Portage County Industrial Roundtable held

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More than 50 people turned out for the Portage County Industrial Roundtable Tuesday at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna. Representatives from JumpStart and Goldman Sacks spoke about their scholars program. The feature topic was HR: Finding and Hiring Quality Employees. The panel was made up of Harry Walker, vice president of human resources for Cornwell Quality Tools, Co.; Marilyn Sessions, human resources and training officer for Hometown Bank; Helen Tauscher, human resources manager for Viking Force; and Kelly Jurisch, human resources manager for PARTA. The quarterly event is a collaborative effort between the Portage Development Board and the county's Chambers of Commerce. Front row, from left, are Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce; Heidi Inzerillo, executive director, Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce; Diana Fierle, economic development specialist, Portage Development Board; Sessions; Jurisch; Laura Holman, executive director, Aurora Chamber of Commerce; and Lori Wemhoff, executive director, Kent Area Chamber of Commerce. Back row, from left, are Brad Ehrhart, president, Portage Development Board; Marcia Hales, business advisor of Goldman Sachs; Tauscher; and Walker.

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