Learn, network, train, and connect with experts, other business owners, and entrepreneurs from the greater Toledo, Oh area. We maintain this public calendar of our training classes and events along with other public business and entrepreneurial related events.

Browse the calendar below for live events, webinars, and other events intended for business people and entrepreneurs.

We also provide a biweekly Guide of upcoming small business events and entrepreneur events. You can find the latest Guide in our small business events directory. Would you like to submit an event to the calendar? please click here to email us.

Upcoming Events

The Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association Awards Dinner (3/27/2013) -
Event: April 14, 2013; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The American Culinary Federation’s local chapter, The Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association, would like to invite all interested area residents to a night of exquisite dining at their Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner. This dinner will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m at the Toledo Club and boasts a variety of creative culinary dishes representative of the very best recipes by some of the very best chefs.

Hors d’oeuvres: Specialty selections prepared by Chef Michael Rosendaul, The Toledo Club along with young culinary students.  

Guests pre-order one of the following entrees:

  • Duck Breast, by Chef Dave Napierala of Maritime Academy, along with students from Clay High School: Orange and chili scented confit breast of duck, warm farro salad, green bean and bell pepper bundles
  • Surf and Turf, by the Chefs at Hollywood Casino, along with students from Owens Community College: Maple glazed bacon steak, arugula pesto, Russian, dressing & poached lobster, chanterelle, corn milk beurre blanc, and pea tendrils
  • Vegetarian, by Chef Marcel Fine Catering, along with students from Penta Career Center: Fava bean puree with a winter vegetable tempura, truffle, bleu-cheese, risotto-quinoa croquettes topped with sunchoke rosemary chips, blanched fava beans, parsley oil and balsamic roasted grapes

All entrees will be served with a salad and dessert:

  • Salad, by Chef Marcel Fine Catering: Julienne of English cucumber, carrot and red pepper, Belgian endive, micro watercress, arugula greens and red ribbon sorrel, with white balsamic-poppy seed vinaigrette on top of round cranberry-walnut toast accompanied by locally sourced goat cheese
  • Freshly made bread, by Chef Ken Bredesen, Hollywood Casino
  • Dessert, a complimentary trio created by Chef Kelly Wolfe and her students from Owens Community College

During the event, the ACF-Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association will grant multiple scholarships to deserving and aspiring culinarians.  In addition, the association’s “Chef of the Year” award will be presented.  This is the highest honor the association can bestow upon a fellow colleague. The ACF-Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association is a dedicated group of local chefs and cooks actively involved in the local community.  Previous community service projects have been partnered with the Feeding Lucas County Children, MLK Kitchen for the Poor, Epilepsy Center, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, Zoo to Do, Taste of the Nation, Mobile Meals Chili Cook Off, and the Cattle Baron’s Ball.  Charitable food preparation projects and scholarships are the mainstay of the organization’s community involvement.

Aspiring Culinarian:
Joe Beltran, Healthcare REIT/Chef Marcel Fine Catering
Marisa Edelstein, The Hollywood Casino, Toledo
Amy Morford, Episcopal Residence/Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
Maria Lay, Owens Community College

Chef Professionalism:
Marissa Edelstein, The Hollywood Casino, Toledo
Martha Everhart, Chef Marcel Fine Catering
Ed Gozdowski, Retired
Amy Morford, Episcopal Residence/Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
Dave Napierala, Maritime Academy
Brandi Smith, The Hollywood Casino, Toledo

Friend of the MVCA:
Healthcare REIT
Hollywood Casino, Toledo
Owens Community College
The Toledo Club

Culinary Educator:
Gretchen Fayerweather, Owens Community College
Bill Powell, Owens Community College
Kelly Wolfe, Owens Community College

Chef Of the Year:
Gretchen Fayerweather, Owens Community College
Martha Everhart, Chef Marcel Fine Catering
Brandi Smith, The Hollywood Casino, Toledo

Ticket cost is $55 per person, $400 for a table of 8.  Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Tickets can be purchased by going to or emailing for more information.

QuickBooks and Taxes: What You Need to Know in 2013 (1/14/2013) -
Event: January 15, 2013; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Free Business Seminar!

Discover the top 10 things you need to know about QuickBooks and Taxes

Location:  5121 Whiteford Rd in Sylvania near Mancy's

Seating is limited, so please connect REGISTER or call 888-626-1426

Sponsored by friends of Changing Lanes: - Tim Pinkelman - Shannon McKay - Pat Decesare

RAWBO – Ridiculously Amazing Women Business Owners (1/14/2013) -
Event: February 26, 2014 8:30 am to July 16, 2014 8:30 am
  • Are you ready to grow your business?
  • Are you ready to make more money?
  • Is your business ready to attract more customers?
  • Ready to finally hire some employees?
  • Want to reduce stress in your life or business?

Monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month 8:30am - 10:30am

LIVV Interior Designs: 7640 W Bancroft, Toledo

Coffee and pastries provided Two hours of ridiculously amazing content and connection for women business owners to grow, improve and empower their business.

