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Leadership recognition program seeks nominations
Sponsors of the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program are accepting nominations for the 18th annual event showcasing young leaders in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Nominations are due by Friday, June 14. Candidates must be under 40 years of age by June 30. Forms can be found on-line at Nominations require minimal information—name, company and email address of the candidate.

Those nominated will complete a profile to include information on their career, achievements and community involvement. An independent panel of judges selects 20 candidates for recognition.

Sponsors include Eastman & Smith LTD., Fifth Third Bank, Plante & Moran, and Columbia Gas of Ohio. Cultural arts sponsors that also support the program include the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, and Oregon Theatre.

Chrys Peterson, WTOL, Toledo’s News Now, will serve as master of ceremonies at the recognition event Thursday, September 26 at Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate in Toledo.

Gold stars
Alan Miller Jewelers, Oregon, was selected as the Toledo area’s Top Wedding Professional in the Knot Best of Weddings 2013 contest.

Only four percent of local wedding vendors received the award and it was based on reviews from local brides and a good rating from the Better Business Bureau.

The Knot ( is the Internet’s most-trafficked one-stop wedding planning solution. It was founded in 1996 to offer an alternative to etiquette experts. The company also publishes magazines and books geared to the wedding industry.

The right thing
NBOH kicked off its “Cans 4 All” food drive campaign participating in the Oregon Fest Parade Saturday, May 19.

This year’s theme, Feeding The Need In Our Communities; You Can Bank On It, is displayed on the bank’s float, and on posters and yellow collection bags in banking offices and other area businesses.

NBOH will also participate in parades in Port Clinton on May 25th, in Genoa May 31st and in the Apple Festival Parade in Oak Harbor on October 12th.

Residents who want to help can pick up a bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to a bank location.

NBOH has offices located in Oak Harbor, Curtice, Port Clinton and Oregon, along with two loan production offices in Perrysburg and Fremont.


The Oregonian Club will award $14,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors at Clay and Cardinal Stritch High schools and donate another $12,000 to projects at both schools that can not be funded within the schools’ general budget, according to a club spokesperson.

The funds were raised at the annual Bird Cage Ball held in March and co-presented by Mercy St. Charles Hospital and BP-Husky Refining.

Fourteen students will receive $1,000 scholarships.


Baumann Chevrolet in Genoa is partnering with the Genoa Little League Association to provide funding for new equipment and instructional clinics and give area residents a chance to win a new Chevy.

The nationwide Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program is in its eighth year. Last year about 1,600 dealers participated. Funds from Baumann will go to purchasing equipment like bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting tees and t-shirts. The program also funds youth clinics featuring former players, coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.

The Genoa Little League Association will also have 2,000 sweepstakes entry forms to distribute and at the end of the season five winners across the nation will win their choice of a 2013 Chevy Malibu or Chevy Traverse.

Take a ride
TARTA Guaranteed Ride Home is a new program created for alternative transportation users to take a taxi trip from their workplace in the event of a personal or family emergency, illness, or unexpected employment-related delay, such as unscheduled overtime.

Participants can be reimbursed for up to 80 percent of their taxi fare. Eligible applicants include employees living and working within the TARTA service area who use alternative commuter modes such as public transportation and/or bicycling.

The ride-home program is part a federally-funded program implemented throughout the nation and will reimburse members up to four times per calendar year or once every three consecutive months up to a maximum of $100 per year. The maximum reimbursement for a single taxi ride is $45. Only trips from work to home, a hospital/urgent care facility, daycare, school, or any TARTA Park-N-Ride location are covered.

To apply call 419-245-5216 or go to

At the clubs
Ernest Lewis will present a talk entitled The Easiest Personality Style Tool You Will Ever Use to members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 3154 Navarre in Oregon.

Lewis has been an executive coach and business consultant for more than 15 years. There’s no cost to attend. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.


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. Go to


The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce seeks sponsors, teams and door prizes for its annual golf outing May 24.

The chamber is also seeking a "Super Ticket Sponsor." A Super Ticket is a scratch off ticket that players can purchase and the top four winners receive a chance to win $100,000 in a hole in one contest. Call 419-898-0479

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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