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Development topic of seminar
Economic development professionals from the State of Ohio and from communities in northwest Ohio will describe how they work and how local governments can best support development efforts Friday, May 31, 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza in Toledo.

The seminar, entitled TMACOG Tech: Defining Roles in Economic Development Efforts, is sponsored by Spengler Nathanson, Attorneys at Law; Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development (NORED); Ohio Economic Development Association and Jobs Ohio.

Call Peggy at TMACOG at 419-241-9155. ext 105.

The bottom line
GenoaBank announced to its shareholders at the recent annual meeting that net income for 2012 was $1.677 million.

Martin P. Sutter, GenoaBank President, stated in a company press release that financial highlights from the first quarter, 2013 included net income totaling more than $404 thousand, or a 1.9 percent increase from last year at this same time. Total assets ended the first quarter of 2013 at $258.5 million.


First Defiance Financial Corporation announced net income for the first quarter totaled $5.6 million, or 55 cents per diluted common share, compared to $4.2 million or 37 cents per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2012.

“We are encouraged by the improvement in net income results versus last year and the continuation of the momentum built in the latter part of 2012,” stated William J. Small, chairman, president, and CEO in a company release. “However, we are still feeling the strain from the recent economic cycle, which has impacted loan growth and has caused some drag on first quarter performance.”

The first quarter results include expense for provision for loan losses of $425,000, compared with $3.5 million for the same period in 2012 and $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Non-performing loans totaled $35.3 million at March 31, 2013, a decrease from $45.4 million at March 31, 2012. 

Gold stars
Denise Martin of Martin & Martin Agency, Inc. in East Toledo was honored recently by Toledo City Council for its 30 years of service to the East Toledo community.

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, councilman Mike Craig, Denise Martin and
councilman Shawn Enright during a ceremony in which Martin received
recognition for her firm Martin & Martin, which celebrated their 30th

The agency was started 70 years ago by her husband’s grandfather. Denise Martin is the third generation at Martin & Martin. She is a graduate of Waite High School, and the University of Toledo and is a member of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, the East Toledo Historical Society and has been a volunteer for Hospice of Northwest Ohio since 2004.


Auto-Owners Insurance has named H. J. Miller Insurance Agency of Northwood one of the Top 10 growth agencies in Ohio for 2012.  The agency was recognized at a recent luncheon meeting in Lima.

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

Auto-Owners Insurance was founded in 1916 and has served Ohio since 1936.

Sponsors sought
The Genoa Civic Theatre seeks sponsors for its production of Godspell May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12.. Contact Griff Allan at 419-855-8086. Deadline is April 30.

The Annual eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic will be held Thursday, June 20 at Eagle’s Landing. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580 for sponsorship and team registration information. 

The Oregon/Northwood Rotary will host its annual golf scramble Friday, June 21 at Chippewa Golf Club.


Sponsors and teams are sought for the Third Annual United Way Golf Invitational to be held Friday, May 3 at Catawba Island Club. Contact MJ Siewert at 419-734-6645 or email

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday, noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.




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