Planning is underway for the 2019 Institute for Leadership & Advocacy program. Next year will be our 18th year preparing emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities. While some details are still being confirmed, we are pleased to share a sneak preview of the 2019 schedule and topics for the 10-week session period:
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Computerworld released their “Best Places to Work in IT” and Owens Corning hit #2 on the list for the second consecutive year, jumping from #47 where they initially appeared five years ago. We had a chance to sit down with Annie Baymiller, Director in Owens Corning’s Global Information Services organization and Ty Paris, Early Career Specialist to talk about the initiatives that are helping guide their culture.
In June the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce held its Chamber U event on the topic of building and zoning permit processes. This was a forum aimed at helping local businesses better understand these processes and how to avoid project delays or other issues. Conversations on property development and zoning are a part of the Institute for Leadership & Advocacy’s sessions on economic development and planning sustainable communities, and graduates were invited to attend the forum.
The discussion included a panel of building inspection and zoning officials from local departments who answered questions and covered topics such as permit processing timelines, common issues delaying permit issuance, and improvements underway to improve service. Panel participants included Steven Shrake, City of Toledo Chief Building Official; David Golis, Lucas County Chief Building Official; and Jim Gilmore, City of Oregon Building & Zoning Commissioner.
Concert Features Composer John Williams’ Complete Score from A New Hope Performed Live to Picture by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Steven Jarvi
TOLEDO, OH — The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present the Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert featuring a screening of the complete 1977 film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by acclaimed conductor Steven Jarvi, Interim Artistic Director of the Charlottesville Opera and former Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Chicago, IL) – ProMedica Corporate Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, has earned national recognition in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team were presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony that took place at the building on Monday, June 25, at 1 p.m. ET.
In recognition of its particular accomplishments in adaptive reuse, the project has been selected to receive the IDEAS2 Award’s Presidential Award of Excellence for Adaptive Reuse, the only project in the competition to be so honored.
By: Jack Martin, PD&B Inc.
Location: 5949 American Road East, Toledo
Websites: pdbinc.com | pdbcorrugated.com
Ken Martin started Projects Designed and Built Inc. in 1998 out of his home with the help of a part time receptionist. Prior to that, Mr. Martin was working for a Toledo-based distributor selling industrial power transmission components, and, it was there he came up with the idea of starting the business. The idea came from an emerging trend he noticed while working with some of his large customers. Many of them began downsizing their engineering departments, outsourcing the design and build of new equipment and ultimately doing less ‘in house’ designing. That was the opportunity and the motivation for him to begin to design and build machinery that ultimately led to the business as it is today. It has been almost 20 years now and PD&B continues to be a trusted and reliable resource for their customers around the world.
In a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, Children’s Discovery Center reopened its downtown Toledo Center. The energy of Toledo’s downtown revitalization has inspired the renovation.
Open House Dates: Tuesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children’s Discovery Center has been serving the greater Toledo Community since 1982 by providing early education and childcare. Their award-winning philosophy —which includes STEAM and Reggio Emilia inspired education— has been nationally recognized. “We are delighted to present the new downtown Children’s Discovery Center to the community,” stated CEO Lois Rosenberry. “Our centers are unique and provide children with award-winning educational programs and parents with the peace of mind that their children are being cared for in a loving and stimulating environment.”
We are pleased that after the region’s elected leaders considered the various proposals before them that the effort to create the Toledo Area Water Authority (TAWA) is moving ahead. It was agreed by all that the creation of a 6119 (TAWA) was the best path forward. We expect Toledo City Council to support this proposal that will be in the best interest of both residents of the City of Toledo and our region as a whole. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce will continue to advocate for a solution that benefits the entire region.
To learn more about TAWA, visit www.toledowater.org.
In a ceremony last week, Fifth Third Bank in Rossford, Ohio officially turned over the Ford Plate Glass Factory Whistle to Industrial Power Systems (IPS). The whistle is remembered by many throughout Rossford, as it was blown at the Ford Plate Glass Company factory to signal shift change and the occasional accident or fire.
IPS recently renovated and moved into the historical Ford Club building that was built in 1917. The building is recognized as an anchor building in downtown Rossford. The building, which will be open to the public for an open house in June, is designed in a way that supports the forward looking vision of IPS, while giving nods to tradition and history throughout. The whistle will be permanently enshrined in the lobby of the building, along with other artifacts and historical photos of the space.