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Evanich Accounting & Tax LLC

Evanich Accounting & Tax LLC is pleased to announce it is expanding by combining forces with K.W. Hoopes & Associates. Kenny Hoopes, CPA, CFA, founded K.W. Hoopes & Associates in 1986, and he is beginning the transition to retirement. He and his staff, including Lori Gulling, Michelle Dustman, Michael Pence, and Lucinda Hoopes, are now part of the Evanich Accounting team, bringing expertise in tax, accounting, and financial services, as well as QuickBooks.

“My staff and I look forward to joining the Evanich team. We have already begun working with Rudy and his staff to integrate our systems,” Kenny said.

Rudy Evanich, CPA, and Judie Evanich founded Evanich Accounting & Tax in 1983, and the firm has grown over the years to include their daughters, Heather Evanich Husted, CPA, and Ashley Evanich Zahn, as well as Richard Wunderlich, CPA; Susan Terry, CPA; Diana Hintz, MBA; Carol Toussant, and Jennifer Jackson.

“I appreciate Kenny’s desire to make an orderly transition on the path to retirement and allowing my firm the opportunity to be part of that,” said Rudy. “I’m also pleased that his staff has agreed to continue working with us to serve you as they have in the past. In meeting with Kenny’s staff, I was impressed with their knowledge and professionalism and look forward to them being on our team.”

The team at Evanich Accounting & Tax make it their business to know your business well enough to improve your tax position, capital position, business structure and benefits packages, acquisition potential, and much more. They earn their fees by adding value to your company and to your asset base. They are ready to apply their knowledge to enhance your company’s growth and success.

The history of Evanich Accounting & Tax LLC is built upon a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of the partners and staff provide our clients with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.

The combined group will operate from two locations, but as one firm. Offices are located at 1554 Fox Ave. SE, Paris, and 106 N. Main St., Minerva, and can be contacted at 330-862-3732 and 330-868-1140.

1554 Fox Ave. SE
Paris, OH 44669

106 N. Main St.
Minerva, OH 44657

Minerva Dairy

Minerva Dairy is a multi-generation, family-owned creamery with more than 125 years of rich local history. Owned and run by Venae (Mueller) Watts, Adam Mueller, and Phil Mueller, Minerva Dairy produces natural, savory cheese as an ingredient for the commercial food industry, but is much more known for what they sell in stores: creamy, flavorsome, time-tested batch-churned butter. 

The Minerva Dairy story started in 1894, when Max Radloff ventured to a new town and went on a personal mission to create rich, creamy, top-of-the-line butter and cheese, sparking five generations of family that would faithfully carry on his legacy. 

Today, Minerva Dairy customers can choose from a line of 85 percent butterfat butter, including rolled butter flavored with sea salt and garlic herb butter. Minerva Dairy fans stock up on small batch, slow-churned butter via the dairy’s website, select grocery stores nationwide, or at Kishman’s IGA locally. Their eye-catching packaging features stylized retro graphics that can easily be spotted on grocery store shelves.

Almost equal to the dairy family’s love of butter is a deep love of community. Last year, Adam and Venae took students on a virtual field trip via Zoom meeting, and Minerva High School students learned how to make an award-winning butter product that ships all over the United States. The family also recently dished on the keys to running a successful line of specialty foods in Authority Magazine — critical information for entrepreneurs in Ohio and far beyond.

The Minerva Dairy of 2021 is a business always looking to the future, producing natural cheese for the food industry and exploring new flavors and products while delivering the same obsession to craftsmanship that caused Food & Wine Magazine to list the dairy’s butter as an essential ingredient for avid bakers. Whether just up the street or all the way across the country, the Minerva Dairy family wants every butter fanatic to understand exactly why their third-generation matriarch, Grandma Lorraine, famously said “There’s not much in life that can’t be made better with butter.”

430 Radloff Ave.
Minerva, OH 44657

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