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Chamber seeks nominees for 20th Annual Prism Awards
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for its 20th annual Prism Awards, which honor excellence in this area’s businesses and organizations.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 18.

The award categories include:

•General Excellence Award-- Given to businesses of any size based on excellent performance;

•Pioneer Award-- Recognizes companies that have been leaders in their industry and in operation for at least 20 years;

•Horizon Award-- Recognizes companies that have exhibited great potential for success.  The award is presented to businesses in operation for five years or less;

•Community Improvement Award-- Recognizes community based non-profits and volunteer organizations;

•Best Practice Award-- Businesses, both large and small, are eligible for this award which recognizes the successful result of a specific campaign;

•Person of the Year-- The purpose of this award is to identify, honor and reinforce the activities of exceptional caring citizens whose service or performance positively contributes to the quality of life in the Eastern Maumee Bay region.

The nominees will be honored at a banquet to be held at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center Wednesday, Mar. 6.  Chrys Peterson from WTOL News 11 will again be the Master of Ceremonies.

The program is open to all businesses located in an area encompassed by East Toledo on the west, Oregon on the north, Oak Harbor on the east and Gibsonburg on the south.

If you have a business you would like to nominate call chamber director Sarah Beavers at 419-693-5580 or email her at director @embchamber.org.


Expansion
Dunn Chevy Buick has doubled its showroom space for new vehicles, according to Andrea Musselman, company spokesperson.

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Greg Dunn, Jay Dunn and Andrea Musselman in the newly
renovated Dunn Chevy Buick showroom. (Press photo by
Ken Grosjean)

Musselman said the expansion was needed to provide more indoor viewing space for customers during the winter months.  Both east and west sides were expanded and some offices were relocated. The showroom  now accommodates 13 vehicles.

Offices, restrooms and the service area were also renovated. There are now two lounges for customers, one with a television and one is a quiet room.

A new digital sign was also installed on Navarre. Dunn’s is located on Dustin Road in Oregon.


At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual State of the Communities breakfast Thursday, January 24, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the board room located in the basement at St. Charles Hospital.

Representatives from East Toledo, Oregon, Northwood, Walbridge and Jerusalem Township are expected to speak about their accomplishments in 2012 and what the future holds for 2013.

RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580 or email her at director @embchamber.org.

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The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Meeting will be held on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall located on West Main Street. The evening will kick off with social hour, followed by a hot buffet dinner and a short business meeting to elect the 2013 board members. Video horse racing and a Chinese auction follow along with door prizes presented throughout the night. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling the chamber office at 419-898-0479. Deadline to RSVP is Jan. 24.


Schools & skills
The Sandusky County Communities Foundation will host a seminar Thursday, Jan. 31 for attorneys and Certified Public Accountants entitled Designing and Implementing Charitable Giving Strategies in 2013.

Bridgett Root and Chad Baker, Attorneys from Marshall & Melhorn, LLC, Toledo, will be the featured presenters. They will address tax and administrative issues to be considered by both donors and advisors. CLE accreditation and Accountancy Board of Ohio accreditation are pending.

The seminar will be held at Terra State Community College in Building B. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the session beginning at 9 a.m and end at noon. RSVP to Cate Knipp at 419-355-8911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.

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