Business Notebook: 12/09



■Interrupt Marketing of Toledo has named Rob Daenen as its director of strategy, Pete Grasso as director of public relations and social engagement, Mike Thomas as art director, and Sara Helbig as director of industry engagement and client integration. The company provides marketing services for the building materials industry.

■Michelle Klinger has been named director of the Center for Nonprofit Resources at the Toledo Community Foundation. Ms. Klinger was an assistant director at the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence at Bowling Green State University.

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■The Ohio Lean Consortium will host a networking breakfast for local business leaders, featuring a presentation by Pete Stipe, director of quality at Sauder Woodworking, on Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m. in the Voinovich Auditorium at Northwest State Community College, 22600 State Rt. 34, near Archbold. Free. Registration at 419-267-1439.

■Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada, will be the featured speaker at the Economic Summit II: Monroe as an International Trade Center program, sponsored by the city of Monroe and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Southeast Michigan/Monroe, on Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Monroe Golf and Country Club, 611 Cole Rd., Monroe. Cost: $20. Registration at 734-241-2810.

■Toledo Mayor Mike Bell will give his perspective on 2012 and beyond at the December meeting of the Toledo Area Small Business Association on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Toledo Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration at 419-243-8191 or

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