MVRC Press Room

  • Free income tax filing assistance for veterans
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2018) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) to offer free income tax filing assistance to military veterans and their spouses. Veterans and their spouses will need to bring a valid photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military service), and their income tax records. Social Security cards are required for all dependents, including children. The new IRS identification requirements is to help keep identity theft at a minimum. A pre-appointment information form is required to be filled out and brought to the filing appointment. Those who do not bring the necessary documentation will not be able to file. A full list of all required documents is available here. Those filers who are claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and/or are claiming child dependents may experience a delay in their refunds this year. Those forms are expected to be processed near the middle of February 2018. Appointments are available at the Columbus office on Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 18. Contact Doug Schultz at 614-636-4362 or doug.schultz@milvetsrc.org to make an appointment. The Columbus office is located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Suite 350. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio Association of Food Banks. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center to host holiday appreciation event on Dec. 12
    HAMILTON, Ohio (Dec. 6, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will host an Holiday Appreciation event on Tuesday, Dec. 12 for MVRC veteran clients and community partners. The event is being held in appreciation of local veterans helped by the center and as a thank you to the Hamilton community partners for supporting MVRC this year. Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway will have snacks, special treats, tours, festive entertainment and more. The event will be at the Hamilton resource center, located at 633 High St., Ste. 101 from noon until 4 p.m. Representatives of the East Lakota High School AP Government class who have donated more than 400 pairs of new shoes since October will be on hand as well. Their project was started by John Ferguson a few years ago. The shoes are worth from $50 to over $150. More details can be found at www.TheShoeProject.org. For more information about Military Veterans Resource Center or the open house, contact Dan Dunaway at 513-252-2395. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center’s fifth annual career fair will feature Dayton’s top military friendly employers
    DAYTON, Ohio (Dec. 8, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center invites all job seeking veterans to attend the fifth annual “New Year, New Career,” military career fair, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The career fair is free of charge for attendees and will feature more than 40 of Miami Valley’s top employers. The event will take place at the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, located at 10823 Chidlaw Road adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Companies across industries will be looking for qualified veterans to fill immediate openings,” said Len Proper, executive director of Military Veterans Resource Center. “Last year, more than 100 military job seekers attended. “Many received interview invitations on the spot and were quickly hired.” Participants should bring their resume and be prepared to speak with potential employers about their skill sets and experiences. Professionals will also be on hand to review resumes and help attendees with their interview skills. Veterans interested in attending the career fair can pre-register by contacting Kelley Koons at 937-329-9559. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces new appointment to board of directors
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANTON, Ohio (November 7, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center welcomes the addition of Rod Strata of North Canton, Ohio to its board of directors. Strata’s has more than 35 years of experience in the transportation industry and technology sectors and has served in leadership positions with organizations such as i2 Technologies and SAP. Strata grew up in Canton, Ohio and is a former captain for the Michigan State University football team. While at Michigan State, Strata was a four-year starter as an offensive lineman. He received All Big Ten and All American honors, many team awards, and most notably the prestigious “Gerald Ford Up Front Award” exemplifying the characteristics of our former president. Strata’s greatest lifetime mentor was his line coach, Lt. Col. C.T Hewgley (Ret.), a Green Beret who served honorably in the WWII, Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Strata is the executive director of the Patriot Project which provides chiropractic care for active-duty service members, Gold Star families and veterans across the United States with more than 7,000 participating chiropractors. Strata has also volunteered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Tokyo, Big Brothers and many other charitable programs. Strata’s appointment expands the MVRC board of directors from eleven to twelve members. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • The ROAD HOME Gala to help at risk veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 4, 2017) — More than 130,000 Ohio veterans live in poverty and about 140,000 have difficulty feeding their families each year.  On Saturday, November 4, Military Veterans Resource Center is hosting THE ROAD HOME Gala at the Columbus Athenaeum from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is dedicated to bringing increased awareness to the struggles that some veterans face when navigating the road home from military service. Guests at the event will hear from several local veterans tell their stories of service and sacrifice. U.S. Army veteran Mike Schlitz will deliver the keynote. Schlitz was critically injured in Iraq in 2007 when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a improvised explosive device (IED). His gunman, medic and driver were killed. Schlitz lost both hands and his eyesight in his left eye and sustained burns on 85 percent of his body. He now lives with his mother, Robbi, in a specially adapted home in Columbus, Ga. “I’m happier now than I’ve ever been, Schlitz said. “Before I was injured, my life was about me, and now I get to make my life simply about others. Don’t feel sad or apologize for what happened to me. This experience made me stronger. If there’s one thing to take away, it’s this: The American service member’s spirit cannot and will not be broken.” Guests at the inaugural event will enjoy a seated dinner, silent auction, raffles, military-themed presentations, and will witness the Missing Man Table […]
