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Genoa will award $250 for new town motto
The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a $250 cash prize each for the winning village motto and village logo.

The chamber is looking for something that “reflects the image of the village and evokes a feeling of hometown pride and family values.”

All submissions must be original and created solely by the contestant. Trade marked or copyrighted characters will not be accepted. Anyone under age 18 may enter, but entry form must have a parent or guardian’s signature.

All submitted mottos and logos become the property of the chamber and the Village of Genoa for reproduction and promotional use.

You can enter as many times as you like. Deadline is September 30.

Winners will be recognized at the annual chamber dinner in November.

Official entry forms are available at or You can also pick up a form at the village offices, across from the Genoa Town Hall or at participating merchants.

Jobs, jobs, jobs
The region’s one-stop employment center, OhioMeansJobs Lucas County (formerly The Source) announced the first Get A Job Friday event for the summer and revealed a list of nine companies who have already committed to attending the event.

Scheduled for Friday, June 20 from 10 am to noon, the mini-job fair attracts a variety of companies currently hiring workers for a host of jobs from machine operators, forklift drivers, welders, call center workers, food service and customer service employees, general laborers and even Ohio State Troopers.

Companies include Impact Products, Primerica Financial Services and Jan Pro Cleaning Services. Individuals planning to attend should be dressed appropriately to interview and have multiple copies of their resume on hand.

The event is free and employers interested in attending can contact OhioMeansJobs Lucas County at 419-213-JOBS (5627).

Gold stars
RE/MAX® Preferred Associates achieved the highest productivity ranking per sales associate in Northwestern Ohio for 2013, based on the May 2014 REAL Trends Top 500 report, according to a company spokesperson. Among the top 50 brokers in the U.S. excelling in productivity per person, RE/MAX Preferred ranked 14th with 27 transactions per sales associate. In 2012, RE/MAX Preferred ranked 22nd with an average of 25 transactions per associate. Its 2013 ranking is the agency’s highest ranking to date. Productivity is measured by transaction sides per agent.

RE/MAX Preferred associates closed 2302 transactions sides (completed sale or purchase) in 2013 compared to 2024 in 2012.

At the clubs
Pam Courtney will talk about “Holding People Accountable for Safety” at the monthly meeting for the Ottawa County Safety Council Wednesday, June 18th at Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and Networking from 11:00-11:30 a.m; meeting and presentation follows until 12:30. RSVP to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.

The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, June 20, 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Road in Oregon. Call Linda for more info at 419-693-9999.

The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis will host its 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, August 1 at Eagles Landing Golf Course. There will be a Noon shotgun start. Call John Eisenhart for info at 419-346-0231.


The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual scrambles golf tournament at Maumee Bay State Park on Thursday, June 26. Registration deadline is June 19. Call Brent Shimman at 419-693-9000 or email him at

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




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