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Business notebook: 3/23


■ Five partners from the Sandusky law firm of Murray & Murray have been designated as 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers by the Thomson Reuters service: Charles M. Murray, Dennis E. Murray, Jr., Dennis E. Murray, Sr., John T. Murray, and Margaret M. Murray. Two partners, Florence J. Murray and Leslie O. Murray, were named “2014 Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers, an honor for attorneys who are under age 40 or have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

■ Charles H. Moyer has been named president and CEO of Fremont’s Mosser Construction Inc. He joined the firm in 1976 and has been executive vice president since 2007.

■ Mary Horn has been named vice president, fine wine sales and education for Heidelberg Distributing. She was previously vice president of sales for the firm’s Wine Trends division.

■ The Associated General Contractors of NW Ohio has elected new officers: President Royce Kohman (Mosser Construction Inc.), Vice President Greg Myers (Henry Gurtzweiler Inc.), and Secretary-Treasurer John Willson (Willson Builders). New three-year trustees are Ken Gabel (VM Systems Inc.), Don Majchrowski (RMF Nooter Co.), and Jeff Schaller (Rudolph/​Libbe Inc.). Kevin Smith has been named CEO and legal counsel, and Mary Gregory has been named executive vice president.

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.


■ A free educational seminar for women-owned businesses will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday on the eighth floor of the Toledo Edison building, 300 Madison Ave., Toledo. Topics will include the women-owned small business contracting program and “What the Health Care Act Means for Small Businesses.” The event is sponsored by the Small Business Association and the Small Business Development Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. To register, contact Marsha Schroeder at 419-243-8191 or go to

■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio will hold its 47th Annual Hero Awards Banquet at 6:30 Thursday at the Pinnacle in Maumee. Cost: $30. Register by Tuesday at

■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Toledo. Guests are welcome to attend free. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309.

■ APICS has a one-day seminar on Material Requirements Planning at the Grand Plaza Hotel on April 10. Find details at or email

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: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Bowling Tournament, Comfort/​Red Roof Inn Maumee, 90, state.


These U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in the Ohio counties of Lucas, Fulton, and Wood and the Michigan county of Monroe in December, 2013, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.

#8,575,442: Soybean variety XBP27005, assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa; Brian A. Carden, Ladd, Ill., and Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon.

#8,575,829: Spark plug including high-temperature performance electrode, assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich.; Shuwei Ma, Ann Arbor, and James D. Lykowski, Temperance.

#8,579,140: Child-resistant dispensing closures and closure components, assigned to Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc., Perrysburg; Donald Paul Delagrange and Gregory A. Geisinger, Toledo; Philip D. Bourgeois and Darin M. Pugne, Perrysburg, and Maurice R. Gnepper, Fremont.

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