Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality

First Touchless Pizza Serving Plate for Restaurants – A Solution to New Food Handling Safety Expectations

HUDSON, Ohio -- Nuova Vita Corporation is excited to announce the launch of the first No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border. This next generation pizza serving plate is designed for today's sanitization standards and makes other serving plates obsolete.

The patented No HandL Portion PadL(tm) enables restaurant patrons to avoid shared surface areas when self-serving pizza slices. This decreases the risk for spread of viral pathogens associated with the novel coronavirus and bacteria that causes food borne illness.

Each custom-made No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border is ideal for sharing pizza at the table. Three unique features give patrons peace of mind and convenience. Finger wells enable individuals to grasp and move the serving plate without shared surface contact, recessed grooves ensure fully cut slices to allow patrons to easily remove a slice of pizza from the plate and centering circles consistently ensure equally cut slices so every slice is as desirable as the next.

"The government provides restauranteurs with food preparation and serving guidelines and regulations, but it's ultimately consumer confidence that determines sales," said Greg Getzinger, founder and CEO of Nuova Vita Corporation.

He added, "The No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border will help restauranteurs give people safe, familiar and convenient group pizza dining experiences, where they can feel a part of community again."

More information - and online ordering - now available at

For further details and personal assistance contact Nuova Vita Corporation by phone at 330-608-5928.

About Nuova Vita Corporation:

Nuova Vita Corporation is a pizza and lasagna cutting board and portioning guide company. Their patented and patent pending branded products, the Portion PadL is the premier pizza portioning cutting board company specializing in customizing Portion PadLs for each customer's pizza size and slice applications.

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Vandalia Rental To Open Location In Lima, Ohio

LIMA, Ohio -- Vandalia Rental proudly announces the grand opening of the Lima, Ohio branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 1 at 4:30 p.m. Vandalia Rental is the premier equipment rental solutions provider offering construction equipment and services to contractors and industrial clients. Renting equipment reduces cost and eliminates the need for storage and maintenance.

Along with residential and commercial construction equipment, the new location specializes in equipment rental for the area's vast industrial manufacturing needs.

"We are excited to partner with local contractors and be a key partner with Lima's Real American Strength of Industrial Manufacturing," said Stephen Barga, Lima Branch Manager. "This is a great opportunity for Vandalia Rental to expand our service offering to the Lima area."

Additionally, the location services a 60-mile radius of Lima, Ohio, and brings rental equipment closer to the needs of many local contractors, builders, and facility maintenance teams.

"Over the past few years, we have increased our partnership with Lima area customers," said Jimmy Hassan, Director of Sales. "By expanding our geographic footprint, we can eliminate the need for our northwest Ohio customers to travel to secure equipment for their projects. This way, they can complete their equipment solution needs right here in their own backyard. We are excited and honored to be a part of the Lima community."

The new location will be located off I-75 and will serve several of the surrounding areas.

"It's the ideal location to conveniently serve the equipment rental needs of contractors and industrial clients in the Lima, Findlay, Fort Laramie, Bowling Green, Wapakoneta, and Fort Wayne areas," said Kurt Barney, President of Vandalia Rental. "Vandalia Rental prides itself on personalized service. We are anxious to provide exceptional service to this community and allow customers to experience rental 'The Way It Should Be.'"

About Vandalia Rental

Vandalia Rental has served the Greater Dayton and Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets since 1961. Vandalia Rental proudly services construction rental accounts ranging from small businesses to large publicly traded corporations, government agencies, and municipalities throughout the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky regions, and sales accounts throughout the country.

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Manufacturing, Mining and Metals, Product Launches

Historic Ironworks Factory Creates Products that Protect in Face of Pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A third-generation, family-owned and operated ornamental iron and metal fabrication company, Fortin Ironworks, is stepping up to create new products driven by a surge in consumer safety. These American-made products are destined to be an integral part of the "new normal."

Manufacturing products designed to keep people safe is not a new concept for Fortin Ironworks. In fact, it's been doing it for nearly 75 years with specialized items such as decorative handrails, fencing and gates. But now with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, like so many other businesses, it's getting requests for new ways of doing things.

"Our historic old company has been asked to produce more consumer safety products," Robert Fortin, product developer, says. "Specifically, 'new norm' products that will soon be popping up everywhere."

