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Published: Saturday, 2/16/2002

General business resources

TOLEDO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

300 Madison Ave., Suite 200, Toledo, 43604

PHONE: 419-243-8191

FAX: 419-241-8302

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

FAX: 419-578-6001

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.

EISC, Inc.

2600 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43607-3237

PHONE: 419-535-6000

FAX: 419-531-8465

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.

EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION

5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F., Sylvania, 43560

PHONE: 419-885-8505; 1-800-882-7042

FAX: 419-885-8554

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

PHONE: 419-259-5209

FAX: 419-259-5243

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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

FAX: 419-661-7138

WEB SITE: www.owens.cc.oh.us

Findlay campus: 300 Davis St., Findlay, 45840

PHONE: 419-423-6827; 1-800-FINDLAY

FAX: 419-423-0246

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

PHONE: 419-661-6555

FAX: 419-661-6504

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

PHONE: 419-530-2194

FAX: 419-530-7744

CONTACT: Linda Bowyer, director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Institute

SERVICES: Training and educational programs for potential and existing small business owners.



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