Facilitated by experienced women business owners.

Feb 26th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 28th, June 25th, and July 23rd

*Six month commitment required for participation in the series $275 early bird registration or $50 per month (Paypal, credit card, check, monthly debit and cash accepted)  Registration Link


Clara J’s & Neapolitan Gifts Holiday Open House (11/9/2012) -
Event: November 11, 2012; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Maumee is starting the Holiday!

You and start yours with

Holiday Boutique and Open House of local artisans and gifts.

Sunday November 11, 2012 1-4PM

Clara J's Tea Room and Neapolitan Gifts. 


One Year Action Plan for Success – One Day – One Plan – One Page! (10/29/2012) -
Event: November 30, 2012;

Get a Plan for a Fabulous 2013 - Register Today for Planning that works for you and your team.

A Plan WILL make a difference for YOUR business! 

This workshop has Only 6 seats for savvy, open entrepreneurs who feel overwhelmed and time starved by the success of their business and desire to leverage their time, resources and money. One Year Business Plan—Simple and Complete.

You will leave the workshop with a complete draft of a One Year Action Plan for Success™ - All on 1 Page! that answers these questions about your business:

  • Where will your business be in 3 years?
  • Why does your business exist?
  • What are your desired outcomes and
  • When will they happen?
  • How will the outcomes be achieved?

Imagine 2013 with a PLAN that produces:




One Year Action Plan for Success ™ A Workshop that Works - complete on One Page!

Register NOW online at

November 30, 2012—9AM-4PM

Maumee, OH Changing Lanes Offices

  • Workshop is $249 . 
  • Business partner/spouse welcome for $89 additional fee.
  • Class size limited to 6 participants. 
  • Working Lunch provided

Call: 419-897-0528 or Email:

Register online at:

One Year Action Plan Flyer & Registration Form





Understanding Business Financial Satements for Non-Financial People (10/1/2012) -
Event: October 30, 2012; 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Put some Fun in the Numbers - Play the Game that helps the numbers make sense!

Understanding Business Financial Statements for Non-Financial People

  • Do your eyes glaze over when you look at your business Numbers??
  • Do you cringe when someone says "So how is your business doing" because you really don't know?
  • Does the banker hold your financial statements sideways hoping to understand the "balance" you've created.

 Don't despair!   Small business owners or managers without the financial background CAN understand those crazy statements you get from your accountant.   This workshop will focus on how to read income statements and balance sheets in a practical manner to better make financial decisions based on facts and data.

Date:   Tuesday, October 30

Time:  8:30 - Noon

Location:  Maumee Indoor Theater

Cost:  $79 and $45 for each additional person from same company.

Instructor:  Linda Fayerweather, Changing Lanes LLC

Registration:  Online registration Sign Up Now      or call 419-897-0528. 

Business Success System for a Thriving Business – Webinar (9/3/2012) -
Event: September 17, 2012 4:00 pm to October 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Owning your own business means you are responsible for everything.  Often, this means "what ever is on fire, gets taken care of first".  This Live Webinar will be for business owners to explore and trouble shoot the areas all businesses have in common.  Grow your business with facilitator feedback and wisdom from the group.  Anticipate discussing and finding solutions to

Managing Resources -- Getting work done -- Leading others -- Building Brands -- Metrics to Measure. . .

. . . in short, building a plan for a business that will Thrive with or without you. 


This is ideal for Small Business owners with a few employees or Solo Entrepreneurs.  Expect lively and live cooperative and sharing sessions.  When minds are brought together and blended, the results are far greater than the parts themselves.

When:  4-5PM Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22.

Cost:  $199  

Where:  Your Desk and Your Phone -- Live Webinar - you will receive the call in information via email after registration.
Linda Fayerweather will be the facilitator.  
WEN Business Trade Show (8/8/2012) -
Event: September 27, 2012; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Women's Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) annual Business Trade Show and Social is just around the corner.  Take this great opportunity to showcase your business and meet other businesses at the WEN Business Trade Show and Social on

Thursday, September 27, 2012

3:00 - 7:00 pm at the beautiful

WW Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg, Ohio.

Not only will your guests have an opportunity to shop at your booth, they are also invited to a wine tasting, with appetizers provided. We encourage you to invite your clients to this event to ensure that it will be a successful afternoon.

Table Registration & Sponsorship

A limited number of tables are available and registration is now available online or by calling 419-536-6732. Deadline for registration is September 20th.

Cost:  No Charge to View the Vendors - Booths start at $60!  Details and registration at:  WEN Trade Show

Toledo Area B2B Expo (5/24/2012) -
Event: June 12, 2012; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join Toledo Area B2B Expo for the premier BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXPO in the Toledo area. This is a venue where local business owners can connect with other business owners in the area along with local vendors promoting their products/services. Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar available. Help support the buy local movement by coming to this event and networking with the local businesses in our area. Click Here to Register