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Published: Sunday, 6/19/2011

Business Notebook: 06-19



Michael Rall, master black belt at Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., has been named 2010 Quality Professional of the Year by the American Society for Quality, Automotive Division.

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 effect of emerging employment laws on small businesses is to be discussed at the Toledo Minority Business Assistance Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. The presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at 300 Madison Ave., rooms 807 and 809. Free. Registration at 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 attende es expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■Monday-Saturday-- Fraternal Order of Eagles State Convention, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 350, state.

■Tuesday-Friday -- Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals, Hilton Garden Inn, 100, state.

■Tuesday-Saturday -- YMCA of the U.S.A. Gymnastics National Championships, Park Inn/Crowne Plaza/various properties, 5,000, national.

■Wednesday-June 20 -- Kids Artistic Revue - National Dance Competition, Comfort Inn/Courtyard Maumee, 2,000, regional.

■Thursday-Sunday -- International Flying Farmers Ohio Convention, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 100, state.

■Friday-Sunday -- Family Baptist Church, various properties, 100, regional.

■Friday-Sunday -- Fast Pitch Softball - Girls Softball Independence Day Classic, various properties, 1,000, regional.

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

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