Findlay makes itone of America’s best small towns and anindustrial growth area. Thriving with busi-ness and activities, Main Street is dividedinto three separate yet entwined districts,designated by a distinct banner: The RiverDistrict is the entertainment section of the downtown, while The Gaslight Districtincludes areas where businesses and shopsare primarily located. The Civic Districtencompasses government offices and otheragencies related to public service.Specialty shopping and multicultural res-taurants, as well as community outdoorevents are part of the Main Street Scene.Graceful, renovated buildings are alsolocated within the historic downtown area,including The Rawson Building, known asthe “most wired” historic building in north-west Ohio. The Rawson Building providesspace for high-tech and retail businesses aswell as eight loft-style apartments.
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Hancock County offers a wonderfulvariety of quality construction in the newhome, commercial and industrial areas. If a more rural or historical setting is appeal-ing, look no further than the village areassurrounding Findlay, or tour South MainStreet, with its expansive array of historicalresidences.Real estate growth continues through-out Hancock County with work beginningon Deer Landing and Van Buren Trace. Onthe east side of Findlay, planning has startedon the Sturbridge Colony. Additionalhomes with a variety of floor plans andprice ranges can be found at The Palms,Deer Run Estates, The Woods at Hillcrest,Hillcrest Estates, Lakeview Park Estates,Red Hawk Run, Forest Lake, StoneBridgeEstate, Country Side, Krystal Ridge, WinterWoods, Hunters Creek, Hunters Ridge,Southridge Estate, Apple Tree Grove,The Point at Brookstone, The Woods atBurberry, Liberty Dold Farms, Eagle Estatesand other developments. If condominiumor apartment living is a preference, manyoptions are available through-out Hancock County, including New York-style loftapartments located in downtown Findlay.

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