BPOM February 2019 - Morrison Inc.

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Building Bridges to Careers is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month for February 2019. Our Business Partners of the Month are organizations that play an active role in helping us Bridge the Gap between education and employment. This month’s BPOM is Morrison Incorporated.

Since its founding in Marietta, Ohio, in 1955, Morrison, Incorporated has been a MOV staple. When you think HVAC you think Morrison Incorporated. Their mission has always been to deliver the best products at a competitive value while providing the highest levels of customer care.

Ken Morrison brings the same passion to our organization as well. Ken is an active member of the BB2C Board. In addition, Morrison’s Incorporated has been involved with and have benefited from our programs including the BB2C Family Career Awareness Day (FCAD). The purpose of Family Career Awareness Day is to increase awareness and knowledge of potential career opportunities by showcasing local businesses to students and PARENTS.

Morrison, Inc. is “Always Ready” to find innovative solutions to satisfy their client's unique needs. To find out more about Morrison Inc, visit http://www.morrisonhvac.com. And to find information on BB2C’s Family Career Awareness Day visit http://buildingbridgestocareers.org/fcad.

BPOM January 2019

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BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for January 2019. This month’s BPOM is Fourteen55 Media.

Fourteen55 Media is a digital media and marketing content production firm located in Marietta, Ohio. Launched in 2018 when an opportunity for Mitch Owen and Troy DeVol to collaborate professionally again presented itself at the right time and the right place. Combined, the team has over 40 years of experience and over 50 awards for their creative work.

Mitch and Troy have been involved with a variety of media projects both large and small. During Mitch’s 26-year career he has built a very successful track record by winning many awards. Troy has been in the industry since 1999. He currently enjoys a successful career traveling the nation as a cameraman and video engineer for ESPN, other major broadcast networks and production houses nationwide. With their network of amazing local, regional and national visual, audio, marketing, and graphic design professionals, they guarantee results and ensure all projects large and small are a perfect fit for their skill set.

Although Fourteen55 Media is a new media company on paper, the affiliation with BB2C is long standing. Troy has been working with BB2C since 2014 when he began to manage the organization’s media and marketing content. Most likely, if you have visited the website, viewed a brochure, watched a video, seen a logo or even read this blog you’re familiar with his work. When he teamed up with his former colleague to launch Fourteen55 Media, the first place they stopped was the Epicenter. Not only have they taken advantage of the Small Business Incubator by renting office space, they are also giving back to BB2C. By February 2019, Mitch & Troy will have a fully functional multimedia studio that will serve their clients, the BB2C organization and Makerspace members. This studio will be the most technological media studio in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Modular by design, this studio will offer the ability for users to produce a variety of media projects. From green screen projects to music production and a podcast studio, all the way to a four-camera live stream broadcast.

To learn more about Fourteen55 Media visit their website at www.fourteen55media.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram by searching @fourteen55media. To learn more about the studio, be sure to follow us at BB2C for more details. You can do this by signing up for BB2C’s weekly newsletter: BB2C Weekly Newsletter

BPOM December 2018 - Dimex

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BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for December 2018. This month’s BPOM is DIMEX.

Dimex is a wonderful example of how great national companies can thrive in the Mid-Ohio Valley. In their own words, “Marietta is a small community with abundant opportunities. We have a hometown feel, rich in culture, history and adventure. Marietta offers strategic benefits in the nation’s industrial region with easy access to both waterways and highways. Dimex not only understands the geographical importance of the area, they also understand the importance of cultivating local talented employees that helps to make them leaders in their industry.

With over 25 years as an industry leading manufacturer, Dimex blends innovation, expertise, and sustainability as one of the largest recyclers of plastic materials. Dimex’s comprehensive capabilities allow them to provide the highest performing recycled flexible PVC and TPE compounds and the top quality products to a variety of markets.

A recent trend of our BB2C BPOM’s is their affiliation and excitement of our High School Internship program. This great BB2C program is a way for qualified High School students to earn experience by interning in fields they find interesting and as potential career paths following their educational career.

Diana Davis, Human Resources Director for the Dimex corporation, shared this with us about the High School Internship Program. “Dimex is excited about the partnership with BB2C and we look forward to being able to create a consistent relationship that will provide a true “bridge” to employment after high school for those students who are interested in immediately entering the workforce.  By allowing these interested students to experience what this type of work is really like we hope to attract future hires for our company, but more importantly to give these students a leg up on career opportunities wherever they choose to go to work.”

To learn more about the Dimex Corporation visit: www.dimexcorp.com


BPOM November 2018 - STONEBRIDGE OPERATING CO., LLC. 

BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for November 2018. This month’s BPOM is STONEBRIDGE OPERATING CO., LLC. 

Stonebridge Operating Co, is an Oil and Gas company located in Fleming, Ohio. This organization is an independent operator of nearly 1000 wells in more than six Southeastern Ohio counties. They employ more than 30 talented oil and gas professionals. Primary operations are centered in Washington County, Ohio and consist of welltenders, service rig operators and hands, roust crews, general administration and engineering staff.

BB2C’s relationship with Stonebridge Operating Co. is relatively new. In fact, they approached us to help incorporate our High School Internship Program. Currently, we have two Warren High School students who are interning with the organization doing administrative assistant work. Gracie Ann Stemple, on our of Stonebridge interns said, “I like that I am able to work in a more professional setting than what I’m used to. I also like that I will be learning things that I wouldn’t usually learn in a retail setting, which will help me in work places in the future and I’m  thankful that Stonebridge gave me this opportunity!”  Each of our current interns interviewed for the position. The HS Internship Program includes a selection process and we work with the schools and businesses to find candidates that best match skills and interests. In all we have ½ a dozen interns that are currently working in the field.


The purpose of the High School Internship program is to provide an experience for high school students that will complement what they are learning in the classroom and increase their soft skills. Kylie Corbitt, another of our Stonebridge High School Interns told us that “While taking my internship, I was hoping to gain experience working in situations that I’ve never experienced to help figure out what I would possibly wanted to do after high school. I like how the company’s work with you and are flexible with your schedule according to your needs.”  BB2C High School Internships are different than a part time job in that students are expected to reflect on the experience and use what they have learned to help them determine a post-secondary pathway. For more information on our High School Internship Program contact Suzy Zumwalde Building Bridges to Careers Placement Coordinator at bb2cplacement@gmail.com.
 
To learn more about STONEBRIDGE OPERATING CO., LLC visit: 
www.stonebridgeoperating.com