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Economic development in East Toledo and Oregon topic for talk
Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership, will speak about economic development in East Toledo and Oregon to members of the East Toledo Club Thurs., March 15, noon at the Weber Block at Front and Main in East Toledo. The public is invited.

Monske has travelled to China and been involved in negotiations with Dashing Pacific Group, the Chinese investment firm which purchased The Docks and 69 acres in the Marina District. He will speak about that project as well as address other growth opportunities east of the Maumee River.

Dean Monske

Monske’s trip to China occurred while serving as deputy mayor for external affairs for the administration of Toledo Mayor Mike Bell. During his time with the city, he coordinated economic development efforts and worked with Toledo’s suburban neighbors.

Prior to that, he served as executive director for the Oregon Economic Development Foundation.

Monske is a board member for the Ohio Tax Credit Authority and serves on the executive committee for the Lucas County Improvement Corporation. He is also a past president of the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association.

The public is invited. The talk will begin at 12:30 following the club’s luncheon, which will be held in the room adjacent to Michael’s Café.

Up the ladder
Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes has named Lawrence Schaffer manager of the Oregon Chapel on South Coy Road in Oregon and Jason Fletcher manager of the Millbury Chapel on Woodville Road in Millbury.

Schaffer has been a funeral director for more than 30 years. He has served as president of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, vice president of the board of directors for the Luther Home of Mercy and chair of the ProMedica Bay Park Foundation. He is also a trustee on the Bay Park board.

Fletcher has been a funeral director with the company since 1999. He is a Woodmore High School and Otterbein College graduate. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Gold stars
The National Bank of Ohio honored six employees during the bank’s annual employee recognition dinner held recently at the Catawba Island Club.

The following received the Thomas F. Palmer Employee Recognition certificates and awards for years of service:    Cynthia Knavel and Amy Hanna, five years;  Cathy King, 10 years;  Joe Bires and Barbara Dille, 15 years; and  Alice Theisen, 25 years.

New employees recognized were: Renee Dewitz, Amy Eisenhour, Krystal Perry, Celeste Rollins and Marissa Rodriguez.

Dr. Paul Lockwood, treasurer of Gibsonburg Exempted Village Schools, was recently awarded the Auditor of State Award by Dave Yost, state auditor.

The award is given to auditors of governmental and school bodies who return a clean audit report demonstrated excellent record keeping.

On the boards
Marty Sutter, president of GenoaBank, and Jason Birney, vice president of marketing for Hollywood Casino, have been elected to the board of trustees of the United Way of Greater Toledo.

Magruder Hospital is investing $950,000 into renovations of its emergency room, according to Jack Smith, director of facilities management & improvement.

The renovation, which began last week, will feature an additional entrance for ambulances, allowing for more private transportation of patients into the hospital. All of the treatment rooms will now be private, another enclosed registration area will be added and a new report room for emergency personnel is all part of the plan.

The project is scheduled to be complete this summer.

Ownership change
Stautzenberger College has announced it has purchased Toledo Dental Academy.

The academy, which opened in 1994, provides training for careers in dental assisting. Stautzenberger will continue the training. For more, call 1-800-720-7005 or go to

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