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    Americorps members clean graves of veterans at Green Lawn on Patriot Day
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 13, 2017) – Ohio Association of FoodBanks Americorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members from all around Ohio descended on Section 71 of Green Lawn Cemetery to clean the gravestones of more than 300 military veterans from WWI, WWII and the Spanish American War in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, also known as Patriot Day Monday, Sept. 11. According to Randy Rogers, Green Lawn Cemetery trustee, most of the markers in the section had never been cleaned since being installed more than 100 years ago. Rogers added that since so much time has passed, family members of the deceased are no longer around to care for the graves properly. After a brief demonstration of how it was done, the thirty-some volunteers got to work. Spray bottles of a special chemical, called D2, soft brushes and plastic scrapers were used to get the grit and grime off the marble stones with the final step being a final rinse with regular water pumped in from a portable water truck. “Making them look brand new again was really cool and rewarding. It was really cool seeing all the different names and stones and everything,” said Kaimyn Pazco of Americorps VISTA. As we were cleaning them, we imagined what their lives were like and told little stories about each one,” Pazco added. Maureen Allen, director of community services for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said the service opportunity was organized in partnership with […]
  • Veterans Food Drive to benefit Veterans Food Bank
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 12, 2017) — More than 140,000 veterans go hungry in Ohio each year. These veterans rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families in times of need. Military Veterans Resource Center’s Veterans Food Bank is hosting its annual Veterans Food Drive now through Nov. 30. The Veterans Food Drive is a volunteer effort to gather canned and non-perishable items to fill the Veterans Food Bank which provides food to veterans who are struggling to provide for themselves and their families during periods of unemployment or career transition. Military Veterans Resource Center will have drop-off locations throughout the state and in each of its four resource centers in Columbus, Chillicothe, Dayton and Hamilton. Acceptable items include canned and boxed items, as well as any other shelf-stable products. To find a drop-off location near you contact MVRC at 614-230-0662. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing ac-cess to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Operation: Tools for School assists veterans and their families with back-to-school costs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 27, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will help veteran and service member families defray their children’s back-to-school costs through its Operation: Tools for School program. From Aug.1 – until Aug. 31 veterans, service members, guard/reserve members and their spouses can receive assistance when proof of service and birth certificates/proof of custody for each child is presented at MVRC’s Columbus Resource Center at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 350. “Operation: Tools for School helps vets and families make a positive start to the school year,” said Len Proper, executive director of MVRC. “We want children to feel excited about school. It’s a joy to see them begin the school year with bright eyes and happy smiles,” he added. For more information about this program, call 614-230-0662. Donations to Operation: Tools for School can be made by visiting our website or by dropping off items/monetary funds to our Columbus center during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday). Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center to sponsor Military Day at the Franklin County Fair
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 12, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring Military Day at the 100th running of the Franklin County Fair Thursday, July 20. Military and veterans with proper identification will get into the fair free that day. Otherwise, daily admission is $7 (children 2 and under are free). Most attractions and performances are free with admission (excluding select grandstand events, rides, games and food). Parking is free throughout the fairgrounds. The USO of Central and Southern Ohio is hosting a Military Zone at the fair. Members of the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army and Coast Guard will have military vehicles and other types of equipment on display. There will be multiple opportunities for the general public to engage and interact with military members throughout the day. The fair is celebrating its 100th run with a historical exhibit at the Historical Village Museum. Other activities that day include a petting zoo, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Kids Tent, a historical scavenger hunt, Nojoe’s Circus, Ham Bone Express pig racing, Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur show and more. A truck pull by the Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit starts at 7 p.m., in the grandstand at a cost of $5 per person. A military color guard will post the colors for the singing of the National Anthem followed by a musical tribute to all branches of the military. The evening’s musical entertainment will be the Southern Rock Band at 7:30 p.m. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance […]
  • Sparky’s American Motorcycles Sneek Peek Party benefits Military Veterans Resource Center
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 11, 2017) – Sparky’s American Motorcycles in Monroe will be hosting a Sneek Peek Party with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Military Veterans Resource Center, Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. According to the Sparky’s website, this special “Sneek Peek” event will introduce you to 12,000 square feet of music, motorcycles and mayhem. Sparky’s is located at 316 N. Main St., in Monroe. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Monroe Mayor Robert E. Routson and members of the Monroe City Council will cut the ribbon at noon on Saturday. There will be food, beer provided by Miller-Coors, and live music provided by Kleiner Callahan, the Amy Sailor Band and Dallas Moore among others. Sparky’s will have specials on all inventory throughout the store and will have Its NHRA Top Fuel Harley, the Monroe Police Department’s drag race car and the City of Monroe’s antique fire truck on display both days. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit Military Veterans Resource Center. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. It is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers in Hamilton, Dayton, Columbus and Chillicothe. ###
