The Andersons has announced fourth quarter earnings of 88 cents per diluted share and year-end earnings of $2.08 per diluted share.
The company announced net income at $38.4 million on $3.0 billion in revenue. This compares to 2008 net income of $32.9 million on $3.5 billion in revenue.
The group’s grain business had a record year and its ethanol business had its second highest year, according to a company press release. The retail group had an operating loss of $2.8 million on total sales of $162 million. Cited was reduced consumer demand due to the weak economy.
The Andersons operates a local general store in the Woodville Mall in Northwood.
Frank J. Dobnikar has completed financial planning coursework and passed the certification exam to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
Dobnikar is co-founder of S&D Capital, where he and Brent E. Shimman assist individuals and small businesses with their insurance and investment needs. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He is a member of the Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club and Oregon Schools Foundation.
CFP Board is a nonprofit certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.
S & D Capital is located on Woodville Road in Northwood.
Dawn Betz Peiffer was recently recognized as the sales leader at the Oregon office of The Danberry Company at the company’s annual recognition dinner held at the Hilton at Levis Commons. Peiffer also made the company’s Presidents Club, which honors the top 25 Agents.
Stephanie Speck of Luckey has been named a top sales advisor by lia Sophia, a direct sales fashion jewelry company.
Up the ladder
Randy Schiets has been named the manager of the Genoa location of The Gordon Lumber Company.
Schiets has worked for Gordon Lumber in various positions for 13 years. Most recently, he was the outside sales representative for the Port Clinton location. Prior to that, he worked 11 years at the Oak Harbor location mostly in sales.
He resides in Oak Harbor with his wife and three children.
At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host a networking after-hours Tuesday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Luckies Barn & Grill on Navarre in Oregon
The right thing
Three local Curves locations will collect non-perishable items and donations for area food banks during the month of March. To help, take your donation to Curves of Oregon, 3056 Navarre; Curves of Genoa, 22043 W.S.R. 51; or Curves of Northwood, 2519 Oregon Road.
These locations will compete against Curves locations across the nation to see who can collect the most donations.
Miller’s NewMarket in 2009 donated more than $6,000 to schools and youth groups participating in the Education Advantage program.
Miller’s donates one percent of the total cash receipts collected from shoppers who sign up and designate a school or organization. For info contact the store at 419-855-4541.
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.