Business calendar: 9/8



■ Sean Rodman has been hired as vice president and executive creative director of Hart, a local marketing communications agency. Mr. Rodman, who will have overall responsibility for the creative functions of the agency, most recently was at Idaho-based Sovrn.

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.


■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio is presenting its newest Professional Safety Academy program, “Managing Safety Committees,” on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. This program focuses on the leadership roles, purpose, function, structure, empowerment, and organization of an effective joint safety and health committee. Cost: $150 for members, $250 for nonmembers. Register at

■ In recognition of National Honey Month, Scott Cockerell of Wannemacher Total Logistics will talk about various issues within the honey industry at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Topics include production, supply, bee shortage, and competition. Cost: $10. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged by emailing

■ The 20 Under 40 leadership recognition event will be held Sept. 26 at Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate. The 109 candidates will be recognized at a reception in the lobby, starting at 5:45 p.m. The 20 winners will be announced at 7 p.m. in the adjacent auditorium. Cost: $30 in advance at or $35 at the door.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


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

■ Friday-Sunday: Special Olympics of Ohio State Softball Tournament, various properties, 600, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival (Grugelfest 2013), Park Inn by Radisson/​SeaGate Centre, 1,200, national.