By: Jon Ottman
Inspired by a passion for history and a deep respect for the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Military, brothers John Nowakowski of Swanton and Jeff Nowakowski of Sylvania formed The Last Patrol Museum in 1991. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1995, the group’s mission is to develop a military museum and national youth training facility in Toledo. For several years, the Last Patrol has had a very close working relationship with the Commodore Perry Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets.
By: Jen Skeldon, Attend Events
Organizations host events for a variety of reasons. Begin by asking “WHY are we holding the event?” Your answer is a great gauge to determine if the event aligns with your organization’s mission and goals. Once, the “WHY” is established spend some time processing the following questions.
Connect IT is an opportunity for Information Technology professionals to come together and share ideas. Hosted by EPIC Toledo, Tech Toledo, and ProMedica the event was held at Paramount Auditorium in Maumee early last week. Nearly 100 IT professionals attended the event and enjoyed roundtable discussions with experts in their field. We would like to thank our Connect IT Partners: Toledo Web Professionals, UT Launch Pad Incubation, and PMI.
EPIC members enjoyed a social at The Claddagh - Toledo earlier this month. Socials are an opportunity for our members to connect with one another while enjoying a local restaurant. Additionally, Socials are a great time for potential members to learn more about EPIC. Check on the EPIC Toledo website for our upcoming events.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Chamber Golf Outing. We enjoyed a beautiful day on the course with our members and sponsors.
Gold Sponsor – V & A Risk Services
Lunch Sponsor – Health Management Solutions
Hole Sponsors: Hollywood Casino Toledo, Palmer Energy Company, Battery Wholesale, Lott Industries, RCO Law
A special thanks to the staff of Stone Oak Country Club.
By: Kevin Carr, Silverback Supply
Owners: Dan Carr, Curt Hitchner
Established: July 2011
Number of Employees: 15
Silverback Supply is one of few Toledo based businesses in the Janitorial Supplies industry and we are proud to say we are locally owned and operated. In addition, we are not a branch from an out-of-state company, which many of our local competitors have chosen to do.
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Eric Stockard has joined the Chamber as the new Vice President of Membership.
Having grown up in Toledo as a Central Catholic and University of Toledo graduate, Eric is excited for his new role at the Chamber.
“Toledo is the hidden gem. I want to help the Chamber in promoting that there is great opportunity in Toledo both locally and beyond the region.” – Eric Stockard
By: Aly Sterling, President, Aly Sterling Philanthropy
Many friends and colleagues think our work in board governance is fascinating.
They want to know about the extremes – from the strange case studies and the “no he didn’t” examples of bad boardroom behavior to what ultimately brings a board or executive director to call us and seek help.
They ultimately want to know which issues we see most often and if their own board experience is “normal.”
By: Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney, Braumiller Law Group
Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.
Paul Fudacz, who staffs the Toledo Office, joined the firm in August 2011 and at that time the firm opened its Toledo Office. Paul is a longtime resident of Toledo and had practiced International Trade Law with a local Fortune 500 company for close to 20 years before Joining with Braumiller.
WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER
Cash is King ATM Solutions provides ATM Services for businesses and special events. Their services include cash vaulting, repair/maintenance, processing, sales, and leasing. Owned by Markho since 2008, we are excited to welcome the company to the Chamber community.