Business notebook: 11/10



■ Jake Cox has been named managing consultant for the Health and Group Benefits practice at Findley Davies, a human resources consulting firm with offices in Toledo and elsewhere. Mr. Cox is a native of Bryan, Ohio.

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■ Ronald L. Thompson, a retired CEO and entrepreneur and a director of Chrysler Group LLC, will speak about “Be Prepared to Succeed” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union Ingman Room at the University of Toledo. He was CEO and chairman of the Maumee-based Midwest Stamping, which became one of the largest minority-owned companies in the United States.

■ Derek Hochradel from Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group will speak about “What Impacts Your Business Insurance Cost” at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association, at noon Nov. 21 at Brandywine Country Club. Cost: Free for members; $20 for guests. RSVP by Nov. 18 at http://​ or contact

■ The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership luncheon will be Nov. 21 at Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy., Swanton. The 2014 board of directors will be introduced, the business of the year will be honored, and there will be volunteer awards. Networking at 11:30, lunch at noon. Cost: Members $12, guests $17. Regisrtation: Questions: 419-878-5188 or

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

■ Thursday-Saturday: Ohio Art Education Association state conference, Park Inn/​SeaGate Convention Centre, 400, state.


■ Creative Hearts has opened at 13928 County Rd. J, near Wauseon. The boutique sells hand-crafted art, home decor, furniture, and gifts.

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