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Two companies to bring 79 new jobs to area

Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

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Sky 7 / STAFF

A pharmaceuticals company is expanding in Vandalia and a steel and materials transportation company is coming to Franklin, after striking development agreements with JobsOhio, the state’s private development arm.

Adare Pharmaceuticals will create 29 new jobs with a payroll of $1.6 million and a fixed asset investment of $14.2 million, in exchange for a $100,000 state workforce grant.

The company will have nearly 250 workers at 845 Center Drive, Vandalia, in total before the end of the year 2020, said Lauren Panasewicz, a spokeswoman for Adare.

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“It’s really an exciting time as the business is growing, and we’re really trying to be seen as an international pharmaceuticals company,” Panasewicz said. “We’re really focusing on our research and development effort across our growing pipeline. And then we also of course continue to advance our capabilities in terms of our manufacturing — and those are both key initiatives at our Vandalia site.”

In Franklin, Allied Crawford Inc. will be at 213 Industrial Drive. These will be 50 new jobs, with the building being renovated and occupied by the company, the state said. It’s the company’s first location in Ohio.

Real estate web site Loopnet described 213 Industrial as a 77,575-square-foot building with 7,700 square feet of office space.

Allied Crawford’s 50 project jobs are expected to yield a $1.45 million payroll, and the company is expected to make a nearly $3.6 million fixed asset investment in exchange for a $85,000 revitalization grant from the state.

A message was left with Allied Crawford at its Petersburg, Va. headquarters Wednesday.

25 retailers offering big deals for Free Shipping Day

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

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Shoppers can land some sweet deals on Free Shipping Day today.

The one-day event guarantees free shipping for consumers from both large and small online retailers that promise their gifts will arrive before Christmas Eve. There are 965 Free Shipping Day participants this year, according to freeshippingday.com.

Participating retailers include:

1. Macy’s

2. Talbots

3. JCPenney

4. Target

5. Old Navy (Enjoy free shipping on every order + up to 60% off the entire site and an extra 25% off your entire order or 35% off $75+ with code ENJOY. Code: SHIPDAY, ENJOY)

6. Kate Spade (Free shipping and returns on every order + sale extra 30% off sale styles with code. Code: EXTRATREAT)

7. Athleta (Free shipping on all orders. Code: SHIPDAY)

8. Claire’s

9. ToysRUs

10. Banana Republic (Free shipping on all orders. Code: SHIPDAY)

11. Samsung

12. Foot Locker

13. Nordstrom

14. Barnes & Noble (Enjoy 20% off your order of $50 or more + free shipping on all orders. Code: GIFTED)

15. UGG (Enjoy free shipping on all orders. Code: FREESHIPDAY)

16. Saks Fifth Ave (Get free shipping with every order. Code: FREESHIP)

17. Justice

18. The Children’s Place

19. Petco

20. Cabela’s (Free shipping on all orders. Code: 7HOLIDAYS)

21. Elder-Beerman (Code: FREESHIP)

22. Ray-Ban (Free overnight shipping and free returns)

23. Best Buy

24. Bass Pro Shops

25. Godiva (Free shipping on all orders under $300 & get 20% off $50+ or 25% off $75+)

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RIP AIM: AOL retires its pioneering Instant Messenger app

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:59 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:59 AM



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It’s the end of an era. As of Friday, web company AOL’s groundbreaking Instant Messenger program is no more.

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Oath, the entity formed by AOL combined with Yahoo, announced in October that it would retire AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on Dec. 15.

As of Friday, users were no longer be able to sign into AIM. Officials with Oath said in October that data associated with the app will be deleted and warned that users would have to save their images, files and chat history before Dec. 15, if they hoped to keep it.

People who have email addresses under the aim.com domain name will still be able to access email as usual, according to Oath.

AIM was the first chat application of its kind when it launched in 1997.

“AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed,” said Michael Albers, vice president of communications products at Oath. “As a result we’ve made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017.”

Company officials said in an FAQ about the change that no replacement app is in the works.

