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Published: 7/24/2011

Business Notebook: 07-24

BLADE STAFF

ACHIEVEMENTS

La-Z-Boy Inc. has announced several leadership changes: Mark Bacon has been promoted to senior vice president and president of La-Z-Boy Branded Business from chief retail officer, Doug Collier has been promoted to president of the company's international division and will retain his role as chief marketing officer, Dan King has been promoted to vice president of retail operations from director of retail sales and operations, Darrell Edwards has been promoted to vice president of residential manufacturing from vice president and general manager of La-Z-Boy in Tennessee, and Mr. Edwards will succeed Dave Layman, who will retire as senior vice president of residential operations at the end of the company's fiscal 2012.

Linda Sickmiller has been named head of investor relations and executive assistant to the corporate officers at State Bank and Trust Co. in Defiance. She previously was administrative assistant to the investor relations officer at the corporate parent, Rurban Financial Corp.

Evan Bayh, senior advisor at Apollo Global Management, John Surma, chief executive of U.S. Steel Corp., and Donna James, managing director of Lardon & Associates LLC, have been elected to the board of Marathon Petroleum Corp. in Findlay.

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

CALENDAR

Business etiquette is to be the topic at a Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce lunch-and-learn seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. Cost: $10 members, $20 guests. Lunch included. Registration by tomorrow at 419-353-7945 or chamber@bgchamber.net.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is to host its 2011 China Trip Oct. 23-31. Cost: $2,199 for members, including round-trip airfare, hotels, meals, and taxes. Registration by tomorrow: Marsha Schroeder, 419-243-8191 ext. 228.

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

TRANSITIONS

IntelliShop, a mystery shopping firm, has moved to 2025 Michael Owens Way in Perrysburg from an office on Kensington Lane in Perrysburg.

Stormin Norman Trading Co. has opened at 5860 Lewis Ave. in Toledo.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.

CONVENTIONS

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

■ Monday-Sunday -- USGA Senior Open Golf Tournament, Hilton Toledo/Hilton Garden Inn/Crowne Plaza, 150,000, national.

■ Wednesday-Saturday -- National Amateur Baseball Federation, Senior Regional Tournament, Ramada Hotel, 850, regional.

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



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