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Radiant Windows of  Oak Harbor has been named in the top 200 replacement contractors nationwide in the August issue of Remodeling.  The “Remodeling 550” annually lists the largest remodeling and home improvement companies in the U.S.; Radiant Windows is considered a specialty remodeling company and earned the ranking of 197th out of an estimated 320,100 companies, based upon the size of its average jobs.

Radiant Windows was also named a finalist in the 2009 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Small Business Category. The Torch Award is based upon nomination and a company’s position on ethics and its relationships with its customers, vendors and employees and encompasses Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

The company also took home two honorable mentions in March of this year from the Professional Remodelers of Ohio (PRO) Professional Remodeler of the Year Awards.  Nine judges viewed entrants’ projects for problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and presentation.  Radiant Windows earned awards for a commercial specialty/cosmetic face-lift project as well as for residential light construction.  PRO is the largest non-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to the residential remodeling industry in Ohio.


“We are so proud that these awards and honors speak not only to the quality of our work and products, but also to the loyalty we have to serving our customers,” stated Mike Shadoan, president and owner in a press release.

Shadoan founded Radiant Windows in 2001.  Before that, he spent more than a decade as an engineer, traveling the U.S. and different countries throughout the world designing windows, window-making machinery and window factories for several firms.

The company specializes in windows, doors and storm doors, exterior construction, interior light construction and remodeling, basement finishing, and custom kitchens and baths, room additions, garages, and pole barns.

At the clubs
Fritz Haney, Ottawa County Municipal Court judge, will be the featured speaker at the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner set for Thursday, November 12, 6:00 p.m. at the fire hall in Genoa.

The program will feature a history of the marching bands for Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. RSVP to 419-855-3225.


The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours at Eagle’s Nest Retreat, 16 So. Stadium in Oregon, Tuesday, November 10 4:30 to 6:00 pm. RSVP to 419-693-5580.


Businesses to meet
The Coffee Shop, located at 3555 Navarre Ave. in Oregon is hosting the Oregon Small Business coalition meeting Friday, November 13 at 10:00 am. Any small business with 50 employees or less is invited to attend and voice any problems or concerns you have doing business in Oregon.  Oregon Mayor Marge Brown will answer questions.  City officials have also been invited. Call 419-698-JAVA (5282)


A night out
Beeker’s General Store in Pemberville will feature three unique jewelry artisans at its “Night Out” November 10, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The artisans are: Earrings by Suzanna; Beckett Studio and Stoneworks by Stephanie. Wine sampling and treats will be offered and Riverbank Antiques will stay open until 8:00 pm.

The right thing
Lutheran Home is looking for businesses and individuals to decorate Christmas trees and wreathes and donate them for display and for use in a fundraising auction.

Trees will be on display at the home from Thanksgiving to December 15. On December 16, they will be available to the highest bidder during a silent auction will be held at the home’s holiday reception.
Call Kim Lemle at 419-693-0751, ext 246


The Elmore Church of God is seeking contributions to help the church prepare a Thanksgiving meal to serve six townships in Western Ottawa County. The meals will be served at Woodmore High School from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

To donate, call 419-862-3481.


Opportunity knocks
Angie Gozdowski of Genoa has joined Tastefully Simple as an independent consultant.

Tastefully Simple is a home-tasting company featuring easy-to-prepare foods.

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday Noon to 419-836-1319, e-mail to, or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.




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