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Business Beat: Peoples Bancorp celebrates 110 years

Sep. 26, 2012 @ 11:13 PM

Peoples Bancorp Inc. is rolling out a fresh new look and message across all of its markets, including Huntington. The change is part of the bank's commemoration of 110 years of service.

Over the past year, Peoples worked with its customers, employees and members of the communities it serves and developed a message and look showing the company's philosophy and mission for the next century, according to a press release. Feelings of care, commitment and the willingness to work with each customer were expressed as common themes.

Founded in 1902 in Marietta, Ohio, Peoples Bank now has more than 40 locations in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. The financial institution employs nearly 500 people across all three states.

FRUTH: Fruth Pharmacy recently hosted its 3rd Annual Family Fun Day at the Valley Park in Hurricane. The event included food, door prizes, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, a cornhole tournament and a dunking booth with a chance to dunk Lynne Fruth, president and chairwoman of the board, Tim Weber, director of Pharmacy Operations, and other members of management.

Robbie Greenlee and Eric Blake were crowned Cornhole Champions and took home $50 Fruth gift cards. The nearly 700 employees and their family members who attended also got a chance to swim at Waves of Fun wave pool to finish the evening.

MACKENZIE-DOW: MacKenzie-Dow is featured in the latest issue of Country Living Magazine, the company announced on Facebook.

"Highlighted as part of Jimmy Stanton and Patrick Greco's antebellum home in Georgia, the MacKenzie-Dow Barley Twist Four Poster Bed is nestled in the guest room adorned with a beige blanket and butterfly-print shams," the company says online.

MacKenzie-Dow makes high-end, hand-carved furniture at its plant here in Huntington and sells it through retailers throughout the country. Stanton's family-owned store, Stanton Home Furnishings, has sold MacKenzie-Dow furniture in Atlanta since 2007.

DECADENCE, THE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE: Decadence, the Unique Boutique, is closing its Ashland store, and its owner Drew Scott has begun work in fashion, marketing and public relations at Wilma's Dress Shop Inc.

Decadence specialized in vintage gowns and consignment and won the 2012 New & Emerging Business of the Year Award from the Northeast Kentucky Business Association. Scott said he'll still keep his Portsmouth store open.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.