The statewide smoking ban is the topic of the monthly meeting of the Special Event Association of Northwest Ohio at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Franciscan Center on Convent Drive in Sylvania. Speaker: Dr. David Grossman, Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner. Cost: $15 members/$18 non-members. Reservations by today, Marge Dembowski at 419-407-9727 or Carolyn Fox at 419-255-7806.
A public-law ethics seminar for businesses about Ohio laws regarding public contracts, conflicts of interest, and other issues is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce offices, second floor of Edison Plaza, downtown. Speaker: Susan Willeke, education coordinator for the Ohio Ethics Commission. Cost: None, but open to chamber members only. Reservations by tomorrow, Marsha Schroeder, 419-243-8191, ext. 228.
For help in doing business overseas, meet Ohio s international trade representatives for Japan, Europe, southeast Asia, China, Mexico, and Canada from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Toledo Club, 14th Street and Madison Avenue. Sponsored by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cost: None. Reservations needed, Marsha Schroeder, 419-243-8191, ext. 228.
An all-day workshop on green energy practices for businesses is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at The Pinnacle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. The event, with eight workshop sessions, is sponsored by Green Energy Ohio, University of Toledo, and the Regional Growth Partnership. Cost: $35. Reservations by tomorrow at https://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageId=1141. For information, Kellie Fiorello at Kellie@GreenEnergyOhio.org.
For people considering starting a business, basic information will be available at a workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 183 of Edison Plaza, downtown. It is sponsored by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce s small business development center. Cost: None. Reservations needed, Marsha Schroeder, 419-243-8191, ext. 228.
The Holland/Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host the Maumee Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Stone Oak Country Club, Springfield Township. Speaker: Ben Konop, Lucas County commissioner. Cost: $12. Reservations by today, 419-865-2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women business owners can learn about government certification programs at a seminar 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Toledo Chamber of Commerce offices, second floor of Edison Plaza, downtown. Cost: None. Reservation needed by Wednesday, Marsha Schroeder, 419-243-8191, ext. 228.
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