Mansfield News Journal
Published 5:37 PM EDT Aug 7, 2020
Patents awarded to two Mansfield companies
WASHINGTON – Two Mansfield companies have recently been awarded patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Oxyrase of Mansfield has been awarded a patent developed by James C. Copeland of Mansfield for “methods for inhibiting tumor growth using anaerobe microorganisms.”
Mansfield Engineered Components has been assigned a patent developed by James Collene of Bucyrus for an “appliance lid hinge assembly with snubber.”
Local chamber leader selected for economic recovery fellowship
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Clint Knight, Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development director of Workforce Development, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.
The Fellowship for Economic Recovery is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals with education and tools to improve the post-COVID-19 pandemic outcomes in the communities they serve.
Throughout the year-long fellowship, participants focus on addressing different aspects of economic recovery from education and talent to economic development to entrepreneurship. The curriculum will focus on strategies for building more equitable economic outcomes and creating economies that work for everyone.
ACCE’s Fellowship for Economic Recovery is designed to help chambers refine their economic recovery goals and ultimately help the business associations nationwide build replicable programs and processes. Leaders selected to participate in the fellowship represent urban and rural communities from 24 states.
Spherion owners award inaugural scholarship
ATLANTA – The Spherion Owner Community has announced the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship, which is in honor of former Spherion President Sandy Mazur, highlights the contributions made during her distinguished 18-year career at Spherion.
The annual scholarship honors two graduating high school students who best represent the qualities of excellence, leadership and passion that Mazur put forth daily during her tenure at Spherion.
The Spherion Owner Community, led by owners Michael Chalmers and Beth DeLaney, coordinated with the Richland County Foundation to review over 220 applicants and chose Jaden Johnson and Ellie Furnish as the scholarship recipients.
Making time to tutor his basketball teammates and volunteer at various community events and food pantries, Johnson earned an award for volunteering over 250 hours per year for the past two years. Johnson also created a permanent “blessing box” at a nearby church that allows the community to put non-perishable food and toiletry items for those with food insecurity to pick up at any time for free. A recent graduate from Urbana High School, Johnson is planning to attend Northern Illinois University to pursue a career in nechatronics engineering.
Furnish was captain of the varsity soccer team, nominated to be a peer tutor and joined the National Honor Society where she helped organize multiple fundraisers and lead multiple retreats as a member of the 4.12 Leadership Training Program. Furnish recently graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School and is planning to attend Geneva College to pursue a career in middle-level education with a concentration in mathematics.
For more information about the Sandy Mazur Scholarship or to make a donation, visit richlandcountyfoundation.org.