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Midwest Contracting is converting the former Boston Market on Alexis Road to a Tony Packo’s restaurant.

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A new Tony Packo’s restaurant is taking shape quickly at 5822 Alexis Rd. in Sylvania. The site and building belong to a former Boston Market restaurant. Midwest Contracting is converting the former restaurant, and the site is slated to be finished and ready to open by the end of May or the first week of June. The establishment will employ 15 to 20 workers and is going to replace the Packo’s restaurant at 5827 Monroe St., which has been operating in a strip center for 35 years and will close on May 15 with a going-away party featuring the Cakewalkin’ Jass Band.


■ The Regional Growth Partnership has received the Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development from Site Selection magazine for being one of the top 15 economic groups in the United States.

■ Jerry Hahn has been hired as a vice president and financial adviser in the Toledo office of international private equity and wealth-management firm Baird.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to [email protected] or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.


■ The Glass City Toastmasters Club’s regular meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Way building, 424 Jackson St., downtown. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Open to the public and free. Go online to glasscity.toastmastersclubs.org.

■ The 28th Annual N.W. Ohio Safety and Health Day runs 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Owens Community College Audio Visual Building. Keynote presenter: Kim Nelson, area director of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The event offers 20 sessions on safety and health. Cost: free. For information, contact Richard Barcum at 419-205-4081 or by email at [email protected].

■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club at 14th Street and Madison Avenue, downtown Toledo. Open to the public and free. For more information, go online to toledoclub.toastmastersclubs.org.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Email items to [email protected] or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Sunday-Monday — Sylvania Mavericks Baseball — May Classic, various properties/​Pacesetter Park, 3,000, regional.

■ Sunday-Sunday — Biggest Week in American Birding, Maumee Bay Lodge/​various properties, 80,000, national.

■ Monday-Friday — HCR ManorCare Sales Training, Park Inn by Radisson/​HCR ManorCare, 20, national.


■ National Payment Corp., a credit-card processing company, has moved from downtown Waterville to 7541 Dutch Rd., Waterville.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to [email protected] or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during March, 2018. For more information call the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department, at 419-259-5209. 

#9,886,872: Hydraulic training system and method. Assigned to: Eaton Corp., Cleveland. Thomas Evans Blansett, Temperance, and Rodney Bruce Erickson, Savage, Minn.

#9,887,721: Integrated circuit with electromagnetic energy anomaly detection and processing. Assigned to: Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, Pa. Walter J Keller II,; Bridgeville, Pa., and Bogdan A. Pathak, Toledo.

#9,889,084: Compositions of cosmetic, personal care, and skin-care products derived from lipid feedstocks and methods to produce the same. Assigned to: Valicor Inc., Dexter, Mich. James Robert Bleyer, Maumee; Jennifer L. Aurandt, Brighton, Mich., and Raymond Paul Roach, Midland, Mich.

#9,891,130: System and method for testing seat pressure sensor. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mass. Jon Larkins, Temperance; William Jerome Olsen, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Keith Richard Warner, Allen Park, Mich., and Ryan Ritter, Canton, Mich.

#9,909,320: Roof flashing. Not assigned. Dennis Vowles, Toledo.

#9,911,320: Remote-control system. Assigned to: Vermeer Manufacturing Company, Pella, Iowa. Robert Franz, Independence, Iowa; Matthew Stringer, Archbold, Ohio, and Thomas Haley and Ty Hartwick, Pella, Iowa.

#9,914,358: Vehicle control system. Assigned to: International Business Machines Corp.; Armonk, N.Y. Derek R. Brewer, Bowling Green; Kerry M. Langford, Rochester, Minn., and Robert D. Wilhelm, Cheyenne.

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