Firm welcomes new partner from Hudson

Jayne E. Juvan of Hudson has joined the Roetzel's Business Services group as a partner in the firm's Cleveland office.

"Jayne's addition is a very positive one for the Cleveland office and the Business Services practice group," said Doug Spiker, partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office. "We are very happy to start the new year by welcoming Jayne to the firm and look forward to the many contributions we are sure she will make."

Juvan serves as counsel to public and high-growth private companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds on complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic alliances and joint ventures. She also counsels clients on corporate finance, securities law compliance, sophisticated business law matters and a broad range of corporate governance issues, including director due diligence and selection, board and committee structures, fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest.

Active in the community, Juvan participated in the Cleveland Leadership Center's Bridge Builders Flagship Program and the YWCA Leadership Boot Camp Program. She also teaches a program on constitutional law and career development, called "3Rs - Rights, Responsibilities, Realities" at Cleveland high schools.

Juvan received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University and her law degree from Capital University, where she graduated summa cum laude and served as the editor-in-chief of the Capital University Law Review.

Studio 76 partners with HCER for kitchen class

For homeowners considering a kitchen remodel, Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths is partnering with Hudson Community Education and Recreation and offering the class "Design Your Kitchen Beautifully." Chip Tiber, Certified Kitchen Designer, will teach this class Feb. 26.

"You may have seen pictures or have some idea of what you want for your kitchen remodel, but we have design tips you need to know before getting started," said Tiber, owner of Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths. "This design class will help you make good choices as you launch your kitchen renovation project."

Open to the public, the class will be at the Studio 76 showroom at 9122 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg at 7 p.m. The fee is $12/person ($15/couple). Space is limited. Call HCER at 330-653-1210 to reserve a seat.

Laurel Lake hosts

winter open house

Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson will host a winter open house Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Visitors will mix and mingle with Laurel Lake residents in the Lakeside Dining Room as they enjoy light refreshments. A panel of resident experts will share their thoughts about the advantages of Laurel Lake living, followed by a tour of the campus.

Space is limited and reservations are now being accepted. To RSVP, call Julie at 1-866-650-2100.

Laurel Lake hosts adult education programs

University Circle Inc. and Laurel Lake Retirement Community have announced the following Distance Learning programs for January and February, made possible through a grant from The Laurel Lake Foundation. These live HD videoconference programs are free and open to the public at 200 Laurel Lake Drive in Hudson. Call 1-866-650-2100 to register. For a complete list of lifelong learning programs at Laurel Lake, visit

"Tomb Culture of Ancient China" will be offered Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m. "The China Trade: Economics, Past and Present" will be offered Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. "Innovations and Inventions: Science and Technology Along The Silk Road" will be offered Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.

Book Club in a Bar meets in Kent

The Learned Owl Book Shop's Book Club in a Bar will meet at the Bistro on Main, 1313 West Main St. in Kent, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. to discuss "Whose Body?" by Dorothy L. Sayers. The 1923 English murder mystery introduces gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.

Book Club in a Bar is a (very) casual book group that meets at a local watering hole every month. Feel free to drop in. There are no rules for this group, just fun. For more information, visit the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., or call 330-653-2252.

Seminar looks at Social Security, retirement

Hudson Chamber of Commerce Network Connections will offer the free seminar "Building A Confident Retirement & Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits" Feb. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Summa Wellness Institute, 5625 Hudson Drive in Hudson.

The presenter is J. Michael Agan, regional director for Ameriprise Financial. The presentation will be hosted by Ameriprise Financial, Dexter L. James.

Space is limited. Call Peggy Norris at 330-650-2550 to make reservations by Feb. 1.

This is an educational seminar. There is no cost or obligation, and hors d' oeuvres will be provided.

Jo-Ann collects for

hurricane victims

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will collect monetary donations through Feb. 1 to benefit the American Red Cross - 2012 Hurricane and Other Related Storm Fund. Collection boxes will be at the registers in every Jo-Ann store across the country. Jo-Ann in Hudson is at 5555 Darrow Road. For more information, visit

LifeCenter Plus to host 'Pedal for Heroes'

LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club challenges all Northeast Ohio fitness centers to join in an effort to honor and support Ohio veterans. On Feb. 24, fitness centers across Northeast Ohio will host "2013 Pedal For Heroes" events, where hundreds of participants throughout Northeast Ohio will cycle for 276 minutes representing the number of military personnel from Ohio who have sacrificed their lives for the country since Sept. 11, 2001.

Fitness centers are invited to participate in this event and to challenge their members to form teams to cycle on stationery bicycles for 276 minutes on Feb. 24. Teams are already forming and more clubs are asking to participate.

Proceeds from each participating center will be used by Pedal For Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide services to local veterans.

LifeCenter Plus is providing participating fitness centers with planning materials as well as an educational presentation to show during the event. LifeCenter Plus will include participating fitness centers in the media marketing communication.

Fitness center directors interested in learning more about how to get involved should contact Fitness Director Jessica Shenker at LifeCenter Plus at 330-655-2377 ext. 138. The deadline for fitness centers to sign up for Pedals For Heroes is Feb. 1.

Ravenswood Castle to host hospital fundraiser

Ravenwood Castle in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio will host RavenCon, a weekend long gaming convention, March 1 to 3. The event is dedicated to raising money for Child's Play, a charity which aids children's hospitals.

Jim Reed, of Hudson, president and owner of Ravenwood Castle, notes a number of sources for fundraising built right into the event: Every ticket includes a $50 donation, and Ravenwood is donating 50 percent of all room rentals for the weekend. There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the charity. Ravenwood will also host an online donation drive.

Tickets for the weekend are $75, and include dinner Saturday night and a set of commemorative dice. For more details, visit