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Accel Tour now Thursday, March 5th

We have changed the date for the tour due to overlap with customer driven audits at Accel (that would have kept the packaging lines down during our original date). We are sorry for the inconvenience, but wanted to do everything possible to make this tour a success and hope you can make it on March 5th.

What if I've already signed up & paid to attend?
If you can still go on March 5th:
- Your original payment is good to go! Just make sure to register your name, company, & job title to ioppcentralohio@gmail.com BEFORE Friday, Feb 27th.

If you cannot attend on March 5th:
- Please contact Doug Compton (dougcompton@gmail.com) for a full refund via PayPal.



Accel Tour Information: Thursday March 5th, 2015 -- 7:30am - 10:30am
Breakfast & morning tour of Accel's new 1.4 million ft2 park in New Albany!

Accel-Inc's operation within Beauty Park draws from the concept of locating all the links of the supply chain within shouting distance of the final assembler. 
What they do: Accel-Inc is known for their assembly of Gift Sets/Kits, but they also do a variety of other services:

Networking Breakfast @ Panera Bread -- 7:30am - 8:15am
5477 New Albany Road West, New Albany, OH 43054
(614) 855-8701

Accel Inc - Tour Starts at 8:30am
9000 Smith's Mill Road, Johnstown, OH 43031*
*Note that this address on the GPS doesn't always take you to the right spot.  If you are coming from 270, Take 161 east to Beech Road.  Take a left at the end of the exit and take a right on Smith's Mill Run Road.  Accel will be on your left.  Please call Beth Pollock at  (937) 536-3943 or feel free to call Accel at (614) 656-1100 if you get lost.


Cost: $15 for IoPP Members & $20 for Non-Members 

IoPP March 5th 2015 - Accel Tou


Prior Chapter Events

January 20th, 2015:                        

-- Double Comfort Restaurant welcomed us in and shared their story. Great experience and opportunity to show off IoPP skill sets during this Packaging Challenge event!



October 31st, 2014:                        

-- BioProducts World 2014 Showcase & Conference Highlights Webinar based on the conference held in Columbus earlier in the year.


September 30th, 2014:                        

-- IoPP Trivia Night! We had a great turnout and a really fun time.

August 8th, 2014:                                  

-- IoPP Central Ohio 11th Annual Golf Scramble. Great day for golf!

June 19th, 2014:                                     

-- Phoenix Bat Tour & Networking Event. Very cool local story.


May 16th, 2014:                                   

-- Food Packaging Seminar with MOCON,
The Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology





March 25th, 2014:                               

-- Berlin Packaging sponsors our Blue Jackets vs Redwings Networking Event 

Thank you Berlin for the food and beverages!


February 12th, 2014:                           

-- Anthony Thomas Candy Company Tour & Happy Hour


December 10th, 2013:                         

-- Tour the Brother Drake Meadery and sample their craft mead. 
Member Appreciation Event!


November 6th, 2013:                           

-- Trivia Night

October 18th, 2013:                              

-- G&J Pepsi Plant Tour & Breakfast


A message from the President:

Colleagues of the IoPP Central Ohio:

I am very proud to announce that at last week's IoPP Leadership Conference in Chicago, our Chapter won a 2012 Chapter of Excellence Award! This is the first time since 2008 that our club has been recognized by the National office for Excellence. I want to thank all of you that have been actively involved in the meetings and tours of 2012. I'd also like to ask those who have not been actively participating to get back involved with our Chapter. We truly try to cater our content to help you as an individual network and grow professionally.

Our Board of Directors is excited about our upcoming Fall 2013 schedule that we recently have been working on finalizing. September will kick off the fun with an IoPP Trivia Night (details to follow). I'm sure that this will be a fun experience with prizes and big brain bragging rights on the line.

We are also looking at finalizing other great meetings and tours which will be announced once they are finalized.

One key takeaway from last week's Leadership Conference that I heard over and over from multiple people, is that people get much more out of IoPP than the efforts that they put in.

If you are looking for a value-add activity in your life, I encourage you to get out and get more involved with our club. I'm looking for dedicated people to help bolster our Board of Directors and help guide out Chapter into the future. If you are interested in becoming more involved, let me know! Shoot me a note at doug.compton@scotts.com.

Doug Compton, CPP
President - IoPP Central Ohio Chapter





























Chapter Officers:

President:  Doug Compton CPP, Owens Corning, 614.286.1594 dougcompton@gmail.com 

Regional Vice President:  Joe Briski, Accutech Films, 624.326.3611 joe.briski@accutechfilms.com

National Director: Chris Ritz, Planet R Creative Services LLC, 614.486.0121 chrisritz@planetr.net

Treasurer: Heidi Menard , The Scotts Company,  937.578.5390 heidi.menard@scotts.com

Secretary:  Jeff Weakley, 614.296.0496  weakleyjeff929@gmail.com

Communications Coordinator:  Thomas Moore, 937.536.4933 tom.moore@scotts.com

Program Coordinators:  

Beth Prissel, The Scotts Company, 937.578.5175 beth.prissel@scotts.com 

Chris Ragusa, Unipac, Inc., 614.940.9291, cragusa@unipacinc.com




Volunteer to serve the Central Ohio chapter in some capacity!  Contact us by sending an e-mail to info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.