TOLEDO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
300 Madison Ave., Suite 200, Toledo, 43604
WEB SITE: www.toledochamber.com
CONTACT: Mark V'Soske, president
SERVICES: Benefit programs, networking, legislative issues, relocation materials, referrals, small business counseling.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
3103 Executive Pkwy, Suite 200, Toledo, 43606
PHONE: 419-531-3116; toll-free: 1-800-743-4222
WEB SITE: www.toledobbb.org
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Richard T. Eppstein
SERVICES: Free reports on thousands of member and non-member firms, reports on credibility of solicitations and charities, and offers mediation and arbitration services. Serves 18-county area of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Hours are 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
2600 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43607-3237
WEB SITE: www.eisc.org
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Julian Gravino, president SERVICES: Manufacturing engineering consulting: quality systems; environmental compliance; product and process design; workforce development and training; food processing technology; and information technology.
5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F., Sylvania, 43560
PHONE: 419-885-8505; 1-800-882-7042
WEB SITE: www.employersassociation.com
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Jack Hollister, president
SERVICES: Represents more than 650 member-employers in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan, and northeast Indiana. Researches local employment and benefit information and provides consulting.
TOLEDO-LUCAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo, Ohio 43624
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WEB SITE: www.toledolibrary.org
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Clyde Scoles, director; other contacts: Dorcel Thrower-Dowdell, manager, Main Library; Karen Wiggins, manager, Business-Technology-Science Department, Jill Clever, small business specialist.
SERVICES: Business information and directories, including some specialized for entrepreneurs.
OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Toledo campus: 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township
PHONE: 419-661-7000; 1-800-GO-OWENS
WEB SITE: www.owens.cc.oh.us
Findlay campus: 300 Davis St., Findlay, 45840
PHONE: 419-423-6827; 1-800-FINDLAY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Christa Adams, president; Paul Brown, dean, Findlay, other contacts: Connie Buhr, division director corporate training, Lillian Schumacher, director, Center for Development and Training.
SERVICES: Job training, retraining, and workplace literacy programs.
PENTA CAREER CENTER
Adult & Continuing Education Division
30095 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
WEB SITE: www.pentacareercenter.org
CONTACT: Fred Susor, superintendent; other contacts: Pat Schultz, assistant superintendent; Kevin Witlatch, director, adult and continuing education.
SERVICES: Training and consultation, business-management instruction. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays.
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
Small Business and Entrepreneurial Institute
University of Toledo College of Business Administration, Toledo, Ohio 43606
CONTACT: Linda Bowyer, director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Institute
SERVICES: Training and educational programs for potential and existing small business owners.