Our June Business of the Month: Fleet Response
Our Hudson Clocktower Rotary Business of the Month is Fleet Response!
If you're not familiar with Fleet Response just yet, don't worry -- you soon will be! The company is moving its corporate headquarters from Independence to Hudson in August. The family-owned company, now in its fourth decade serving customers, will move into a 43,000 square-foot, two-story building on Boston Mills Road, according to Allison Lanzilotta, executive vice president.
Fleet Response provides safety programs, maintenance, and accident programs to corporate clients. The company's core business is managing claims for companies whose fleet of vehicles is self-insured. A typical customer will have a thousand vehicles or more with multiple locations across the country.
In December 2020, Crain's Cleveland Business reported that Fleet Response will bring about 200 employees to Hudson and about $185 million in business.
You can learn more by visiting the Fleet Response website. Welcome to Hudson! We're glad to have you! 

Our May 2021 Business of the Month: Arlington Valley Farms
Our Hudson Clocktower Rotary Business of the Month is Arlington Valley Farms!
Based in Hudson, Ohio, Arlington Valley Farms’ unique approach to scratch cooking and individually baked products is rooted in a strong connection to farms and the source of our premium ingredients. “AVF” produces nearly everything it makes from fresh premium ingredients. We combine this dedication to scratch cooking to produce super-innovative, super-delicious, individually wrapped, grab-n-go, premium frozen food products. 
Arlington Valley Farms is a "family centric team-based company dedicated to our employees, our customers, our community, to making the world a bit better each day, and to making the best-in-class products in our categories."
Visit the Arlington Valley Farms website and check out the company's Snack'n Waffles and S'Wiches. The Snack'n Waffles come in three flavors: buttery maple, sweet cinnamon, and wild blueberry. S'Wiches Crafted Sandwiches come in nine flavors that are sure to please even a picky eater. 
All of the products are individually wrapped and made from scratch in a nut-free facility. Made with 100 percent organic grains, each product delivers outstanding taste and gourmet quality. Arlington Valley Farms has food service clients throughout the United States, including Hawaii and is steadily building a retail presence in grocery stores across America.
Manufacturing is done at the company's facilities on Hudson Drive, which opened in January 2020.
You can buy Arlington Valley Farms products are select Acme stores and at Marc's throughout the area. Want to learn more? Sign up to get product updates when you log onto the website. It's fast and easy, and you'll be the first to get news from this innovative company with roots in Hudson.  

Cluster Grant provides stoves for Boy Scouts
The Summit County North Cluster of Rotary Clubs acquired 18 brand new wood-burning stoves and assisted in the removal and replacement of wood-burning stoves in the historic cabins at Camp Manatoc Scout Reservation.  The local benefactor is the Great Trail Council BSA.  
The stoves can be used for heating and cooking. Built of cast iron, they will provide many years of service to those who use the camp.
Hudson Clocktower took the lead in initiation and completion of this project. Thanks to Jacob Jackson for his work in organizing and implementation of this cluster project.
Right: Jake Jackson helps unpack and install one of many wood-burning stoves for Camp Manatoc.
Below: Volunteers admire one of the new stoves, ready for installation.
Our April Business of the Month: Pod Populi
Say hello to our new Business of the Month, PodPopuli Recording Studios, located in the heart of Hudson at 238 N. Main Street. There's nothing like it in town! PodPopulli is the full-service retail podcast production hub of Great Love Media. This is where you get top-quality recording, producing, consulting, distribution and marketing services under one roof in your own back yard. 

If you own a business, have an avocation or a burning passion, a cause or simply want to share your voice, you need a podcast, and the folks at PodPopuli have everything you'll need to get started. They offer comfortable studios, state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise you'll need to create exciting content and get it distributed.

Brian Howie, founder, and PodPopuli just blew up every excuse you had for putting off podcasting!

