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Published: Saturday, 8/24/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Business notebook: 8/25



■ Ginger Jones has joined the board of directors of Toledo-based Libbey Inc. Ms. Jones is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Plexus Corp, a global electronic, engineering, and manufacturing-services company.

■ Patrick S. Mullin has been named to the board of directors of Maumee-based The Andersons Inc. Mr. Mullin is a retired managing partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP in Cleveland.

■ Leadership Toledo’s membership has elected its new officers: president Lori Powe, NBS Commercial Interiors; vice president Troy Hill, ProMedica; treasurer Tyler Weilacher, KeyBank; secretary William Garbe, Fifth Third Bank, and past president Carrie Serber, Arakyta. Other board members include Christopher Denman, Lauren Diehl, Margot Estes, Becca Gorman, Allison Hammons, Jessica Hamner, Dan McQuillen, Scott Newsom, Debby Peters, Margo Stewart, Alicia Wagner, and Jim Walrod II. The student members of the board of trustees are David Henninger, Lake High School; Jenny Kim, Notre Dame Academy; Sarah Raymond, Northwood High School, and Noah Tye, Perrysburg High School.

■ Shelly McCoy-Grissom, associate dean of operations at Mercy College of Ohio, has been elected to the board of directors of Prevent Blindness Ohio, a volunteer nonprofit public health organization.

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


■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio will join with the MCA, AGC, and NECA for the monthly Joint Construction Safety Meeting breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Mechanical Contractors Association, 7550 Caple Blvd., Northwood. The topic of discussion will be “Sleep Apnea & Commercial Drivers,” presented by Dr. James Brue, Mercy St. Charles Occupational Health. Cost: $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Details and registration: scnwo.org.

■ Anneliese Grytafey, manager of the new Toledo office of the Economic and Community Development Institute will speak about the institute’s small-business loan program from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, 13737 Middleton Pike, near Bowling Green. The seminar for entrepreneurs and small-business owners is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology. Cost: $25 per person or $40 for two. Advanced registration is required at ciftinnovation.org or 419-535-6000, ext. 140.

■ Registration is open for the 2013 Small Business Convention, to be held Oct. 24-25 at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky. Billed as the largest gathering of small businesses in the Midwest, it will feature motivating speakers and educational workshops. Cost: $99 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $249 for nonmembers. Information and registration: smallbizconvention.com.

Business calendar items can be sent through email to business@theblade.com or faxed to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Monday-Wednesday: Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Maumee Bay Lodge, 200, state.

■ Thursday-Sunday: United States 3-Wall Handball Championship, Hampton Inn Maumee, 500, national.


■ The grand opening of Quickstitch Cafe Boutique and Hair Salon is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 7, with music, free refreshments, and prizes. A ribbon-cutting is at 3 p.m. and a fashion preview at 5 p.m. Location: 709 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

Business Transitions, including business moves and openings, can be sent through email to business@theblade.com or faxed to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.

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