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Published: Sunday, 2/16/2014 - Updated: 7 months ago

Business notebook: 2/16

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Carl Miller has been hired as general manager of Toledo Country Club. He has more than 17 years experience in the private club and hospitality-related industries, most recently with Blythefield Country Club near Grand Rapids, Mich.

■ James L. Rohrs has been named chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio. He is president and CEO of First Federal Bank in Defiance. The association offers products, tools, and educational programs to help community banks grow and succeed.

■ Michael C. Gibbons has been elected chairman of the board for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. He is president and CEO of Ann Arbor-based Mainstreet Ventures Inc., which operates 16 distinctive restaurants in five states, including Real Seafood, Zia’s, Revolution Grille, and Ciao! in the Toledo area.

■ Make-A-Wish has named Doug Kelly as president and chief executive officer of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana chapter of Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Mr. Kelly was formerly with Big Change Strategies, which he co-founded.

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

CALENDAR

■ Josh Boling of Successful Behavior Institute Inc. will speak about the many uses of LinkedIn in your business at a winter mixer from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee. The event is presented by WIN, or Wealth in Numbers, the TAB2B, Toledo Area Business to Business Networking Group, and The DRIVE, Dedicated Referrals Integrating Value & Expertise Group. Free. Call: Pat Markland, 419-343-0728.

■ Scott Lindsey, chief information officer for Hylant, will discuss “The Cloud —How to avoid the fog when selecting a vendor and services” at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. The meeting will be at noon Thursday at Brandywine Country Club. Cost: Free for members, $20 for guests. RSVP by Monday at http://​nwohio.cfma.org or contact carter@knightinsurance.com.

■ Scott Coolman, marketing director for Pension Innovations & Consulting LLC, will be the speaker at the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Third Thursday Lunch/​Networking this week. Thursday’s event goes from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 105 S Third St, Waterville. Cost: Members $12, nonmembers $17. Contact Corina Pfleghaar at admin@watervillechamber.com or 419-878-5188.

■ The Advertising Club of Toledo’s annual ADDY Awards presentation ceremonies will be Feb. 27 at the Valentine Theatre downtown. Cocktails and grazing stations begin at 5:30, followed by the presentation of the awards, which recognize and showcase Toledo’s best advertising creative talent. Tickets are $50 each or 10 for $450. Purchase tickets in advance by calling Patty Schoepf at 419-866-4199.

■ EPIC Toledo (Engaging People, Inspiring Change) will hold its 7th Birthday Bash from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Cost: $20, includes one beverage. Register at www.epictoledo.com.

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

CONVENTIONS

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

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Fraternal Order of Eagles Men's State Bowling Tournament, Hampton/​Courtyard/​Country Inn & Suites, 200, state.



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