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Business Notebook: 11/19

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    Nick Tammarine, of Steve's Drywall, installs drywall inside one of the Gardengate Villas off of Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo.

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    The Gardengate Villas off of Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo.

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    The Gardengate Villas off of Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo.

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Nick Tammarine, of Steve's Drywall, installs drywall inside one of the Gardengate Villas off of Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo.

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Construction continues on Gardengate Villas, an Edgebrook Development Co. subdivision, off Heatherdowns Boulevard. The villas are two and three-bedroom units with or without sunrooms that range from 1,200 to 1,700 square feet. Cost of the villas start at $149,900, and a 15-year, transferable tax abatement is being  offered. Construction on a model and two speculative homes began four months ago; the model home will be completed within two months. 


■ Cedar Fair LP ’s Cedar Point and Knott’s Berry Farm amusement parks have been given the Classic Award and the Award for Outstanding Achievement, respectively, by the International Themed Entertainment Association.

■ Hylant , a local insurance brokerage firm, has been named, for the ninth straight year, one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine.

■ The Andersons Inc. of Monclova Township has named Jeffrey Blair as president of its Plant Nutrient Group, effective Dec. 4, to replace retiring Bill Wolf. Mr. Blair was vice president of sales and marketing for Intrepid Potash Inc.

■ Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. of Findlay has named Tracey Joubert , chief financial officer of Molson Coors Brewing Co., as a new board member.

■ Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus , formerly Lutheran Home of Toledo, has been named a bronze Employer of Choice by LeadingAgeOhio.

■ Marathon Petroleum Corp. of Findlay announced the retirement of Rodney Nichols , executive vice president of human resources, health, and administrative services, effective Jan. 1.

■ Tara Sibert has been named financial sales manager for First Federal Bank Sylvania branch at 5520 Monroe St.

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.


■ The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership lunch is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. Cost: Members free, $12 for guests. RSVP requested at 419-878-5188 or by email at

■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club at 14th Street and Madison Avenue, downtown Toledo. Free. For more information, go online to

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Email items to or 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:

■ Thursday-Sunday — U.S. Tennis Association National Indoor Championship Tournament, Courtyard-Holland/​Twos Athletic Club, 200, regional.


■ A Charles Schwab office has opened at 4195 Chappel Dr. in Levis Commons in Perrysburg.

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 and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during August, 2017. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209. 

#9,736,017: Server-side protocol configuration of accessing clients. Assigned to: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Erik J. Burckart, Raleigh, N.C.; Stephen M. Fontes, Morrisville, N.C., and Craig A. Lanzen, Lambertville.

#9,739,223: System and method for bypassing a particulate filter. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich. James David Pakko, Dearborn, Mich.; Mark Kreger, Monroe, and Michael Theis, Wyandotte, Mich.

#9,731,354: Cutting insert with microchannels. Assigned to: Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa. Naveen Kondameedi, Perrysburg, and Raouf Ben Amor, Fuerth, Germany.

#D795,666: Polishing pad. Assigned to: Diamond Tool Supply Inc., Monroe. Tchavdar V. Tchakarov, Monroe, and Eric Gallup, Rochester Hills, Mich.

#9,728,941: Igniter assembly including arcing reduction features. Assigned to: Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich. James Lykowski, Temperance, and Keith Hampton, Ann Arbor.

#9,733,786: System and method of capturing and sharing media. Assigned to: Twine Labs LLC, Perrysburg. Aaron C. Harwell and Jonathan R. Hawker, Perrysburg.

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