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Expands into Toledo Area; Honors Employee Commitment

CLEVELAND (March 12, 2014) – When people think about business assets, Canada geese aren’t at the top of the list. But those pesky birds have helped Ohio entrepreneurs Jeff and Marci Hower find a niche and serve their clients successfully for 10 years.

Since 2004, Ohio Geese Control has been working to create a healthier environment across northern Ohio by humanely managing the Canada geese population. Specially trained border collies working as a team with skilled dog handlers convince the geese to fly away, a process recommended by the Humane Society of the United States. The result? Unharmed geese, cleaner public grounds, and satisfied customers.

Visitors to area hospitals, corporations, and campuses may have seen OGC dogs and handlers at work. The teams work seven days a week to reduce the damage and inconvenience caused by Canada geese. Each goose can produce 1 or 2 pounds of droppings per day, and favorable environments like parks and ponds can attract hundreds of birds at a time. The accumulated droppings can pose a health risk and change the ecological condition of the grounds.

While the company posts a high success rate for its services in Toledo, Fulton County, Sandusky, Cleveland, and Akron/Canton, one important reason that OGC has been able to thrive in a tough economy is the founding principle of humane goose removal. “Our philosophy stems from our love and respect of nature,” notes Jeff Hower. “By creating a set of core values, we are able to attract the right kind of talent and retain employees who really value their work and our mission. That’s what we are truly celebrating with this 10-year anniversary.”

To thank its staff, OGC is launching its 10-Year Celebration Campaign this month. In addition to hosting special events which will honor their commitment and dedication to the organization, OGC will also publish profiles of staff members, the hard-working dogs, and the entire goose control process.

“We want to highlight, and increase, the exceptional interactions our employees can have with clients and members of the public. We want to give everyone an opportunity to recognize OGC employees who have gone the extra mile to take care of business” states Jeff Hower.

Clients who wish to recognize a staff member can send a tweet to @gooseguy, post a photo on Ohio Geese Control’s Facebook page, or fill out the online form at Employees who are thus honored will be entered into a drawing to win a getaway travel prize. OGC currently has 18 employees located throughout the state of Ohio and is hiring more for the spring season.


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