"Academy Award and Emmy Winners, entrepreneurs, stylists, realtors, celebrities, coaches, divorcees, dreamers, moms, dads, teachers, hobbyists, students, therapists, best friends, social clubs, and community leaders; we produce shows hosted by people from all backgrounds, walks of life, and experience levels," he writes.

"In 2015, we launched our first show - “The Great Love Debate Podcast with Brian Howie” - which is now the World’s #1 Dating & Relationship Podcast, and since then have created and consistently grown countless other shows to top rankings across a wide array of categories on the podcasting charts."
Check out the Pod Populi website, or call them to book a session at (833) PODS123.
Our March 2021 Business of the Month: Ross Farm Mercantile
If you're looking for top quality yarns and fibers, look no further than Ross Farm Mercantile located at 46 Ravenna Street, Unit B7, in the Evaporator Works. Owner Amy Manko is a fifth generation expert who runs the store and online shopping. Her adult son Drew manages operations at The Ross Farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
"Drew handles everything 'on the hoof' and I handle everything 'off the hoof'," said Amy in an interview. 
In 1910, Frank L. Ross wanted to build a 'model farm' to practice the latest methods of animal husbandry and farm design. He built the Old Barn in 1911 for his bride, Margaret L. Condit Ross, who insisted that she have a proper house to live in. The farm now boasts a beautiful red brick American Four Square with dormers, a slate roof, and four grand white pillars.
The Ross Farm raises heritage breeds that produce yarns and fibers of the highest quality. "We shear the sheep and have it processed into yarns for knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers," Amy added. "We sell those online and in the shop, and in the years before Covid, on the road across the country at fiber festivals."
Ross Farm Mercantile is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 3 and offers curbside pickup for those who prefer it. Or you can shop hundreds of products online to your heart's content at the Ross Farm online store.

Best wishes to Ross Farm Mercantile, our March 2021 business of the month!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of products from their website!
Our February 2021 Business of the Month: Olive My Heart
Our February business of the month is a source for the highest quality extra virgin olive oil (evoo) on the market. Hudson Clocktower Rotary welcomes the store's new owners, Gayle Creme and her son, Nick, who purchased the business in August 2020. Gayle's husband is the strong, silent partner who prefers to keep an eye on this new family business from a distance.

Olive My Heart features more than 60 balsamic vinegars and olive oils for the discerning chef and for those who seek the health benefits associated with evoo. The store's evoo caries an Ultra Premium designation which means it far exceeds any standard for purity. In layman's terms, it's the real deal.

Olive My Heart is located at 5108 Darrow Road in Hudson. The store is open every day but Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can shop in the store or online via the Olive My Heart website with curbside pickup. The store observes all Covid-19 safety protocols. 

Best wishes to Olive My Heart, our February 2021 business of the month!

Here are just a few of the store's products from their website!
Our January 2021 Business of the Month: Lager & Vine
Our business of the month is Lager & Vine GastroPub and Wine Bar at 30 West Streetsboro Street in Hudson. Hudson Clocktower Rotary has a special relationship with Lager & Vine. Before Covid struck, Lager & Vine was home to our weekly luncheon meetings. It is an understatement to say we were taken care of very well!
Everything on the menu shines! We enjoy the many salads, the specialty soups (and the Lobster Bisque), the flatbreads and L&V prime burger. Great food, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere. It's a great combination to enjoy!
We are looking forward to the day when we can resume our in-person meetings and once again enjoy the food and hospitality served up by this fine Hudson restaurant.

Be sure to check out the Lager & Vine photo gallery on their website. Call 330-650-1717 for reservations
Clocktower Rotary News
On Wednesday, April 3, Hudson Clocktower Rotary President Bob Drew (left) inducted three new members into the club. We are pleased to welcome Tom Sheridan, Julie Erickson and Cathy Cook to our roster!
Please Join Us!
Welcome to our Club!
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Lager & Vine restaurant
30 W Streetsboro St.
Hudson, OH 44236
United States of America