Business Notebook: 6-23



■ Renhill, one of the region’s largest staffing services, has been recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBE National Council. The WBENC certifies businesses that are owned, controlled, and operated by women.

■ Edward F. Lonergan has been elected to Owens Corning’s board of directors, effective Sept. 18. Mr. Lonergan is president and CEO of Chiquita Brands International Inc. He previously worked at Diversey Inc., Gillette Co., and Procter & Gamble.

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.


■ Dennis McMicken, director of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, will present a one-hour Webinar focusing on the safety topics that all managers need to know at 2 p.m. July 16. Cost: $15 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration:​events.

■ BizTech & CISP will hold “Head in the Clouds,” an educational business and technology seminar on cloud computing and business continuity, at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg. The two-hour seminar will be followed by dinner and networking. Cost: $50 per person, including dinner and open bar. Information:​events/​head-in-the-clouds-aug-2013.aspx. To register, go to the Web site or contact Jayme Weiden at 800-804-4715, ext. 210.

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: American Legion Dept. of Ohio Convention, Park Inn and Best Western Premier Grand Plaza, 1,000, state.

■ Thursday-Sunday: VFW Ohio State Convention, Holiday Inn French Quarter and Hilton Garden Inn, 600, state.