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SOD Center & City Launch Innovative New Website Service SizeUp for Businesses

March 21, 2022

The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, Inc (SOD Center) and the City of Salem LAUNCH INNOVATIVE NEW WEBSITE SERVICE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS SOD Center website provides free market research and business intelligence to help small

OhioToWork Job Fair April 13 2022 at SOD Center

March 11, 2022

The Port Authority has partnered with the SOD Center and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition to bring this Ohio to Work event to the area with a goal of connecting job seekers with employers in Mahoning Valley. Executive director Penny Traina

The SOD Training Center Receives Association of Ohio Commodores Foundation Grant

October 26, 2021

The SOD Training Center is among five programs across Ohio receiving a workforce development grant from the Association of Ohio Commodores Foundation Fund. The Association awarded the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, Inc., aka SOD Center,

New Computer Lab

October 13, 2021

Salem's SOD Center Expands Again With New Computer Lab In an effort to accommodate even more of Salem’s workforce, The SOD Center has added a new computer lab that boasts 15 new laptops. New computer aided courses and classes are being scheduled.W

Julie Needs Earns Prestigious Economic Development Credential

August 10, 2021

Michael Loges, President of the Ohio Economic Development Association, announced that Julie Needs, Executive Director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center in Salem, has been awarded the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (OhioCED) credent

Ohio Safe Routes to School

July 19, 2021

Safe Routes to School What is it? Safe Routes to School is a funding program through the Department of Transportation that helps make walking and biking to school safer for children in grades K through 8. What is available to the City of Salem?

Expansion of SOD Training Center

May 03, 2021

The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, Inc. (The SOD Center) announces the expansion of The SOD Training Center. The SOD Training Center offers a location in Salem, Ohio to help meet the training needs of area businesses. The expansion of s

Circle K Invests in Salem

February 28, 2021

Salem, Ohio’s resilience proves a welcome commodity as Circle K opens their third store. The worldwide chain retailer’s slogan boasts, “From humble beginnings to world-class business;” therefore, Circle K and Salem are a perfect match. With i

Chipotle Opens in Salem Ohio

January 18, 2021

CHIPOTLE—MADE JUST FOR YOU! A Chipotle Restaurant is the newest addition to Salem, Ohio’s growing business community. Located at 2203 E. State St. and open 7 days per week from 10:45 AM - 10:00 PM, they are now hiring all positions. According to
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