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Business notebook: 7/13


■ Nicole Sebree has been named director of marketing at Hollywood Casino Toledo with responsibility for the casino’s advertising, public relations, entertainment, special events, and promotions. Most recently she was with Reach Media Inc., focusing on media sales for nationally syndicated radio personalities. Previously she was capture marketing chief for Caesars Entertainment at the company’s 10 Las Vegas casinos.

■ Joe Cherry of Toledo has been elected president of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. He is a shareholder, senior associate, and senior process-controls engineer at SSOE Group in Toledo. He takes over for Fred Tito, who becomes past president. He is a principal of JDI Group Inc. in Maumee.

■ The Toledo Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers has received the state organization’s Engineers Week Overall Observance Award for the 19th consecutive year.

■ Andrew Mekus of Bowling Green has earned the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers’ Young Engineer of the Year award. He was chosen for his efforts to support the activities of OPSE and the Toledo Chapter, his enthusiasm for the profession, and his leadership in community, civic, and professional affairs. Mr. Mekus works for SSOE Group of Toledo.

Business Achievements, news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs weekly. Email announcements to or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements" in the message field.


■ A free Smart Social Security educational workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the Better Business Bureau, 7668 Kings Point Rd., Sylvania. For more information or to RSVP, call David Macino at 419-842-0550.

■ Jim Alampi, an author and speaker, will discuss The Execution Tune Up at a business leaders breakfast, held by Vistage International, from 8 to 11 a.m. July 22 at the Toledo Club. The event is for CEOs, presidents, business owners, and other senior leaders of organizations in Toledo and Northwest Ohio and will focus on sharing professional and personal results Vistage peer advisory membership brings to an organization and leader. RSVP to Matt Lauth at 419-348-8046 or

The Blade must receive notice of business meetings 10 days before the event. Email items to or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


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

■ Tuesday-Sunday: USSSA East Region World Series Tournament, various properties, 1,200, regional.

■ Thursday-Sunday: LPGA Marathon Classic golf tournament presented by Owens Corning and O-I, various properties, 40,000, national.

■ Friday-Sunday: Fast Pitch Classic Softball College Showcase, Radisson at UTMC/​Ramada/​Courtyard, 800, regional.


■ A Jason Angel Hair Salon will hold a grand opening celebration from noon-4 p.m. today at 540 Rambow Dr., Monroe.

■ A grand opening for the Schakolad Chocolate Factory will be held at noon Monday at 7632 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be emailed to or faxed to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in May, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.

#8,714,379: Container closure having a vacuum releaser, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Edward A. Grant, Northwood.

#8,714,963: Liquid or hydraulic blow molding, assigned to Amcor Limited Hawthorn, Australia; David Andison, Oakville, Calif.; G. David Lisch and Fred C. Beurle, Jackson, Mich.; Dan Weissmann, Simsbury, Conn., and John Granata, Maumee

#8,714,964: Blow nozzle to control liquid flow with prestretch rod assembly, assigned to Amcor Limited, Hawthom, Australia; G. David Lisch, Jackson, Mich., and Kirk Edward Maki, Tecumseh, Mich.

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