Northwood firm recognized for safety
Motor Carrier Service of Northwood recently won Traffic Insurance, Ltd.’s Safety Award of Honor. This annual award is given to motor carriers who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss-prevention programs.
The award is presented each year to one carrier based on nine safety performance metrics, including an employee injury rate and loss ratio. The criteria also include an annual independent onsite analysis.
In addition to the Award of Honor, Traffic Insurance also recognized MCS with the Highest Transportation Safety Assessment Score Award, Lowest 3-Year Auto Liability Loss Rate Award and the Lowest 3-Year Workers’ Compensation Rate Award.
Two local agents for American family Insurance have been recognized for outstanding customer service. They are Karen Smeltzer of Northwood and Jim Graver of Oregon.
The two were recognized under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey which measures customers’ overall experience with their current American Family agent. Only agencies that perform in the top 20 percent of all insurance agencies nationwide are so designated.
Up the ladder
National Bank of Ohio (NBOH) has promoted three employees. They are: Thom Dayringer to senior vice president and mortgage loan production manager; Scott Sprouse to vice president/cashier and Nicki Collum to assistant cashier
At the clubs
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is raising funds for its annual Independence Day Celebration. The cost of fireworks has been increasing steadily by five percent per year so to keep the same quality show the chamber is selling patriotic stars for $1, $5, or $10 at local businesses during the month of June.
Purchasers can write their name on the star to show their support. All funds collected will go towards the 2013 fireworks show. Everyone who purchases a $10 star will have their name entered into a drawing for VIP seating during the fireworks. You can also make direct donations to the chamber office at 161 W. Water Street in Oak Harbor or call 419-898-0479.
Inspire, a business networking group, will host an open house Wednesday, 7:45 a.m. at the Sleep Inn, 1761 Meijer Circle in Oregon. Call Larry at 419-902-2345
The bottom line
First Defiance Financial Corp announced a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per common share payable June 7 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 31. The dividend represents an annual dividend of 1.77 percent based on First Defiance common stock closing price on May 21, 2013.
First Defiance Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. Local offices are locate in Oregon and Genoa
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 www.clubrunner.ca/oregon-northwood.com
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