Biz Beat: Rapid Fired Pizza to celebrate grand opening with free pizza


By John Bush - [email protected]

LIMA — Rapid Fired Pizza, located at 2815 Elida Road in Lima, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a “Free Pizza Day.”

The ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, and free pizza will be available following the ceremony at 10:30 a.m., when the restaurant officially opens for business.

Customers can choose from eight cheeses, eight sauces, more than 30 toppings and 14 dipping sauces to build their ideal pizza. They may also try one of the 10 craft pizzas on the menu.

Reservations accepted for Auto Summit

LIMA — The fourth annual Regional Auto Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima.

According to a press release, the purpose of the Auto Summit is to foster growth of the regional auto industry by sharing expertise and resources of the Center for Automotive Research, and by stimulating the interaction of regional automotive- related business and industry.

The lineup of guest speakers includes:

• Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist at General Motors

• Bernard Swiecki, senior project manager at the Center for Automotive Research

• Kristin Dziczek, director of CAR’s Labor and Education Group

• Joanna Pinkerton, co-director of the Honda/OSU Partnership

• David Beurle, CEO of Future IQ Partners

• Jeff Sprague, president and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Group

Lunch and a tour of Apollo will take place after the presentations.

Register for the Auto Summit by visiting Admission is $30 per person, and reservations are due by Sept. 12.

ODA announces pesticide disposal collection

KENTON — The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, 14134 County Road 140, Kenton.

The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

Pesticide collections are sponsored by the department in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.

West Ohio CAP to hold wealth prep class

LIMA — The West Ohio Community Action Partnership will hold a wealth prep class from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 25 at the Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs office, 540 S. Central Ave.

According to a press release, this free program will help attendees with paying off debt, building assets, saving and repairing credit.

To register, contact Erica McDuffie at 419-227-2586.

Wright State offering pre-business seminar

CELINA — The monthly “Starting Right” pre-business seminar will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Trenary Hall, Room 126, at Wright State University-Lake Campus, Celina.

According to a press release, this two-hour class gives individuals information meant to help them decide if business ownership is right for them, and provides assistance in starting a business the “Wright Way.” Free, individualized business counseling will also be available after the class.

To register, call the Wright State University-Lake Campus Business Enterprise Center at 419-586-0902 or email [email protected] The class costs $35 per business.

ODA seeking comments on farm permit

CELINA — The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting comments on a draft Permit to Operate for the facility called John Fleck & Sons, Inc., located at 3381 Harrison Road, Celina, in the Upper Wabash Watershed. If the final permit is issued, the PTO would be valid for five years.

Copies of the draft permit can be reviewed at the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting office, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Any person may submit written comments and/or request a public meeting on the draft permit. A request for a public meeting must be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the public meeting.

Comments and/or public meeting requests must be received by the DLEP office no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Comments received after this date will not be considered.

A public meeting will be held when required by the Ohio Administrative Code and may be held where authorized by the OAC. Persons have a right to provide a written or oral statement for the record at the public meeting, if a meeting is scheduled.


By John Bush

[email protected]

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

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