LOCAL BUSINESS

Myers gets honor

Akron-based Myers Industries Inc. was listed by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.”

Myers, which makes plastic and rubber products and distributes specialized vehicle tools, was ranked in the “Small-Cap Company” category in the annual survey.

Myers received a score of 94 out of a possible 100, and an average score of 92 over the last four quarters, according to an analysis done for Forbes by GMI Ratings. GMI ranked the nation’s top 100 companies that “have consistently demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices” as well as solid corporate governance and management.

“Myers Industries works very hard to earn the trust of our stakeholders through clear and transparent reporting and corporate governance best practices,” Myers President and Chief Executive John C. Orr said. “We are very proud that these efforts have been recognized, and Myers Industries is honored to be named as one of America’s most trustworthy companies.”

Business showcase set

The Wayne County Business Showcase will have a preview from 5 to 7 tonight, followed by the regular program from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton.

The show is aimed at locating new sources of products, supplies and services.

Admission is free with the presentation of a business card.

Chambers from Wooster, Orrville, Massillon and the Jackson-Belden area are the presenters.

Falls nominations

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for 2012 awards for the Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Chamber Member Business of the Year.

Deadline is noon April 27. Winners will be chosen based on “personal and business achievements,” including volunteer and community work.

The chairwoman is Carol Morgan of North Akron Savings Bank. A committee meeting will be held at noon May 2 at the bank’s office, 1871 State Road.

The nomination form is available online at www.cfchamber.com.

UA info on M.B.A. programs

The University of Akron will hold an informational meeting on its flexible and Saturday master’s of business administration programs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The meeting will be in Room 12 at the College of Business Administration at 259 S. Broadway.

The flexible program offers full- or part-time enrollment with day, evening and Saturday class work. The university said concentrations in “global technological innovation” and “leadership and organizational change” are available.

The Saturday program is available at UA’s locations in Medina and Lakewood in Cuyahoga County. Classes meet every other week.

Registration for the program is available online at mba.uakron.edu or by calling 330-972-7043.

Banks at Fishers

U.S. Bank has opened branches in Fishers Foods grocery stores in Canton, Massillon, North Canton and Jackson Township.

The branches are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

U.S. Bank is a unit of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB).

Torchbearers recruiting

The Akron professional organization called Torchbearers will hold a recruiting event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Akron Bar Association, Main Floor, 57 S. Broadway, Akron.

The reception will offer information about leadership development programs and membership.

The group is looking for people ages 25-39 for its Class of 2013.

RSVP by calling Emily Stevens at 330-572-1323 or by email at estevens@?stark-knoll.com. Deadline is May 18.

Wellness honorees

Two Akron-area companies are winners in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s fourth annual Wellness@Work awards.

The winners are:

• Main Street Gourmet, Cuyahoga Falls, second place among firms with 101 to 250 employees.

• Sterling Jewelers Inc., Akron, first place among firms with more than 1,000 workers.

Fourteen Northeast Ohio firms were honored for their workplace wellness initiatives. Forty-three firms were finalists for the awards.

The competition is sponsored by the museum, along with partners COSE, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Gallagher Benefit Services Inc., Inside Business Magazine and Sibson Consulting.

Compiled from staff reports