Hale Performance Coatings, Inc. has been in business for 88 years. The company began in 1929 under the name “Hale Chrome Service,” and has been serving the Toledo Region manufacturing economy ever since. For 61 of those 88 years, Hale Performance Coatings has been a valuable member of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. The family business is now in its third generation of ownership and has expanded their services to serve a 350 mile target base, even serving the international community in Canada. Thank you to Rick, Mike and the entire team at Hale Performance Coatings for your membership. See below for a history of the company.
Toledo is Home to Creative Talent
Sixteen of our members were recognized for more than thirty awards this year at the 2017 Toledo American Advertising Awards. This year nine member projects were awarded the coveted Gold Addy, which is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and judged to be superior to all other entries (AAFToledo.com). These entries will be immediately entered into the district competition for a chance to eventually receive national recognition. Congratulations to all!
Steve Hanson, president and CEO Hanson, Inc., received special recognition with the Silver Medal Award. This award is given to a member of the local advertising community that has made generous contributions to their company, displayed exceptional creative ability, worked to advance the field of advertising, and actively contributed to the community. Congratulations Steve and thank you for all you do.
This year the following Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Members received Gold Addy Awards:
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. To celebrate, we highlighted area schools that are providing excellent educational opportunities in CTE. CTE covers a variety of fields, including health care, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, business, cosmotolgy and many more.
Downtown’s revitalization has been a hot topic in the Toledo Blade and other news sources.
Come downtown for dinner this weekend or checkout one of our member businesses for your next lunch meeting.
Our members are doing exciting things in the community. Check out the promotions and new positions that these members have taken on.
Owner: Patrick Giammarco
PWG Marketing owner, Patrick Giammarco, fell in love with marketing at an early age, but it’s his grandfather who he credits with inspiring his marketing business.
Owner: Betsy Jacoby-Greenleaf
Established: September 2012
In January of 2015, Jacoby Expo officially relocated their headquarters to the Toledo Region. Originally founded by Betsy Jacoby-Greenleaf in New Jersey, the company primarily plans and executes trade shows for a portfolio of clients nationwide. In 2014 Jacoby-Greenleaf and her husband decided to move to the Toledo Region to raise their family.
Owner: Frank S Almester
Family owned and operated, ACE Diversified Services (Ace Sanitation) has been in the Toledo Region for more than 50 years. After serving in the Korean War, Frank M Almester returned to Toledo to start his own business servicing sinks and drains (Rotor Rooter type business) as ABC Sewer. He then purchased Ace Septic Tank and Porta Potty Service in 1965. Ace was the first portable toilet company in the Toledo, Ohio area.
Greg & Heather Shepherd, Bowling Green, OH
Greg and Jenny Neville, Bowling Green, KY
Stadium Salsa is a line of delicious, all-natural salsas and tortilla chips made right here in the Toledo Region. Known as the “Official Salsa of the Toledo Mud Hens, “Official Salsa to the Toledo Walleye, “Preferred Salsa to Western Kentucky Athletics”, and the “Official Salsa to the Bowling Green Hot Rods”, Stadium Salsa, LLC was founded during local tailgates. Says Greg Shepherd, “We are a sports family that enjoys tailgating, family get-togethers, etc.…and our ‘go-to’ was also making fresh salsa. We were asked by a small local store if we could make enough for them to sell. Not knowing what we didn’t know, we said, ‘sure.’ Hence, the ‘hobby-gone-wild’ story begins.”