St. Francis Senior Ministries to host educational seminar

St. Francis Senior Ministries will host a Long Term Care Insurance presentation on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 PM at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Avenue in Tiffin.  A representative from OSHIIP, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, an independent insurance program representing the State of Ohio, will be making the presentation.  No insurance will be sold or offered.  This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Kellie at (419) 443-1540.

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Senator Portman Visit

Join Senator Rob Portman on August 20th for a complimentary continental breakfast!

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2016 Back to School Tax Free Weekend

Take advantage of the tax-free holiday Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 for your back to school needs!

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and 
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.     

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday. More questions? Check here.

If you have any questions regarding this information, check out the Ohio Department of Taxation website here.


North Coast Business Journal: Welcoming Account Exec Kristina Willoughby

I am Kristina Willoughby, an Account Executive with Schaffner Publications Incorporated (SPI), a communications company, providing current information for over 30 years.  I oversee accounts for both The Beacon, a free weekly local newspaper for the general public and the North Coast Business Journal, a monthly publication that bridges the gap between Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus business worlds. 

Born and raised in Port Clinton, Ohio, I bought a house in the same neighborhood I grew up in and my children attend the same schools that I did growing up.  I love every part about living here, hence being mindful of the small business communities. We, on our own, are only one intricate part of this amazing Northern Central portion of Ohio but together there are infinite possibilities.

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Support Businesses Affected by Road Closures

     With all of the roadwork and construction that has been taking place this summer, we would like to extend a thank-you to everyone who has continued to support local businesses affected by construction!

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Upcoming Events through September

During the month of August, we encourage you to visit our local flea and farmers markets! In the meantime, mark your calendars: the weekends of September 10 - 11  and 16 -18 are filled with great community events that will draw crowds from not only Seneca County, but also surrounding areas!

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Outstanding Citizenship Award & Women’s Career Excellence Award

Do you know anyone who has achieved success in their professional career? Who has dedicated their time and effort to improve the quality of life for others within the community?  Who has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards, and who works to help others achieve? If you know anyone who meets these criteria, we encourage you to nominate them for the Outstanding Citizenship Award, or the Women’s Career Excellence Award!

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Business Leaders Happy Hour: July 11

     Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, gave a talk to business owners this month about the benefits of the program and what they can do to grow.  

     During his presentation, Auxter explained the SBDC network, which covers 1,000 centers nationally and 40 centers in Ohio.

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Ballreich’s Awarded for Best Potato Chip and Potato Stick

On July 16, 2016, the nation’s first Potato Chip Festival was held in Saratoga Springs, New York, the birthplace of potato chips.  This event not only created history for the potato chip, but also for Ballreich’s Potato Chips and Snacks.  

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Around the Town

This year’s Around the Town will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 3:45 pm to 5 pm in Downtown Lot #7. This event allows incoming students from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University to become familiar with the resources that Tiffin has to offer! Restaurants, retailers, financial institutions, and non-profits are encouraged to participate. Political groups are not allowed at this event. Register here by August 12th. Please contact Deb at 419-447-4141 for more information!