Junior Achievement After Five

On Thursday evening, September 21, Junior Achievement in partnership with The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services and Heidelberg University hosted an After Five gathering at the Great Wickham Hall located at Heidelberg University.

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Small Business Saturday 2017

     American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage individuals nationwide to support small local businesses. Last year, 95 million people went out to shop at small businesses. 

     Small Business Saturday is most successful in helping local retail businesses grow their revenues over this key weekend, when public/private coalitions of small business leaders have come together to provide coordination and leadership.          This year’s event is celebrated on Saturday, November 25. For more information and to sign up for promotional materials, visit here!

Enrollment Underway for Workers’ Comp Premium Discount Programs

Did your organization complete a Temporary Authorization to Review Information (AC-3) form earlier this spring as part of our workers’ compensation member benefit?

If so, your organization should now be in receipt of your savings analysis from our program administrator, CompManagement, as long as your company was found to be eligible to participate in a premium discount program for the upcoming 2018 policy year.

Although the actual premium paid by individual private employers for workers’ compensation coverage in Ohio depends on a number of factors, employers are always encouraged to learn more about programs that can assist in lowering their workers’ compensation costs. If you are reviewing savings quotes from other group administrators, please make sure that you are examining them thoroughly to ensure that you are comparing similar discounts and service offerings. This important decision affects how much you pay in workers’ compensation premiums, as well as who will be handling any claims incurred by your injured employees. 

Please make sure to return your enrollment documents timely to ensure your participation. The deadline to enroll in a Group Rating program per the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for the upcoming 2018 policy year is Monday, November 20, 2017. 

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Taiho Celebrates 20 Years of Production and the addition of a New Line!
  Taiho     SIEDC, the City of Tiffin's Government and many other distinguished guests helped celebrate Taiho Corporation of America's Vacuum Pump Ceremony and 20 years of production on Tuesday, July 11. Taiho invited guests to share and celebrate with us the start-up of our new assembly line for the vacuum pump.        This is a product solely used by Toyota Motor North America currently.  Our "New Team Taiho" shared their commitment statement and we also had the ceremonial tightening of the bolts on our new vacuum pump. This replaced the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
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Drug Free Clubs of America

Vanguard- Sentinel Career & Technology Centers are excited about their new Drug Free Clubs of America initiative being implemented for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a National Program, being implemented locally based on the success of the program that rewards drug free students for their healthy choices.  The program also provides powerful tools to protect members in the face of peer pressure.

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July New Members

Welcome to our new Chamber members!

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June New Members

Welcome to our new members!

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Support the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival

by Eric Willman

    Hard to believe, but September 15-17, 2017 brings about the 39th Annual Tiffin Seneca Heritage Festival.  Thank you to the support of the Citizens and Businesses of the Tiffin and Seneca County Community, the Festival will continue to offer the unique experience of the Living History Village, located at Hedges-Boyer Park, and the Downtown Celebration, which offers the BEST and LARGEST Parade of the Year, Food and Music, all the while trying to grow the celebration of our Local Heritage! Starting last year, the Downtown celebration introduced the “Heritage Block”, offering authentic German Music, Dance and Cuisine on both Saturday and Sunday of the event.  In 2017, we look forward to growing this “Heritage Block” celebration, offering a larger lineup of German Heritage events for the entertainment of the community.  In fact, in future years, we look to promote the growth of this area by diversifying into the Italian and Irish Heritages that helped to make the Tiffin and Seneca County communities into the success they are today!


   As we finalize the details of the 2017 Heritage Festival, we do look forward to the continued support of the Tiffin and Seneca County Citizens and Businesses.  Whether you are able to volunteer your time during the weekend, or able to provide financial support for the event, it is greatly appreciated.  In fact, in 2017, we have made available the opportunity to sponsor specific events, such as the Heritage Block, Parade, Kids Korner, etc.  Ask today how your Organization can support the growth in our focus on the Heritage of Tiffin and Seneca County.  For details, call 419-619-8904 or email

View the ad letter and the sponsorship levels!

Be In the Know Breakfast Wrap Up

The second Be In the Know Breakfast was held on April 4. The program touched on several topics and hosted two speakers.  Samantha Pneuman, (right), Image Specialist for Kimmel Corp spoke on branding.  Amy Hoffman, (left) Program Manager, Palmer Energy Company talked about the Chamber Energy Program.  She also introduced Trevor Kendrick, the new Account Manager for our area.  Bob Evans provided breakfast for everyone. 

The new Town to Gown Tuition Discount information was shared along with a pass out for the SOCA Benefit Plan.  The fliers for these benefits can be found on the chamber’s website.  It was explained that a Small Business Saturday survey was set up to see if there was an interest in having a Special Small Business for Seneca County that did not conflict with the big Ohio State football game.  Brittany Cook gave information on the GOBA’s June visit to Seneca County.   Everyone present was able to share information about themselves and their business. 

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