Business Notebook: 10/20



■ First National Bank has promoted Patricia “Chic” Garlock to Findlay Business Development Officer and Kristine Lowry to branch manager of its Findlay West Office.

■ The Lima Area chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction has selected its 2013-14 officers: president, Anne Pfleger, Bodie Electric Inc.; vice president, Terri Exline, Charles Construction Services; secretary, Gina Frick, Garmann Miller Architects; treasurer, Ellie Bruno, Charles Construction Services, and directors, Holly Dunson, E.J. Prescott and Sarah Smithey, Frost Roofing. 

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each eeweek. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.


■ Rob Lydic will present a workshop called “Always Be Closing! Entrepreneurial Insight on the Value of Good Sales Skills, and Why They are Needed More Than Ever Today” Thursday at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. The event starts with a networking event at 5:30, followed by the workshop, which will end at 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: or contact Kevin Ernst at 419-772-2753 or

■ 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. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309. 

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.