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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!

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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.  

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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Christmas Essay Contest

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Services is sponsoring writing contest. The contest is now open to all ages, from kindergarten to twelve grade. The deadline for entries has been extended to Tuesday, February 28, 2017.   The participant must live in Seneca County or the event must have taken place in Seneca County.  The theme is a happy Christmas memory. 

The essay is limited to 2 typed pages or 4 pages if hand written and age appropriate grammar is expected.  Students that have not learned to write yet, may tell their story to another person.  Stories do not have to be typed, but they must be legible.  All stories must be original work and the name must be on each page.   Entries may be dropped off at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or the Chamber office during regular office hours.  

Parents/Guardians will have to sign a waiver when the essay is submitted.  

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Shoe Sensation's Socks for Troops

Shoe Sensation is sponsoring Socks For Troops company wide. Each store will be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in or around the community. Shoe Sensation will have military approved socks in store and customers will be able to receive 20% off the socks donated. Customers will also be able to bring in new socks to be donated.

Socks for Troops will be going on now until December 24, 2016. Please visit your local Shoe Sensation for details on where the socks will be delivered. To find a Shoe Sensation near you, visit and click on locations.

Heritage Ohio: Revitalization Series Workshop, "Economics of Aesthetics"

On November 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tiffin's Knights of Columbus, learn the "Economics of Aesthetics" from Heritage Ohio!

Create public spaces that are inviting and conducive to social activities. Learn what things ‘make a place great’ and ways in which architectural design can have a direct impact on improving sociability, comfort & Image, access & linkages, and uses & activities. 

Schedule to come. Register here!

Be In The Know Breakfast

 Learn about chamber programs and benefits during the Be in The Know Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 in the Chamber Community Room! Susie Wilkinson from Simply Susan’s will give a presentation on Window Displays. The details for the Christmas Window contest will be revealed.

It is time to gear up for the Holiday Seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Once Halloween is over, it is time to decorate for Thanksgiving.  Yes, it does say Thanksgiving.  Take time to enjoy our fall season with this holiday that reminds us that we have a lot to be thankful for.  Your customers will appreciate the fact that you are not rushing to push the commercial part of Christmas down their throats. 

Of course, for some decorating for Christmas on November 25th is not practical, then go ahead and decorate on November 23rd.  Be closed on November 24th, enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and allow your employees to do the same. 

There will be time to exchange ideas and tips on all the topics discussed. 

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