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Published: Saturday, 9/21/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Business notebook: 9/22


■ Matthew Dills has been named executive vice president of talent management at Hylant, a privately owned insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Toledo. Mr. Dills was previously vice president of human relations at First Solar Inc.

■ Jeff Miller has joined Hylant as its Energy & Polymers Practice Leader. Mr. Miller was formerly the CEO for several polymer companies.

■ Matt Bucher, director of marketing for the Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee, has been appointed to the five-member board of directors of the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL), an affiliate of the Ohio Health Care Association.

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.business@theblade.com


■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge. Toastmasters is a great way to become confident in speaking in front of groups and improving presentation skills. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309.

■ The Real Estate Investors Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo. Meet and network with other real estate investors and hear guest speakers.

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.business@theblade.com


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

■ Tuesday-Thursday: American Water Works — Ohio Section Conference, Park Inn by Radisson/​SeaGate Centre, 400, state.

■ Thursday-Saturday: UT College of Health National Conference on Human Trafficking, Ramada Hotel, 100, national.

■ Thursday-Sunday: University of Toledo Medical Center Pediatric Conference, The Hotel at UTMC, 175, regional.

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