■ Dr. Stacey Hoffman has joined Kingston HealthCare as the medical director and attending physician. She will manage Kingston’s stroke recovery program and other specialized services. She will work from Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg.
■ Luke J. Shipp has been named vice president of commercial lines for First Insurance Group, a subsidiary of First Defiance Financial Corp. He will be in Maumee.
■ Chris Alexander has been named a senior adviser at Findlay’s Grover Rutter, mergers, acquisitions, and valuations.
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to email@example.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.
■ Business Boost: Using Library Resources to Gain the Competitive Edge will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Sanger Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The seminar also will be Oct. 6 at Sylvania, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 17 at Holland, 12-2 p.m., and Nov. 20 at the Main Library downtown, 6-8 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 419-259-5209.
■ The Business Council of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s next session in its small business management series is Front Line Supervisors: Where your Legal Liability Starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 7 in the chamber’s conference room, 163 N. Main St. Free. Reservation deadline Oct. 6. Email SandyKerr@bgchamber.net or call 419-353-7945.
■ The southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio SolidWorks User Group Conference will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Career Technology Center of Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe. SolidWorks is 3-D parametric modeling software widely used in mechanical design and engineering applications. Cost: Free. Registration: www.monroeccc.edu/swug. For information, contact Dean Kerste at email@example.com or 734-384-4121.
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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Friday-Sunday: ECHL Officials Training Camp, Park Inn Hotel, 30, regional.
■ Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon in Archbold, Ohio, will be open to the public on Thursday. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. Senior cosmetology students supervised by licensed cosmetologists perform all services, including perms, manicures and pedicures, facials, hair color, cuts, and styling. Call 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2234.
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The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in July, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.
#8,770,646: Adjustable floating seat, assigned to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.: Johnathan Andrew Line, Northville, Mich.; Kendrick Alden Harper, Temperance; John W. Jaranson, Dearborn, Mich.; Michael John Kitti, Plymouth, Mich., and Daniel Ferretti, Commerce Township, Michigan.
#8,770,836: Wireless temperature profiling system, assigned to First Solar, Inc., Perrysburg: Daniel Burgard, Wauseon, Ohio.
#8,770,909: Layer formation table and process, assigned to Kaufmann Engineered Group Waterville: Jonathan D. Parker, Sylvania.
#8,771,230: Integrated vascular delivery system, assigned to Tangent Medical Technologies LLC, Ann Arbor: Steven B. White, Elyse Kemmerer, Nathan Farrell, and Henry J.H. Brown, Ann Arbor.; Adrienne Rose Harris, Tecumseh, Mich., and Ronald Dean Duis, Plainwell, Mich.
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