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Business notebook: 6/15


■ Toledo’s Image Group is one of 12 employers in the promotional products industry featured in PPB magazine’s “12 Greatest Companies To Work For.” Companies are nominated by their employees.

■ Michael Ugljesa has been named president of Hylant Administrative Services, which serves the insurance needs of more than 1,000 municipalities and school districts throughout the Midwest. It is part of Toledo’s Hylant, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the United States.

■ Great Lakes Credit Union has been named one of 21 tech-savvy credit unions in the United States by Callahan & Associates.

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.


■ AAF Toledo (formerly the Advertising Club of Toledo) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Brandywine Country Club. Amy Drill, director of social strategy at Embark Digital, will speak on “You Mean, Social Media Isn’t Free?” Cost: $20 members/​guests, $25 nonmembers, $15 students. Reservations required by Monday at 419-866-4199 or

■ At the Waterville Chamber of Commerce's Third Thursday of the Month Lunch, John Patrick and Robb Gates from Corporate Intelligence Consultants will talk about how to recognize, prevent, and handle violence in the workplace, as well as what to do if there is an active shooter in the workplace and how to prepare employees. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Smedlap's Smithy, 205 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. Questions: Call 419-878-5188 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: U.S. Specialty Sports Association — Men’s State Baseball Tournament, various properties, 600, state.

■ Friday-June 25: Kids Artistic Revue — National Dance Competition, various properties, 1,500, regional.


■ American Family Insurance Agent Mike Riebe has moved his business to 3409 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Toledo. 419-729-0148.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in April, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at (419) 259-5209.

#8,694,594: Method and system for automated team support message delivery, assigned to Wellness & Prevention, Inc., Ann Arbor: Thomas Walsh, Tecumseh, Mich.; Maurice Collins, Chelsea, Mich.; Lauren M. Didyk and Helene Gidley, Plymouth, Mich., and David A. Gregorka, Ann Arbor.

#8,695,886: Memory chip device: Donald Weiss, Perrysburg.

#8,696,004: Spring seat having an installation land/​step, assigned to Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.: Lynn R. Baker and Jason Shaw, Monroe, and Rand Raymo, Lambertville.

#8,696,053: Furniture member having powered rocking motion, assigned to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe: Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance.

#8,696,844: Method of adhesive bonding and vehicle glazing created thereby, assigned to Pilkington Group Ltd., St. Helens, England: Julia B. MacLachlan, Toledo.

#8,701,444: Plunger and parison mold assembly for a narrow-neck press-and-blow wine bottle, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Phyllis A. Cresswell and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg, Edward A. Grant, Northwood. and Daniel L. Newsom, Oak Harbor, Ohio.

#8,702,173: Furniture member powered headrest rotation and release system, assigned to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe: Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; Richard E. Marshall, Monroe; Eric B. Harwood, Toledo, and Eugene O. Cole II, Maumee.

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