Dr. Mike Bower, the new president of Owens Community College, will speak at the October luncheon of the Toledo Area Small Business Association, Oct. 18 from 11:30-1:30 at the Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for chamber of commerce members, $30 for nonmembers.
Thomas C. Carper, chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors, will speak at the Passenger Rail Forum from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Toledo Club. Cost: $25 for Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association members, $30 for nonmembers, $18 for students. Registration: Jodi at 419-241-9155 ext. 120.
The Center for Innovative Food Technology will host a seminar for food entrepreneurs and food-related business owners from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, 13737 Middletown Pike, Bowling Green. The focus will be how to approach retailers with a new food product. Registration: Paula Ray (419-535-6000, ext. 117) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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