The City of Toledo has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of 2008's Top Metros in America, according to Jason Webber, spokesperson for Carty Finkbeiner, Toledo’s mayor.
Toledo is ranked third among American cities in its population class (200,000 - 1 million) for number of confirmed new and expanded corporate facilities projects. The March issue of Site Selection also honors the State of Ohio with its prestigious Governor's Cup for leading the nation in the number of new and expanded facilities. Ohio leads America with 503 projects, followed by Texas (497) and Michigan (296). This year marks the seventh time -- and the third consecutive year -- that Ohio has received the award.
At the clubs
Tom Crothers, Greater Downtown Business Partnership, will speak about the new Downtown Arena, to the East Toledo Club Thursday, Noon at The Weber Block. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, 7:15 am at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation will host its annual business and industry awards dinner Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 pm at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton. Call 1-866-734-6789.
Eleven National Bank of Oak Harbor employees were honored February 21 during the bank’s employee recognition dinner held at the Catawba Island Club.
Those receiving awards for longevity were: Paula Schimming, Jeanne Mix, Donna Ebert and Jennifer Bartley, five years; Kathleen Robinson and Gary Macko, 10 years; Karen Stripling, Connie Fabian and Mary Lou Clark, 20 years; Len Gerber, 25 years and Marie Truman, 40 years.
Laurie Buhrow of Graytown was rewarded for her fourth-quarter sales of Avon products with a weekend in Hollywood. Patrick Dempsey, Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, was the guest celebrity. His scent, Unscripted, has become one of Avon’s top sellers.
The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency and The Source are seeking businesses to participate in its job fair to be held May 1 at the Lucas County Recreation Center.
Last year’s event attracted 107 employers and more than 3,000 job seekers. Call 419-213-6312.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf classic Thursday, June 18 at Eagles Landing Golf Club.
St. Charles Mercy Hospital Foundation will host its annual Randy Kordash Golf Classic Monday, June 8 at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg.
The right thing
Camp Courageous, an outdoors experience for children with special needs, will host its annual fund-raiser dance entitled Come Fly with Me Saturday, May 16 at Metcalf Field in Walbridge. E.S.Wagner, an Oregon company, will donate the use of its airplane hangar for the venue. Dance dress is appropriate. Music will include the songs of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin among others.
Sponsors and donations are sought. Call 419-875-6828
Plugs & freebies
Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union has joined a network of credit unions that share more than 3,000 branch offices to provide members with more convenient access to their accounts.
Commodore Perry is a $26 million cooperative located in Port Clinton and serves Ottawa County. To see a list of participating branches go to www.SharedBranching.org.
The public is invited to the Rossford Business Association’s Fourth Annual Business Fair Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Rossford High School gym. More than 70 booths will showcase their products and services. Entertainment will include a dancing team, music and a magician. Go to www.rossfordba.com or call 419-720-4701.