  • Vets Golf Free Day planned for Armed Forces Day
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (May 1, 2017) – Celebrate Ohio’s military members this Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20 at the fourth annual Vets Golf Free Day hosted by Military Veterans Resource Center at the Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course on the grounds of the Chillicothe VA. Vets Golf Free Day is a nine-hole two person scramble and tee times are available from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. by reservation only. To schedule a tee time, contact Randy Post at 740-774-8387. Veterans and service members can golf for free when proof of service is presented at check-in (golf cart included). Non-veterans will pay the regular course fees. A 50/50 raffle, skins and skill prizes will be awarded. A free hog roast lunch will be served after all games are finished. The Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course is located at 17273 State Route 104 and is named for Medal of Honor recipient Forrest E. Everhart, who served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant during World War II. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. For additional information, please visit www.milvetsrc.org. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center to offer free eye exams for veterans and spouses through VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 20, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is offering free comprehensive eye exams from a local VSP® network doctor through a partnership with VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®, May 6-7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 631 Central Center, Chillicothe. Veterans and their spouses who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines will qualify for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses, many of which can be made on the spot during the event. More complicated prescriptions will be sent to the VSPOne® Optical Technology Center for processing. Those prescriptions will be sent to MVRC and may be picked up at a later date. Care will be provided on-board the VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with exam rooms, dispensaries with popular frame brands, and a finishing lab to make glasses on-site. Please call (740) 571-4555 to make an appointment. This program is not available for any item already covered by insurance, including government programs, or for anyone who’s received care through a VSP program in the last year. The Chillicothe VA Mobile Clinic will be signing veterans up for health care and MVRC will be hosting a BBQ cookout with family-friendly games both days. Other veterans groups will also be there. Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global Eyes of Hope initiatives have provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 1.3 million people in need. VSP is headquartered in Rancho Cordova, […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center to offer free eye exams for veterans and spouses through VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 20, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is offering free comprehensive eye exams from a local VSP® network doctor through a partnership with VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®, May 4-5 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Veterans and their spouses who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines will qualify for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses, many of which can be made on the spot during the event. More complicated prescriptions will be sent to the VSPOne® Optical Technology Center for processing. Those prescriptions will be sent to MVRC and may be picked up at a later date. Care will be provided on-board the VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with exam rooms, dispensaries with popular frame brands, and a finishing lab to make glasses on-site. Please call (614) 230-0662 to make an appointment. This program is not available for any item already covered by insurance, including government programs, or for anyone who’s received care through a VSP program in the last year. The Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus VA Mobile Clinic will be signing veterans up for health care on May 4 and MVRC will be hosting a BBQ cookout with family-friendly games both days. Also, the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission van will be assisting veterans with any concerns they have regarding benefits, financial assistance and more. Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global Eyes of Hope initiatives […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces new appointment to board of directors
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 4, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center welcomes the addition of James West of Loveland, Ohio to its board of directors. James West is the Chief Financial Officer for ITLynk. Previously, West served as Chief Executive Officer for CARSTAR Collision Care Center for the past 17 years. Before that, he served as vice president of Summit Funding Inc., and was a healthcare administrator for Neurological Surgery Associates. West started his career as a certified public accountant for Brankamp, Vosler and Co., in Worthington. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor’s degree in business administration. West has two sons and a daughter-in-law serving in the U.S. Army. He has been involved in raising funds for The Fisher House Foundation through the CARSTAR Annual Golf Outing. The Fisher House Foundation supports injured veterans by putting their families up in special houses while they recover from injuries sustained in combat. The foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flier miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. West serves on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Board for Cincinnati. West’s appointment expands the MVRC board of directors from ten to eleven members. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need […]
