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Elder-Beerman launches new shop to benefit breast cancer research

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:37 AM


            Elder-Beerman on Dorothy Lane
Elder-Beerman on Dorothy Lane

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, has launched its “Pink Shops” in stores across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

The company, which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, will launch Pinks Shops throughout the month of October at select stores. Customers can show their support for breast cancer awareness by purchasing from a selection of more than 25 items in the Pink Shops.

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Items are available at all stores or online at www.bonton.com/pinkshop through October 31. Merchandise items include apparel, accessories, and cosmetics. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will be donated to the various breast cancer charities.

Specific stores will also host its annual “Cut for a Cure” event at store salons on Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the event, customers can get mini facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, haircuts, highlights and more — and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to local cancer centers to support breast cancer research.

Two local stores are participating:

— Elder-Beerman, Dayton Mall

— Elder-Beerman, Northpark Center in Huber Heights

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Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center will open this fall in Columbus.
Staff Writer
Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center will open this fall in Columbus.(Staff Writer)

Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push.

Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release.

Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus.

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Applicants can visit Legoland Discovery Center offices at 3991 Worth Ave., Columbus, from noon to 6 p.m. July 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.

The 36,000-square foot facility is located in Easton’s current Station Building, next to the AMC movie theater. Easton is already home to a Lego store in the town center’s north district

The Discovery Center will have a range of Lego play areas including two interactive rides, master classes, special party rooms for celebrations and a cinema, according to Easton Town Center. The Discovery Center will also include a Miniland, which will reflect the iconic buildings of the Columbus area.

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Those looking to work for the company are encouraged to apply in advance on the Columbus Legoland website .

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This group has the best Airbnb rating performance in Ohio (and is making good money, too)

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:56 PM


            Airbnb says 17 percent of Dayton hosts are senior citizens. This home in the South Park neighborhood rents on Airbnb starting for about $99 per night. CONTRIBUTED
Airbnb says 17 percent of Dayton hosts are senior citizens. This home in the South Park neighborhood rents on Airbnb starting for about $99 per night. CONTRIBUTED

Airbnb says senior citizen hosts in Dayton and around Ohio are making good money as hosts with the room renting company.

The company said more than 800 seniors in Ohio share their homes for supplemental income through its platform. In 2017, they earned a combined $4.6 million, it said.

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The numbers were released as part of Airbnb’s first report on Ohioans 60 years or older who are hosts on the platform “providing authentic neighborhood experiences to guests from throughout the world.”

Airbnb said across the entire state, seniors are the best-rated hosts of any other age demographic, earning 5-star reviews at a 91 percent rate.

The rate of Ohio seniors sharing their homes through Airbnb has grown 35 percent year-over-year.

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The typical Ohio senior earns about $6,000 annually in supplemental income through home sharing.

“Airbnb is a platform that can help Ohio’s senior community earn income to supplement their retirements or fixed incomes,” stated Will Burns, Airbnb’s Midwest policy director. “This was the case for my own mom, who hosted out of her home in Cleveland, and our hope is that the home sharing trend continues to serve as an economic engine for these passionate hosts.”

Dayton and Toledo had the highest percentage of seniors as hosts, with seniors reprsenting 17 percent of total hosts in both cities.

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Columbus was home to the highest-earning senior hosts, with a typical senior host earning $10,000 annually — $4,000 more than any other age demographic in Columbus, according to Airbnb. Columbus senior hosts also earned the most combined income compared to other Ohio cities, with a $500,000 in combined income in 2017.

Cleveland senior hosts were the most frequent hosts, with guests on average 130 days per year.

Cincinnati experienced 48 percent year-over-year growth with regards to the number of active senior hosts, which was the highest rate of senior host growth.

Including all ages, Ohio Airbnb hosts earned more than $29 million last year. Hosts in Dayton made about $800,000.

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Fifth Third Bank to lay off undisclosed number of employees

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:38 AM

In 2016, Fifth Third Bank had nearly 50 branches and 700 employees in the Dayton area. The stadium where the Dayton Dragons play is also named for the bank. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF
In 2016, Fifth Third Bank had nearly 50 branches and 700 employees in the Dayton area. The stadium where the Dayton Dragons play is also named for the bank. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Fifth Third Bancorp is cutting jobs in the region, bank officials are telling the media.

The company is not discussing the number of employee layoffs or how many are happening in the Dayton area.

No notice of layoffs appeared on the state’s “WARN” (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act) notice board as of early Friday. Typically, larger companies that lay off 50 or more employees within 30 days are required by law file a WARN notice with the state’s Department of Job and Family Services.

A Fifth Third spokesman said Friday the bank needs to make “adjustments when there is not a good match-up between staffing, market demand and the operating environment.”

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“Fifth Third has long had an approach of managing staff carefully and making ongoing adjustments,” Fifth Third spokesman Larry Magnesen said in an email. “That has helped avoid large, broad-based reductions.”

The Cincinnati-based company is still hiring for certain critical skills, and has about 1,122 open positions. More than 500 of those openings are posted on our a Fifth Third recruiting web site.

“It’s worth noting that the bank’s total employment in greater Cincinnati of about 7,500 employees is up by 800 over the last five years or so (since year-end 2013),” Magnesen said.

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He added: “Clearly, staffing adjustments increase efficiency. That is a priority of the bank in order to invest in the capabilities in terms of expertise and technology to address our customers’ evolving needs.”

Fifth Third met its goal of closing some 105 branches by June 2016, Greg Carmichael, the bank’s president and chief executive, told this news outlet in August 2016.

At the time, the bank had 47 branches and about 700 employees in the Dayton market.

Fifth Third’s board elected Carmichael, a University of Dayton graduate, its chairman early in 2018.

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Good Samaritan North to get new name

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:38 AM


            A groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2014 for the new Good Samaritan Hospital North Emergency Center in Englewood. LISA POWELL / STAFF
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2014 for the new Good Samaritan Hospital North Emergency Center in Englewood. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Good Samaritan North Health Center will be renamed Miami Valley Hospital North.

The Englewood health center and other sites with the Good Samaritan name will change names on July 23 to Miami Valley Hospital.

With the Good Samaritan Hospital’s main campus in Dayton set to close this year, the names are switching to reflect the the main hospital the branch locations are under.

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The center that will soon be called Miami Valley Hospital North is also adding 46 inpatient beds. The site is also adding joint and spine care and a cardiac catheterization lab to open this fall.

“In addition to all the services currently offered at Good Samaritan North Health Center, a more comprehensive array of services will be offered at Miami Valley Hospital North,” Mike Maiberger, president of Miami Valley Hospital, said in a statement.

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The center now has about 140 physicians and services like an ER, imaging and diagnostics, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, breast center, cancer center, sports medicine and an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.

Premier Health announced earlier this it would close down Good Samaritan Hospital, moving 1,600 jobs out of northwest Dayton.

The hospital has already started winding down operations and the emergency department will close 11:59 p.m. July 19.

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