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.
(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.
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.”
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.
National Small Business Week has been designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration as April 29th through May 5th, 2018. In the Toledo Region, we recognize that It Matters Where You Make It ® and we are proud of the small businesses that contribute to our dynamic culture built upon a heritage of hard work and a can-do attitude.
All 4 Kids, LLC was recently awarded 5 star rating from the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education. This is the highest rating available to daycare centers in Ohio. All 4 Kids is an early childhood education center in Holland, Ohio and enrolls children from 6 weeks to 11 years. Founded by Camille Harris, the center provides morning and afternoon pre-k classes & daycare services.
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family and Ohio Department of Education is requiring all daycare centers who keep publicly funded children to become star rated by 2020. By the year 2025, in order to keep publicly funded children, the center must be highly rated 3 star, 4 star or 5 star.
Nonprofit Kicks Off Next Era of Service in New Location
For 85 years Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio has been changing lives through the power of work in Toledo and throughout the Northwest Ohio region.
Earlier today, Goodwill hosted an anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting at its new headquarters located in Uptown Toledo at 1120 Madison Avenue. Supporters including clients, long-standing community partners, members of the business community and staff joined in the festivities.
“Goodwill’s impact begins with the generosity of community members and business partners, so we were particularly excited to kick-off our anniversary celebration with them by our side,” said Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio President and CEO Amy Wachob. “Together, we create life-changing opportunities and, ultimately, a stronger community right here in the Toledo Region. While Goodwill has a new downtown location, we remain committed to our mission of changing lives through the power of work.”
Owners: Mariah Peake & Josef Pipoly
Established: April 2017
Location: 4949 Stickney Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Mariah Peake & Josef Pipoly are both native to the Toledo Region. With two very different backgrounds, the two have combined their unique skill sets to form PACENERGIES, a consulting firm that helps clients maximize their energy efficiency, while minimizing business costs associated with energy. PACENERGIES helps clients procure financing while developing, engineering, and completing energy savings projects for commercial, industrial, and governmental spaces.
Regional water – it’s a topic that has headlined every major news outlet in the region in the recent weeks. But what does it really mean for you, your family and your business?
Regional water is our opportunity to ensure that clean, AFFORDABLE water continues to flow from our taps for generations to come. Collaboration among multiple communities like the proposed Toledo Area Water Authority, or TAWA, is unprecedented – we can make positive, national headlines for setting history, borders and politics aside to protect our residents and our water source – before we hit crisis mode.
Get informed on the proposed regional water plan by visiting the TAWA website at ToledoWater.org.
The benefits of TAWA are numerous. Watch this quick video to learn more or read our previous article, Why TAWA. Beyond keeping rates affordable, TAWA has the opportunity to establish a low-income assistance and lead line replacement programs to maintain safe, affordable water supply. It also a commitment to establish additional water sources, so that in emergency situations our residents still have access to water.