Business Notebook: 4-07



■ John Getchey has been promoted to senior vice president for investments, senior housing at Health Care REIT in Toledo. He will manage the company’s senior housing and care underwriting process.

■ Dan Klein has been promoted to senior vice president of the medical facilities group at Health Care REIT, managing the company’s business development and origination for the group.

■ Great Lakes Credit Union announced the following were elected to its board of elections: Robert Larch, chairman; Ronald Levi, vice chairman; Frank Brahier, treasurer; David Seeger, secretary, and Catherine Schoenlein, Dana Palmer, and Ann Otley.

■ Grande Maison Construction LLC in Norwalk has been named the grand prize winner in the 14th annual Exterior Excellence Awards presented by Norandex Building Materials Distribution Inc. for its work in renovating a 125-year-old home in Marblehead.

■ Hart, a Maumee-based marketing communications agency, has been recognized for the ninth-straight year as one of the nation’s top business-to-business advertising agencies by BtoB Magazine.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.


■ Eastman & Smith Ltd. and Kaminsky & Associates will hold interactive seminars for business owners who want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act. The seminars all will be on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; this week in Toledo; April 17 in Findlay; April 24 in Archbold; May 1 in a Michigan city to be announced, and May 8 in Fremont. For more information or to register, contact Andrea M. Kenney at 419-247-1616 or

■ Cheryl Conley from the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio will be guest speaker at the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 at Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. Cost: Members $12, others $17. Info/registration:

■ The Toledo Glass and Ceramic Award presentation and dinner will be April 18 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th Street, Toledo. This year’s honoree is Larry Hench. Cost: $35 members and guests, $20 students with ID. RSVP by April 15 to 248-348-6585 or

■ A health-care forum to provide employers with Affordable Care Act updates will be 11 a.m.-noon May 10 at the PNC Auditorium, 405 Madison Ave. The panel will include State Rep. Barbara Sears, senior staff of the Ohio Department of Insurance, and an expert in employment law. Cost: $15 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $25 for nonmembers. Register: 419-243-8191 or

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■ Walbridge-based Gem Inc. has acquired mechanical contracting and HVAC firm Morgan Mechanical Services from MDA Engineering in Maumee.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.


The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee counties, Michigan, inventors in January, 2013:

#8,348,359 Resistant sink-base cabinet; Jeff DeBoer, Ann Arbor; Jim Stenz, Fenton, Mich.; Mike Nellenbach, Clawson, Mich.; Richard Ostrosky, Tecumseh, Mich.; Thomas John Linn, Adrian; Dennis Hamilton, Adrian, and Mary Jo Mosiniak, Swanton; assignors to Masco Builder Cabinet Group, Adrian.

#8,343,293 Cast art; Tracie Diane Wood, Adrian; no assignment.