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Published: Sunday, 3/11/2012

Business Notebook: 03-11

BLADE STAFF

ACHIEVEMENTS

Motor Carrier Service, Inc., of Northwood was named "Best Fleet for Company Drivers" by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Nominated for-hire trucking companies are evaluated on the range and depth of offered programs, the overall effectiveness of those programs across key metrics, and the responses of surveyed drivers.

Stacey Henry has been promoted to vice president of field services and client relations for Whitehouse-based Mariposa Insurance Services. She joined Mariposa in 2005. Mariposa is an independent adjusting firm managing policyholder claims for insurance companies.

Christopher W. Beeman has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Findlay-based National Lime And Stone Co. The company also named Chad D. Doll vice president for corporate relations and development, Tony L. Price senior vice president for sales, Timothy J. DiBerardino vice president of marketing and distribution, Scott L. Rhodes vice president of manufacturing, and Brian J. Wheeler group vice president for support services.

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

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, and NAPM-Toledo will hold a joint Professional Development Meeting at 5:30 Thursday at Poco Piatti at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Dr. Janet Hartley from Bowling Green State University will discuss "Managing Supply Chain Risk: Sharing Best Practices." Cost: $25, including dinner. Reservations: programs@apicstoledo.org.

Randy Brown, an Ohio hog farmer, will discuss the latest trends and issues surrounding the pork industry from 8-9 a.m. Thursday at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, including breakfast. Reservations: rsvp@ciftinnovation.org, but not necessary.

The Center for Innovative Food Technology and the Agricultural Incubator Foundation will host a food business workshop, "Boost Your Profits With Accurate Recipe Costing and Menu Engineering," Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the AIF, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $25. Registration: 419-535-6000 ext. 117 or pray@ciftinnovation.org.

The Toledo Area Small Business Association will host a presentation on marketing lessons that can be learned from the TV series Mad Men, Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $30 for others.

SCORE will host a seminar called "Financial Management for Your Business" Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Mercy Health building, 2200 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. The program is aimed at small business owners and people thinking about starting a business. Topics include cash flow, financial reports, and financial management. Cost: Free. Reservations: 419-259-7598.

The Employers' Association's annual Employment Law Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Cost: $50 for students, $205 for members, $275 for nonmembers. Registration: employersassociation.com.

The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce and Zinful restaurant will host wine-tasting and art auction at Valleywood Golf Club on March 24. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday. Cost: $50, includes dinner. Contact: 419-878-5188 or watervillechamber.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:

■ 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.

TRANSITIONS

The Olive Tree, a health food store and smoothie bar, will hold a grand opening Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store is at 3355 Briarfield Blvd. in Maumee.



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