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March 24, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

NAMED: Kelly Wilson, director of financial aid, is the March employee of the month at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Wilson, of Wintersville, joined the college in 1994, working as the executive secretary/assistant to the vice president for business services. She advanced to the position of director of student billing and payroll in 2000. In 2005, Wilson was named director of financial aid.

Prior to joining the college, Wilson worked in the banking field.

A graduate of Toronto High School, Wilson earned an associate of applied business degree in banking and finance from the former Jefferson Technical College. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in organizational leadership and development from Wheeling Jesuit University and a master of science degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate of business administration degree through Argosy University.

Wilson belongs to the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

HONORED: True Value Manufacturing has recognized M&M True Value Hardware, 4148 Sunset Blvd., for being in the top 10 paint purchasers serviced from the regional distribution center.

Sales Director John C. Oeste and Gene Brickhouse, director of manufacturing, said the achievement signifies M&M's commitment to business and support of True Value products and True Value, in turn, "is committed to providing quality products and programs that keep you competitive in today's marketplace."

M&M offers a full line of paint and related products for commercial and residential customers.

MEETING: The Natural Resources Assistance Council for District 14 will meet in special session at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Tuscarawas County commissioners' conference room, 125 E. High Ave. in New Philadelphia.

District 14 includes Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties, as well as Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review and discuss the application, scoring methodology and schedule for the Clean Ohio Fund Green Space Conservation Program.

RANKED HIGH: Edward Jones Financial adviser Cory Wingett and Branch Office Administrator Traci McFadden in Steubenville recently were ranked within the top 25 percent in the country for excellence in client service at Edward Jones.

The ranking was based on the results of a survey in which random clients were asked to rank the service they received from the staffs at local Edward Jones branch offices. The survey identified Wingett and McFadden as providing some of the most exemplary client service within the firm.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisers work directly with nearly 7 million clients.

Earlier this year Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine in its annual list, ranking No. 8 overall.

RECOGNIZED: Coraopolis, Pa., based Total Equipment Co., a leading distributor of pumps and compressors throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, was recognized as "best in class" for supplying materials and equipment to the oil and gas industry in the Northeast region.

The industry supplier of the year award was accepted by Vice President Chuck Gerbe at a gala dinner held at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh recently. The annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards ceremony recognizes the achievements of companies in 19 categories.

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