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Published: Monday, 3/16/2009

Business calendar

The Center for Innovative Food Technology will kick off a monthly series of agriculture-based forums with a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Mark Schwiebert, Ohio Corn Growers Association board member, is to talk on the food vs. fuel arguments of ethanol production. Cost: $10. Registration required, 419-823-3099.

The Findlay campus of Owens Community College is to host a seminar on federal and state labor laws beginning at9 a.m. Thursday in the college s education and wellness center. Cost: $39, registration by tomorrow, 567-429-3155.

The annual meeting of the Regional Growth Partnership is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 23 at the Dana Conference Center at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus (formerly the Medical College of Ohio), 3110 Glendale Ave., Toledo. Cost: free. Registration required at rgp.org.

Sandra Pianalto, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will speak at a March 25 luncheon sponsored by the Regional Growth Partnership at the Pinnacle in Maumee. Her topic: Focus for Economic Recovery. Cost: $20. Registration required by Thursday at rgp.org.

The Northwest Ohio Agricultural Law Conference starts at 8:30 a.m. March 25 at Lighthouse Banquet Facility, 10055 West U.S. 224, Findlay. Speakers will be from Robinson, Curphey, and O Connell; the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and Wright Law Co. LPA. Cost: $30. Registration required by Friday at the Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851.

The Fourth Annual Diversity Symposium sponsored by the Toledo Area Human Resources Association is to begin at 7:30 a.m. March 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg. Keynote speaker: Marshawn Evans, a former Miss America runner-up. Cost: $75 for association members, $90 nonmembers, $50 for students. Registration by Friday at toledoshrm.org.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write Business Calendar in the message field.

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