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The Gold Buyer Network has opened its newest location at 3521 Navarre in Oregon.

The company specializes in buying used jewelry, gems and precious metals including gold, silver and platinum, said Brian Birchmeier, general manager of the company with 22 locations primarily in the Midwest.

Birchmeier said typical customers are those who have fallen on hard times or those who prefer to recycle such items as broken chains and jewelry that is no longer in style. Birchmeier says all items are melted down.

The local manager is Sheryl Marksch. There are two other employees. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-4. The phone is 419-690-0606.

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The right thing
The National Bank of Oak Harbor and GenoaBank will award scholarships totaling $8,000 from proceeds raised from their 12th annual golf outing held in September.


The event provides scholarships to local students planning to major in business at a two or four-year college or university of their choice. Students from these high schools are eligible: Cardinal Stritch, Clay, Danbury, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, Northwood, Oak Harbor, Perrysburg, Port Clinton, Put In Bay, Rossford, Waite, and Woodmore.

Gold stars
The Northwest Ohio ASCnet Users Group has been honored with the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) 2010 Chapter of the Year Award. The award was presented during the group’s 25th annual Technology, Education & Networking Conference in Chicago.

Treasurer Lisa Rozek, CISR, of Diversified Insurance Service, in Elmore, was among local officers accepting the award.

The award honors an ASCnet local affiliate that has shown outstanding leadership and provided their members with exceptional opportunities to increase their profitability and grow the value of their agencies through their education programs and services.

Founded in 1985 and based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, Applied Systems Client Network, Inc. (ASCnet) is an international association representing more than 80,000 insurance professionals. The only authorized users group for Applied Systems software, ASCnet promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy.

At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, October 15, 7:30 am at Bay Park Community Hospital.

The foundation has changed its schedule of meetings effective with the October meeting. Meetings will now be held every other month and the site will be alternated between Bay Park and Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999

Up the ladder
Laurene Moore has been promoted from trainee to branch office administrator at the Oak Harbor office of Edward Jones.

Moore is a resident of Oak Harbor.

Opportunity knocks
Heather Smith of Genoa and Heather Poddany of Oregon have joined Tastefully Simple as independent consultants.

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

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



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