Looking for that specific color on a late model used car and tired of searching all the used car lots?
Terry Paul, owner of Genoa Ford and Genoa Chevrolet, has a new service which allows him to launch a wider search for that color or special feature. Paul’s dealerships are part of an auction service that allows his salespeople to attend wholesale auctions via the Internet.
Paul still utilizes two auction buyers but they can only be at one auction at a time. With the Internet, he now has access to 20 to 30 auction houses throughout the country. He has sent for cars located in Nashville, Columbus, Detroit and Cincinnati. So, he says, if you want a 2007 white Malibu with blue interior and 20,000 miles, he has just bettered his chance of finding one.
Paul targets cars still under warranty—usually those three years old or less. The auction house has the responsibility to portray the car accurately and if the dealer is not satisfied he can return the car.
The new service has reduced the price of buying the car for the dealership.
Terri Sweeney-Cable has been named assistant branch manager at GenoaBank’s Oregon office.
Sweeney-Cable has eight years experience in the banking industry.
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation will host its annual business and industry awards dinner Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 pm at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton. Call 1-866-734-6789.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf classic Thursday, June 18 at Eagles Landing Golf Club.
St. Charles Mercy Hospital Foundation will host its annual Randy Kordash Golf Classic Monday, June 8 at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg.
Plugs & freebies
The public is invited to the Rossford Business Association’s Fourth Annual Business Fair Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Rossford High School gym. More than 70 booths will showcase products and services. Entertainment will include a dancing team, music and a magician. Go to www.rossfordba.com or call 419-720-4701.
The Woodville Mall will change hours of operation. Effective April 1, hours will be from 10:30am to 8:30pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours will be Noon to 5:00pm. The anchor tenants will retain their current hours. The mall entrances will open at 9:00am everyday.
Memorial Health Care System has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for the standards it maintains for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission monitors the nation’s health care systems. Its on-site survey occurs annually.
FirstEnergy was honored by the Edison Electric Institute with the Emergency Recovery Award for its efforts in restoring electric power in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The company was also honored with the Emergency Assistance Award for its efforts to assists other utilities in major restoration work outside the company’s service area in 2008.
FirstEnergy sent 4,000 workers from seven of its operating companies included Toledo Edison to Texas and restored electric service to 86 percent of those affected after two days and to 100 percent after six days.