  • Free income tax filing assistance for veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 19, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank to offer free income tax filing assistance to military veterans and spouses who fall within certain income guidelines. Couples filing jointly must have an adjusted gross income of $95,000 or less for the 2016 tax year. Everyone else must have an adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less. Veterans will need to bring a valid photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military service), and their income tax records. Those who do not bring the necessary documentation will not be able to file. A full list of required documents is available at milvetsrc.org/taxes. Refunds may take longer to reach veterans due to the implementation of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes (PATH) Act which requires the the IRS to hold tax refunds for people claiming the Earned Income Credit (EIC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit until at least Feb. 15. New identity theft and anti-fraud measures may also cause delays. Along with tax assistance, veterans can also apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) which helps eligible Ohioans pay their home energy bill. The free tax filing service is available until April 18 at MVRC’s Columbus office, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Suite 350. Contact Doug Schultz at 614-636-4362 for details. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio Association of Food banks. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center’s fourth annual career fair will feature Dayton’s top military friendly employers
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAYTON, Ohio (Dec. 7, 2016) – Military Veterans Resource Center invites all job seeking veterans to attend the fourth annual “New Year, New Career,” military career fair, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The career fair is free of charge for attendees and will feature more than 40 of Dayton’s top employers. The event will take place at the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, located at 10823 Chidlaw Road adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Companies across industries will be looking for qualified veterans to fill immediate openings,” said Len Proper, executive director of Military Veterans Resource Center. “Last year, more than 200 military job seekers attended. “Many received interview invitations on the spot and were quickly hired.” Participants should bring their resume and be prepared to speak with potential employers about their skill sets and experiences. Professionals will also be on hand to review resumes and help attendees with their interview skills. Veterans interested in attending the career fair can pre-register by contacting Kelley Koons at 937-329-9559, or kelley.koons@milvetsrc.org. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. For additional information, please visit www.milvetsrc.org. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces new appointment to board of directors
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2016) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) announced today the addition of Andrea Werner-Cassidy of Huber Heights to its board of directors. “Andrea is dedicated to our goal of helping Ohio’s veterans build strong, healthy lives. We are fortunate to have her guidance, especially as we continue to expand the services we provide veterans,” said Len Proper, MVRC executive director. Werner-Cassidy is a substitute teacher in the Huber Heights City School District. She attended Shawnee State University and graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She brings a broad spectrum of experience as a veterans’ advocate to the board, including her role as a corrections officer in the United States Army and her experience as a member of the Ohio Governor’s Women Veterans Advisory Committee. Werner-Cassidy was also the first director for Women Veterans of the Student Veterans of America, which involved traveling the country giving speeches and presentations in regards to veterans’ educational and mental health needs, as well as participating on multiple panels. Werner-Cassidy’s appointment expands the MVRC board of directors from nine to ten members. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. For additional information, please visit www.milvetsrc.org. ###
  • Veterans Food Drive kicking off Labor Day
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2016) – Over 100,000 Ohio veterans rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families. This fall, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is running the Veterans Food Drive to help veterans and their families in need of food assistance. From Labor Day through Thanksgiving, Military Veterans Resource Center will collect non-perishable food items and personal care items and distribute them to veteran and service member families. Items can be dropped off at MVRC, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 350. Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made at milvetsrc.org/donate. “Last year, we provided over 32,000 meals to Ohio veterans and their families,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Food has become one of the most important services we provide veterans and running the Veterans Food Drive this fall will help us help more vets.” For more information about the Veterans Food Drive, contact Military Veterans Resource Center at 614-230-0662. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • MillerCoors Brewery to host bike run to benefit local veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRENTON, Ohio (Aug. 24, 2016) – On Saturday, Sept. 10, motorcyclists are invited to join MillerCoors at their 12th annual UAW 2308 Motorcycle Bike Run to support local veterans. The Bike Run spans 90 miles, during which riders will be escorted by the Oxford Police Department and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Riders will be asked to donate $20 per motorcycle, with all proceeds benefitting Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) of Butler County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services to veterans, service members and their families. “$20 will provide 80 meals for hungry veterans and their families,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “We’re grateful to MillerCoors for their commitment to helping veterans in their community.” Riders interested in participating in the Bike Run can register at MillerCoors Trenton Brewery on the morning of Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bike run will start at 1 p.m., with a party at the Indian Creek Tavern in Reily, Ohio to follow, including food, door prizes, music and a raffle. “We’re proud to support service members through Military Veterans Resource Center,” said Denise Quinn, MillerCoors Trenton Brewery Plant Manager. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to give back to the community in which we live and work.” For more information about the bike run, contact Denise Quinn at 513-844-4601. The MillerCoors Trenton Brewery opened in 1991 and is one of eight Miller Coors breweries in the United States. As of 2015, 510 employees brew up […]
  • Back-to-School Day to provide clothing, school supplies for veteran families
