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VAN WERT PROFILE
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Sharon HenkalineJack HenkalineChristopher B. Henkaline
 Bringing Buyers and Sellers together  for more than 25 years.
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Set in the heart of West CentralOhio’s rich agricultural lands, VanWert is in a prime geographic loca-tion. Sixty-five percent of theUnited States and Canadian popu-lation resides within a 600 mileradius of Van Wert. Van Wertis located halfway between Lima,Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indianaalong US Hwy 30 (a four-lane,divided highway).Van Wert is at the center of several major highways that con-nect you with many metropoli-tan areas in the region. Includedare three US highways – 30, 127,and 224 – and two state routes – 116 and 118. Interstates I-69and I-75 are both accessible viaUS Hwy 30 (a four-lane, divid-ed highway) and can be reachedwithin 30 minutes. Metropolitanmarkets such as Chicago, Detroit,Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbusand Indianapolis are within easydriving distance.Van Wert rail service is providedby Conrail, and several truckinglines and freight terminals servicethe area. The Van Wert CountyAirport is equipped with a 4,000 ft.runway, which features pilot con-trolled lighting and a GPS approachsystem. The airport offers flightinstruction, aircraft rental and main-tenance. Commercial airline flightsare available at the Fort Wayne InternationalAirport, located just 30 miles away, or theDayton International Airport, about an houraway. The Port of Toledo is located about 100miles north of Van Wert giving you access tointernational shipping routes.For a detailedmap of the area, please call the Chamber at419-238-4390.
 
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Located on the northwest edge of Van Wert, Ohio, Vision Industrial Parkoffers four-lane highway access to bothI-75 (35 miles east) and I-69 via I-469(35 miles west). Vision Industrial Parkis an enterprise zone owned by the Cityof Van Wert and currently has over 100acres available for development. Thepark was developed as a place wheregrowing busi-nesses could locate andex-pand without disturbing much of the rich, fertile farmland in the area.Vision Industrial Park is current-ly home to seven industries includ-ing Braun Am-bulance, KAM Man-ufacturing, Life Star Rescue, Na-tionalDoor & Trim and Elmco Engineering.Today it is a thriv-ing part of theindustrial base for the area. For moreinformation on this or other industrialproperties available, visit the economicdevelopment website atwww.vanwertcounty-edg.com.
Van Wert County is home tohundreds of local business-es whoconsistently rank it as an excel-lent location to do business in theannual Economic Developmentretention and expansion survey. Astrong, diversified manufacturingbase has been developed with ourlargest em-ployer being the inter-national Eaton Corporation. VanWert is also home to the headquar-ters of Central Mutual InsuranceCom-pany, currently involved in anexpansion process.The area is served by a strongand healthy financial communityof banks, a savings and loan andcredit unions.The area has many eco-nomicdevelopment tools available to helpthe business commu-nity grow. Thecounty and city have establishedEnterprise Zones, making tax abate-ments available to growth-orientedbusinesses, both new and existing.The Economic Development Officeruns the local Revolving Loan andMicroenterprise Funds that makelow-interest loans available to busi-nesses that are creating jobs in thearea. A single economic develop-ment office operates for both thecity and the county in conjunctionwith the Ohio State UniversityExtension office.The manufacturing base in VanWert ranges from very large cor-porations (Eaton Corp. employsover 1,300) to smaller, locallyowned companies (National Door& Trim employs around 80). Thevariety of products made by ouroutstanding workforce includehandbags, ambulances, automo-tive parts, hoses and fittings, pro-cessed turkey products, plasticproducts, tool boxes, fiber drums,FFA & 4H jackets, wooden doorsand trim, sealing systems andmuch more.The business communityis served by several commu-nity development organizationsincluding the Van Wert AreaChamber of Commerce, Van WertCounty Economic DevelopmentOffice, Community ImprovementCorporation, Main Street Van Wertand the Van Wert Convention &Visitors Bureau. More specificinformation on economic develop-ment opportunities, demograph-ics, industrial or workforce infor-mation may be gained by callingthe Chamber (419/238-4390) orED Offices (419/238-2999).
 
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Van Wert’s variety of shop-ping and dining options continues toexpand with new commercial growth in the area. In the city threemain shopping areas have developed over the years: Downtown,Southside District, and Towne Center. Several of the surroundingcommunities also have dining and shopping options to consider.For more specific address and contact information, please re-fer tothe Buyer’s Guide in the back of the book.
Southside District
Home to three large commercial plazas, and adjacent to the newschool and performing arts complex, there is no denying that thelargest center of commercial activity is in the Southside district.Three grocery stores, two national depart-ment stores (includingSears), two automobile dealerships, a large hardware store, severalbanking institutions and many specialty shops have based theiroperations out of this area. The Hospital and its medical profes-sional offic-es as well as the County Fairgrounds also border thisbusy district.Just to the south of town DeShia Country Store and Laurie’sNature Scapes offer a wide variety of gifts and nursery supplies.There are many dining options available to tempt your palatein this area. For a family style meal consider Bob Evans or thelocally owned I Don’t Care Grille. Willow Bend Country Cluboffers delicious gourmet meals to its members as well having a9-hole golf course. Many national chain fast-food restaurants alsohave locations here including McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King,Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut and more. There are also two Chinesefood restaurants and a delicious ice cream standin the area.
Towne Center
Opening in November, 2005 on the northside of town, the Van Wert Towne Center isthe newest commercial development in thearea. Towne Center is home to Super Walmart,Petland, Maurices, and more. The develop-ment will soon be home to a new bank branchand fast food restaurant. Also on the slate fordevelopment are a motel, a movie theater, andother retail establishments.Several dining options have opened alreadyin Towne Center with several more in line forfuture development. The Hong Kong Buffetoffers a delicious Chinese buffet for a reason-able price. McDonald’s operates a 24 hourlocation at the edge of the property and a subshop has also opened.
Surrounding Areas
While the city serves as the main hub of com-mercial activity for the county, the surroundingvillages have a lot to offer their residents andvisitors. Convoy is home to the Hall LumberCompany a Do It Best affiliated store that ispopular with locals. Other shopping options inthe surrounding areas range from Celebrationsparty supplies in Delphos to many retail andservice businesses. Several villages also haverestaurants and taverns that offer delicious, rea-sonably priced meals.

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