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Business Notebook: 5-05

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Melissa Underwood has been named branch manager of the Charter One bank at 3250 Lagrange St., Toledo.

■ Josh Swy has been promoted to director of design at MTS Seating. The Temperance company makes banquet and food-service seating for the hospitality market.

■ Crown Battery, which employs more than 400 people at its Fremont headquarters, recently received awards from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for preventing workplace accidents and injuries in 2012. Crown was one of only three companies to receive awards in all four of the BWC’s safety categories.

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.

CALENDAR

■ The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association will hold its monthly meeting at Brandywine Country Club on May 16 at 7:45, with a breakfast buffet beginning at 8. This month’s topic is “Fuel Your Dreams” presented by Karen Shulman, author and owner of Hands-On Consulting Inc. Cost: Members free; guests $20. RSVP by May 13 to carter@knightinsurance.com. Information at nwohio.cfma.org

■ Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, will present “Changes in Agribusiness” at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, May 16 from 8-9:30 a.m. Location: 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, includes breakfast. Walk-ins welcome, but guests can reserve a seat by emailing rsvp@ciftinnovation.org.

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:

■ Through May 12: Biggest Week in American Birding, Maumee Bay Lodge, 5,000, national.

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel 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 Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio State USBC Women's Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300, state.

AREA PATENTS

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee counties, Michigan, inventors in January, 2013:

#D676,283 Thermal insulating food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Sharon Ann Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Julie Anne Becker, Tecumseh, Mich., and Michael Ray Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Company Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa.

#D676,282 Thermal insulating food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Sharon Ann Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Julie Anne Becker, Tecumseh, Mich., and Michael Ray Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Co. Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties, Ohio, inventors in February, 2013, 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.

8,367,859 Cyclohexane 1,4 carboxylates; John W. Frost, Okemos, Mich.; Adeline Miermont, Toledo; Dirk Schweitzer, Okemos, Mich.; Vu Bui, Davis, Calif., and Douglas A. Wicks, Minneapolis; assignors to Amyris Inc. Emeryvillle, Calif.

#8,367,858: Terephthalic and trimellitic based acids and carboxylate derivatives thereof; John W. Frost, Okernos, Mich.; Adeline Miermont, Toledo; Dirk Schweitzer, Okemos, Mich.; Vu Bui, Davis, Calif., and Douglas A. Wicks, Minneapolis; assignors to Amyris Inc. Emeryville, Calif.



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