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Aug. 15, 2016) – On Saturday, Aug. 20, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with CRM Ministries to host a Back-to-School Day to provide school clothes and school supply assistance to veteran and service member families. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Military Veterans Resource Center, located at 631 Central Center in Chillicothe. Clothing options will be available for children entering kindergarten through middle school. The Back-to-School Day is part of Military Veterans Resource Center’s Operation: Tools for School program, which provides school supply assistance to veterans and their families. If families cannot attend the Back-to-School Day event, they can still receive school supply help through Thursday, Sept. 15. Donations to Operation: Tools for School are always welcome and can be made at milvetsrc.org/tools. For more information about this program, contact Dennis Lambert at 740-571-4555 or Brandon Taylor at 740-835-5145. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Free counseling now provided for vets, spouses at Military Veterans Resource Center
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 12, 2016) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is pleased to announce that Ryan Sargent, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), has accepted a full-time position and will be providing free confidential counseling to veterans, service members and spouses. Sargent specializes in personal and social counseling, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, and career and educational counseling. He is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with earlier and later times available at the request of the veteran. The service is offered at all four MVRC locations. “Bringing a counselor on the team has been a goal for a long time, and we’re grateful to have Ryan here as another resource for veterans going through a tough time,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Sargent is an Army veteran, a former firefighter, and has 16 years of experience working in a corporate business environment. He graduated with his licensing credentials from the University of Dayton in May 2015. Before joining Military Veterans Resource Center, he practiced for two years at Zeller & Associates, LLC EAP. For questions about the counseling service or to make an appointment, contact Ryan Sargent at 614-230-0401, or send him an email at ryan.sargent@milvetsrc.org. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###  
  • Operation: Tools for School Available for veterans and families
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 24, 2016) – Starting Aug. 1, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will run Operation: Tools for School to help veteran and service member families with their children’s back-to-school costs. From August 1 until September 15, veterans, service members, and their spouses can receive assistance when proof of service is presented at Military Veterans Resource Center’s Columbus resource center, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 350. “Operation: Tools for School helps vets and families make a positive start to the school year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “We want children to feel excited about school. It’s a joy to see them begin the school year with bright eyes and happy smiles.” Donations to Operation: Tools for School are always welcome and can be made at milvetsrc.org/tools. For more information about this program, contact Abby Reynolds at 614-504-4357. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces new location for Ross County center
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 24, 2016) – Military Veterans Resource Center’s (MVRC) Ross County Resource Center has moved to a new and larger location. Starting Monday, June 27, Military Veterans Resource Center will serve veterans out of their new office at 631 Central Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with earlier and later appointments available at the request of the veteran. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC provides veterans and families employment services, food assistance, transportation assistance, confidential counseling and other supportive services. “We needed to expand our office space so that we can better serve Ross County veterans,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “The new location has private offices that provide more confidentiality when we meet with veterans and offers a larger, more comfortable space where vets and families can mingle. For more information about Military Veterans Resource Center, or to make an appointment, call Brandon Taylor at 740-835-5145 or Dennis Lambert at 740-571-4555. Military Veterans Resource Center is based in Columbus and has served Ohio veterans since 2000. It operates four centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Miller Coors employees make series of donations to help local veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAMILTON, Ohio (May 17, 2016) – On Monday, May 16, employees of the Miller Coors Brewery of Trenton, OH awarded Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) a $1,000 donation to help veterans in Butler County. This donation follows the $1,000 donation in gas cards and 200 lbs. of food Miller Coors employees already delivered to MVRC in 2016. Accepting the donation was Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway of MVRC’s Hamilton office, which is located at 633 High St., Ste 101. The Hamilton office is open Monday through Friday to help veterans and families and can be contacted at 513-252-2395. “We’re humbled by the generosity of the Miller Coors employees and grateful for their commitment to veterans in the community,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Because of their donation, we’ll be able to serve more veterans who need help.” The Trenton brewery opened in 1991 and is one of eight Miller Coors breweries in the United States. As of 2015, 510 employees brew up to 11 million barrels of beer each year. Many employees of the Trenton brewery are veterans, and giving back to vets is an important cause to the team. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio.   ###    
  • Benton Ridge resident recognized for service to local veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FINDLAY, Ohio (May 16, 2016) – On Friday, May 13, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) presented Dawn Williamson with their Volunteer Service Award for her service to Hancock County’s veterans as a tax counselor. The recognition ceremony took place at 11 a.m. at AMVETS Post 21, located at 423 Trenton Ave. in Findlay. Military Veterans Resource Center partnered with the Ohio Benefit Bank during the 2016 tax season to offer free tax filing assistance to veterans and families. Williamson was one of eight MVRC tax counselors across the state that helped vets file their taxes free of charge. “Dawn completed 61 tax returns and helped veterans claim over $60,000 in refunds this year,” said MVRC Director of Operations Tim Taylor. “She also saved veterans in the Findlay area about $12,000 in tax filing fees, which is a lot of money back into the pockets of our veterans.” According to Williamson, her number of tax appointments doubled this year from 2015, but she’d like to see even more vets utilize the service in 2017. “I like doing taxes and I don’t think people should have to pay a $600 fee to get their taxes filed,” said Williamson. “Two of my appointments cried when they saw their refund, and that made me feel good because they weren’t expecting it when they walked in for their appointment.” A resident of Benton Ridge, Ohio, Williamson worked at H&R Block as an Enrolled Agent for 18 years before volunteering with MVRC.  2016 […]
