By: Jocelyn Liberatore, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is actively working to support workforce development efforts and career opportunities as part of the overall strategy to attract and retain talent in the Toledo Region. That’s why we host Morning Access: Education & Workforce every year, to provide an opportunity for business and education leaders to connect directly in a relaxed business setting, leading to mutually beneficial conversation and opportunities for the community.
EVERYTHING FROM LAMINATE TO GRANITE
Contributors: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mike Langenderfer, The Countertop Shop
Along airport highway in Monclova, Ohio stands a new countertop fabrication facility. While the showroom and fabrication facility are new and state-of-the-art, the business has been operating in the region for 28 years. The Countertop Shop at 9300 Airport Highway in Monclova, Ohio has the answers to your dream kitchen or home remodel.
Contributors: Matt Yarder, Yarder Manufacturing, Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Four generations of Yarders have intentionally chosen to make it in Toledo. The Yarder Manufacturing Company is a four generation family business specializing in sheet metal fabrication for B2B manufacturing needs. Headquartered on Philips Avenue in Toledo, the company has thrived for nearly 100 years. Across 50,000 square feet, 65 talented engineers, welders, and skilled workers collaborate to “make metal matter.”
Contributors: Mike Pasch, Quality Tool Company, Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Quality Tool Company was established more than sixty years ago in the Toledo Region. The family owned, mid-sized manufacturing company provides cost effective manufacturing for their customers across various industries. With 40,000 square feet of production space and an 8,000 sq. foot tool room, the company is one of the few companies that can stamp, machine and weld assemblies, all in the same facility.
They provide specialized close tolerance metal stampings, including emergency brakes, tailgate latches, and seat lock bars. Their production equipment consists of mechanical presses that run up to 400 Tons, ABB Robotic Production MIG Welding Cell, A CNC Swiss Style Lathe for production turning, a spot/resistance welder, spin riveters, and tapping equipment.
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
National Manufacturing Day is this Friday, October 6th! Manufacturing Day is a “celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.” (Manufacturing Day Website) The Toledo Region has a rich history of manufacturing, and modern manufacturing is booming in our community.
With more than 50 members in the Manufacturing Industry, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce offers multiple resources specifically targeted toward the industry, including a monthly meeting called the Manufacturers Roundtable. Led by Bill Wersell, Vice President of Business Development Services at the Chamber, the group meets monthly to discuss industry-wide trends and challenges.
Objective: To bridge the gap in transportation for parents with children with special needs.
Little Tots Transport is a small transportation company that is looking to provide services for families who are really in need. Most times, parents are unable to get the necessary resources to cover these types of services so Little Tots Transport wants to be that service when there are no other options. The company was started when the owner and CEO (Debra Wilkins) was having trouble securing transportation for her son who has a disability. There were a few barriers which kept him from qualifying for services for autism scholarships or services with the Board of DD. The costs for private pay were more than she could cover so she decided to offer a solution to ease the pressure from parents in a similar situation.
Roger DeBelly, P.E., RCDD
Dave Desjardins, P.E., LEED AP
Doug Hohman, P.E., LEED AP
Darren Keil, P.E.
Art Myerholtz, P.E.
Alison Staudinger, P.E, LEED AP BD + C
Location: 5604 Main St #200, Sylvania, OH 43560
Website | LinkedIn
JDRM Engineering, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm providing professional mechanical, electrical, and technology engineering services to architectural firms, contractors, institutions, universities, hospitals, and industrial facilities. The company was formed in 1995 with the merger of principals, staff, and business interests of separate mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firms. Those firms had a close history of collaborating on projects since 1959 and the four founding principals began working together in 1976.
Managing Director, National Center for the Middle Market
Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Doug Farren, Managing Director of the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is confirmed to speak at the Chamber's Morning Access: Education and Workforce Development breakfast on October 13, 2017. This breakfast provides an opportunity for business and education leaders to connect directly in a relaxed business setting.
The 17th edition of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s public service leadership program is set to begin in January 2018. Every year, the program graduates individuals representing a cross-section of the area who go on to improve the region and advance their own professional goals. The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. To date, more than 300 leaders from around the Toledo Region have graduated from the program.
By: Fred Charpie, MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
Richard S. MacMillan, Managing Partner of MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd LLC, has been recently announced as President of Toledo Bar Association for the 2017-2018 service year. The Toledo Bar Association, founded in 1878, is a professional organization for attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students. Its mission is to provide outstanding service to our members and to assist them in serving our profession and the community.
“The mission of the Toledo Bar Association is to advance the professional and personal lives of its members through outstanding services, unmatched collaborative opportunities, and professional development. During my tenure as President during the upcoming year, I hope to further this mission by making our association indispensable to the bench and bar and to preserve and promote Toledo as a unique place to practice law in a culture of camaraderie, collegiality, competence, and mutual trust.”