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Rep. Kaptur to speak before chamber of commerce
U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will speak before the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 25 at its quarterly breakfast meeting 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park.

Rep. Kaptur, a 15-term congresswoman, is the senior-most woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the budget and appropriations committees. She also serves on three sub-committees: defense, agriculture and transportation/housing and urban development.

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Rep. Kaptur represents the Ninth District which runs along Lake Erie to Cleveland and includes most of Lucas County and all of Ottawa County. She defeated fellow Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the primary and will face Samuel Wurzelbacher in November’s general election.


In other news
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual steak roast to Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park.

The chamber will also host its monthly Simply Social luncheon Wednesday, September 12 at Luckies Barn & Grill from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
 

At the clubs
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation and Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation will host a program on economic gardening Thursday, Sept. 13. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Catawba Island Club.

Economic gardening is a concept pioneered by Chris Gibbons in 1989 in Littleton, Colorado.

According to the website for National Center for Economic Gardening, the program targets privately-held companies in either county with revenue of between $750,000 and $50 million and employing between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees. Companies must also show potential growth in revenue of at least $1 million in the next three years and show a growth in employees or revenue in three of the past five years.

The program seeks to develop connections between businesses, organizations and universities to nurture growth and provide resources to facilitate that growth.

Call Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.


The right thing
The National Bank of Ohio is seeking volunteers to tutor in the United Way program and help raise funds as it kicks off its annual United Way drive.

Since 1993, the bank has donated more than $65,890 to the United Way in Ottawa County.

The United Way 2-1-1 connected 1,262 Ottawa County residents to community resources in 2011. More than 40 people have raised their hands to volunteer for the three-year, community-wide campaign to recruit 100 readers and tutors.

Call 419-898-5741.


The bottom line
First Defiance Financial Corp., parent company of First Federal Bank, announced it will pay a cash dividend of five cents per common share payable September 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 4.

First Federal has local offices in Genoa and Oregon.
 

Golf
GenoaBank and National Bank of Ohio seek teams and sponsors for their annual golf outing to raise funds for scholarships for area students. The event will be held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club Friday, Sept. 14 with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. Call Marie at NBOH at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at GenoaBank at 419-855-8381.


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