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Published: Sunday, 3/4/2012

Business Notebook: 03-04

BLADE STAFF

ACHIEVEMENTS

Monica Evans has joined Thread Marketing Group of Maumee as its corporate controller. She previously was treasurer of Exceleration Gymnastics Center in Toledo.

Peter Gerger has been named vice president of dealer sales for Bostwick-Braun Company. He joined the Toledo-based wholesale hardware distributor and industrial supplier in 2007. He was formerly director of dealer sales.

Matt Mazur has been named president and chief operating officer of Bostwick-Braun Company's industrial supply division. He was previously vice president of sales for Strong Tool Company and new business development manager of Advanced Technology Services.

Learfield Sports of Plano, Texas, has named Kyle Droppers as its general manager for Falcon Sports Properties, of Bowling Green, which is the exclusive multimedia rights holder for Bowling Green State University athletics. Most recently, Mr. Droppers had been senior development manager for the Orlando Magic professional basketball team in Orlando, Fla.

Cooperative Business Services LLC, a Cincinnati-based firm that provides lending services to credit unions, has promoted John Skeldon to vice president of business development at its northwest Ohio office. Before joining CBS in 2009, Mr. Skeldon was a leasing specialist and development coordinator with Rudolph/Libbe Properties.

The Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio has named its new officers for 2012. They are: Matt Townsend, president; Royce Kohlman, vice president, and Mike Pollauf, secretary/treasurer.

The Mannik & Smith Group of Maumee, has received an Engineering Merit Award from the American council of Engineering Companies of Michigan for the company's Frenchtown Township Seawall Rehabilitation Project in Monroe.

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 first of a four-part "Management Tune-up!" seminar series, sponsored by the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Waterville Chamber meeting room in the Waterville Library, 122 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. Cost: $25 for chamber members, $50 for nonmembers for each session; $50 for all four sessions for members, $100 for nonmembers. Information at 419-878-5188.

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:

■ Friday-Saturday -- Jobst Vascular Nursing Conference, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Shammy Burt Annual handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Ohio State USBC Men's Bowling Annual Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300, state.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Playmaker Sports USA-Playmaker Cup State Championship; Courtyard Holland/Rossford/Maumee; 3,500, state.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Ohio Amateur Softball - National UIC School and State Umpire Clinic, Comfort Inn East, 150, national.

TRANSITIONS

The Toledo Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center's renovated and expanded ambulatory surgery center, at 4235 Secor Rd., has reopened for business.

DLZ, an engineering and architectural firm based in Columbus, has opened a Toledo office in Fifth Third Center building, One Seagate, 6th floor.

Perry Corp., of Lima, Ohio, a provider of office automation technology, has acquired Enterprise Office Systems, of Toledo.

The rebuilt Bob Evans Restaurant on North Clinton Street in Defiance will reopen to the public on Monday. Its new look includes a new color scheme, furniture and fixtures, and a bakery. Prizes will be given away throughout the day.

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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