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Published: Sunday, 4/10/2011

Business Notebook: 04-10


Miller Bros. Construction Inc. of Archbold, Ohio has been named one of the nation's 39 safest construction companies by the Associated General Contractors of America. A.A. Boos & Sons Inc. of Oregon was one of several companies receiving second-place safety awards from the association.

Hasselbach Meats of Fremont received several honors during the recent Ohio Association of Meat Processors convention. Its awards included grand champion of the boneless ham and whole-muscle jerky categories, as well as first place in the smoked turkey, restructured jerky, and semiboneless ham categories.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Achievements" in the message field.


The Real Estate Investors Association has scheduled its 2011 Trade Fair from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo. Cost: free. Information is available from Anna Mills at 419-283-8427.

An orientation meeting is scheduled at 8 a.m. Wednesday for new and prospective members of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. It is to be at the chamber offices in downtown Toledo, 300 Madison Ave. Cost: free. Reservations: 419-243-8191 or www.toledochamber.com.

The University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center is to discuss ways to strengthen the local food chain system during a Community Food Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dana Conference Center on the UT health science campus, formerly the Medical College of Ohio. Cost: $20 for general admission, $5 for students. Registration and information at uac.utoledo.edu/localfood/localfoodstrategies.htm.

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, is to discuss quality control procedures and techniques across various industries at a 5:30 p.m. meeting April 19. Panelists are to include representatives from First Solar Inc., Mercy, and O.E. Meyer Co. The event is to be in room 2582 of the University of Toledo student union. Cost: $25. Reservations by Thursday at pdm@apicstoledo.org.

Eric LeBrecque, brand manager of the Northwest Ohio Brand Council, is to give a progress report on Toledo's regional branding initiative at the April 21 meeting of the Toledo Area Small Business Association. The meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Toledo hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $30 for nonmembers. Reservations: 419-243-8191 or www.toledochamber.com.

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.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

Friday-Sunday — Game Day USA Baseball Tournament, various properties, 1,000, regional.

Friday-Sunday — Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

Friday-Sunday — Shammy Burt Annual Handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.

Friday-Sunday — Gold Star Wives of America, Hilton Toledo, 50, regional.

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