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April 18, 2010
Salem News

Fellman named president of ADAEO

BOARDMAN-The Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio, which represents new car and truck dealers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, announces that Robert Fellman has been elected president of the board of trustees for 2010-11 at their recent annual meeting.

Fellman is the owner of Boardman Subaru in Boardman. He began his career in the automobile business in 1988, and purchased his first dealership in 2001. Fellman subsequently opened Boardman Imports in 2004, and acquired the Subaru franchise in 2005. He has served the dealers association as trustee and, most recently, vice president.

A lifelong area resident and 1977 graduate of Boardman High School, Fellman lives in Boardman with his wife Cathy and sons John Stanko, a student at Youngstown State University, and Robert Fellman, who attends Glenwood Middle School in Boardman.

Other newly-elected officers are Kim Welsh Koch of Welsh Motors in New Springfield as vice president, and Matt Taylor of Taylor Kia in Boardman as treasurer.

Elected to new three-year terms as trustees were Bob Davis of Fairway Ford Mercury in Canfield and Vince Prindle of Wollam Chevrolet in Cortland. Rounding out the ADAEO board of trustees are Chuck Eddy of Bob and Chuck Eddy Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Austintown and John Kufleitner of Salem Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

Smith completes 'Motor Systems' course

SALEM-Dr. Gary F. Smith D.C. recently completed a course titled "Motor Systems" which covers evaluations of movement disorders related to diseases or dysfunction of the central nervous system and those in the extremities. This is part of the board certification in neurology taken at the Carrick Institute.

Johnson joins Northwood's Salem office

SALEM-Northwood Realty Services has announced that Richard Johnston has joined its team of award winning agents in the Salem office. He is a member of the National Associations of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors, Warren Area Board of Realtors, and the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Johnston, a native of Salem, attended Kent State University. Previously he was a life insurance agent with Western Southern and sold automobiles with such Salem "icons" as Patterson, Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep and Shaffer Dodge. Most recently, he was serving the country fighting terrorism by accepting a commission of federal service in the Department of Homeland Security.

Northwood Realty Services is committed to providing sales associates with the technology, marketing and support services they need to build their business and provide excellent service to their clients. Johnston can be reached at Northwood's Salem office 330-337-9330 or by email

Morris is member of MDRT

PARK RIDGE, ILL. - Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled George W. Morris III, CFP, of Salem, Ohio, to achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals. Morris is a 16-year member of MDRT.

Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone achieved by less than 1 percent of the world's life insurance and financial services professionals. It requires Morris to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.

"MDRT members like George are united in their commitment to help individuals, families and business owners gain financial peace of mind," said MDRT President Guy E. Baker, MSFS, CLU. "Sharing ideas and best practices with fellow members helps George better serve his clients."

MDRT provides continuing education and skills improvement designed to help members provide the best in client service. It also helps members serve their community and maintain strong personal values.

Mills Agency earns professional distinction

LISBON-The Jack L. Mills Agency Inc. of Lisbon has earned the distinction of "Preferred Agency Partner" from Western Reserve Group Insurance Company.

Jack L. Mills Agency Inc., an independent insurance agency, has represented Western Reserve Group, a property/casualty insurance company of Wooster since March 1980. The designation of "Preferred Agency Partner" is awarded to those agencies which have achieved superior results with Western Reserve Group through sound business practices, professional advice and superior service.

Area Allstate agencies receive designation

CANFIELD- As business leaders and involved citizens in the community, the following local Allstate exclusive agency owners' agencies have been designated a Premier Service Agency:

4Canfield: Jeff McDevitt of the Jeffrey McDevitt Agency, 25 Manor Hill Drive, Suite 200; 330-533-0581; and Aaron Stoeber of the Aaron Stoeber Agency, 545 N. Broad St., Suite 6; 330-533-3555.

4Columbiana: Candi Davis of the Candi Davis Agency, 102 N. Main St.; 330-482-9258.

4Salem: John Penick of the John Penick Agency, 690 E. Fourth St.; 330-337-9312.

This designation is being presented to these Allstate agency owners for exceeding customer expectations in the local agency. Less than 21 percent of Allstate's nearly 15,000 agency owners countrywide are honored with this designation. The Premier Service Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have consistently met designated levels in customer service and business performance. Their recognition as Premier Service Agents proves the agencies" ability to deliver accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer service allowing them to achieve outstanding business results.



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