CANTON – Rodney Dennis heard an announcer on the radio a person working day advise that doing what you love can guide to a successful vocation.
Dennis however about it and identified that he loved haircuts. He checked into barber school and discovered his enthusiasm.
Right after getting to be licensed as as barber, Dennis pursued certification to train other individuals the trade. In April, he set up Stages Barber University at 3008 Atlantic Blvd. NE in Canton.
Barber university:Levels in northeast Canton is a single of 16 barber schools in Ohio.
“It truly is a 2nd likelihood operation,” Dennis mentioned of the university. Learners will not need to have a significant school diploma, just a willingness to study. The faculty is open to anybody who started eighth grade.
Dennis figures he bought a second prospect and he should check out to assistance some others.
He grew up in Cleveland, studied enterprise at the College of Akron and used six yrs in the Military. But items didn’t go nicely following Dennis remaining the Army. He struggled to regulate as a civilian and discovered himself homeless.
Attending church helped. Then he read the radio announcer and made the decision to observe the tips. “Now I target on providing again,” Dennis reported.
Dennis incorporates his Army experience into plans at the faculty.
Students much better not display up late. Dennis said he sends a student home if they get there even one minute after 8:45 a.m.
The school opens at 8:30 a.m, and from 8:45 till 9 a.m. college students thoroughly clean up and put together for the working day. One more 15 minutes is spent location up. Class begins at 9:15 a.m.
Chopping hair is only 10% of the barber certification take a look at, Dennis said. Class time is spent learning the historical past of the barber trade, various jobs these types of as shaving and coloring hair, and science that features muscle and bone construction.
Learners must total 1,800 hours of operate and reports ahead of taking the exam. That normally takes 45 months at 40 hours a 7 days, or 10.5 months, Dennis said.
The purpose is to assure that students move the state examination and get their license, Dennis reported. The up coming phase is helping then find get the job done.
Dennis reported he desires to open up four barber shops in the Canton location. People stores would supply beginning careers for Levels’ graduates.
Dennis stated he previously owns outlets in Akron, and is a partner in barber faculties in Akron and Youngstown. Degrees is one of 18 licensed barber colleges in Ohio.
Performing with Dennis as instructors at Stages are Nate Chester III, the owner of Chester’s MopShop at 2502 Harrisburg Rd NE, in Canton, and Charles Calhoun, of Akron who is far better know as Mr. TC.
Chester explained he analyzed in Columbus to be a barber, so he is happy to have a prospect to teach the trade in his hometown. “They can be a small business owner as nicely, one particular day,” Chester said of Degrees students.
Mr. TC said he spent 30 several years behind the barber chair and owned his own shop for 22 yrs. He achieved Dennis simply because they attend the similar church.
“It is really a chance to teach these younger guys and ladies, and demonstrate them it truly is a fantastic trade,” he explained of the college.
All of the students currently at Levels are getting scholarships, and Dennis explained two more scholarships however are readily available.
Prospects can get a haircut from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday by means of Saturday. Costs for grownup cuts start off at $12, with lessen price ranges for young children and seniors. Dennis said he has his costs established to aid make viewing the barber far more economical for households.
It also supplies coaching and expertise for the students.
“I am assisting the group. Which is what I am predominantly listed here for,” Dennis reported.
Humana selects Diamond as CFO
Just after a quick stint as Humana’s interim main money officer, Susan Diamond has been offered the job.
In late March, Humana announced that Diamond — segment president for Humana’s Dwelling Business — would action in as interim CFO on June 1 even though the firm carried out a search. Diamond was named long-lasting CFO on Monday.
The 1991 graduate of GlenOak Superior School joined Humana in 2006 and has served in many management roles. She most recently led operate on Humana’s acquisition of the remaining curiosity in Kindred at Home, a deal valued at $5.7 billion and Humana’s largest acquisition.
Bruce D. Broussard, Humana’s president and main executive officer, cited Diamond’s practical experience and know-how of the firm’s operations as good reasons for her range. Based in Louisville, Ky., Humana is one of the country’s premier wellness insurance policies organizations.
Encino Strength gets EODA award
The Japanese Ohio Progress Alliance introduced one particular of its excellence awards to Encino Energy.
Encino, which has workplaces in Louisville, been given the excellence award in the huge business group. Awards had been offered during the EODA’s annual assembly on June 11.
Terry Bell, vice president of the Jefferson County Township Affiliation, nominated Encino for the award, citing the oil and normal gasoline exploration company’s expense in the place, as nicely as its do the job prioritizing safety in its operations and mitigating environmental effect.
The EODA encourages financial improvement in Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties, together with 12 southeastern Ohio counties. Encino has about 150 workers in the area, when drilling supports about 6,000 contractors.
Plakas gets life span accomplishment award
The Ohio Affiliation for Justice offered the Craig Spangenberg Life time Accomplishment Award to Canton lawyer Lee E. Plakas, handling partner in the Plakas Mannos firm.
Plakas has practiced legislation for 45 a long time, while the company opened in 1957. By means of the a long time, Plakas has won a number of multi-million verdicts symbolizing organizations and individuals in civil actions.
The award is offered to acknowledge services and devotion to symbolizing plaintiffs. Each individual 12 months the corporation recognizes the lifetime provider of a member who exemplifies the association’s targets and beliefs.
The Ohio Association for Justice is a non-profit affiliation that will work to shield and promote Ohioans’ appropriate to a reasonable and neutral civil justice method, like the constitutional suitable to demo by jury, by way of advocacy, education, and schooling.
Housing sales continue to climb
Income of residences in the location and about the condition carry on to outpace 2020 profits and the average sale price tag proceeds to rise, the Ohio Realtors noted
Actual estate agents in MLS Of course, which covers Northeast Ohio, sold 4,777 models in May possibly, a 20.8% jump from 3,953 units bought very last calendar year. In the course of the first five months, brokers described 19,929 models sold, up 9.5% in comparison with the initially five months of 2020 when 18,204 units have been bought. The ordinary price tag in May well topped $213,000.
Close to Ohio, the association claimed 14,130 units were sold in May perhaps, a 19.8% soar from the 11,790 bought very last year. Since the commence of the calendar year, brokers have offered 58,829 units, up 10.7% from 53,155 models bought in the exact time period past 12 months. The common rate statewide in Might topped $226,000.