Biz Beat: Lima Chamber's annual breakfast Friday

January 19, 2013

LIMA — The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

The theme of the annual event is “Mining Our Strengths.” Keynote speaker Jeff Oravitz, president of MetoKote Corp., will discuss the benefits of being a global company in Lima. Attendees will learn about advanced manufacturing and career opportunities in Lima and Allen County and how leaders are mining the talent in our region. Also, the chamber will present the 2013 Ambassador of the Year Award. The event will feature an interactive trivia of the accomplishments and history of Lima and Allen County.

Those attending can register online at or call Debbie Tierney at 419-222-6045. Tickets are $25 a person or $175 for a table for members or $30 a person and $220 a table for nonmembers.

Major sponsors for the event are Sheakley, Citizens National Bank, Swartz Contracting, Rhodes State College and Quick as a Wink Printing Co.

Carpet store offers free home decorating magazine

LIMA — Carpet One Floor & Home is offering a new digital magazine to its customers.

The magazine entitled “Beautiful Design. Made Simple.” features inspiration, tips and advice for home decorating. The quarterly magazine is free online and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Carpet One Floor & Home’s goal is to provide their customers with design tips and trends before, during, and after they purchase flooring.

“Design is ever-changing, and so is your home,” said Lisa Hyland, of Carpet One Floor & Home. “Even if you’ve finished your flooring project, this magazine can help you plan your next project or make updates to other parts of your home.”

The premiere issue features information and ways to incorporate Benjamin Moore’s 2013 color trends, tips on updating a room, inspiration and design advice from professionals Tracy Bross and Glen Peloso, carpet care tips, flooring trends and a plethora of inspiring images for the entire home. To download the magazine visit or search for Beautiful Design. Made Simple. in your App store.

Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned flooring retailer serving the Lima area. They are part of North America’s leading floor covering co-op.