Business Notebook: 3-17



■ Candi Wolbert has been named director of safety and regulatory compliance at K-Limited Carrier LTD, a liquid bulk carrier company based in Toledo. She was formerly with Chemtrade Logistics.

■ John Barlowe of Frame Shop Arts Gallery & Gifts in Holland was named a finalist in the Tru Vue Champions of Conservation contest for a custom framed piece of Yellowstone National Park.

■ Craig Joseph has been recognized as one of the top 10 financial professionals nationwide by John Hancock Financial Network for the fourth year in a row. He is president of the company’s equity planning group in Toledo.

■ David Clarke has been named the leader of the investment and annuity division at MassMutual Financial Group’s Northwest Ohio office in Maumee. Also, Gregg Seals has been named a sales manager at MassMutual Northwest Ohio in Maumee.

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 Achievement” in the message field.


■ Mark Borer, general manager of POET Biorefining’s Leipsic plant, will discuss All Things Ethanol from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, near Bowling Green. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology. Cost: $10 includes breakfast. Reservations encouraged; email

■ The City of Toledo Youth Commission and the Lucas County Commissioners are seeking participation from the business community for a Teen Job Fair at SeaGate Convention Centre on May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating businesses will have the opportunity to distribute job applications and interview candidates. Questions: 419-245-1417 or email

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: Lions International District 11A2 Conference, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 500, 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, 500, state.

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


■ Icons Eatery and Entertainment has opened on Navarre Avenue in Oregon, in the building formerly occupied by Yeehas. The restaurant/bar/nightclub will feature live bands and DJs.

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 Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County Ohio inventors in December, 2012, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department, at (419) 259-5209.

#8,348,825 Expanding multilumen applicator operating within a balloon; Andy Partridge, West Sussex, Great Britain; Ralph Bodenburg, Bochum, Germany; E. Ishmael Parsai, Ottawa Hills, and John J. Feldmeier, Monroe; assignors to Varian Medical Systems UK Limited, West Sussex, Great Britain, and Varian Medical Systems Haan GmbH, Haan, Germany.

#8,348,586 Low center of gravity carrier; David Jaeger, Oregon and Ronald B. Nespor, Greenville, Pa.; assignors to Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc., Ooltewah, Tenn.