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Published: Sunday, 5/20/2012

Business Notebook: 5-20

Alan Woody has been named sales manager of residential and commercial sales for Maumee-based Harms Carpet One Floor & Home.

Stephanie Kirchoff has been named the Bowling Green store manager for maurice's, a specialty clothing store.

Karen Davis, a licensed esthetician at Bella Via Skin and Body Therapies in Toledo, has been appointed president of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, a nonprofit organization designed to promote the highest standards of professional skills and competence among plastic surgeons and their skin-care specialists.

First Federal Bank of Defiance has hired Brian Schrock as information security officer. The University of Toledo graduate has 15 years of information security experience.

Laurie J. Avery has been chosen as one of 12 women to join the 2012-13 class of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute. She is the managing partner of the Toledo office of Reminger Co., LPA.

Patrick Czarny, general manager at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, was awarded the Tourism Impact Award at the 4th annual Celebration of Tourism. Also honored were Billy Peterson of the Park Inn by Radison (hospitality employee of the year) and Sheri Wenzelman of the Hilton Garden Inn (runner-up).

Erin Chandler has been promoted to senior finance manager at Whitehouse-based Mariposa Insurance Services.

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.


A discussion of how road construction projects can impact local businesses will be the topic of the Toledo Area Small Business Association luncheon on Thursday from 11:30-1:30 at the Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25.

A Business to Business Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m. June 12 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th Street. The event is designed to offer business owners and leaders the opportunity to network. Cost: Free with a business card. Register at breakfastclubexpo-efbevent.eventbrite.com. For exhibitor information, contact Shannon Mackey at 877-386-3716 ext. 262 or at smackey@cprofit.com.

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.


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

May 25-27: Forty Frame Game regional bowling tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150.

May 25-27: Shammy Burt regional handicap bowling tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400.

May 25-27: U.S. Junior Nationals Memorial Day Challenge basketball tournament, Hampton Inn Maumee/Hilton Toledo, 1,000.

May 25-27: Pacesetter Soccer Club Invitational Showcase, various properties, 5,000.

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