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Small Business Saturday

The Official Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2017.  It is also the day that Ohio State plays the Michigan Wolverines.  Last year many people complained about this, since we cannot change the day of the big game; we are proposing something more proactive.  The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is suggesting that Seneca County has their own Small Business Saturday on November 11, 2017.  We have attached a survey to get your input.

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Message From the President: New Chamber Benefit

Our Chamber members have the opportunity to receive yet another benefit!

Heidelberg University and Tiffin University are partnering with The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services and Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation to provide a significant discount toward coursework at either institution.

Employees of Chamber and SIEDC member organizations will receive a tuition discount of up to $200 per credit hour from either Heidelberg University or Tiffin University. 

The discount can be used to complete a degree, for a certificate program or for single classes. Any verified employee of a Chamber and SIEDC business member is eligible for the tuition discount, which begins May 2017. Proof of employment required prior to the discount being awarded.

For more information regarding available programs and classes, visit Heidelberg or Tiffin's websites.

What's an After Five?

     Jimmy John’s will host an After Five  on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5 pm.  Stop in a meet Aaron and Rachel Tayler, the owners. Network & enjoy some refreshments.  Open to the public.  Jimmy John’s is located at 2161 W. Market St., Tiffin. 

     An After Five is an event held in conjunction with the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce at a member’s place of business.  The purpose of hosting an After Five is to showcase your business, allow people to see what you do,  and what you have to offer.  Have your employees there to mingle with the community as well, they should help share your story.  Invite your customers, this is another way to build a relationship with them.

     Why should you attend an After Five?  This is an opportunity to learn about the host’s business.  It also gives you a chance to meet other community members.  Take full advantage of this networking opportunity!  Meet new people, have a conversation and ask to exchange business cards.  We encourage you to invite a  co-worker, friend  or someone from the business next door.  Sometimes, it is easier to mingle when you have someone with you.  

Legislative Breakfast: State of the City, Sate of the County, State of the 88th District

 The Legislative Breakfast was held on Thursday, March 9th.  Mayor Aaron Montz, Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerschner, and State Representative Bill Reineke gave a summary of 2016 and spoke of things that will take place in 2017.

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Message From the President: Casino Royale Thank You!

Another February has passed and we've celebrated another successful Casino Royale fundraiser. We'd like to thank everyone who attended this year, especially our event sponsors.

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Junior Achievement Recruitment

JA is looking for a few good men & women to provide JA educational programming to Krout elementary students (grades 2 & 3) on Friday, May 5 from 8am to 11am.

The delivery model will be JA in a Day, where the entire JA program (5 lessons) is covered between 8am and 11am. As with all JA programming, each module provides practical information about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career development and its impact on students’ lives. As compared to other similar programs, JA is both modular and sequential. Each student can receive programming every year from K-12. A 1 hour training session, including JA curriculum will be provided to volunteers on Thursday, April 6 from 8am – 9am at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital. Attached is a brief scope and sequence of all programs. ‘Our Community’ is recommended for Grade 2 while ‘Our City’ is recommended for grade 3. The curriculum can be presented either individually,  the buddy system or an entire grade can be adopted by an organization. In any case, the regular classroom instructor will be present at all times.

For more information, look over the recruitment material here.

Heidelberg School of Business After Five

On February 16, Heidelberg University held a Chamber After 5 event. The Dean’s Student Advisory Board for the School of Business sponsored the networking event, bringing together students, faculty, and business professionals. Individuals from each of these groups met on the fourth floor of the School of Business’s Adams Hall.

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March New Members

Welcome to our newest members!

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Community Creations, Inc. Introduction

Dear Chamber Members,

Please accept this letter of introduction for Community Creations, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio.

Community Creations offers “Pen and Ink” prints that capture the essence of a community. Bruce Loeschen, the artist, has been creating his prints for over 35 years. He combines local landmarks and figures with the commercial landscape to create a unique representation of a community.

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