Business notebook: 8/4



■ Mannik & Smith, a Maumee-based engineering firm, has been named one of the top 500 design firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record magazine. Mannik & Smith is 413th on this year’s list of the largest engineering, architectural, and environmental design firms by revenue. The company has offices in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Monroe, Lansing, Canton, Mich., and Traverse City, Mich.

■ Steven A. Davis and James E. Rohr have been elected to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors. Mr. Davis is chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Bob Evans Farms. Mr. Rohr is executive chairman of the PNC Financial Services Group, where he was previously chief executive officer, vice chairman, director, and chief operating officer.

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■ U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) will discuss issues facing agriculture in Ohio at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Aug. 15 from 8–9:30 a.m. Site: Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, includes breakfast. Reservations: Not necessary, but encouraged at

■ The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free small business workshop on team building from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Buchman Board Room at Defiance College. For more information or to register, email

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

■ Today-Tuesday: Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation state conference, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300, state.

■ Wednesday-Friday: Cedar Creek Church Global Leadership Summit, various properties, 2,000, regional.

■ Thursday-Sunday: USA BMX - Buckeye Nationals, various properties, 4,000, national.

■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio Association of Letter Carriers conference, Park Inn by Radisson, 400, state.


■ Tecumseh Paddling Co. has opened at 703 East Chicago Blvd. in Tecumseh, Mich. The business rents canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddleboats, and rowboats for use in the city’s parks and on the River Raisin.