BPOM June 2019 - Perry & Associates


BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for June 2019. This month’s BPOM is Perry & Associates.

A large part in the success of Perry & Associates’, headquartered in Marietta, Ohio, is their belief in the value of relationships. They view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that their success is a result of their client’s success.  Perry & Associates’ continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

To learn more about Perry & Associates, CPAs, A.C., visit their website perrycpas.com.

BPOM May 2019 - Solvay


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

Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. Their products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy. The Marietta plant site started up in 1965 as part of a larger Union Carbide complex and was purchased by Amoco in 1986. Solvay acquired the plant from BP-Amoco in 2001 and employs about 300 people to produce compounds for Solvay Specialty Polymer Polysulfones such as RadelⓇand UdelⓇ.

Solvay has always strived to be an active participant when giving back to our community. In fact, Solvay Specialty Polymers received the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year for a business from the Marietta Community Foundation, recognizing their philanthropic impact on our community. Since Solvay has joined their philanthropic efforts with the Foundation in October 2016, the foundation has helped them process more than 185 grants that have benefited the entire Mid-Ohio Valley.

In addition to their public philanthropy, Solvay is equally committed to building a vibrant and robust workforce. Their partnership with us is a perfect fit in achieving both of our organization’s goals. In the last year, they have participated heavily in our Career Mentor and Job Shadowing programs, and participated in In-Demand week field trips which allow students the opportunity to explore several local businesses. Solvay is even creating unique ways to get more students on their campus in a way that works best for their system. We appreciate their efforts to help facilitate a tremendous youth experience.

To learn more about Solvay, visit their website at www.solvay.us. To learn more about BB2C visit http://buildingbridgestocareers.org/become-a-partner and follow us on Facebook.

BPOM April 2019 - Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital

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BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for April 2019. This month’s BPOM is Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital located on St. Rt 26 in Marietta. 

Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Mid-Ohio Valley area since 1976. Their love and passion for animals are evident in every way and everything they do.  Green Meadow treats animals both small and large. They provide quality care at their office but are often found in the field treating animals right where their clients live.  They are passionate about providing a state of the art, first class veterinary experience.

Their passion for veterinary goes far beyond simply treating their clients. The staff and doctors at Green Meadow Veterinarian Clinic are also passionate about teaching and sharing the industry with young, talented, passionate students. Students like BB2C’s HS Internship participant Bailey Gentile. 

Bailey has been a shining example of what our HS Internship program does. She is not only building a foundation for her future, but she is also creating experiences that will help her as she enters her post-secondary education. Craig Gibbs, who oversees Bailey's internship at Green Meadow says “she's always helpful and eager when she's here.” “She participated in a student panel last week sharing her experience with us this semester, she did great!!!”

To learn more about our High School Internship program visit our website at: buildingbridgestocareers.org/internships. And to find out more about Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital visit www.mygreenmeadowvet.com

David Sims Attorney at Law

BB2C is pleased to present our Business Partner of the Month (BPOM) for March 2019. This month’s BPOM is David Sims Attorney at Law

David Sims is a Parkersburg native, who attended Alderson-Broaddus University, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. David then traveled to Morgantown to complete his law degree at West Virginia University College of Law. Today, David’s successful firm affords him the ability to grow professionally and personally and allows him to give back to our community.

David knew he wanted to be a lawyer since he was a little boy. What he may not have realized then was the philanthropic path his career would lead him. David’s interest in our mission at BB2C has not only developed a strong sense of support for our mission, it also developed a hands-on partnership with our organization.

David is the newest BB2C Epicenter sponsor and his contributions help to sponsor and support the brand new Mass Media Studio, which is located inside of our Epicenter building at 107 Lancaster Street. David’s support goes a long way in helping us provide entrepreneurial and educational support to our community. In collaboration with Fourteen55 Media, this studio is state of the art and will allow opportunities for entrepreneurial and educational growth in the local digital media industry.

To learn more about David’s firm, visit his website at mywvlawyer.com. To become a BB2C Epicenter sponsor visit a http://buildingbridgestocareers.org/become-a-partner and follow us on Facebook.

BPOM February 2019 - Morrison Inc.


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


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


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.
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