■ Jori Jex has been named executive director of the Valentine Theatre. She had been the theater’s general manager since 2010. Dawne Garrett was named the theater’s box-office manager.
■ Erica O'Donnell has been named director of finance at Hollywood Casino Toledo. She joined the firm in 2012 and was most recently senior financial leader.
■ Sandusky-based O.E. Meyer Co. has been named the top North American Independent Distributor by Hypertherm, the world’s largest manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems. O.E. Meyer has facilities in Fremont, Bowling Green, and Walbridge.
■ John Goodey has been named senior vice president of Toledo-based Health Care REIT. He will lead the firm’s London office, managing a United Kingdom portfolio of about $2 billion. He was most recently managing director for health-care investment banking for Barclays.
■ Health Care REIT was recognized by HealthInvestor Magazine as 2014 Property Investor of the Year, recognizing excellence and innovation in the United Kingdom health-care sector.
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to email@example.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.
■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Guests are welcome at no charge. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309.
■ Registration is open for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing, which will be held Sept. 8 at Stone Oak Country Club in Holland. Cost: $90 for chamber members, $110 for nommembers, including lunch. Sponsorships are available. Register at toledochamber.com/events or call 419-243-8191.
Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
■ Today-Wednesday: Ohio D.A.R.E. state conference, Maumee Bay Lodge, 300, state.
■ Thursday-Sunday: Church of Christ Holiness USA Diocese meeting, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 120, regional.
■ Thursday-Saturday: Great Black Swamp Classic Baseball Tournament, various properties, 1,500, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: Fast Pitch Softball — Girls Softball Independence Day Classic, various properties, 1,000, regional.
■ IntelliHARTx LLC’s new Findlay location is officially open in the Kirk Building in downtown Findlay. IntelliHARTx operates patient contact centers supporting health-care facilities across the country. The Findlay facility has 50 employees and plans to add 10-20 every month.
Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be emailed to email@example.com or faxed 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 May, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.
#8,646,679: Security collar for beverage container. Webb LeRon Hill, Toledo; Richard Ira Rosenberg, Roslyn Heights, N.Y., and Thomas George Murray, Hasbrock Heights, N.J.
#8,684,293: Apparatus for starting moving items into a processing machine, assigned to Johns Manville Denver. Michael David Folk, Oregon; Brian Samuel Hamby, Athens, Tenn.; Jerry Eugene Skelton, Old Fort, Tenn, and Randall Clark Bascom, Wauseon, Ohio.
#8,685,489: Plasma-shell PDP, assigned to Imaging Systems Technology Inc., Toledo. Carol Ann Wedding, Daniel K. Wedding, Jeffrey W. Guy, and Robert P. Wenzlaff, Toledo;, and Oliver M. Strbik III, Holland.