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Business Notebook: 6-17

Employment Plus, a staffing firm, ranks No. 4 on the 2012 Best Employers in Ohio list as compiled by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group. Indiana-based Employment Plus has eight branches in Ohio, including Toledo and Bryan.

Adam Freels has been named vice president and senior commercial relationship manager for Huntington Bank's Northwest Ohio Region.

David Gronbach has been named director of real estate for ABC Warehouse, replacing Jim Meinershagen, who retired.

Jeffrey A. Keller of Perrysburg, vice president of compensation and benefits for ProMedica Health System, has been elected to a one-year term on the Delta Dental Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Dr. Lance A. Talmage of Toledo has been installed as chairman of the Federation of State Medical Boards, a national organization that represents 70 medical and osteopathic state boards in the United States and its territories.

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


Leveraging Your Brand for Growth: 5 Pillars to Marketing Wisdom, a seminar that is part of Bowling Green State University at Levis Commons' Professional Development Series, is to be Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at BGSU's Levis Commons facility. Cost: $99. Registration: 419-372-8181 or

"Sweet Success: Candy, Sugar. and Farming," an overview presentation about the Spangler Candy Co., of Bryan, will be Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Forum, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10. Reservations at

Tuesday is the final day to register for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce's nine-day trip to Cuba in September. Registration: 419-243-8191, ext. 228, or

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to 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/Grand Plaza Hotel, 7,000, regional.
  • Friday-Sunday — Fast Pitch Softball — Girls Softball Independence Day Classic, Courtyard by Marriott/Hampton/Ramada, 1,100, regional.
  • Friday-Monday — Kids Artistic Revue National Dance Competition, various properties, 1,500, regional.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. has opened a Toledo office at 3232 Executive Pkwy,. with Thomas R. Covrett as principal. The company offers engineering and technical services to both the public and private sectors.

Apex Home Medical Solutions has opened at 6060 Renaissance Pl., selling a variety of medical and physical therapy products.

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


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

#8,151,315 Hybrid audio/video entertainment system; Robert A. Oklejas, Monroe; no assignment.

#8,147,692 Batch-operated reverse osmosis system with multiple membranes in a pressure vessel; Eli Oklejas, Jr. Monroe; assignor to Fluid Equipment Development Company, LLC, Monroe

#8,162,388 Multiple tube body side construction for automobiles; Jason Balzer, Walled Lake, Mich.; Lawrence Queener, Pinckney, Mich.; James Lowe, Temperance, Mich.; Dean Gericke, Brighton, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#8,152,497 Compressor; Edwin L. Gannaway, Petoskey, Mich.; Clayton Carn, Tecumseh, Mich.; assignors to Tecumseh Products Company, Ann Arbor.

#8,151,781 Flexible ignitor assembly for air/fuel mixture and method of construction thereof; James D. Lykowski, Temperance, Mich.; Keith Hampton, Ann Arbor; assignors to Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.

#8,147,975 Plasma display panel including frameless EMI filter, and/or method of making the same; Willem den Boer, Brighton, Mich.; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance, Mich.; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp. Auburn Hills, Mich.

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