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.
(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.”
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.
Wyse Coaching is a coaching organization focused on maximizing business opportunities and leadership development. Although the company was officially founded in 2017, Andre Mello, Wyse Coaching’s founder and principal, has been applying coaching techniques to his leadership teams for over a decade.
Andre, a 17 year Marketing Industry veteran, decided to start Wyse Coaching as a way to partner with people who are looking to do great things. Doing so allowed him to focus 100% on the development of his clients, instead of having to also juggle business priorities of organizations he was a part of. Being a Business Coach allowed him to build strong relationships within the community, while enabling him to live vicariously through his clients’ successes.
For just over twenty years, they’ve considered their factory on Door Street in Toledo their main headquarters. They’ve been named a 2018 Top Place to Work by the Toledo Blade. This distinction comes from feedback provided by employees of area companies.
A family business that has recently welcomed the third generation on board, Chuck Gotberg (son of the founder) recognizes the unique team that he has assembled. Most of the management team has been with the company for more than 20 years. Currently the company employs 110 people in the Toledo Region.
American Manufacturing is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce manufacturer’s round table. Attending monthly meetings and several events a year, they strive to make relationships with local companies and keep manufacturing a main part of Toledo.
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.
By: Tim Schneider, Manager - Local Government Advocacy, TRCC
Graduates of the 2018 Institute for Leadership & Advocacy program joined members of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce for its annual Legislative Day in Ohio’s capital on April 18. This event was an opportunity for those in attendance to have lunch with our region’s state legislators and receive updates from key agency leaders.
The luncheon, held at The Athletic Club of Columbus near the Ohio Statehouse featured speakers Andrea Boxill, Director, Governor’s Opiate Action Team, and Joe Testa, Tax Commissioner, Ohio Department of Taxation. Ms. Boxill spoke about the national opiate epidemic’s impact on the workforce and societal challenges that exist in addressing the problem. Mr. Testa spoke about recent tax changes at the state level and implications for Ohio businesses.
ARK Restoration & Construction was started to support local residential and commercial development. Ambrea Mikolajczyk and team are obsessed with designing and creating something special from “undesirable properties” — to restore and beautify buildings that have been forgotten about, paying close attention to quality and detail.
ARK Restoration & Construction offers clients a hands-on, customized approach to bring projects to fruition, specializing in construction management, masonry, carpentry, consulting, general contracting, and residential/commercial remodels. With a combined 100+ years’ experience in the field of construction, they employ highly skilled masons, carpenters, project managers, and laborers. The portfolio includes countless residential remodels, including bathrooms, kitchens, fixer-uppers and the complete restoration of 10 buildings, with budgets ranging from $250,000–$6,000,000 and square footage from 1,000–82,000.