Fortin Ironworks has now added foot pulls, touchless keys and mask brackets to its product lineup. The company is equipped with high-tech laser machines which can create beautifully engraved, custom pieces that not only look good, but can help businesses with branding and create that personal touch (or touchless) experience for individuals who enjoy artisan creations too.

These new foot pulls and touchless keys are designed to limit the number of items that people have to touch on a daily basis. Foot pulls are easy to install, touchless keys are easy to use and eye-catching face mask brackets ensure that people are not just another face in the crowd.

"We can engrave just about anything on these foot pulls, touchless keys and mask brackets from logos and names to school mascot images and many organizations are asking for that," Fortin says.

Foot pulls are ideal for hospitals, schools, restaurants and factories - basically anywhere there are high numbers of people.

"It's a new world out there and we plan to be part of it for years to come," Fortin says. "We want our consumers to move into the future with confidence and are committed to our mission to protect."

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About Fortin Ironworks

Founded in 1946, Fortin Ironworks got its start as a small iron repair shop. Today, it designs and manufactures local installation of all commercial and residential ironwork needs. Its staff of 40 is comprised of highly-skilled craftsmen, artisans, estimators, salesmen and installers and products are manufactured in its 56,000 square-foot facility. There's a 5,600-square foot show room too.

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Business, Construction and Building, Education and Schools, Free News Articles

Energy Optimizers, USA Awarded as The Sole Provider of LED Lighting and Energy Savings Programs to Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Energy Optimizers, USA (EOU) is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) and its six purchasing co-operatives as the sole provider for its LED Lighting and Energy Savings Program for the third year of the program.

School districts and local governments across the state can now partner with EOU to develop and implement LED lighting, energy savings, and facility improvement projects. More than 450,000 students will benefit from the partnership. Competitive bidding has already been completed, reducing project costs and providing faster design and implementation.

Since 2009, Energy Optimizers, USA has worked with communities to increase energy efficiency in schools, government facilities, businesses, and more. EOU is proud to have the chance to work with school districts and local governments in Ohio to create innovative solutions to improve their facilities.

Implementing LED lights in classrooms not only cuts down on costs for schools and taxpayers, but it also creates a better learning environment for students and teachers alike.

"We are so pleased that the board members of the OCEPC have great confidence in our program, and that the results delivered meet and exceed their project goals," said Belinda Kenley, vice president of business development.

More than $17 million in energy savings projects have been sold to Ohio schools and public entities utilizing this program since 2018.

School administrators seeking either energy savings or facility improvement projects or funding for these projects can reach out to Energy Optimizers, USA by phone at (937) 877-1919 or by emailing Belinda Kenley at

Their experienced team of engineers and analysts will first perform an energy audit to understand the district's immediate facility issues. The team will then strategize and present multiple recommendations on how the district can save money while also improving its facilities.

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial, and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at or call them at (937) 889-9261.

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Fairport Wealth Announces 2020 Community Beacon Recipient

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fairport Wealth is pleased to announce its support of Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) as its 2020 Community Beacon recipient. For 50 years, SC4K has been removing barriers to school attendance by providing essential school supplies such as school shoes and uniforms for kids in need. Its efforts help reduce chronic absenteeism and improve self-esteem, school attendance and graduation rates, and directly align with Fairport's mission to inspire families.

Terry Uhl, Executive Director of SC4K says, "We are thrilled to have a chance to be the next Fairport Community Beacon. We know the impact Fairport had at Merrick House, last year's Community Beacon, and we look forward to building upon that to continue to help the kids in Cleveland who need our help most."

How SC4K Helps Children Succeed

When students don't have access to the appropriate clothing or supplies necessary for school it's a barrier to attendance. SC4K wants to establish a community in which all children have access to the basic supplies they need to become engaged learners and succeed.

Fairport's Commitment to the Children

In addition to financial support, Fairport Wealth will team up to collect items to support SC4K programs, provide mentorship support and serve as title sponsor for their 50th Anniversary culmination celebration this year. Fairport team members will also volunteer onsite and conduct workshops to help empower teachers with the skills needed to teach students about financial responsibility.

"Fairport Wealth stands firmly committed to SC4K and we look forward to being a visible presence as the organization moves into its next 50 years," says Kristen Lucas, Fairport Wealth Chief Marketing Officer.

