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You don’t have to be an equestrian to ride in the upcoming Charity Derby Horse Race sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce. The race to benefit your favorite charity will feature horses on sticks and be the featured event at the chamber’s annual steak roast.

The Derby Horse Race is open to any business, non-profit organization, family or individual. Each entrant must choose a charity to represent. The first place winner’s charity will receive 25 percent of the auction’s proceeds, second place receives, 15 percent and third receives 10 percent, according to Sarah Beavers, chamber director.

The base horse on a stick can be purchased at Toys R Us and decorated to suit your taste. Jerry Anderson, WTOL Channel 11 news anchor, will auction off the horses at the chamber event scheduled at Oak Shade Grove on Wednesday evening, September 15. The six horses receiving the top bids will advance to the Charity Derby Race. Horses will move along the track by a roll of the dice.

The entry fee is $20. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580.

Ribbon cutting
Sprouse Insurance held a ribbon cutting last week for its third area location, this one at 178 W. Water Street, Suite B in Oak Harbor.

The office will be staffed by Peggy Everhardt, Mike Sprouse and Derek Sprouse. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Leslie and Barbara Sprouse first opened the agency in 1957. The other two locations are in Fremont and Genoa.

The new phone number is 419-898-0317.

At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation and the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Party in the Parking Lot Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at 2460 Navarre. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.

The National Bank of Oak Harbor and GenoaBank will host its annual scholarship golf outing Friday, September 10 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club in Oak Harbor. Call Marie at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at 419-855-8381.

New vehicle sales up for first half of 2010, data firm reports
New car sales in the Eastern Maumee Bay Area are up 3.7 percent for the first half of the year, according to figures released by Autoview Online, a data firm that captures registration data from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The seven area new car dealers sold 1,336 vehicles versus 1,288 for the same period last year. Ford was the most popular badge with consumers purchasing 632 vehicles, followed by General Motors at 506 and Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep at 198.

The Ford Fusion (119) was the hottest selling car followed by the Ford Focus (91) and the Chevy Malibu (83). Ford’s F-150 (118) was the hottest selling truck followed by the Chevy Silverado 1500 (89). The Ford Escape (99) was the top selling SUV followed by the Chevy Equinox (69).

Autoview statistics came from the following dealers: Dunn Chevy Buick, Mathews Ford Oregon, Genoa Motors, Genoa Chevrolet, Keller Chevrolet, Tri-Motor Sales and Rouen Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep.


Honorary chair
The March of Dimes Foundation has named Dr. Randall Schlievert Honorary Chair for the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction, to take place on October 25 at Parkway Place in Maumee.

The event pays tribute to the culinary excellence of the top local chefs for the benefit of mothers and babies in our community. In addition to the delectable meal and vintage wines, guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique auction items.

Dr. Schlievert assumed the position of Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institutional Official for Mercy in June 2010. He is a Toledo native and graduated from Genoa High School.

Dr. Schlievert has been the Program Director of the Pediatric Residency program at the University of Toledo Medical Center since 2006, where under his leadership the residency received a five-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes campaign to reduce the rate of premature births, birth defects, and other serious threats to babies’ health. Contact Jodi DiSalle-Horns, Division Director, at 419-534-3600 or


Opportunity knocks
Jay Patterson has been named vice president–chief information officer at GenoaBank.

Patterson has more than 20 years experience in the information technology field and extensive financial industry knowledge, according to Martin Sutter, GenoaBank president.

He will work at the Genoa branch. He is a Perrysburg resident and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University and his Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

Up the ladder

Andrea Price has been promoted to president and CEO of the Mercy health system.

Price joined Mercy in the fall of 2009 as CEO. She will now assume additional responsibility for oversight of the entire Mercy organization. Her duties will include strategy, governance, physician integration and community partnerships.

Mercy is the parent company for Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.

The bottom line
The Andersons has reported net income for the second quarter of $25.2 million or $1.36 per diluted share on revenues of $811 million. For the same three months in 2009, the company reported results of $15.9 million or 87 cents per diluted share on similar revenues.

Largest gains were in the grain and ethanol division and the plant nutrient group.

In the retail group, Andersons had operating income of $2.1 million on revenues of $44 million compared to the same period in 2009 when net income totaled $2.9 million on revenue of $49 million.

The Andersons operates a retail store at Woodville Mall in Northwood.

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