ACE Hardware Coming to Oberlin Late this Summer

WOOSTER, Ohio – May 20, 2013

E & H Hardware Group will open an ACE Hardware store at 297 South Main Street in Oberlin, Ohio (same building as CVS Pharmacy).

Job interviews are open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at the Oberlin Inn located at 7 N. Main Street in Oberlin from 10am – 6pm in the Aspen Room on a first come first served basis.

ACE Hardware will have trained knowledgeable employees that will make outstanding customer service the focus of their efforts along with convenient “close to the door” parking.  Store manager, Penny Von Alt, along with her team, are looking forward to serving the Oberlin community.

A full line of Craftsman tools makes ACE your first choice for tools. Custom color matching with Valspar and ACE Royal paints plus Clark & Kensington, a top rated paint and primer in one product, will be offered.

The store will offer a large selection of Efco, Craftsman and Poulan power equipment. A service repair department will be available for all your small engine, minor electrical, screen and glass needs.

Additional services provided include custom cut keys, computer chip keys, sharpening, screen repair, propane exchange, glass cutting and carpet cleaning machine rental.  Pet supplies along with a complete line of bird feeders and bird food will be offered.   www.ACEhardware.com  will allow customers to special order over 65,000 items for pickup up at their local Oberlin ACE with no shipping charges.

Seasonal offerings for summer and fall will include lawn and garden supplies and chemicals, gardening tools, ACE and Scott’s fertilizers, landscape and bagged goods such as mulches, peat moss, topsoil and compost.  Craftsman lawnmowers and power equipment from others such as Efco and Poulan will also be offered.  Winter offerings  will include decorative fireplaces, a Christmas decorating center, snow shovels, ice melter, Craftsman snow blowers and more.

E&H Family Group owns and operates ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield and late this summer, Oberlin, Ohio.

E&H Family group also owns and operates Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware and Coshocton, Ohio.

E & H Family Group is a family owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com.

Wooster, OH – Feb. 19, 2013

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is partnering with The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and The Cleveland Foodbank for Check Out Hunger.

Check Out Hunger is part of the Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Harvest for Hunger helps make free food available to the more than 500 agency programs operated by the foodbanks, such as hot meal sites, soup kitchens and pantries. Harvest for Hunger is a collaborative effort of four food banks serving 21 counties in northeast Ohio, resulting in one of the largest food and funds drives in the country.

During Check Out Hunger, which runs Feb. 17- March 30, Buehler’s Fresh Foods shoppers can scan donation slips at the checkout aisle. In the past 5 years of participation in the campaign, Buehler’s has donated $82,852 and 13,035 pounds of food to the foodbanks.

“Buehler’s dedication to Check Out Hunger is a key component in the campaign’s continued success,” said Dan Flowers, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “Buehler’s corporate support allows generous grocery shoppers to make donations that will help hungry people in Northeast Ohio all year long.”

One hundred percent of Check Out Hunger donations go towards providing food at no cost to community members struggling with hunger. Join Buehler’s Fresh Foods by coming to the local stores, and Check Out Hunger.

To learn more about Harvest for Hunger, please visit  www.akroncantonfoodbank.org or call 330.535.6900.

E&H Family Group Adds Third Non-Family Board Member

“E&H Family Group is honored to announce the addition of a third non-family board member to E&H in two years. We appreciate the wisdom, experience, expertise and insight this new group brings to our board”, stated Dan Buehler, president of the company.

Leslie D. Dunn, a native of Cleveland, is new to E&H Family Group’s board as of September. Leslie has had an extensive business and legal career. From 1997 through 2004, Ms. Dunn was the Senior Vice President of Business Development of Cole National Corporation, a NYSE specialty retailer of consumer products with over 3000 stores across the United States and Canada. She also served as Cole’s General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Cole (1985-1997), Ms. Dunn was a partner in the Business Practice Group of Jones Day law firm and prior to that a partner in the corporate practice at Squire Sanders law firm.

Leslie now serves as an Independent Director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (FHLB), chairs its Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. She also serves on the advisory board of the Ohio Savings subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., on the advisory board of Brown Flynn Communications and formerly as a Director of Telarc International Corporation.

Ms. Dunn has also been an active civic and philanthropic leader. She served from 1999 to 2011 as Chair of the Invest in Children Partnership Committee, a public private partnership between the county and philanthropy serving over 65,000 per year. She is a past Chair and a Life Trustee of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation; Vice Chair of the Metro Health Foundation; Trustee of the David and Inez Myers Foundation; member of the President’s Advisory Committee of Case Western Reserve University; Director of Breakthrough Charter Schools; Director of the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; and Founding Member and Director of In Counsel with Women.

J. Gary Raley, of Bowling Green, Kentucky is starting his second year on E&H Family Group’s board. Gary spent over 30 years with the Johnson family of companies retiring from JohnsonDiversey in June of 2006. Gary spent two and one half years as a Vice President at S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc and was responsible for U.S. sales, Canada and the Caribbean. He also served as President and COO of Johnson Polymer from 2002 to 2006 until it was sold to BASF.

Prior to 2006 Gary was President of Johnson Wax Professional-North America and before that, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Johnson Wax Professional. Prior to joining Johnson Wax Professional, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for Fruit of the Loom and responsible for US retail product sales as well as business in Canada, Mexico and Japan where he brought concepts of category management, VMI inventory management and combined sales and marketing teams to the apparel business. Gary joined Fruit of the Loom after 23 years of sales and marketing assignments at SC Johnson. He held every sales position in the company and had 5 years of brand management experience on such brands as Glade and Raid. Gary now serves on several boards and holds a B.A. degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and completed the Executive MBA program at Harvard University.

Paul H. Carleton, of Cleveland, is starting his second year on E&H Family Group’s board. Paul is currently Managing Partner of Carleton McKenna & Co., LLC. From 1978 to 1989 Paul held various titles at McDonald & Company and achieved the position of Managing Director in charge of the Investment Banking Group. In 1989 he formed The Carleton Group which in 1993 was transitioned to Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Co. He was Senior Managing Director at CMH until the firm’s acquisition by KeyCorp in 1996.

Paul has broad experience serving on the boards of both public and private corporations. He currently serves on the boards of Baldwin Wallace University as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Medical Group, the Playhouse Square Foundation, Bluecoats, Inc., COMS, LLC and Westfield Bank and is a 2009 graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy. He has also held numerous civic positions including President of Leadership Cleveland Alumni Association and Trustee of Northwestern University Alumni Association. Paul earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University. In 2010, Paul received an honorary doctorate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College.

Dan, Bob, Scott, Roger, Greg and Don Buehler state that “…we are very pleased that Gary, Paul and Leslie accepted the invitation to serve on our board. Their values and outlook fit very well with E&H Family Group. We are humbled that persons of their caliber would take a genuine interest in our company. The experience of working with Paul, Gary and Leslie is and will continue to be an asset to our company”.

E& H Family group and operates Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets and ACE Hardware stores located in New Philadelphia, Dover, Orrville, Medina, Delaware, and Jackson Township. Additional supermarkets are located in Wooster, Ashland, Coshocton, Wadsworth and Brunswick. Additional ACE Hardware stores are located in Independence, Rocky River and Westlake, Ohio. E & H Family Group is a family owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.