Archive for the ‘News’ Category

January, 30 2023

AEP Ohio Seeking Customer Services Representatives for Athens & Portsmouth

January 30, 2023—AEP Ohio is seeking Customer Services Representatives in the Athens and Portsmouth areas. These hybrid positions would be the primary customer relations representatives for small businesses and municipalities, and occasional residential, within the Athens and surrounding region and also the Portsmouth and surrounding region. The CSR would also be outward facing in the […]

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November, 30 2022

Attention Local Exporting Businesses!

The Ohio Export Internship Program has expanded to Ohio University for its 2023 session! Success of this expansion depends on hosting an intern during the summer of 2023. During a spring course in the College of Business, these students will be trained on export-specific topics to get them fully prepared. In return, you will get: […]

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November, 23 2022

New grant program offers big money for transformational change in Appalachian Ohio

By: David Forster Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Half a billion dollars has a way of getting people’s attention. Representatives from local governments, nonprofit groups and other community organizations packed a large room for a recent presentation in Athens on how to get some of this money. The funds are being distributed through […]

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October, 14 2022

Brown Announces Nearly $390,000 For Economic Development In Southeast Ohio

October 7, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development Grants Program has awarded four grants totaling $387,221 to organizations in Southeast Ohio to provide technical assistance and training for small, rural businesses. “Rural communities have been overlooked for too long. If […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Awards $6.47 Million to Ohio in ‘Internet for All’ Planning Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 13, 2022 News Media Contact: Virginia Bring, Office of Public Affairs, WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Ohio received its first planning grants for deploying high-speed Internet networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative. Ohio is […]

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October, 04 2022

Merchants National Bank Announces $30M Local Initiative in Athens County

October 4, 2022—Athens, Ohio—Merchants National Bank announced this week a series of new initiatives entitled MNB Means Business. The bank hosted a VIP customer event to launch the program, which is aimed at supporting business growth throughout Athens County. The cornerstone of this initiative is a special $30M loan pool intended specifically for Athens County […]

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October, 03 2022

Manufacturing Opens More Doors to Women

October 03, 2022 Written by: Earlene K.P. Dowell U.S. manufacturing experienced a substantial decline in employment from 2000 to 2010 due largely to the 2008 Great Recession but rebounded – until the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020. Despite these fluctuations, it began inching up again in 2021. But the renewed upswing doesn’t mean a return to traditional manual jobs. […]

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September, 14 2022

Athens County officials break ground on industrial building expected to bring new business and jobs to the region

September 9, 2022 THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first shovelfuls of dirt were turned Friday morning on a new industrial building that Athens County officials hope will bring around 100 good-paying jobs to the region. The 60,000-square foot building is going up on a patch of grassy field in the Bill Theisen Industrial Park in […]

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August, 24 2022

Tri-County included in Husted’s IMAP awards focused on broadband-related credentialing

August 24, 2022 Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT), announced on August 9 that four training providers located throughout the state will receive a total of $592,215 in awards to support 410 broadband or 5G-related credentials through the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). This is the third […]

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August, 18 2022

Athens plans to create Community Improvement Corporation

8/18/2022 Athens plans to create a group to help with the city’s economic development. During its Monday meeting, city council conducted the first reading of an ordinance creating the Athens Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). The ordinance needs two more readings before it is passed and becomes law. The corporation will be an economic development tool […]

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