Expedient combines data centers, network access and managed services to deliver IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions to a broad spectrum of company sizes and across industry verticals. Expedient operates eleven (11) data centers in seven (7) cities across six (6) states with local experts in each market who ensure continuous service availability.
By: Ashley Sheehan, Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio
Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio provides specialized inpatient rehabilitative services to individuals in Toledo, Ohio, and surrounding areas who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.
Contributors: Frank and Amanda Viviano, Emily Dammeyer
Frank and Amanda Viviano moved back to the Toledo Region from San Diego in 2015 to get involved with the family business, Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts, Inc. With stores located in Toledo and Oregon, the Vivianos are excited to join the family business, which has been serving the region since 1964.
Both Amanda and Frank are actively involved in EPIC Toledo and have been since early 2016. They believe that EPIC Toledo plays a vital role in shaping the Toledo Region and they are proud to support the organization and be a part of the forward thinking energy in Toledo.
Contributors: Tony Metzger & Emily Dammeyer
You’ve likely seen their truck around town, or their colorful ads at Fifth Third Field and the Huntington Center. Known throughout the region as the “Official Printing Company of the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye”, Metzgers is a legacy in Toledo. What was started as “Type House” by Norb Metzger in 1976, a small business in Toledo has now grown to a multi-generational, award winning, full service printing company.
Contributors: Ed Beczynski and Emily Dammeyer
National Small Business Week Feature
Ed Beczynski is a leading restaurateur in the Toledo Region. You may know him as the owner of The Blarney Irish Pub in downtown Toledo. Native to Toledo, Ed graduated from Bowsher High School in 1980 and served in the United States Air Force from 1980-1985. He lived many places, but ultimately chose Toledo as he and his family’s permanent home.
Kelly Services, headquartered in Troy, MI, is a global, single-source workforce solutions provider, helping businesses of all sizes align talent and workforce options with business objectives. Located on Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, the company is led locally by Robert Hull.
EPIC Toledo Celebrates 10 Years
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
On April 7, in the heart of downtown Toledo, EPIC members, community and business leaders came together at One Lake Erie Center to celebrate EPIC Toledo’s tenth anniversary at the annual EPIC Toledo Birthday Bash. Nearly 500 young professionals attended the event and enjoyed a surprise menu from Murray’s On-the-Go, a new downtown business that revealed their concept during the VIP Pre-Party, presented by Yark Automotive Group.
We are excited to welcome the Toledo Jazz Orchestra to the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. In their seventh season since getting their own 501(c)(3), the TJO is growing!
Owner: Stewart Beal, President
When Stewart Beal went on a search for apartment buildings to buy in Michigan in 2009, he came across a number of buildings for sale in the Toledo market. His first attempted purchase was a building up for sale for $600,000, but unfortunately the deal fell through. Due to a number of interesting circumstances, Beal was able to acquire the complex from the bank just one month later.