“Thank you to all of our AIM users,” Albers said. “We are more excited than ever to continue building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products for users around the world.”

7 major changes at the Dayton airport in 2017

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

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It’s been a year of changes for the Dayton International Airport — from fluctuating passenger traffic to new, discount flight destinations and a mix-up in air carriers.

These were seven of the top stories the Dayton Daily News wrote about the Dayton airport this year:

1. Dayton Airport director’s plan to lure passengers: Bigger planes, more flights

Despite a recent decline in passenger traffic at the Dayton International Airport, aviation director Terrence Slaybaugh is hoping a major face-lift in the next few years will boost the notoriety of this hometown hub. The Dayton airport will need to spend $130 million in infrastructure improvements in coming years, an investment that could lure in passengers and airlines, Slaybaugh said. READ MORE

2. After Southwest departure, what’s next for Dayton airport?

A day after Southwest Airlines abruptly announced it was pulling its services from Dayton International Airport, officials and business leaders said Thursday there’s not much that could have been done to keep the carrier. A day after Southwest Airlines abruptly announced it was pulling its services from Dayton International Airport, officials and business leaders said Thursday there’s not much that could have been done to keep the carrier. READ MORE

3. Small airports are dying out. What will 2018 hold for Dayton’s hub?

The Dayton International Airport is at an arduous point in its history — a major air carrier left this year, ticket prices are higher than most Ohio airports and passenger traffic has steadily declined. Nationally, the declining trend has hit small- and medium-sized airports and forced several dozen to lose air service as they struggle to compete as major airlines pull up stakes and land at larger airports. READ MORE

4. Depsite Thunderbirds cancellation, Dayton Air Show thrills crowd

Spectators came out for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday, despite a performance schedule cut short after the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds act. While the Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday. READ MORE

5. New discount flights added at Dayton airport

Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is adding another nonstop flight at the Dayton International Airport, with fare as low as $49. The airline announced new nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The flights will operate twice weekly from the Dayton airport, and will begin May 24. Flight days, times and lowest fares can be found at the Allegiant website. READ MORE

6. New Dayton airport construction work this year to hit $35M in value

Dayton International Airport will launch at least $35 million in new construction projects this year, work that could last up to 18 months, fueled mostly by federal funds. The airport hopes to get in all about $14 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds for runway and aircraft ramp work this year, said Terrence Slaybaugh, the city of Dayton’s aviation director. The city is also designing a $4.5 million sanitary sewer project. Work on the terminal is also ongoing, he said. READ MORE

7. Business leaders want more Dayton airport flights, destinations

A lack of direct flights or even the number of flights from the Dayton International Airport costs area companies thousands in extra expenses annually, business leaders said. A group of about a dozen local business leaders have formed a committee — dubbed the “Corporate Airport Advisory Group” — in an effort to attract more flights to the Dayton airport for business travelers. READ MORE

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Fuyao creates ‘hardship fund’ for employees

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

TY GREENLEES / STAFF
TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Fuyao Glass America has created a relief fund for employees, making available grants of up to $3,000 to employees who find themselves in need due to sudden emergencies.

The fund is “the first employee hardship relief fund created through The Dayton Foundation. The fund will provide financial assistance grants directly to (Fuyao Glass America) employees during times of hardship or disaster,” the foundation said Friday.

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Established by a contribution from Fuyao, the fund will provide a “structured way” for the company to help employees after experiencing financial difficulties due to situations such as the loss or destruction of a home, medical expenses caused by severe illness or accident or death of an employee’s immediate family member, the foundation said.

Foundation President Michael Parks said the fund will “help one of the region’s largest employers to offer charitable support to its employees and their families when it is needed most.”

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Eligible employees can apply for a one-time grant ranging from $500 to $3,000, the foundation said. Grants will be awarded on an “as-needed basis” and approved by an independent Dayton Foundation committee.

“We hope the hardship fund will provide the much-needed support to our employees when they face unexpected setbacks,” said Sunny Sun, chairwoman of Fuyao International.