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Large Dayton construction firm makes leadership changes

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

Andy Goetz is now Shook’s executive vice president in the Miami Valley. CONTRIBUTED
Andy Goetz is now Shook’s executive vice president in the Miami Valley. CONTRIBUTED

One of the largest construction firms in the Dayton region has named new members to its leadership team.

The company, soon to be based in Moraine, reports it has an annual revenue of more than $200 million and has led large projects in the region like at Miami Valley Hospital and school districts around the state.

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On Tuesday, Shook named the following changes to its leadership:

• Matt Huelsman is named vice president of education. Huelsman has 13 years of experience including managing the construction of the new Kleptz Early Learning Center and new high school at Northmont City Schools, along with currently building the new PK-12 facility for Northridge Local Schools.

• Chris Freitag is named vice president of health care. Chris has 18 years of experience including leading the construction of the new Atrium Medical Center, the southeast tower addition at Miami Valley Hospital, and the new bed tower addition at Miami Valley Hospital South.

• Tim Knueve is the new vice president of industrial. Knueve has 20 years of experience with Shook including leading construction projects for Chrysler, Ford, Honda and Reiter Dairy.

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• Mike Schmidlin is vice president of mission critical business. Schmidlin has 40 years of experience at Shook and including leading projects for Verizon, JP Morgan Chase, Macy’s and Bridgestone.

• Andy Goetz is now executive vice president in the Miami Valley. Both of these roles will support the company’s education, healthcare, industrial and mission critical (data center) business segment leaders in completing work under contract and growing market share within their respective regions.

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AMC Theatres announces $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 10:55 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

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AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the fledgling MoviePass.

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The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That's more expensive than the $9.95 monthly fee for MoviePass, but AMC's plan gives access to premium format screenings like IMAX and 3-D.

The new subscription model is the latest salvo — and first major one from a top theater chain — in a heated battle for what the movie business most craves: frequent moviegoers.

AMC Theatres chief executive Adam Aron pointedly said in a statement that AMC's program is at a "sustainable price." Since MoviePass slashed its monthly fee, questions have mounted over the long-term viability of its economic model.

MoviePass has attracted 3 million members, but the stock price of the service's parent company, Helios and Matheson, has dropped from $38 a share to 44 cents a share. MoviePass pays for full-priced tickets and sells them at a discounted rate in order to capitalize on user data.

AMC Stubs A-List membership plan, which also features concessions discounts, will debut Tuesday. Unlike MoviePass, subscribers will be allowed to see all three movies on the same day, and can watch the same movie repeatedly. Movies won't carry over if a subscriber sees fewer than three films in a week.


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Want to own a piece of Applebee’s? Here’s how you can

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

An Applebee’s in Middletown. FILE
An Applebee’s in Middletown. FILE

Interested in owning a piece of a closed Applebee’s restaurant?

All contents of the recently closed Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky — and one in the Dayton area — are to be auctioned off online, according to

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The online auctions will include contents belonging to Applebee’s sites at 6242 Wilmington Pike and 9595 Colerain Ave, in Cincinnati. The online auction for both sites will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday June 25.

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Property to be auctioned off include furniture, kitchen equipment, supplies, booths and more.

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Those interested may preview items up for bid online and during the auctions starting next week at The owner of the locations, RMH Franchise, which is Applebee’s second largest franchise recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Atlanta-based RMH Franchise, which also has corporate offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, purchased all of the Applebee’s sites in central and southwest Ohio from a Lexington, Ky. franchise company in late 2013, a transaction that more than doubled the number of Applebee’s restaurants run by RMH.

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The local restaurant abruptly closed earlier this month.

Those without computers may contact at (866) 260-1611 for more information.

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Real estate office opening in historic Dayton neighborhood

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

HER Realtors - Vintage plans to open an office at 1024 W. Third St. on Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. The building is pictured pre-renovation. PROPERTY RECORDS
HER Realtors - Vintage plans to open an office at 1024 W. Third St. on Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. The building is pictured pre-renovation. PROPERTY RECORDS

A real estate agency is preparing to open a new office in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood.

HER Realtors - Vintage plans to open an office at 1024 W. Third St. on Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.

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HER Realtors stated that Shannon Jackson, the realtor leading the new office, has long been interested in the revitalization efforts taking place in the historic Wright-Dunbar region and comes from a family of historians. The renovation of the building, dating back to the 1890s, was intended to preserve its original charm.

“When clients walk in, we want them to feel as though they have traveled back in time, complete with antique furnishings and collections,” Jackson said. “We want to create a memorable experience and an agency that is truly community centered.”

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The meeting rooms are named in recognition of local historical figures: The Wright Brothers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The real estate agency stated it invited Dr. Floyd Thomas, a national curator and historian from the Dayton area, to authenticate their efforts.

Jackson and her husband Kurt will be two of several HER agents working from this new office and will also be recruiting new agents.

“Shannon has been a member of the HER family of Realtors since 2011 and has played an integral role in expanding our presence in the Springfield and Dayton areas,” HER Realtors Regional Vice President Anita Ricketts said. “We are excited to support her vision and partner with her to provide outstanding home buying and selling services to the Miami Valley region.”

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The grand opening day also includes a series partnership with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Greene County Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport:

12:30 p.m.: Arrival and Welcome Reception of CAF Red Tail Squadron’s restored P-51C model Mustang fighter (commonly flown by Tuskegee Airmen in WWII), Greene County Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, 140 N. Valley Road, Xenia

4:30 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, HER Realtors, 1024 W. Third St., Dayton

6:00 p.m.: Historical Perspective “Through the Eyes of a Tuskegee Airman” by Historian C.B. Rice, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Auditorium, 16 S. Williams St., Dayton

7:30 p.m.: Gallery Walk Reception, HER Realtors, 1024 W. Third St., Dayton

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Medical practice opening new Dayton-area office

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7:51 AM


A growing medical practice is holding a grand opening for its new Huber Heights office.

Digestive Specialists and Digestive Endoscopy Center is holding a ribbon cutting 5697 Shull Road at 5:30 p.m. June 28.

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The Dayton Daily News previously reported the area outpatient gastroenterology clinic was moving its office from 7415 Brandt Pike and almost doubling the size of its office with a new 16,000-square-foot clinic.

Digestive Specialists said in a press release that residents can tour the new office and meet its providers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 28.

The same medical group is also building a new two-story facility on Clyo Road in Sugarcreek Twp., located next to Five Seasons Country Club, to replace a smaller office in Kettering.

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