  • Local leaders give back to Ohio’s veteran community
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – On Tuesday, April 26, members of Next Level Columbus delivered blankets, clothing, hygiene items, backpacks, an electric scooter, and food to Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). These donations followed the $25,000 check they awarded MVRC at a Fundraising Brunch on April 23, held at VFW Post 7941 in South Bloomfield. Made possible by Next Level Columbus’s Veterans Impact Project (VIP), all donations raised for MVRC will support veterans who are homeless, unemployed, or experiencing mental or physical health conditions. “The goal was to raise $25,000, collect 10,000 items and make 100 connections with veterans in our community,” said VIP Co-Captain Jennifer Sconyers. “Our mentality was to do whatever it takes to accomplish our goal, and we surpassed it.” Due to the support VIP received, Next Level increased their fundraising goal to $40,000 by Friday, April 29 and to date has raised $41,198. Donations can still be made to their Fundly site, available at www.nextlevelgives.com. “We’re humbled by Next Level’s donation and their commitment to Ohio’s veterans,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Because of their donation, we’ll be able to serve many veterans who need help.” Next Level Columbus is a leadership program designed to help people reach new levels in the workplace and in their personal relationships. As part of their training to be leaders in the community, each graduating class must plan and complete a service project to positively impact the Columbus area. Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) helps […]
  • LION awards $1,250 donation to Military Veterans Resource Center
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAYTON, Ohio (April 26, 2016) – On April 7, LION Apparel Inc. awarded a $1,250 donation to Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) to help provide counseling services to veterans. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, LION designs and manufactures protective gear for firefighters and law enforcement agencies, provides training equipment and facilities for first responders, and manages clothing logistics for the U.S. military. Their donation was made possible by their Jeans Day Fund, an annual fundraiser that 55 employees participated in last year. “We believe in being corporate citizens. One of our important customers is the military, and many more of our customers are first responders who are also military veterans,” said LION CEO Steve Schwartz on why they chose MVRC to receive their donation. Accepting the award was Len Proper, MVRC Executive Director, Kelley Koons, Veterans Services Specialist who manages MVRC’s Dayton office, and Ryan Sargent, MVRC’s Licensed Professional Counselor. “We’re humbled by LION’s donation and grateful for their commitment to veterans in the community,” said Proper. “Because of their donation, we’ll be able to serve more veterans who need help.” For questions about MVRC’s counseling services, contact Ryan Sargent at 614-230-0401. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Free tax filing assistance available for veterans until April 18
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 11, 2016) – Tax filing season ends Monday, April 18, but until then veterans, service members and families can file their federal and state income taxes free of charge with Military Veterans Resource Center. The only requirements are that veterans and spouses filing jointly must have an adjusted gross income of $95,000 or less and everyone else must have an adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less. The free tax filing service is available at all four Military Veterans Resource Center locations. Those who do not bring the necessary documentation will not be able to file. Veterans will need to bring a photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military service), and their income tax records. A full list of required documents is available at milvetsrc.org/taxes. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Girl Scouts return for third year to make cookie donation to veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 28, 2016) – On Thursday, March 24, the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council returned for a third year to donate 350 cases of cookies to Military Veterans Resource Center’s Veterans Food Bank. The donation was made possible by their Operation Salute program, which collects donations from customers and sends cookies to military and veterans organizations. According to Jessica Martin, Product Program Operations Manager at the Council, the program started three years ago when the girls’ expressed interested in sending cookies to troops overseas. “Many girl scout troops will make special collection boxes and signs for their cookie events to encourage customers to donate to Operation Salute,” said Martin. “It’s a great way for the girls and the customers to give back to our veterans and service members.” In 2016, Operation Salute collected more donations than ever, with a total of 41,176 packages being donated to veterans and service members this season. “Girl Scout cookies are a special treat for our veterans and especially their kids. We’re excited to partner with the Council again and surprise our vets with the cookies,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Free income tax assistance for veterans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2016) – This tax season, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank to offer free income tax filing assistance to military veterans and spouses who meet the income requirements. The requirements are that veterans and spouses filing jointly must have an adjusted gross income of $95,000 or less and everyone else must have an adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less. The free tax filing service is available until April 18 at all four Military Veteran Resource Center locations. Those who do not bring the necessary documentation will not be able to file. Veterans will need to bring a photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military service), and their income tax records. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. Through this program, MVRC can also help veterans apply for education benefits and health coverage, and help their families access food, healthcare, childcare and home energy assistance. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio. ###
