Economy Section :: Page 14

  • Occupy sparks local dialogue

    Village resident Eric Wolf, right, organized an Occupy protest in Yellow Springs last Friday in front of US Bank on Xenia Avenue to criticize the bank’s practices. Bill Houston, left, was one of the 34 local people who raised their voice with Wolf to draw attention to wealth disparity and economic injustice in the U.S. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Money, like religion, politics, and sex, is a sensitive topic of public conversation. But as Occupy Wall Street protesters lambast commercial banks, the decision of where to bank has become increasingly public.

  • Home, Inc. waiver approved by Village Council

    At their Nov. 7 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a request from Home, Inc. to waive tap-in fees for the proposed Home, Inc./Buckeye Community Hope Foundation affordable senior housing project.

  • Drive-thru comfort food beckons

    Drive-Thru Buffet manager Michael Randall finished redecorating the new restaurant, formerly home to KFC and CJ’s Southern Cooking, this week. Opening at the end of the month, the restaurant’s daily buffet spread will feature fried chicken and other comfort food. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star once again of the Drive-Thru Buffet, to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking after idling two years. But this time the place will go the non-corporate route.

  • Drones projected to be new force in regional economy

    UAS (unmanned aerial system), popularly known as drones, are the fastest growing weapons systems for the Department of Defense, and a growing economic driver in southwestern Ohio.

  • Ohio Silver celebrates 40th

    The downtown jewelry store Ohio Silver celebrates its 40th anniversary this Friday, Nov. 18, from 6–9 p.m. during the Third Friday Fling. Shown is store owner Marcia Wallgren, who has owned Ohio Silver since 1974.

    Village jewelry store Ohio Silver celebrates its 40th anniversary with a party for the public this Friday, Nov. 18, from 6–9 p.m. during the Third Friday Fling.

  • Drive-Thru Buffet brings back fried

    Michael Randall upgraded the former KFC building with a '50s retro look and Yellow Springs paraphernalia. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star of a buffet restaurant to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking.

  • Diversity workshop coming soon

    Jalyn and Steven Roe of The Jael Group are sponsoring a forum on inclusion in the workplace on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

    A forum on inclusion in the workplace, originally scheduled for Nov. 9, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30. Leaders of the event are Steven and Jalyn Roe of The Jael Group.

  • Geis replaces Omlor at YSI

    Last week ITT, the company that acquired YSI this year, announced that Ron Geis of ITT was appointed general manager of YSI. Geis replaces former president and CEO Rick Omlor.

  • Event to teach benefits of diversity

    Jalyn and Steve Roe are holding an Inclusion Round Table Forum on Raising Cultural Intelligence on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. The event is sponsored by the couple’s management consulting business, the Jael Group. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Jalyn and Steve Roes, the principals of the Jael Group, help business leaders discover how to take full advantage of a diverse work force.

  • Create the power to grow

    Urban farmer Will Allen will speak at next weekend’s Food Power Summit in Fairborn on how to get real food back into communities. (Submitted photo)

    Local food has many meanings, but to Bob Jurick, having access to food locally is a social justice issue. People should be able to walk or drive a couple of blocks and buy fresh, healthy food at a reasonable cost.

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