Business notebook: 8/11



■ The Douglas Co., a general contractor specializing in construction of senior health-care facilities and multifamily housing, has been named one of the top performing contractors in the United States by Building Design + Construction magazine. The company, headquartered in Holland, ranked 89th out of 119 construction firms with 2012 calendar year revenues of $90.27 million. The magazine ranks the largest architectural, engineering, and construction firms for its annual Giants 300 Report list. It marks the first time the Douglas Co. has made the list.

■ Attorney Melissa L. Kidder has become an associate in the Findlay office of the Toledo-based law firm of Eastman & Smith Ltd. Ms. Kidder focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust-administration legal matters. She had been an instructor at Ohio Northern Universality law school.

■ Mariam Abou-Arab has been named branch manager for the Charter One Bank at 1460 S. Byrne Rd. in Toledo.

■ The Lance Tyo team real estate group at Re/​Max Preferred Associates of Toledo has been ranked first among the Top 25 real estate teams in the Re/​Max Central & Northern Ohio region for the month of May. The recognition is based on awardable commissions. Members of the team are Mr. Tyo, Joe Mathias, Connie Rush, and Kendall Gigax. Also, Daryl Smith of Re/​Max Central Group of Toledo has achieved the No. 1 individual ranking as of May by the Re/​Max Central & Northern Ohio region. Mr. Smith ranked first, based on commissions, out of 1,281 real estate agents in the region.

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

■ Tuesday-Saturday — Wiremans Golf Association Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 350, regional.

■ Thursday-Sunday — Bible Way Outreach Ministries 50 Year Anniversary Celebration, Hotel at UTMC, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday — The Color Run, Park Inn by Radisson, 1,500, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday — The Great Lakes Atheists Convention, Best Western Premier Grand Plaza, 100, regional.


■ Kaminsky & Associates Inc., an employee-benefits firm in Maumee, has created a human resources consulting division, ManagedHR, that will offer on-site or virtual human resources assistance. The new division will be headed by Jill Langhals, ManagedHR’s lead HR consultant.

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