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Business notebook: 7/6


■ Tracie L. Youngless has been promoted from senior manager to principal at William Vaughan Co., a Maumee accounting firm. She joined the firm in 1994.

■ Paul S. Siebenmorgen, president and chief executive officer of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Archbold, and Diane Hoops, president and CEO of the Corn City State Bank in Deshler, have been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

■ William T. Garbe has been named director of client relations at The Trust Co., a Toledo financial insitution. Mr. Garbe was previously vice president and treasury management sales manager with Fifth Third Bank.

■ Terry Thomas has been named chief financial officer for Sylvania’s Waterford Bank N.A. He was formerly a partner with Gilmore Jasion Mahler Ltd., a local accounting firm.

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.


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

■ Ohio Department of Agriculture director David T. Daniels will speak on issues surrounding the state of agriculture in Ohio at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum on July 17 from 8–9:30 a.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, includes breakfast. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat by emailing

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:

■ Through Friday: Starquest Dance — World Finals, Grand Plaza/​Radisson at UTMC, 1,000, national.

■ Friday-Sunday: Suburban Girls Softball — SGS Shootout, various properties, 2,200, regional.


■ A Dollar General has opened at 453 N. Broadway St. in Green Springs, Ohio.

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 May, 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.

#8,709,585: Polymeric structures comprising a siloxane, assigned to Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati; Paul Arlen Forshey, Cincinnati; Gregory Charles Gordon; Loveland, Ohio; Larry Neil MacKey, Fairfield, Ohio, and Mark Ryan Richards, Wayne Township, Ohio.

#8,710,449: Plasma panel based radiation detector, assigned to Integrated Sensors LLC, Toledo: Peter S. Friedman, Toledo.

#8,713,106: Systems and methods for providing a collaboration place interface, assigned to Open Text S.A., Luxembourg: Jared M Spataro, South Lyon, Mich.; Cornelia A West, Upper Arlington, Ohio; David Glazer, Woodside, Calif., and Ronald E. Schneider, Boulder, Colo.

#8,713,727: Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus, assigned to Hill-Rom Services Inc., Batesville, Ind.: Richard H. Heimbrock and Robert Mark Zerhusen, Cincinnati; Stephen E. Hutchison and Christopher R. O’Keefe, Batesville, Ind., and Brian T. Wiggins, Burlington, Ky.

#8,713,973: Glass-tempering method and apparatus, assigned to Pilkington Group LTD., St. Helens, Great Britain: Robert J. Boisselle, Maumee, and John Tomik, Lasalle, Mich.

#8,714,320: Nested check high speed valve, assigned to Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc. Lake Forest, Ill.: Timothy Bombrys, Bowling Green; Darrell Breese, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Gary Groves and Ben Schaller, Toledo, and Karl Kazmirski, Daniel Keil, Matthew Roessle, and Matthew Schelosky, Temperance.

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