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Published: Monday, 8/24/2009

Business achievements

Restaurateur Michael C. Gibbons of Sylvania has been elected board chairman of the National Restaurant Association, a job that will make him the spokesman for the U.S. restaurant and food service industry. He is the owner Mainstreet Ventures Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., which owns 15 upscale eateries in five states, including the Real Seafood Co., Zia s, and Ciao restaurants in the Toledo area.

The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers has given Douglas Nims, a University of Toledo professor of engineering, its Outstanding Engineering Educator award; Aaron Thrush, a transportation engineer at Mannik & Smith Group Inc. of Maumee, its Young Engineer of the Year award, and Ryan McChesney, a construction engineering technology major at the University of Toledo, its Outstanding Engineering Student award.

The Toledo chapter of the state society received the Engineers Week Overall Observance award.

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