Hudson Business Briefs: Program explores holiday job searching

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"Job Searching through the Holidays" is the topic of the Hudson Job Search meeting Nov. 19. Sign-in starts at 7:15 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. The presentation was rescheduled from Nov. 5. Robin Raybuck, founder of Robin Raybuck and Associates, a career management and coaching firm, will share her ideas for job searching through the holiday season. Raybuck has extensive experience in the field and has had her own business for 16 years. She completed her master's degree and some doctoral work in counseling and business at Case Western Reserve University. She is a frequent speaker and author of several articles on this topic. Raybuck will discuss the strategies for successful holiday job search and will also offer ideas for handling the ups and downs of job searching until Santa arrives. Hudson Job Search meets the first and third Monday evenings of each month at Christ Episcopal Church. The meeting is free and open to the public and offers an opportunity for networking. For more information, visit www.hudsonjs.org or call 330-653-5322. Radcom wins award for sales growth Hudson-based Radcom Inc. recently received its fourth award for outstanding sales growth in 2012. Radcom, an instructional design and technical communication consulting firm, was recognized by the Weatherhead 100 as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio based on revenues from 2006 to 2011. The 2012 winners will be honored at the Weatherhead 100 Awards in December at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven. Radcom was also named a Weatherhead 100 Outstanding Growth Company in 2011, 2009 and 2004. "Winning the Weatherhead 100 again shows that quality work is respected, rewarded, and in demand in Northeast Ohio," said Bob Dianetti, Radcom president and founder. Weatherhead 100 companies selected in 2012 must have had net sales of at least $100,000 in 2007 and more than $1 million in 2011. Additionally, winning companies must have employed a minimum of 16 full-time employees in 2011 and be located in one of the 16 eligible Northeast Ohio counties. The honor is bestowed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and the Case Weatherhead School of Management. Chamber, city plan awards breakfast The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hudson Economic Growth Board will recognize one or more outstanding Hudson businesses Dec. 6 for their achievements and economic impact on the quality of life in Hudson. Also, keynote speaker Travis Smith, CEO of JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, will present his view of the local, regional and national economic outlook for 2013. The 2012 annual award's breakfast, sponsored by COSE and Windstream, will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores Conference Center, 5555 Darrow Road in Hudson. Reservations can be made online at www.explorehudson.com or by calling the Chamber at 330-650-0621. The cost is $10 per person and the deadline for reservations is Nov. 30. Fair trade store honors artists Janet Rhodes brings you Fair Trade, 134 N. Main St., will host a holiday open house to celebrate local artists Nov. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The shop will serve wassail and holiday cookies whiles guests can make ornaments. It will also pay tribute to young artist Vincent Lyon, 12, who makes safety pin bracelets and watches, along with earrings and flip flops. He has recently been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, a complex neurological syndrome. He has been at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Pain and Rehabilitation Unit and is now in outpatient therapy. For more information, visit www.janetrhodes.com.

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