Anna Maria gets high

rating in Ohio survey

Five Northeast Ohio residential care facilities, including Anna Maria of Aurora, were ranked in the top 25 in Ohio in a state-funded survey involving more than 27,000 nursing home and 11,000 assisted living residents at 1,500 facilities.

Anna Maria received a 99% positive rating. Pleasant Point Assisted Living in Barberton was at 98.6 percent, Western Reserve Masonic Community in Medina at 98.1, the Village of St. Edward in Fairlawn at 97.8 and the Gables of Hudson at 97.8.

"All of us at Anna Maria are extremely proud of this high ranking among our peers across the state," said Rob Norton, president of Anna Maria. We have applied our family's 50-plus years of dedication to senior care to provide residents a superior living experience. We believe in empowering our residents to enable them to get the most out of life."

Rob and George Norton are co-owners of the Campus of Anna Maria.

"This positive reinforcement by our residents in taken very seriously. It's the ultimate barometer of our success," commented Diane Barben, director of marketing at the Campus of Anna Maria.

The facility plans to open the Atrium at Anna Maria in the former Geauga Lake Hotel at mid-year. It will consist of independent living apartments and has a separate and distinct memory care community called Reflections, which opened in January.

Collection takes over

Nissan in Streetsboro

The Collection Auto Group has completed the purchase of Classic Nissan in Streetsboro, according to Bernie Moreno, president of Collection Auto.

The sale closed April 1, he said, and the auto group has plans to purchase Streetsboro's Classic Kia, as well. The closing date for that sale is May 1.

"We're really excited to be

there and grow in Streetsboro," he said. "It's a great opportunity for us. Volkswagen is going into Streetsboro, too. We prefer to have a cluster of dealerships together from a management perspective."

Jim Brown, president of Classic Auto Group, was not available for comment.

Moreno declined to comment on the details of the sale, but said he plans, for the most part, to hire current employees of Classic Auto Group.

The Collection Auto Group has 30 employees currently at Nissan and plans to add about 15 more. Moreno said he anticipates building up the inventory to about 450 cars.

-- Bob Gaetjens, Gateway News

Mowry first vice president for

Merrill Lynch finance services
Merrill Lynch has announced that financial adviser Steven Mowry has earned the title of first vice president. The Aurora resident will continue to deliver the highest quality of service and integrated wealth management strategies to area individuals, families and businesses.
“This recognition indicates that Steve has amassed a vast amount of industry knowledge from which to draw when helping clients pursue their financial goals,” said Jon Lawrence, complex director.
“Steve’s outstanding reputation and 10 years of experience have continuously enhanced our team’s ability to provide personalized wealth management strategies and holistic advice and guidance to help clients with all aspects of their financial lives.”
Mowry joined Merrill Lynch in 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University in 2003.