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Rep. Kaptur to speak before chamber of commerce
Rep. Kaptur, a 15-term congresswoman, is the senior-most woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the budget and appropriations committees. She also serves on three sub-committees: defense, agriculture and transportation/housing and urban development.
Rep. Kaptur represents the Ninth District which runs along Lake Erie to Cleveland and includes most of Lucas County and all of Ottawa County. She defeated fellow Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the primary and will face Samuel Wurzelbacher in November’s general election.
The chamber will also host its monthly Simply Social luncheon Wednesday, September 12 at Luckies Barn & Grill from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
At the clubs
Economic gardening is a concept pioneered by Chris Gibbons in 1989 in Littleton, Colorado.
According to the website for National Center for Economic Gardening, the program targets privately-held companies in either county with revenue of between $750,000 and $50 million and employing between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees. Companies must also show potential growth in revenue of at least $1 million in the next three years and show a growth in employees or revenue in three of the past five years.
The program seeks to develop connections between businesses, organizations and universities to nurture growth and provide resources to facilitate that growth.
Call Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.
Since 1993, the bank has donated more than $65,890 to the United Way in Ottawa County.
The United Way 2-1-1 connected 1,262 Ottawa County residents to community resources in 2011. More than 40 people have raised their hands to volunteer for the three-year, community-wide campaign to recruit 100 readers and tutors.