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Business Notebook: 4-20


■ Members of American Advertising Federation Toledo won several awards at the ADDY district competition in Akron. Madhouse was the best of show electronic winner, winning Gold ADDYs in digital advertising, campaign, and copywriting, and won silver ADDYs in the campaign and collateral material categories. Madison Avenue Marketing Group won a silver ADDY in the on-hold marketing category. Interrupt won a silver Addy in the public service collateral poster category.

■ Toledo’s Gross Electric has been named a finalist for the Showroom of the Year awards, which are presented by Residential Lighting magazine, the segment’s leading trade publication.

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.



■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio is offering an 8 hour MSHA 30 CFR Part 46 New Miner & Refresher Training on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $265 for SCNWO members, $365 for nonmembers, plus $9 for CFR Pocketbook. Information and registration:

■ Six user-experience experts will present their “32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips” remotely at the Toledo Region UX Tips Conference from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at BGSU at Levis Commons. Learn about sketching, customer research, game design, and other ways to create better experiences from industry leaders, coming to us over the Internet. Cost: $30, includes breakfast, lunch, and access to recordings of the talks. Information:

■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio is offering an 8 hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training on April 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $265 for SCNWO members, $365 for nonmembers. Information and registration:

■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio’s Professional Safety Academy is offering the Safety Training Techniques class on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $275 for SCNWO members, $375 for nonmembers. Information and registration:

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.



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

■ Monday-Tuesday: Owens Corning Group Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, 50, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: National Model Railroad Association, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.



The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties in January 2014 and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.

#8,627,944: System, apparatus, and method for conveying a plurality of containers; assigned to Graham Packaging Company LP, York, Pa.; Paul V. Kelley, Wrightsville, Pa. and David A. Kohler, Perrysburg.

#8,622,860: Method and apparatus for transferring power between a flywheel and a vehicle; assigned to Spicer Off-Highway Belgium; Steven J. Wesolowski, Waterville; Donald J. Remboski, Ann Arbor; Timothy J. Morscheck, Portage, Mich., and others.

#8,631,786: Method, systems, and sensor for detecting humidity; assigned to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.; Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor and Dave Charles Weber, Toledo.

#8,631,609: Integral trim to seal off weatherstrip and remove need for foam pads; assigned to Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., Novi, Mich.; Rodney Wichman, Weston, Ohio.

#8,628,050: Shelf bracket for a television wall mount; not assigned; Jeffrey A. Truckor, Toledo.

#8,623,437: Combination breadsticks and pizza product; assigned to Little Caesar Enterprises Inc., Detroit; Jon Frank Newsom, Sylvania.

#8,623,164: Shingle with reinforced nail zone and method of manufacturing; assigned to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Toledo; James B. Belt, Utica, Ohio and Bert W. Elliott, Toledo.

#8,622,059: Face mask with absorbent element; assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc., Neenah, Wis.; Angela M. Kleman, Toledo.

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