At the clubs
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.
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
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.
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
Eight local companies were recognized as Toledo Blade Top Workplaces as determined by employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a research firm on organizational and employee engagement. They are: Hollywood Casino, East Toledo; Gross Electric, Toledo and Northwood; A.A, Boos & Sons Construction and BP-Husky, Oregon; The Rudolph Libbe Companies, Walbridge; Jones-Hamilton, Lake Township and Directions Credit Union and Tireman Auto Service Centers, numerous locations.
RE/MAX Preferred Associates recorded sales in 2013 of $263.2 million, a 20 percent increase over sales in 2012, according to a company spokesperson. Transactions also increased 12 percent to 2,280 from 2,024 in 2012.