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Published: Sunday, 2/5/2012

Business Notebook: 02-05

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ACHIEVEMENTS

Scott Brinker has been promoted to executive vice president in charge of investments at Health Care REIT Inc. of Toledo, an S&P 500 company that invests in senior housing and health-care real estate. Mr. Brinker had been a senior vice president in charge of underwriting and research.

Kenneth J. Cooper has been named president of Skylink Ltd., a Findlay-based telecommunications contractor that provides field services to satellite television and Internet companies. Mr. Cooper has been with Skylink since 2002, most recently serving as its director of field operations.

Nathan A. Hall has been named a partner at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP of Toledo. Mr. Hall, who represents business clients in the firm's litigation practice group, has been with the law firm since 2003.

Adam J. Kral, a former principal at Spring Valley Architects, has been named architectural division manager at the firm of Feller, Finch & Associates, an engineering, architectural, and surveying firm in Maumee.

General contractor the Douglas Co. of Holland has named Lisa Behrendt as its director of people development. Most recently she was human resources business leader at SSOE Inc. of Toledo.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Achievements" in the message field.

CALENDAR

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on the U.S. Small Business Association's loan guarantee program and other financing options for small businesses Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the chamber's board room, 300 Madison Ave., second floor. Cost: free. Information: 419-243-8191 or www.toledochamber.com.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Frontier Communications will host a free Web broadcast to discuss "Social Media 2012 -- Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Business" Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2150 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Cost: free. Information: 419-353-7945 or Sandy Kerr@bgchamber.net.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will discuss "Supporting Ohio Small Business" at the Toledo Area Small Business Association's monthly business luncheon on Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Chamber of Commerce members, $30 for nonmembers. Reservations at 419-243-8191 or www.toledochamber.com.

Mark Hamlin, director of regulatory policy for Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, will discuss the Common Sense Initiative, a year-old policy framework to promote economic development, at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum networking group on Feb. 16 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Center for Innovative Food Technology's Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13727 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10. Reservations at rsvp@ciftinnovation.org.

"Lucas County's Land Reutilization Program" will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Northwest Ohio on Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Toledo. Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations by Feb. 17 at 419-324-0512 or administrator@mbanwo.com.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Calendar" in the message field.

CONVENTIONS

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

■ Thursday-Saturday -- St. Vincent Medical Centers Partners for Life Conference, Grand Plaza Hotel Toledo, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Saturday -- Ohio Inner City Bowling Association, various properties, 500, state.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Shammy Burt Handicap Bowling Tournament, various properties, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- The 40 Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.

TRANSITIONS

Refresh Center for Wellness & Cosmetic Therapy, a clinic and studio that offers cosmetic medical services and products, plus a variety of fitness classes, has opened at 4026 Secor Rd. in Toledo.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.





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