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■ Sandra Beidelshies has been named vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Wood County Hospital. She replaces Carole Matthews, who is retiring after 15 years in the role. Ms. Beidelshies has held administrative positions at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Mercy Health Partners in Cincinnati, the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Mercy Franciscan Hospital in Cincinnati, and Cardinal Health in Chicago.

■ Duke Wheeler and Kurt Pollex have been promoted to vice president with the Reichle Klein Group, a Toledo-based commercial real estate firm.

■ Hickory Ridge of Temperance, a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing facility in Temperance, has been listed as one of the best nursing homes in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are built on data from Nursing Home Compare, a Web site run by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Web site is

■ Hylant, one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, said Mike Nixon, senior vice president, will lead the company’s southeast Michigan employee benefits operation and will join the company’s employee benefits executive committee.

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.


■ APICS, the Association for Operations Management, will sponsor a half-day workshop from 1-5 p.m. March 19 at Holiday Inn Express in Perrysburg. The workshop is “The Beer Game: A Production/Distribution Simulation,” and it’s a demonstration of the importance of supply chain visibility in minimizing inventory throughout the supply chain. The cost is $99. Reservation required at

■ The State of the State: Equity, Opportunity, and Diversity in Ohio, commonly known as the State of the State, will be held at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union on March 21. Information and registration:

■ Kathleen Birr of the Better Business Bureau will discuss the newest scams hitting area businesses and individuals at the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly lunch-networking event at 11:30 a.m. March 21 at Zinful, 7541 Dutch Rd., Waterville. Cost: Members $12, nonmembers $20. Questions: 419-878-5188.

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-Friday: Jobst Vascular Nursing Conference, Holiday Inn French Quarter Hotel, 200, regional.

■ The Forty-Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty-Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

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

■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio State USBC Women’s Bowling Annual Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter Hotel, 500, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: Benevolent Order of Elks Ohio Chapter Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel, 120, state.


■ A new Foot Solutions store at 4204 W. Sylvania Ave. will celebrate its grand opening on Friday and Saturday. Foot Solutions features name brand shoes, customized inserts, and on-site fit experts.

■ Tour de Force CRM Inc. of Findlay is moving to a new location at 14601 County Rd. 212. The company designs, develops, sells, implements, and supports the Tour de Force CRM software application. The firm expects to finish the move by Monday.

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