About Town

by Jennifer Johnson

Congratulations to Dane McNulty on his second-place finish at the 15th annual Association of Corporate Growth Cup held at the Union Club in Cleveland on Jan. 13.

The ACG is an investment banking case study competition during which teams decide if they should merge or acquire a company based on several factors.

Dane and his team of three other Baldwin Wallace University students competed against teams from Case Western Reserve University, the University of Akron, Ashland University, John Carroll University and Notre Dame College.

The team prepared for several weeks to be able to answer and present their recommendations for the given case study. Twelve investment bankers, wealth management advisors, and private equity and accounting experts acted as the judges. 

Dane is the son of Hinckley residents Kevin and Marissa McNulty and is a 2020 graduate of Highland High School. He is a junior finance and accounting double major who also serves as vice president of the Baldwin Wallace University investment club and plays football for the Yellow Jackets. After graduation in 2024 he plans to pursue a career in private equity.

Compliments also go out to to Paul and Brenda O’Neil, the owners of Weymouth Farms and Orchard, on their award-winning wines at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition.

The SFWC is one of the largest and most prestigious competitions in North America. This year, more than 1,000 wineries competed and nearly 7,000 different wines were judged.

Wines were evaluated in five main categories: sparkling, white, rose/blush, red and specialty.

The McNultys brought home silver metals for two of their red wines, including their 2019 The New Black, a dry red, and their 2017 Black Shadow, a near-dry red.

At last year’s competition, Weymouth Farms and Orchard received a double gold for their semi-sweet white wine, Autumn Wish.

Later this spring, the McNultys will be opening their tasting room at the farm, located at 2398 Weymouth Rd. 

Congratulations also to Joshua Gaydos, son of Nick and Jessica Gaydos.

Joshua earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts, this past October.

Joshua began his journey to Eagle Scout in first grade as a Tiger with Troop 3520 in Hinckley. Over the years he has learned to apply the tools given to him from the Scout law to his everyday life. He is the starting varsity goalkeeper at Highland High School and, in November, he became a sub-deacon in the Orthodox faith.

For Joshua’s Eagle Scout service project he constructed two picnic tables and four benches for St. Vladimirs summer camp, which is run by his church.

He received his Eagle Scout while with Scouts BSA Troop 511. ∞

Joshua Gaydos