Past Fairport Community Beacon Recipients:
* Merrick House
* YWCA Greater Cleveland
* Cleveland Museum of Natural History
* The First Tee of Cleveland
* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
* The Cleveland Foundation
* Jewish Federation of Cleveland
* Cleveland Go Red for Women/American Heart Association
* Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

About Fairport Wealth

Fairport Wealth inspires families by providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals. Our team of credentialed professionals, including CPAs, CFP® certificants and CFA® charterholders have experience in guiding corporate executives, business owners and women of wealth. We help our clients with life's transitions including succession, retirement and liquidity planning, marital/partnership changes or loss of a spouse. Our clients value our depth of talent and experience, along with our collaborative and approachable style. For more information, visit

About Luma Wealth

Luma Wealth Advisors is a division of Fairport that provides women with personalized wealth planning, experienced investment management, and a supportive, enriching community where they can learn, connect, and celebrate with other women. For more information, visit

About Hightower

Hightower is a national wealth management firm that provides growth capital and front- to back-end support services to independent-minded financial advisory businesses. Operating as a Registered Investment Advisor, Hightower provides investment, financial and retirement planning services to individuals, foundations and family offices. Corporate services include 401(k) consulting and corporate cash management. For more information, visit

Securities offered through Hightower Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC, Hightower Advisors, LLC is a SEC registered investment Adviser.

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Business, Construction and Building, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, HVAC Heating and Cooling

Energy Optimizers, USA and E2 Host ‘Clean Energy at a Crossroads’ event in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio -- Recently, Energy Optimizers, USA co-hosted the E2 "Clean Energy at a Crossroads" event in Dayton, Ohio. In true energy-optimized fashion, the event was held at a renovated former steam energy plant in downtown Dayton. Energy Optimizers, USA founder and E2 Midwest Chapter Director, Greg Smith and staff organized the event, along with E2 Midwest Advocate Micaela Preskill.

Amid a backdrop of controversial state bills, like Ohio House Bill 6 (HB 6), and various rollbacks of fuel and emissions standards and other such policies, E2 and Energy Optimizers, USA gathered business leaders and lawmakers together to discuss ways of moving with positive economic and environmental decisions and policies.

Ohio House Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Jim Butler, among others, participated in discussions with more than 50 local business owners and interested parties. Butler defended his stance on the clean energy rollbacks of HB 6, but was receptive to the concerns of executives.

He said hearing from individual business leaders painted the conversation in a new light, and he appreciated the role that E2 and Energy Optimizers, USA played in bringing both sides together.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown shared the same views in this video he recorded for the event ( ).

In addition to productive conversations between lawmakers and business owners, Energy Optimizers, USA founder Greg Smith announced that he will personally fund scholarships for 20 E2 Emerging Leaders members every year for the next five years. This major gift will help young, clean energy professionals become part of E2.

Smith said one of his passions is getting more young people involved in the fight for climate and clean energy.

"It's something I think is important and that I'm personally excited about it," he said.

See here to learn more about the E2 Emerging Leaders program and see here to apply for a E2 Emerging Leaders program scholarship.

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Business, Free News Articles, Software

The OLFACT Test Battery – a Screening Test App for Predicting Alzheimer’s

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The OLFACT™ Test Battery, developed by Osmic Enterprises, was initially developed to detect olfactory impairments. Now, it's been adapted as an automated, self-administered screening test to predict Alzheimer's disease/dementia and is being tested by a number of prominent physicians and research laboratories around the United States and in China.

People sense smell through the olfactory nerve and the olfactory system is often one of the earliest sites where the signature neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease is found. The olfactory system is also intricately connected with the hippocampus, a brain structure that plays a major role in the formation of memories. These factors suggest that the sense of smell could be effective in assessing for development of the disease.

The OLFACT™ Test Battery consists of a miniaturized olfactometer (instrument to generate smells) and a tablet-based app which controls presentation of the smells by the olfactometer and administration of the test protocols on the tablet.

The test battery has four standard olfactory function tests: odor identification, memory, discrimination and threshold. The tests are presented in an unbiased manner with computer-accurate consistency concerning timing and smell concentration. The app scores and provides a report of the results and all data is stored in real-time in a central, cloud-based database.

Osmic Enterprises is currently in the process of applying for FDA approval for the test. Once it receives FDA clearance, it can be used with other biomarkers to screen for Alzheimer's/dementia.

