Assisted Living Locator among Top 100 Game Changers

Scottsdale-based Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral franchise, has been ranked among the Top 100 Game Changers by Franchise Dictionary Magazine for the second straight year.

Franchises on the Game Changers list were evaluated on criteria such as how they are impacting veterans, making an impact, serving their communities, creating an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and filling a niche and whether they are a choice of millennials.

“We are honored to be named as a Game Changer franchise,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “We have always known that Assisted Living Locators was a game changer because there’s unlimited potential for franchise owners, whether it be veterans, entrepreneurs or millennials, that are ready to make a difference in their community. For more than a decade, our company has been dedicated to providing compassionate care and help to seniors and their families across the country.”

The second annual Game Changer list, which is part of the December issue of Franchise Dictionary Magazine, cites Assisted Living Locators as a pioneer in introducing a better solution for senior placement that is free to its clients. They also noted that the company was the first to introduce a franchise model in the senior placement industry.

“Franchising itself is a game-changer because it allows people to step into business ownership quickly and successfully and with support,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO/publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “Each step along the way is explained so people can enter business ownership without the stress of going it alone. A brand that makes our ‘100 Game Changers’ issue sets itself apart!”

Snell & Wilmer recognized as a top law firm for women

Snell & Wilmer announced that the firm was recognized in WomenInc. Magazine’s national Top 100 Law Firms for Women.

“We are delighted to be honored with this meaningful award,” said Barbara J. Dawson, Phoenix partner and executive committee member. “We are proud of our outstanding women and strive to provide an enriching environment in which they, and all of our people, can enjoy their professional lives and maximize their potential.” 

WomenInc. surveyed leading law firms nationwide with objective criteria for consideration on the Top 100 Law Firms for Women list. Among those reviewed, the law firms that were recognized had a demonstrated track record of commitment through holistic actions. Important criteria for consideration included activities, such as hiring and retaining women attorneys, promoting women attorneys into equity partnership ranks and providing leadership positions to women attorneys. 

“This award is a testament to the efforts of the firm’s executive leadership and the Women’s Initiative Committee who continuously strive to facilitate policies and resources that empower women, and the collective community, at the firm,” said Anita Blanco, Snell & Wilmer’s director of diversity and inclusion.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Arizona-based Keller Electrical

Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Keller Electrical, a dominant provider of industrial electrical services, equipment, components and supplies serving the southwestern United States.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Keller Electrical maintains a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona, and has field service capabilities spanning the Southwest and Mexico.

“Keller Electrical was founded in 1982 and has grown to become a leading service provider in the southwestern United States,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This further expands our regional footprint into the southwestern United States and adds almost 120 new associates to our OTC family. We are humbled to have the opportunity to provide a great new home for them.”

Keller Electrical was founded in June 1982 with 11 employees and has grown over the years to become a service provider for electric motor repair, custom electrical controls, fabrication, engineering and equipment field service, installation and maintenance. Its customers represent a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, mining, aggregate and cement, power generation, agriculture and manufacturing industries.   

“We are pleased to welcome Keller Electrical to the OTC Family,” said Matt Piatt, Chief Operating Officer of Ohio Transmission Corporation.  “Keller’s capabilities and geographic location are perfect complements to our Crimson Electric motor repair facility in South Carolina and provide a more complete service offering for all of our customers.”

Keller Electrical will continue to operate under its name and with current local management, including Cody Eslick, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Everson, senior vice president and CFO, both of whom will continue to lead the team. As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Keller Electrical will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and resources.

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