Business notebook: 7/28



■ The Toledo Chapter of APICS, the Association for Operations Management, recently announced its 2013-14 board of directors: President Bruce Brechin, First Solar; vice president administration Lindsay Vollmar, Owens Corning; vice president education ; Sheryl Holbrookvice president finance Don Gardner, DTE Energy; vice president membership Lisa McLaughlin, La-Z-Boy; vice president programs Brian Pointer, Fresh Products, and vice president student liaison Jenni Nollman, JAC Products.

■ Jerry Nottage has been named director of culinary education and head chef instructor at the Toledo Restaurant Training Center. He is a master chef with more than 25 years of experience, including Seldom Blues and Sweet Georgia Brown’s in Detroit, Marriott’s Parkway Grille in Pontiac, Mich., and the Sambucca Jazz Cafe in Houston.

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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Today-Monday: Michigan Girls Basketball Report: Michigan vs. Ohio Border Battle, various properties, 800, regional.

■ Wednesday-Saturday: Trinity Faith Tabernacle Annual Summer Conference, LaQuinta Inn, 120, regional.


■ Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Lunch benefiting the Leadership Fund on Aug. 7 at the Toledo Club. The event is open to Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members and their employees. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $50. To order tickets, contact Pam at 419-243-8191.

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■ Tamara D. Willingham has opened Tamara TCM at 27068 Oakmead Dr. in Perrysburg. The wellness clinic offers traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, cupping, electroacupuncture, Reiki, and various types of massage. Web site:

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