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New program helps contractors bid on projects
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority last week launched the Diversified Contractors Accelerator Program to increase participation by Northwest Ohio-based minority and women-owned contractors in publicly bid work and privately funded construction projects.

The program offers access to bid, performance, and payment bonds to contractors who are unable to obtain bonding through traditional sources and offers access to capital for the purchase of materials and payment of labor costs. Bonding is an essential piece of both public and private construction and construction-related businesses. Access to capital is equally critical to fund project materials and labor costs.  In addition, the program will supplement the contractors’ educational and financial strategies by providing training programs designed to teach the basics of the business of construction. 

The Port Authority, the City of Toledo and The University of Toledo all contributed $200,000 in seed money to initiate the program.

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Opportunity knocks

       Angela Powell

Angela Powell has been named Executive Director of Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky, an extended care facility in Erie County providing skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite care.

Powell has been with LHS since 2002, primarily serving as Director of Human Resources at Lutheran Home at Toledo.

Powell is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a certified Professional in Human Resources.  She graduated from the University of Toledo with a double major in human resource management and organizational development.

She is a Woodville resident.

Lutheran Memorial Home is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society.

Bruce Lively has joined National bank of Oak Harbor as Mortgage Loan Originator.

With over 35 years of lending and banking experience, Lively will be responsible for all aspects of residential mortgage lending from the bank’s Perrysburg loan office location. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Newburgh, Indiana, Bruce received his BA/ BR.ED.

           Bruce Lively

He will work from the office located at 900 West South Boundary Street at the Perry Towne Square in building 4A.

Retirement knocks
For over 15 years, customers have been greeted with a warm welcome from National Bank of Oak Harbor’s office teller Sue DeBortoli, but retirement knocks and NBOH is announcing Ms. DeBortoli’s plan to retire. The final day one can see her along the teller row at the Oak Harbor Office is Friday, December 24.

Schools & skills
John Michalski of Oak Harbor has completed a two week course at Reppert School of Auctioneering located in Auburn, Indiana.

Michalski received training in all aspects of auctioneering including the selling of antiques, automobiles real estate  and farm sales. He can now accept auction assignments.

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