Person of the Year Award added to chamber’s Prism Awards
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors and nominations for the 16th Annual Prism Awards, a program designed to honor excellence in business and community organizations.
The awards are open to all businesses and non-profit organizations located in the Eastern market of Toledo, an area roughly bordered by East Toledo, Oregon, Oak Harbor and Gibsonburg.
The Prism Awards were presented for the first time in 1994 to foster cooperation among our communities. Awards are given in various categories including general excellence, community improvement and best practice. This year, a Person of the Year Award will be given. In addition, area companies who have been in business for more than 100 years will be recognized.
This year’s award is designed by noted Toledo glass artist Shawn Messenger.
Last year's winners were: Island Variety, East Toledo; To the Point Medical Clinic, Oregon; Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness; St. Charles Mercy Hospital; Mann Technologies and The Alzheimer Day Care Center.
One hundred and two businesses have won the award. Other winners include GenoaBank, Genoa; Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon; TAS Electrical Contractors, E. Toledo; Service Spring, Millbury and D & D Welding, Northwood.
Winning non-profit organizations include Friends of Pearson Park, Kiwanis Club of E.Toledo/Oregon; Jerusalem Township Food Pantry and the East Toledo Family Center.
This year's banquet will be held Wednesday, March 11 at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center located on Woodville Road in Millbury.
To nominate a business or receive an application, call 419-693-5580 or go to www.embchamber.org. Electronic applications will be on the web site or available for e-mail Monday, January 26. Deadline: February 23.
The right thing
The East Toledo Family Center has issued its Wish List for 2009. The items being sought include: an industrial office shredder; new computers and a laser printer; lawn equipment including mowers and trimmers; folding chairs and round tables; board games for all ages; arts and crafts supplies and musical instruments.
If you would like to donate, contact the center at 419-691-1429.
Nordmann Roofing Company of East Toledo recently donated roofing resources for the press box at Rossford High School.
Neil McKinnon III, vice-president, said the company tore off the rotten, leaky roof and replaced the decking, insulation and roofing.
Dawn Vargas and Kristina Newman of Oregon have joined Tastefully Simple as independent consultants. Tastefully Simple is a direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products. www.tastefullysimple.com.
Bay Park Community Hospital expanded its diagnostic radiology center with the installation of a state-of-the-art 100 percent direct-digital bone density detector featuring vertebral fracture assessment.
This densitometer measures bone mineral density. In addition, the unit offers a unique assessment of hip and overall fracture risk, using a personalized risk calculator that estimates a patient’s 10-year fracture risk.