  • Military Veterans Resource Center’s 3rd annual career fair set for Thursday, Jan. 14
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAYTON, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2016) – All job seeking veterans, active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and spouses are invited to attend the 3rd annual New Year, New Career job fair on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Hosted by Military Veterans Resource Center, the career fair will feature over 60 military friendly employers from the Dayton and Miami Valley areas. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, located at 10823 Chidlaw Road. “The unemployment rate is down and a lot of companies are hiring this time of year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “If you’re a veteran searching for a new job, now is the time to be proactive and attend events like New Year, New Career.” Veterans should remember to dress for success, bring copies of their resumes, and be prepared to speak with employers about their skill sets and experiences. For more information, contact Kelley Koons at 937-329-9559. Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Veterans Day Food Drive will serve Central Ohio veterans and families this Thanksgiving season
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 18, 2015) – Last week, Egan-Ryan Funeral Service hosted a Veterans Day Food Drive to collect food for veterans, active military members, and families in need of food assistance. Thanks to the Egan-Ryan team’s hard work and a network of Columbus-area churches, businesses, and individuals that contributed, the food drive raised $2,325.00 in donations and over 550 lbs. of food. On Friday, Nov. 13, Egan-Ryan presented the donations to Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC), a non-profit organization based in Columbus that provides employment and supportive services, including food assistance, to veterans and families. According to MVRC Executive Director Len Proper, with the donations collected, Military Veterans Resource Center will be able to provide about 9,850 meals to veterans and families. “Generations of the Ryan family have served in the military, and we wished to provide, at this time of year when many reflect with thanksgiving on their blessings, an opportunity to thank some of those who helped defend our way of life,” said Robert Ryan, co-owner and president of Egan-Ryan Funeral Service. This is the first year for the food drive, and the Egan-Ryan team agreed they will bring it back again next year to support veterans in the community. About Egan-Ryan Funeral Service: Egan-Ryan Funeral Service is a committed, full-service, family-owned home that prides itself on providing outstanding services to those in need. They are dedicated to providing services to the families of the Columbus area with care and compassion. They are now […]
  • Feed Ohio collection will help veterans in need this September
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 11, 2015) – Over 100,000 Ohio veterans rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families. This September, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with Feed Ohio to help veterans in need of food assistance. Feed Ohio is a statewide volunteer effort timed to coincide with the National Day of Service on Sept. 11, 2015. Every year, community organizations, churches, and businesses across Ohio volunteer to host food collections for Ohioans in need. From Sept. 1 until Sept. 30, Military Veterans Resource Center will collect monetary donations, non-perishable food items, and personal care items and distribute them to veterans and their families. Items can be dropped off at Military Veterans Resource Center, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. in Columbus. For more information about the food collection, contact Herb Jones at 614-636-4634. “Last year we collected enough food to deliver over 10,000 meals to veterans and families. We hope to serve even more this year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who served honorably become self-reliant in managing career and life decisions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Operation: Tools for School available for veterans and families
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 10, 2015) – This August, Military Veterans Resource Center will run Operation: Tools for School to help military families with their children’s back-to-school costs. Veterans, active duty service members, and spouses are eligible for this assistance when proof of service is presented at any of the four Military Veterans Resource Centers in Ohio. “For veterans who are in transition or between jobs, purchasing something simple like school supplies can be a burden. We wanted to do something to help veterans and their children have a positive start to the school year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Operation: Tools for School will run from August 3 until August 17. Donations are gladly accepted. Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who served honorably access the resources they need to become self-reliant in managing their career and life decisions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Cincinnati Revolution to host Salute to Service Night on July 11
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Revolution will host a Salute to Service Night on Saturday, July 11 at their game against the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. Salute to Service is held in honor of military members, police and firefighters, and they will receive free entry to the game. Pre-game activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati’s Sheakley Athletic Complex. Service members, veterans and first responders can claim their free tickets by contacting Dan Dunaway at 513-252-2395. For everyone else, the Revolution will accept a $10 gift card from Kroger in place of game admission. Or, a donation of one canned item will earn $2 off regular admission prices at the ticket booth. All gift cards and canned food items will be donated to Military Veterans Resource Center, a non-profit organization that helps veterans who served honorably access the resources they need to manage their career and life decisions. “We wanted to do something to give back and thought the Salute to Service Night would be a great way to honor our service members and help local veterans,” said Raymie Younkin, U.S. Army veteran and Managing Owner of the Cincinnati Revolution. Additional activities include a Color Guard ceremony, games for the family, giveaways, and food. For more information about Salute to Service Night, contact Abby Reynolds at 614-504-4357, or visit CincinnatiRevolution.com. The Cincinnati Revolution is a professional ultimate disc team in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). One of the original 8 AUDL teams, […]
