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Published: Sunday, 6/12/2011

Business Notebook: 06-12



Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) has appointed David Folkwein executive vice president and head of the region's commercial banking division and has promoted Cynthia Roepke to vice president from assistant vice president.

Neil Garrison, president of Garrison Financial LLC in Toledo, has been named a member of the 2011 Raymond James Financial Services executive council.

The Toledo chapter of APICS, the Association for Operations Management, has named its board officers for the 2011-12 term. Brent Schlegel of Therma-Tru Corp. in Maumee is chairman, Bruce Brechin of First Solar Inc. in Perrysburg Township is president, Don Gardner of Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. is vice president of administration, John Blevins of Owens Corning in Toledo is vice president of finance, Lisa McLaughlin of Monroe-based La-Z-Boy Inc. is vice president of membership, and Sheryl Holbrook of Exothermics Inc. in Toledo is Vice President of Programs.

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 is to meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., to discuss investments in real estate. Free. Registration, Anna Mills 419-283-8427.

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:

■Thursday-Sunday -- Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Park Inn/Crowne Plaza, 7,000, regional.

■Friday-Sunday -- U.S. Specialty Sports Association - Men's E State Baseball Tournament, Hilton Toledo, 300, regional.

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



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