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Extra Miler to talk about quest to step in every county in the U.S.
Marge Brown will speak on Thursday, Feb. 20 about her 20-year quest to set foot in all 3,143 counties, parishes or equivalent political subdivisions in the United States. The event will be held at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White Street and begin at 12:30 p.m.

The former mayor of Oregon and Lenny Fetterman completed the feat last year. The two belong to the Extra Miler Club.

Besides her travel, Brown has kept busy during retirement from her political career. She is active at St. Ignatius Catholic Church where she serves as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Visitor to Heartland. She is on boards for Kateri Catholic Schools and Vail Meadows Therapy Riding Center. She was also recently appointed to the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments and serves on the finance, audit and administration committee and the leadership committee.

The talk is sponsored by the East Toledo Club and is open to the public. RSVP to Jodi at 419-691-1429, ext 213.

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At the clubs
Amy Timmons from Workplace Resources will speak about employee stress and burnout to members of the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main St. in Oak Harbor.

RSVP to 419-898-0479

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Kevin Moyer, executive director of energy efficiency and alternative energy programs at the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, will speak to members of The Oregon Economic Development Foundation Friday Feb. 21, 7:30 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. For more info, call 419-693-9999.

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The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host a school forum Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30 a.m. at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital.

Representatives from Oregon, Northwood, Lake, Toledo and Kateri Catholic Schools will speak.

Cost is $5 for the continental breakfast. RSVP to 419-693-5580


On the boards
Chris Hall of Oregon was installed as the 2014 president of the Ohio Association of REALTORS during the organization’s Winter Conference, Jan. 19-21, in Columbus.

Hall has been licensed since 1979, and acquired his broker’s license in 1990. He currently serves as vice president for the Danberry Co. and manages the Oregon and Perrysburg offices.

On the local level, Hall served as president of the Toledo Board of REALTORS in 2004 and was honored as its “REALTOR of the Year” that same year.

On the state level, Hall has served as a District Vice President from 2008-2011, and as an OAR Director since the mid-1990s. He has chaired or served as a member of many OAR committees, including Strategic Planning, Local Government, Enlarged Legislative and Legislative Steering. Additionally, he was appointed to The Education and Research Advisory Group by the Superintendent of the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, until it was disbanded.

Nationally, Hall serves as a director of the National Association of REALTORS and as the State Representative to the Risk Management Committee.

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