In the immediate future, the test can help to select subjects for Alzheimer therapeutics clinical trials. Currently, 10 subjects must be screened to find one acceptable for inclusion into a clinical trial (average cost per enrolled subject, $49,000). The OLFACT™ could potentially increase these odds and help to lower recruitment costs while selecting better suited candidates.

The test has been validated in a number of National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trials including one at the Rush Medical Center in Chicago - the Memory and Aging Project. This was a community-based prospective study where normal cognitive adults, 65 and older, were enrolled and underwent annual exams until death. The OLFACT™ Test Battery was added into those annual exams and data was collected for approximately 600 patients for three consecutive years (2010-2012).

Data analysis showed that the results from the OLFACT™ Test Battery can be used to predict the probability of Alzheimer's developing in an individual over a four to 10-year timeframe.

In another study at Harvard, the test battery was shown to accurately identify subjects as being cognitively normal, mildly impaired or having Alzheimer's/dementia. Other clinical trials are underway at Indiana University School of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center/Penn State University.

The OLFACT™ Test Battery is not a diagnostic test, it only predicts the odds that a patient will develop Alzheimer's/dementia.

"The consensus in the field is that since Alzheimer's is a disease with multi-factorial etiologies, there probably will never be a single diagnostic test," Dr. Lloyd Hastings, president and director of research, Osmic Enterprises, says. "It will require a number of screening tests, each probing a different physiological substrate, to obtain a definitive answer and The OLFACT Test Battery is well positioned to be one such test."

By combining cutting-edge technology with sound psychophysical principles, Dr. Hastings says that its innovative tests will become industry standards for assessing the sense of smell in medical clinics, industrial workplaces and research laboratories.

The OLFACT™ Test battery was developed with the aid of SBIR grants funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging.

The product and its data on predicting Alzheimer's will be presented at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's disease (CTAD) conference from December 4 through 7 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Dr. Hastings will be available for interviews.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance

Matic named to InsurTech100 list of the world’s top insurance technology providers

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matic, a fully licensed digital insurance agency that partners with mortgage servicers and originators to sell insurance products to borrowers, has been named to FinTech Global's InsurTech100. The annual awards program, now in its second year, recognizes the pioneering tech firms leading today's global insurance industry.

A panel of industry experts selected Matic from a field of more than 1,000 insurtech companies curated by data and research firm Fintech Global. Matic was recognized for helping mortgage lenders and servicers tackle the challenge of integrating homeowners insurance into the mortgage process. Its proprietary technology condenses the timeframe required to compare and purchase policies from an average of two to three days to about two to three minutes, greatly speeding up loan transactions and helping mortgage customers save money.

"Matic provides the missing link between insurance carriers and mortgage companies, adding considerable value for both parties - and their customers - along the way," said Matic CEO Ben Madick. "Carriers can leverage Matic to deliver a quality-focused online bind experience that decreases claims ratios and underwriting risk, while mortgage lenders and servicers can 'wow' customers by making it simpler than ever before to compare and purchase the homeowners insurance required for a home loan. We're honored to be recognized among this esteemed list of companies transforming the insurance industry through technology."

"The insurtech industry has seen huge growth in the last two years as insurance companies grapple with the challenges of digital transformation and new demands from customers," stated Fintech Global in a press release. "Nearly $10 billion has been invested in insurtech companies since the beginning of 2017."
A full list of the InsurTech 100 can be found at

About Matic

Matic is a digital homeowners insurance marketplace built for mortgage servicers and lenders. Matic's proprietary technology analyzes data from loan origination and servicing software to give homebuyers multiple policy options within seconds - without any manual data entry or lengthy questionnaires. With more than 20 A-rated carrier partners and industry-leading customer service ratings, Matic helps loan officers close deals faster and enables mortgage servicers to delight customers with an average of $617 per year in unexpected savings.

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Advertising and Marketing, Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Bash Foo to Provide Hiring Support for Ohio’s Small Businesses and Manufacturers

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bash Foo, a digital marketing agency, revealed today the release of a new talent acquisition concept, hiring software and HR services agency to support small and mid-sized businesses in the Midwest. The combination of managed talent acquisition, cutting edge hiring software, and their overall approach to hiring will be known as Hiring Ninja.

"As a digital marketing agency, our job is to go out and hunt down new leads for our clients. However, our client's approach to hiring has always been 'if we post it, they will come,' which, as we have seen, rarely works out," shared Mike McDermott, President of Bash Foo.

