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July 30, 2021

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The new business in town, Bluffton Lantern Nutrition

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition at 142 E. Jefferson St, is now officially open.

The new business in Bluffton hosted a grand opening on Saturday, July 24.

As a nutrition business promotiong health and wellness, Bluffton Lantern Nutrition offers meal-replacement smoothies and fruity energy teas.

The owners, Jeffrey and Jennifer Putman, started the business due to their love of the products and desire to help others live a healthier life.

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Kuhlman joins FNB as Marketing Director

First National Bank is pleased to announce Kendra Kuhlman has joined our team as Marketing Director. Kuhlman will be responsible for advertising, social media, public relations, and special events for the bank.

"We are excited to welcome Kendra to the FNB team," said Todd Mason, President/CEO of First National Bank. "Combining her retail and marketing experience and passion for being involved in her community, we know Kendra will be a great asset to our team as we continue to serve our community."


July 24 Bluffton Discovery Day: Corn-a-thon

Bluffton merchants and organizations are hosting special "Discovery Days" on the fourth Saturday of the month through September 2021.

On July 24, the event theme is a "Corn-a-thon." At participating locations, shoppers can earn tickets for a prize drawing. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of Bluffton Lantern Nutrition, 142 E. Jefferson (Tommy's Plaza), with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. Businesses and community groups are also scheduling family activities throughout the day.


July 24 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Bluffton Lantern Nutrition

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome new member-investor Bluffton Lantern Nutrition with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Saturday, July 24.

The new shop in Tommy's Plaza, 142 E Jefferson, serves "best tasting healthy smoothies and healthy fruity energy drinks." Owners Jennifer and Jeffrey Putman will also host a grand opening celebration with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the ribbon cutting.

For more information, contact Jennifer and Jeffrey Putman, facebook.com/blufftonlanternnutrition, (419) 236-5568.


Icons pass on to second generation of owners

The Bluffton and Ada Icons passed on to their second generation of owners at the beginning of the month. 

Fred and Mary Pannabecker Steiner, who launched the two community journalism websites, announced Ryan and Gayle Lowry of Bluffton as the new owners beginning July 1.

We invite you to meet the Lowrys and Steiners in a reception open to the public at:
Greenhorn Restaurant, 112 Vine St.
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, July 8.

An opportunity for Ada Icon advertisers and viewers takes place later in July. 


First National Bank firecracker Friday cookout

First National Bank, 112 Cherry St., Bluffton, will host a firecracker Friday cookout. It includes hot dogs, chips, drinks and more.

Service is in the bank parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it is free and open to the public.