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Chamber to host seminar on Twitter, Facebook and blogging
Are you overwhelmed by social media? Confused? Stressed?

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce can help you get a better understanding of Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and Facebook when it host a panel discussion Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Oregon City Council chambers, 5530 Seaman Road.

The three-member panel includes: Lindsay Myers, director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, who will talk about Twitter; Pauline Glaza, owner of Enhanced Publication, who will talk about LinkedIn and Meredith Soleau, human resources director at Ed Schmidt Automotive, who will address blogging and Facebook.

The seminar is free. You are encourages to bring your cell phones, laptops and ipads to Tweet, post and interact as a group. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at 419-693-5580.

Naming contest
Perrysburg Township Fire Department, along with Perrysburg Commons, is having a contest to name the fire department’s new kid’s spray trailer for the safety program.  Stop by Perrysburg Commons or call 419-874-1931 to submit the winning name.  Entries will be collected through Friday, Sept. 6.  The winner (along with prizes) will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 15 during the Northcoast Big Band event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center is located at 10542 Fremont Pike.

Opportunity knocks
Sheriff Hefzy, M.D. has joined the staff at Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management located on Coy Rd. in Oregon. Dr. Hefzy is a sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Sylvania Northview High School, received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toledo with Honors, and his Doctor of Medicine from UT’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Hefzy completed a transitional internship, anesthesiology residency, and pain medicine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and the North American Neuromodulation Society. He is board eligible with the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Gold stars
Samsen Furniture & Design was recognized in a recent Issue of Home Accents Today, a trade journal/magazine for the home accent industry, as one of 50 "Retail Stars."

The magazine honored independent brick and mortar retailers who are creative in their merchandising and contribute to their communities. Samsen’s was one of five companies on this year's list in business for more than 50 years.

Lynn Magdich, design/sales manager, applied for the honor, and feels Samsen Furniture's new website, presence on Facebook and positive feedback from industry vendors helped the store earn the mention in what Home Accents Today call "The Best & The Brightest" in our industry.

Two area Avon representatives have been recognized among the company's top representatives in the U.S. They are Terry Dehart of Northwood and Lillian Meadows of Walbridge.

The company recently recognized these individuals, along with other top Avon reps, at the company's annual President's Recognition Program Celebration, a six-day event held in Honolulu.

At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor two parties in August. The first is the Party in the Park also sponsored by the Oregon Economic Development Foundation Thursday, Aug. 1, 4:30 to 7 at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park.

The networking event will feature door and raffle prizes, lite appetizers and beverages. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at or Lindsay Myers at

The chamber is also co-hosting the Party in the Parking Lot, the annual “friend-raiser” for Cardinal Stritch and St. Kateri Catholic Academy Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. at the St. Kateri campus on Pickle Road. Music will be provided by Arctic Clam, a local rock cover band.

Mani James, educator from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, will speak on consumer law updates for businesses Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30-9 a.m. at a breakfast sponsored by the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting will take place at the VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main, Oak Harbor. RSVP to 419-898-0479.

The Kids Hooked on Golf program sponsored by the East Toledo Family Center will be the beneficiary of this year’s Starboard Side Golf Classic to be held Aug. 9 at Chippewa Golf Club.

Sponsors and teams are sought. Call Tracy Garufos at 419-691-1429 ext 211 or go to 


The Jay Jeffries Scholarship Golf Scramble sponsored by the United Steel Workers, Local 1-346, representing BP/Husky Refinery, Caraustar, Fiske Brothers and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. For sponsorship and team registration contact the steel workers at 419-691-1819.

The bottom line
First Defiance Financial Corp., parent company of First Federal Bank, announced that net income for the second quarter ended June 30 totaled $6.1 million, or  60 cents per diluted common share, compared to $3.9 million or  38 cents per diluted common share for second quarter of 2012.

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