Historically, when a position becomes available, a human resource manager will post the job on the company website, and online within one of the massive job boards. In days, the HR manager may have hundreds of applications to rummage through. As today's employers have discovered, the candidates seeking employment often have little to no qualifications for the available posting. Frustrated and still under-staffed, the employer then is faced with hiring an executive placement service, often paying placement fees north of 25%.

Hiring Ninja sets the current hiring concepts on its ear from passive and reactive to aggressive and proactive.

"Our agency fleshes out the job description much like a marketing buyer persona, we identify where this person works, how experienced they are, and even identify their current employer," says Ian Spencer, Client Success Manager for Hiring Ninja. "From there, Hiring Ninja uses LinkedIn, remarketing ads, and geo-fencing to selectively target candidates for our client's review. We make the initial introductions, and match jobs to candidates in a way that no one else is doing."

McDermott elaborates, "We treat job candidates as we do important leads and utilize the all of the data available to us to reach out to them. Imagine the surprise of these prospective employees when we approach them with a letter of interest from a company that they've always wanted to work for, it's a great feeling making that match work!"

What Jobs has Hiring Ninja been successful in placing?

Bash Foo has a diverse client list; however, its industrial sector and manufacturing clients have found the most significant benefits from the new service. Hiring Ninja has actively assisted in the hiring of Sales Managers, Operations Managers, and Purchasing/Procurement specialists. Other recruiting projects that are underway are for Mechanical Engineering and Sales Director/VP positions.

"I liked how Hiring Ninja provided our company with a menu of prospects they were going to go after for us, and then I really loved when these select candidates actually reached out and inquired about our positions available," shared Human Resource Director for Vandalia Rental. "I wish everything I did were that simple!"

When will Hiring Ninja be available to the general public?

Currently, the Hiring Ninja service is only available to Bash Foo's current client list. However, the service will become generally available to a limited number of new clients on December 2, 2019. The service does have a website located at to collect the contact information from businesses and human resource managers interested in a risk-free trial of the service.

About Bash Foo:

Bash Foo is an inbound marketing agency that seeks to build the online reputations of small businesses in affordable and inspiring ways. They are dedicated to increasing growth opportunities for our clients through creative web design and persuasive marketing automation campaigns.

Small business owners have come to count on Bash Foo to deliver more traffic, more significant sales, and higher profitability. Learn more at

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Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, Manufacturing, Product Launches

Tubular Solenoids from Johnson Electric are the Secret Ingredient to High-Tech Assemblies and Smart Devices

VANDALIA, Ohio -- Continuing to confound the competition and impress manufacturers in 77 countries, Johnson Electric is proud to announce today the release of their new 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 STA-model tubular solenoid. The product improves upon current brass sleeve technology by providing a longer stroke, higher cycles, and better mounting capacity.

"As devices get higher-tech, the functional demands of our solenoids increase. The voice of the customer on this is clear, they wanted a solenoid that was easy to install, had a more adaptable stroke length, ran up to 25 million cycles and most importantly, the solenoid must be prepared in both push and pull models," shared Jeff Woolf, Director of Sales for Johnson Electric.

Common commercial applications for tubular solenoids include shipping and receiving package sorting arrays, mechanical valves and brakes, door locks, and medical testing and analysis devices.

As Johnson Electric serves a wide array of product manufacturers, the demand for product quality and life expectancy could not be greater. Something as simple as making sure that your product can be UL-listed in the United States means that all product parts, including the coil components within the solenoid, are UL-listed.

Jill Post, Product Line Manager for the solenoid division of Johnson Electric shares, "The applicability of solenoids within modern device assemblies could not be more diverse. We see our units included in a much wider array of product configurations. Bottom line, we help to make our customers successful by providing the same product reliability, but with a much wider array of capabilities."

Johnson Electric supports its customers through a network of distribution channels as well as direct sales.

To contact Johnson Electric regarding these new STA-model 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 tubular solenoid, call +1 (937) 898-3621 or visit their website at

About Johnson Electric

Johnson Electric is a global leader in electric motors, actuators, motion subsystems, and related electro-mechanical components, serving a broad range of industries including Automotive, Smart Metering, Medical Devices, Business Equipment, Home Automation, Ventilation, White Goods, Power Tools, and Lawn & Garden Equipment. The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and employs over 40,000 individuals worldwide.

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