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January 29, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

LUNCH MEET: The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Progress Alliance have teamed up to offer business owners the opportunity to "Explore the Potential of Broadband" Feb. 1 at Froehlich's Classic Corner, 501 Washington St., Steubenville.

Presented by Horizon, the "Dine & Discover" event is intended as a "thought-provoking discussion on what broadband is, its potential and how it can increase the productivity and efficiency of your business." It's free and lunch will be provided.

Reservations, due Monday, may be made by calling (740) 282-6226.

NEWLYWEDS: Time is running out for newlyweds interested in entering the Fort Steuben Mall's Valentines promotion.

The mall is offering couples married two years or less the chance to win a Valentine prize package worth more than $500. Those interested can write a 200-word essay explaining why they know his or her spouse better than anyone else. Be sure to include name and contact information, and get it to the mall no later than Monday to be entered.

Four couples will be chosen Tuesday to compete in the Fort Steuben Mall Newlyweds! game event, slated to begin at noon Saturday. The competing couples will go head to head in a three-round newlyweds battle, answering questions about their spouses live on stage. The couple fnishing with the most points will win the grand prize - two movie tickets to Carmike Cinemas, dinner for two at the Ville, overnight accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Weirton and two $100 gift cards to buy Valentine's Day gifts for each other.

Essays can be dropped at the mall's customer service station, faxed to (740) 264-7783 or e-mailed to

All entrants must be aged 18 or older, must have been married no more than two years prior to the date of the contest and be able to produce a marriage license, if requested.

ACCREDITED: LifeLine Hospital in Wintersville has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories.

LifeLine received the approval rating after a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in October. A Joint Commission survey team evaluated the facility for compliance with standards of care that directly affected the quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care.

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down," said Susan Colpo, chief executive officer at Lifeline. "(Accreditation) provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence. For our organization, achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."

The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting laboratory services since 1979.

NEW OWNERS: Mingo Diner's grand reopening celebration will be Feb. 4. The restaurant, formerly Paddy's, is now owned and operated by Tracy DiCarlo and Dimas Cintron. DiCarlo said they're planning food specials and coupons to commemorate the day.

MARKETING: Bottom Line Marketing, owned by Patricia Maple-Damewood, has had one of its new products selected to be part of the Moms Helping Schools program a nationwide program implemented by the website. Bottoms Line's "Friendly Green Reminders" product line includes stickers that encourage people to incorporate environmentally friendly habits into their everyday lives.

The Moms Helping Schools website allows parents and friends to shop online choosing from a variety of products, many invented by mothers. A portion of the proceeds from every sale goes directly to the school or educational foundation. These are fun, practical products that will be shipped directly to the customer's home helping financially strapped schools while at the same time helping eliminate time consuming and bothersome school fundraisers.

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