Attorney joins Sikora Law

• Sikora Law: George Carr joined the firm as an attorney for real estate company clients throughout Ohio.

•  Innis Maggiore: Jason Nicolacakis joined the company as an account supervisor.


Women’s leadership day

ATHENA Akron will celebrate International Women’s Leadership Day at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron.

Each established woman leader is invited to bring an emerging woman leader as her guest on a $75 ticket for two; additional tickets are $25.

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro will emcee the luncheon.

To register, go to www.ATHENAAkron.org.

J.C. Penney to hold hiring day

JCPenney will hold its first national hiring day from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, aiming to employ 1,500 seasonal workers throughout Ohio for a variety of store positions.

The job fair will take place at all JCPenney stores. The retailer offers seasonal employees a discount of 25 percent.

To apply before the event, go to jcpcareers.com or visit applicant kiosks in stores.


Weekly meeting calendar

A list of local business organization meetings and special events can be found at http://tinyurl.com/bizcal101517.

Dorfman on investments

Investment columnist John Dorfman disputes the idea that dividends are no longer important — and he picks out five stocks that offer dividend appeal.

Go to http://tinyurl.com/dorf1012 to read this week’s column.


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