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Published: Sunday, 6/10/2012

Business Notebook: 6-10

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Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Croy will be the keynote speaker at Central Catholic High School's Creativity and Technology Integration in Innovative Education Conference for educators and business leaders from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the school, 2550 Cherry St., Toledo. The conference includes continental breakfast and a lunch. Cost: $35 on-site. Registration at catiie.centralcatholic.org or 419-255-2280.

A Business to Business Expo networking event for business owners and leaders will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Toledo Club, 235 14th Street. 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.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Member Orientation Presentation, given by Health Management Solutions, from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday in the chamber board room. Cost: free. Register at 419-243-8191 or toledochamber.org.

Insurance Women of Toledo will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg Township. All in the insurance industry or related industries can attend. Cost: free.

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, will hold a "Cycle Counting" one-hour workshop at its monthly professional development meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Papalis restaurant, 519 Monroe St., downtown Toledo. Cost: $25. Reservations required at programs@apicstoledo.org or 419-320-8021.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Riverfront Economic Development Cruise for chamber members only from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, beginning at the Sandpiper Dock, at Jefferson Ave. in Promenade Park downtown. Cost: $30, which includes a box lunch. Registration at 419-243-8191 or toledochamber.org.

June 19 is the final day to register for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce's upcoming nine-day trip to Cuba in September. Registration at 419-243-8191, ext. 228, or marsha.schroeder@toledochamber.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.

 

Conventions

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

■ Wednesday-Sunday -- Glass Art Society, Park Inn/Grand Plaza hotels, 1,200, international.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Wolves Battle of the Bats baseball tournament, various properties, 500, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- U.S. Specialty Sports Association Men's E baseball tournament, various properties, 600, state.

 

Transitions

Revolution Grille, a restaurant owned and operated by chef Rob Campbell, will hold a grand-opening Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is at 5333 Monroe Street in Toledo.

Lazeez, a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, has opened at 337 N. St. Clair St. in Toledo. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

 

Area patents

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Mich., inventors in April, 2012.

#8,164,241 Extension-type spark plug; Kevin L. Miller, Ida, Mich.; Richard E. Callahan, Maumee; assignors to Federal Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.

#8,162,406 Multipiece vehicle wheel cover retention system and method for producing same; Thomas E. Heck, Monroe; Patrick McCorry, Plymouth, Mich.; Todd Duffield, Westland, Mich.; assignors to Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. Northville, Mich.

#8,160,748 Method and apparatus for removing wires from a bale; Daniel J. Pienta, Lambertville; David M. Pienta, Lambertville; assignors to Automatic Handling International, Erie, Mich.

#8,157,801 Intramedullary screw and tang for orthopedic surgery; Robert L. Doubler, Ida, Mich.; John E. Hammill, Rossford; no assignment.

#8,157,697 Ten-speed transmission; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Rochester, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,157,695 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,157,688 Multispeed transmission with external drive gearsets; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,152,684 Multispeed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,152,682 8-Speed hybrid transmission architectures; Shawn H. Swales, Canton, Mich.; Joel M. Maguire, Northville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Rochester, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James B. Borgerson, Auburn Hills, Mich.; Donald L. Dusenberry, Farmington Hills, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.



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