Business briefs


Festival video honored

BOISE, Idaho — The Internationals Festival and Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Troy Strawberry Festival’s 40th anniversary Archive and movie “40 Years in 40 Minutes,” produced by the Troy Strawberry Festival in Troy on Sept. 27 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Ceremony held at the IFEA 61st annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Tucson, Ariz.

The Troy Strawberry Festival Committee were presented a Silver Award during the prestigious Pinnacle Awards competition. This Silver Award was won in the category of Best New Promotion Activity.

This professional competition draws entries from among the World’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Saint Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, Mo.; the Fiesta Bowl, Scottsdale, Ariz.; the International Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif.; the Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, Calif.; Memphis in May International Festival, Memphis, Tenn.; and Celebrations Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Caulfield joins Galbreath Realtors

TROY — Galbreath Realtors is pleased to announce that Susie Caulfield has joined the office as a real estate agent.

“Galbreath Realtors has a reputation for providing quality real estate services and I’m honored to be a part of the company,” Caulfield said. “I look forward to being a part of such a fine group of real estate professionals and serving the Miami Valley community.”

Galbreath Realtors specializes in providing real estate services in the Miami Valley since 1955.

“We would like to welcome Susie to Galbreath Realtors and are very pleased to have her. We think Susie will be a great addition to Galbreath Realtors,” said Wayne Snyder & David Galbreath, Broker/Owners of Galbreath Realtors.

Galbreath Realtors main office is located at 1026 W. Main St., Troy, and the telephone number is 339-0508.

OSU Extension hires program assistant

TROY — Brandy Beirise of Vandalia recently joined the staff of Ohio State University Extension in Miami County as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed Program) assistant.

SNAP-Ed programming includes six focus areas: schools, early childhood, community based youth, emergency food, food retail, and community based adults. The program is designed to increase the likelihood that SNAP recipients will make health food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. Beirise will be working with and helping to educate residents who are eligible for the program.

“I’m excited to get out in the community and meet people. I hope to share my passion for healthy eating and an active lifestyle and inspire them to do the same,” Beirise said.

In Miami County, the SNAP-Ed program began the Summer Food Service Program at Garden Manor, Troy Rec, Lincoln Center and Richards Chapel, which saw more than 200 children participating in nutrition lessons, healthy snacking and physical activity last year.

The Miami County SNAP-Ed program has also partnered with Miami County Department of Jobs and Family Services, Partners in Hope, HeadStart and Opportunity School, among others. The bulk of programming is providing nutrition education to several area elementary schools for children in kindergarten through second grade. About 500 children were reached in 2015.

The nutrition program is state and federally funded provided free of charge to lower income populations and is in almost all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Beirise is a graduate of Morehead State University with a bachelor of arts in Health Promotion. Prior to accepting the position with the extension, she worked as a marketing liaison for Fidelity Health Care.

For more information about the SNAP-Ed Program, contact the Extension office in Troy at 440-3945.

Building under construction

FORT LORAMIE — A new 12,000-square-foot building is being constructed in the Fort Loramie Industrial Park. The building will be for rent when it is completed later this year and is designed to be expandable to larger sizes.

Mike Barhorst and Jim Prenger of Miami Erie Properties LLC say the building is designed to attract new businesses and employment to the area.

“This area has great people with great work ethics. Having modern, industry ready facilities to rent is important to attracting new businesses.”