Business notes

ThisWeek News – July 20, 1988

The Columbus Metropolitan Club has announced the election of its officers for 1988-1989.

Succeeding Dorothy Reynolds as president will be Sandra W. Harbrecht, president of Paul Werth Associates. H. Joel Teaford, a partner in the law firm of Teaford, Rich, Belskis, Coffman and Wheeler, will serve as vice president. Julie A. Graber, vice president for public affairs at the Center of Science and Industry, will serve as secretary. Re-elected as treasurer was Martin D. Saperstein, president of Saperstein Associates, a public opinion research firm.

The club has elected three new board members: Sheila M. Hanna, Community Reinvestment Act officer, Bank One; Sharron Kornegay, North Market market master; and Judge Charles Petree, Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a grant of $7,500 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for the Performing and Cultural Arts. The purpose of the grant is to support the planning phase for the Let Freedom Ring Bell Tower, to be designed by sculptor Selma Burke, that will be erected in the Mayme Moore Park, currently under construction next to the King Center, 867 Mount Vernon Ave.

Burke, who created the image of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the dime, will visit Columbus next week. During the visit, she will visit the park site, review plans and meet with members of the community.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, a reception will be held at the King center for Burke. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 252-5464.

German Village resident Jan A. Pariser was recently named media relations manager at Riverside Methodist Hospitals. Pariser will work with the local media and develop regional and national media programs to support the hospital’s operational and marketing plans.

Prior to joining Riverside, Pariser was public relations manager for the Ohio Department of Development’s Division of Travel and Tourism. She also served as a legislative aide to the Ohio House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982.

The Columbus Ohio Teachers Federal Credit Union, 399 E. Livingston Ave., recently won a first-place award in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Program for Credit Unions.

The program honors credit unions for their involvement in community projects and activities. The Columbus Teachers credit union won the award for its sponsorship of the Adopt-A-School program at Cranbrook Elementary School and Mohawk Middle School.

At Mohawk, the union underwrote student activities and participated in the school’s annual career day.