Week of 3/11/13

Chad Munson, entertainment and marketing director, states that chefs Dan Griffin & Brad Cousino have worked with 5-star chefs around the country to bring the Toledo area the most “Iconic” cuisine possible without emptying out your wallet.


Technology Exchange

Ryan Gargas of Paul Blausey Farms, Doug Uher of Luckey Farmers,
Chad Gargas of Paul Blausey Farms, and Jeff Gordon of United Suppliers
( L to R) recently attended the Technology Exchange in Kansas City,
Missouri. A total of 107 growers from 15 states as well as 135 retailers,
33 manufacture representatives, 8 speakers, and 87 United Suppliers
representatives. United Suppliers supplies independent retailers, such as
Luckey Farmers, with chemicals and fertilizer. Chad and Ryan Gargas are
the sixth generation to operate the family farm and work side by side with
Luckey Farmers. The brothers along with their Dad, Rich Gargas, operate
a 2,500 acre corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and straw farm in Ottawa County.

Digitally personalized party booth areas and weekend performances – from DJs to upbeat party cover bands – are featured. Icons also offers catering for birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. General Manager Don Klatt states he will offer a variety of entertainment on weekdays from jazz and acoustic music to magic and karaoke. “We are very proud to say we offer the best of everything, at prices Toledo area residents can afford.”

Icons opened their doors the end of January, after an interior overhaul of the Yeehas decor. After a few weeks of “working out the kinks” with the new staff, menus, sound system and computer system, Icons is celebrating March as its official grand opening month. Local Cumulus affiliate, Star 105.5 will co-sponsor an “Iconic St. Patrick’s” party, Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th, featuring the cover band, Hello My Name Is, from Columbus.

Gold stars
The Press recently won two awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association.

The Press won a first place in the Special Edition or Section category for the 52-page, four-color guide it produced with Black Swamp Bird Observatory for the Biggest Week in American Birding. Pat Eaken was the project’s editor.

Eaken also won a third place in the Best Local Feature category for a story he did on Eastwood Middle School winning a state-wide contest about investment strategy called The Ohio Stock market Game.

The Press competed in the large weekly newspaper division. Fifty-nine newspapers competed in four divisions.

Mobile banking
The Union Bank Company has launched Union Bank Mobile Banking to allow customers to access their account information from a mobile phone.

Customers can access their accounts by sending a text message, using a mobile browser on the phone or downloading an application. 

To ensure safety and privacy of account information, the bank provides multiple security features.  Account information will not be stored on the phone. Account information will remain strictly within the online banking account. Customers can retrieve account information to view, then logout as you would on a computer.

The Union Bank Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the United Bancshares, Inc. The bank is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio and has local offices in Bowling Green, Gibsonburg and Pemberville.

Opportunity knocks
John Dauer has joined Crow Executive Air, Inc. as maintenance shop manager.

Dauer previously was the Chief of Police for the University of Toledo. He also serves as maintenance coordinator for his flying club, Blue Horizons, he is a captain for the Civil Air Patrol, and is a special deputy in both Wood and Lucas County.

“We are excited to bring John on board here at Crow.  His experience, love of flying and desire to be involved in the aviation industry will allow us to expand our maintenance services,” says Eric Barnum, CEO. 

Dr. Tia Tucker has join the Family Eyecare offices of Doctors Laub, Kegerize & Peiffer. Tucker grew up in Fremont and attended Lakota schools. She earned her Optometry degree from The Ohio State University and completed an Ocular Disease Residency at The Eye Center of Toledo.

She will see patients in the Oak Harbor and Genoa offices

At the clubs
Christopher Gillcrist, executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, will speak to the public Thursday, March 21 about the National Museum of the Great Lakes expected to open in September at the Marina District in East Toledo.

Gillcrist will describe new exhibits and the process used to create them. He will also talk about the objectives for the museum and how it will be funded.

The museum will be located in the Toledo Marina building adjacent to the relocated S.S. Schoonmaker Museum ship.

There will exhibits on Great Lakes exploration, settlement, industry and shipwrecks.

The presentation will be held at Hope Church, 5650 Starr Ave. on the Starr Extension off Wynn Road in Oregon (behind the Oregon Rec Center). The East Toledo Club is sponsoring the talk which will begin at 12:30, following the club’s monthly luncheon. The public is invited. RSVP to Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429, ext 213.

The Oregon/Northwood Rotary will host its annual golf scramble Friday, June 21 at Chippewa Golf Club.

Sponsors and teams are sought for the Third Annual United Way Golf Invitational to be held Friday, May 3rd at Catawba Island Club. Contact MJ Siewert at 419-734-6645 or email chris.galvin@unitedwayottawacounty.org.

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to zoz@presspublications.com or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.

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