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Pills n Packages announced plan affiliation with national group
Pills n Packages Pharmacy, through its membership in RxAlly, has announced a new plan affiliation with SmartD Rxsm, Smart Insurance Company’s new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

RxAlly and its member pharmacies will be exclusively forming the preferred network to Smart Insurance Company, Inc., a new business dedicated to providing innovative health care solutions for seniors (www.smartdrx.com).

RxAlly is a network of 22,000 pharmacies united to help patients achieve better health through personalized pharmacist care while reducing costs. The company was developed to provide a solution to the critical issues of providing additional access to care and ensuring effective health care spending at a time when the incorrect use of prescription medicine is associated with $290 billion in annual costs.

The Pills n Packages Pharmacies are owned by Michael Warren and include locations in Woodville, Elmore and Gibsonburg (Gibsonburg Pharmacy).


Inventor’s Toolkit
The North Central Campus for Emerging Technologies in Findlay is sponsoring The Inventor’s Toolkit, a series designed to provide inventors, entrepreneurs and companies with information for protecting and developing new products and services.

The program will be presented on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and focus on patents and product development.

The patent segment will give details on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which represents the first major overhaul of U.S. patent law in 60 years. The implications of the new patent law on inventors, as well as helpful information about the patent process, will be shared.

The product development segment will provide strategies and insight for converting a new idea into a commercially viable product or service. It will also detail some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way. Topics such as successful inventing, product design and prototyping, and marketing strategies will be discussed.

Speakers are Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, and William Camp, president of Einstein Design LLC of Findlay.

The series is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission. All inventors and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. Call Tim Mayle, at 419-422-3313 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Schools & skills
The Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Forum & Expo will take place November 9 at Bowling Green Sttae University. The program this year in entitled Technology for Advancing Manufacturing.

Cohosts are the Ohio Manufacturers Association and the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association.

For info and registration go to www.toledobiz.com/MfgForum.html or call 419-865-0972.

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Nelson Shaffer, vice-president, regional market manager of National Bank of Oak Harbor, attended the 68th annual session held recently at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Nelson Shaffer

The school provides bankers with advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions.


At the clubs
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 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.

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