The Toledo Area Engineers Week Committee along with the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce that Daniel V. Stark, P.E. has been named the 2017 Toledo Area Engineer of the Year in recognition of his commitment to the profession. This award is presented annually to a member of the engineering community in recognition of the accomplishments and achievements that he or she has made to the engineering profession and the community. Dan is currently the senior preconstruction and operations leader for the GEM Process Solutions (GPS) team.
By: Ken Finley, V&A Risk Services
Last week, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced they will return $1.1 Billion back to Ohio employers in the form of a rebate, likely to arrive this summer.
Pioneer Industrial Systems was founded by Toledo Region native Todd Hendricks Sr. in 1998. Family owned and operated, the company designs, builds and supports industrial automation and it has become a global leader in providing equipment to all major tire manufacturers.
Hale Performance Coatings, Inc. has been in business for 88 years. The company began in 1929 under the name “Hale Chrome Service,” and has been serving the Toledo Region manufacturing economy ever since. For 61 of those 88 years, Hale Performance Coatings has been a valuable member of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. The family business is now in its third generation of ownership and has expanded their services to serve a 350 mile target base, even serving the international community in Canada. Thank you to Rick, Mike and the entire team at Hale Performance Coatings for your membership. See below for a history of the company.
At our recent Focus on Business lunch, elected officials from the Toledo Region came together to discuss the potential of a regional water system. The debate of regional water system has been at the forefront of discussion among elected officials and impacts all of the businesses and residents of our community. Attendees heard from TMACOG President Tim Brown, Lucas County Sanitary Engineer Jim Shaw, City of Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, and City of Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough on the issue.
Toledo is Home to Creative Talent
Sixteen of our members were recognized for more than thirty awards this year at the 2017 Toledo American Advertising Awards. This year nine member projects were awarded the coveted Gold Addy, which is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and judged to be superior to all other entries (AAFToledo.com). These entries will be immediately entered into the district competition for a chance to eventually receive national recognition. Congratulations to all!
Steve Hanson, president and CEO Hanson, Inc., received special recognition with the Silver Medal Award. This award is given to a member of the local advertising community that has made generous contributions to their company, displayed exceptional creative ability, worked to advance the field of advertising, and actively contributed to the community. Congratulations Steve and thank you for all you do.
This year the following Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Members received Gold Addy Awards:
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. To celebrate, we highlighted area schools that are providing excellent educational opportunities in CTE. CTE covers a variety of fields, including health care, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, business, cosmotolgy and many more.
Downtown’s revitalization has been a hot topic in the Toledo Blade and other news sources.
Come downtown for dinner this weekend or checkout one of our member businesses for your next lunch meeting.
Contributors: Bruce Kletsky, Brian S. Halminiak, Robert L. Singer
The credit landscape has changed for 2016 & beyond. You can now use your R&D credits to reduce your AMT while some companies will be able to reduce their payroll taxes by their credits. They were also made permanent and will no longer expire every two years.
Our members are doing exciting things in the community. Check out the promotions and new positions that these members have taken on.