Posts from category "Upcoming Events"

3 day fund raiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Ohio

Farmington Hills, MI.  July 16, 2018 - Great Lakes Ace Hardware will be holding a special sale Friday August 3 – Sunday August 5, 2018 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) of Ohio. The offer is for customers to purchase a special limited edition five-gallon bucket for $5.00 and receive 20% off everything that fits in the bucket. 100% of the bucket sale proceeds is sent to CMN and furthers the work they do with Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo supporting families with children facing serious challenges.

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BergServe Invitation to Host New Students from Heidelberg University

  I am writing to ask your organization to welcome new Heidelberg University students to the Tiffin-Seneca community. Will you please host a group of students to serve your organization?

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Elite Sport and Culture Week: October 20-25

Elite Sport and Culture Week will promote and celebrate the Olympic Movement, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and sport culture through educational and inspirational festivities accessible to all ages, cultures, income levels, and abilities. Visits to Tiffin schools by a dozen or more Olympians, Paralympians, and coaches will stress the values of the Olympics (friendship, respect, and excellence) while addressing topics such as performance enhancement drugs, (cyber) bullying, relationship violence, or overcoming obstacles.  Additional festivities include a youth sport challenge and medal ceremony at the YMCA, the Festival of Champions at the Heminger Center, an Art Exhibit by a renown Olympian, a Trivia Contest in the Marion Center, and a community breakfast panel featuring Olympians and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sports. Additional activities to enhance the week are being planned.   A tool-kit featuring grade-appropriate Olympic-themed lesson plans will be distributed to Tiffin schools before the 2018-19 school year. 

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Reineke RV of Tiffin to host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Reineke RV will mark the grand opening of its Tiffin location, located at 1950 West Market Street, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 9th, 2018. The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, along with other community members, customers, dealership employees, friends, and family, will be present for the ceremony, scheduled to take place at 10:30AM. Following the ceremony, a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. An open house is planned for April 12th – 15th at Reineke RV of Tiffin.

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Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting

Tiffin University will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new esports arena located at 396 Miami Street on Friday, April 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and will include a tour of the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

Redefining what it means to be a student athlete, last summer TU joined the world of digital athletics and video game competitions, also known as esports.

The demand of interested students was so great, TU moved up the timeline for its program, acquired land, and constructed a stand-alone, 4,000 square-foot arena - one of the largest collegiate gaming spaces in the nation.

"This complex houses a state-of-the-art training room as well as a gaming lounge for all students to practice and compete,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher.

“We identified esports as an untapped area of student interest, and we have created an innovative program that combines esports with TU’s high quality academic programs offering numerous scholarship opportunities and attractive academic programs.” Schumacher said.

For additional information about TU’s esports program, contact Chalin Cahlik, head coach, at or call 419-341-1826.

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!

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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.