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Port Authority receives award for international cargo growth
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has been awarded its 12th Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation for growth in international cargo during a single season.

A port spokesperson reports that 2010 proved to be a better year than 2009 with a 16.3 percent increase in shipments through the Montreal-Lake Ontario section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Tonnage equaled 4,798,487 metric/freight tons.

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was one of just six winners to receive this prestigious award.

The Port Authority modernized operations at the Port of Toledo during the 2010 season by acquiring two Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbor cranes to replace two pre-WWII era rail-based cranes. The new cranes are twice as productive as the older cranes. They are the only twin cranes of this type in operation at any U.S. Great Lakes Port and are also more fuel-efficient, using only 25 percent of the fuel expended by the previous cranes. The Port Authority also added a new dry bulk conveyor capable of loading 1000-1500 tons per hour depending on commodity. This year, the Port of Toledo will officially welcome a new Mantsinen 200 material handler, which is the largest material handler of its type in North America.

The Port Authority also reconstructed and enhanced on-dock rail at Midwest Terminals allowing for more rail cars to be stored on-site and for more efficient movement of rail cars throughout the site.


Comfort studio opens
Recliners and More Comfort Center in Northwood has opened a La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio.

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Recliners Grand Opening for the La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio at 4419 Woodville Rd.
in Northwood. Pictured are Brian Mosser, La-Z-Boy, Inc., Allen Ziglar, La-Z-Boy, Inc.
Chris Durocher, president of Recliners and More, Rhonda Schalow, store manager
and Kurt Darrow, CEO La-Z-Boy, Inc.

Recliners and More was once a La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery that closed in 2006, according to owner Chris Durocher.

The new Comfort Studio features 6000 square feet of retail space dedicated to La-Z-Boy furniture products, including recliners, motion sofas, sofa-sleepers, sectionals and leather upholstery. 

The store also offers Serta mattresses as well as Howard Miller clocks and upholstery, Ashley furniture and a wide selection of dining room tables.

Recliners and More is affiliated with the two La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 5178 Monroe St. and 5804 Airport Hwy.


Gold stars
Genoa Retirement Village received the President’s Award for excellence at The Trilogy Health Services 2011 Spring Meeting held on April 13-15. The Award is based on customer satisfaction results from a semi-annual survey sent to residents’ family members.

Genoa Retirement Village received recognition for their customer satisfaction scores in Staff Attitude, Quality of Nursing Care, Cost of Value, Food Quality, Activity Programming and Appearance/Cleanliness. 

Genoa Retirement Village offers a full range of personalized senior living services including assisted living, long-tern care, short-term rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapy, 24-hr. skilled nursing care, outpatient therapy and respite care.

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Auto-owners Insurance Company has named H. J. Miller Insurance Agency, Northwood, one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Ohio for 2010.

H. J. Miller Insurance Agency, Inc. has represented Auto-Owners since 1956.

Auto-Owners Insurance was founded in 1916 and has served Ohio since 1936. Auto-Owners is a Fortune 500 company and one of only 10 carrier groups to receive A.M. Best’s highest rating, A++ (Superior).


The bottom line
Genoabank has announced shareholders received a quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of April 19. The dividend was paid on April 30.

First quarter net income totaled $377,000 dollars with assets totaling $254 million.
 

Eggs & economics
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and Regional Growth Partnership CEO Dean Monske will be the featured speakers at The Eggs and Economics breakfast May 17, 7:30 a.m. at Toledo’s Erie Street Market.  Funds raised will help Toledo’s Open Door Ministry continue its residential program for men recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.

The two are among those responsible for the relationship with Dashing Pacific Group, Chinese investors who purchased the Docks complex along Toledo’s waterfront earlier this spring. Mayor Bell and Monske will revisit China on May 18.

For tickets call 1-800-517-2915 or go to www.opendoor-toledo.com. Tickets are $50.

News anchor Jerry Anderson of WTOL-TV, Channel 11, will serve as the program’s master of ceremonies. 

Eggs and Economics is sponsored by Directions Credit Union, Huntington National Bank, Paramount Health Care and PNC Bank with support supplied by Hart Associates, Creative Oxygen and Sofo Foods. 


At the clubs
The East Toledo Club will host the Waite Honor Society luncheon Thursday, Noon at the Weber Block. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.

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The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a downtown clean up day Saturday, May 21. Community markets will provide trash bags and dumpsters.

Groups and individuals should meet in the back of the store’s parking lot at 9:00 am The event will end at 11:00 am. Call the chamber to volunteer at 419-898-0479.


Golf anyone?
Golfers can contribute to a good cause by registering for one of these upcoming gold outings:

•The Randy Kordash Golf Classic, Friday, June 17 at Stone Oak Country Club. The classic benefits the Mercy St. Charles Foundation. Call 419-696-7245.

•The Oregon/Northwood Rotary Annual Golf Scramble, Friday, June 24, 1:00 at Chippewa Golf Club. Go to www.clubrunner.ca/Oregon-Northwood.

•The Bay Park Community Hospital Pro-Am, Monday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. at Belmont Country Club. Call 419-690-7720.


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