  • Slate Hill Elementary School awards donation to Military Veterans Resource Center
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 29, 2015) – On Thursday, May 28, Slate Hill Elementary School of Worthington, Ohio held their end-of-year assembly and awarded Military Veterans Resource Center a donation of $749.64. The donation was made possible through the students’ participation in Penny Harvest, a program of See Kids Dream, which asks students to collect pennies for causes in their communities. Slate Hill’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes started Penny Harvest at the beginning of the school year. The program required them to research issues in their community, research local non-profits that address those issues, and interview non-profit representatives in order to vote on how the money should be donated. According to Brenda Buchy, Program Coordinator at See Kids Dream, the students periodically give up their lunch and recess time throughout the year to work on the project. This year, the students raised $1,490.00 and decided to focus on organizations that help veterans and sick children. In addition to Military Veterans Resource Center, the Ronald McDonald House also received a donation at the assembly. “With the money you raised for Military Veterans Resource Center, we can provide 3,000 meals for hungry veterans and their families,” said MVRC Director of Operations Tim Taylor at the assembly. Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who honorably served access the resources they need to become self-reliant in managing their career and life decisions. MVRC is a non-profit organization based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.   […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces office relocation
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAMILTON, Ohio (May 21, 2015) – Military Veterans Resource Center’s Hamilton office has changed locations. Starting Wednesday, May 20, Military Veterans Resource Center will begin serving veterans out of their new office at 633 High St., Ste. 101 in Hamilton. It will be open to veterans for walk-in hours and appointments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who honorably served access the resources they need to become self-reliant in managing their careers and lives. MVRC was founded in 2000 and opened its Hamilton office in 2004. Prior to the move, the Hamilton office operated out of AMVETS Post 1983, located at 914 Ross Ave. “At the new location where we’re on the first floor, we can better serve veterans with disabilities,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “We are grateful for AMVETS Post 1983’s support and partnership over the years, and we will continue to collaborate to help veterans.” The new office includes a computer lab with workstations and a training room for workshops and resume classes. For more information about the services MVRC offers veterans and their families, or to make an appointment, contact Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway at 513-252-2395 or dan.dunaway@milvestrc.org. Military Veterans Resource Center is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.   ###
  • Girl Scouts donate 350 cases of cookies to Military Veterans Resource Center
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 15, 2015) – On Tuesday, April 7, the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council delivered 350 cases of cookies to Military Veterans Resource Center’s Food Bank. The donation was made possible by their Operation Salute program, which sends cookies to organizations that support current and former military service members. “The cookies are a special treat for our veterans and especially their kids. We’re excited to partner with the Girl Scouts again and surprise our vets with the cookies,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. According to Jessica Martin, Product Program Operations Manager at the Council, Operation Salute started in 2013 when the girls’ expressed their interest in giving back to Ohio’s service members. The Council agreed to launch the program, taking care of all shipping needs and adding an option on the cookie form for customers to donate a box of cookies to Operation Salute. This season, customers donated a total of 28,442 boxes to the program–over 5,000 boxes more than last year. “The girls get very excited about the program, and it’s a great way for customers to be supportive of both the girl scouts and our military members,” said Martin. Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services and information that enables veterans who served honorably to become self-reliant in managing career and life decisions. MVRC is a non-profit organization based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio. About the MVRC Food Bank: Military Veterans Resource Center operates an emergency food bank for […]
  • Military Veterans Resource Center announces two new board members
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 26, 2015) – Military Veterans Resource Center announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are Gayle Elliot and Brad Howard, who are set  to begin their term on April 9, 2015. They join a six-member Board of Directors that makes policy decisions and oversees MVRC operations. “Our newest board members are dedicated to our goal of helping Ohio’s veterans build strong, healthy lives. We are fortunate to have their guidance as we continue to grow in our mission,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Gayle Elliot is a Career Facilitator with FastPath, a jobs training program at Columbus State Community College for Columbus residents living in poverty. She holds AAS degrees in Social Services and Human Resources Management and a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management. Before her current role at FastPath, Elliot worked at the United States Air Force Academy and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She has over 24 years of combined experience in human resources and workforce development, with a focus on veterans’ employment. Brad Howard is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting LLP where he leads the company’s Risk Transfer Advisory Services. Prior to his role at Deloitte, he was an Associate at Towers Perrin. Howard has over fourteen years of experience consulting with benefit plan sponsors, associated vendors and insurance providers. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Kent State University and is a Fellow of the Society […]
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