Business notebook: Sept. 29



■ David Walsh, CEO of Heritage Health Care in Maumee, has been elected to the board of directors of the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, which represents 560 Ohio home health and hospice agencies.

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■ Carol Blintz of the Toledo Museum of Art and other speakers will talk about the solar industry in the Toledo area from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Green Room of the museum, 2445 Monroe St. It is part of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee & Connecting Series. Cost: $15, includes coffee and refreshments. Register at​events.

■ The Toledo Association of Insurance Professionals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at LaScola Italian Grill, 5375 Airport Highway. A panel of safety experts will discuss self-awareness and distracted driving. Anybody in the insurance industry and related industries is welcome. Reservations: Contact Sharon Wood at

■ 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:

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

■ Wednesday-Friday: International Association of Workforce Professionals (Ohio Chapter), Maumee Bay Lodge, 100, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: Victory Life Worship Center Women’s Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn, 75, regional.