Hot Chicken Takeover Taking Over OWU

DeLoss Speaking on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Joe DeLoss, founder, owner, and head fryer of Columbus-based Hot Chicken Takeover, will discuss his company’s efforts to provide supportive jobs for people working to overcome past incarceration, homelessness, and other barriers to successful employment, during a moderated chat Thursday, February 21, at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

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Joe DeLoss,owner of Columbus-based Hot Chicken Takeover, will speak on Feb. 21 at Ohio Wesleyan. [submitted]

DeLoss will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Benes Room B of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. His presentation will be a fireside-style chat moderated by 2006 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Dan Sharpe, vice president for community research and grants management for The Columbus Foundation.

This free, public event represents OWU’s 2019 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture organized by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

In explaining the company’s business model, Hot Chicken Takeover states: “HTC employees are wildly ambitious and have set their sights on what’s next. Once hired, we support their financial stability, personal growth, and professional development with an array of benefits.”

Examples of company benefits include:

  • 2:1 Matched Milestone program – supporting the efforts of employees to afford housing, education, transportation, and more.
  • Cash advances – providing access to emergency cash assistance and no-interest loans to manage crises.
  • Counseling – retaining licensed counselors to provide recovery support and short-term counseling.
  • Professional development – certifying employees in food safety through the Food Protection Program of Columbus Public Health.
  • Competitive wages and tips – paying most employees salaries of $11+ per hour.

The Benes Rooms are located in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center and is located at 40 Rowland Avenue in Delaware, Ohio.

Fire & Ice Highlights Delaware’s First Friday

Join Main Street Delaware downtown Friday, January 4, for a Fire and Ice First Friday from 6-8 p.m.

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Warm yourself by the fire as you enjoy the art of ice sculpting. Fire barrels and an ice sculptor will be downtown for your enjoyment for the 6 – 8 p.m. event.

In addition, participating businesses will be offering free make-and-take crafts, samples, and more.

The evening is sponsored by Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Delaware and SERVPRO of Delaware.

Learn more about these and other downtown events and volunteer opportunities online or Facebook page.

Benefit Scrapbook Retreat in Delaware

Some of Gretchen's past Scrapbook pages!
Some of Gretchen's past Scrapbook pages!

Delaware, Ohio’s Byxbie’s will be the location of Scrappin’ “De-Liv”er A Cure with proceeds to benefit a national organization.

The event will be on Saturday, January 31, from 10 a.m. until Midnight. For $50 scrappers will receive a paper pack, lunch, dinner, and beverages throughout the day. Scrappers are invited to bring their own snacks for the day.

For more information, or to register, contact Tawny Ballard at 614-402-0017 or by e-mail.

Photograph by Gretchen Boyce using a Nikon d70, all rights reserved.

Delaware's Fidelity Federal Opens New Location

Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association's new location
Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association's new location

Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association will celebrate a grand-opening at its new branch office on Thursday.

Fidelity Federal has moved into the location vacated by Fifth Third Bank in the Westfield Center Shopping Plaza — beside Buffalo Wild Wings and in front of the “new” Kroger.

The branch office is open Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.