The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered for our 102nd Annual Meeting on October 20th to celebrate individual and collective achievements in our community and review the accomplishments of our organization.

     During this meeting, we recognized several of our residents who have gone above and beyond in promoting the community.

     We added our first woman in our 102-year history to our Hall of Fame. This year, we presented the award posthumously to Carol Yager. Carol owned Crystal Traditions and for the last five years was our partner in Destination Seneca County. With her focus on Tiffin, her leadership, and vision, she will be greatly missed.

     The Chamber also presented the President’s Award for the first time in seven years. Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid and Tony Paradiso, co-owner of BAS Broadcasting, were presented the award for their leadership in organizing the Patriot Day Salute, which marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.


     Our annual Outstanding Citizenship Award was presented to owners of Tiffin Aire, Inc., Brad and Kim Newman.

     The award goes to a community member who exhibits success in their profession, volunteerism and community service, and personal qualities including high ethical and moral standards.

     Our annual Women’s Career Excellence Award was awarded to Tiffin University President Dr. Lillian Schumacher.

     The award was given to a woman who provides valuable service by devoting time to improve the quality of life for others; demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession; and assists women in reaching their leadership potential.

     Congratulations to our award winners and thanks to everyone who made this last year a success!

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