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February New Members

Welcome to our new members this month!

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Notice: W-2 Scam

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

This week, the IRS already has received new notifications that the email scam is making its way across the nation for a second time. The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.

The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds.

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January New Members

Welcome to our new members!

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday, December 2nd community members gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting; in the new Leadership Park.  The white spruce was planted in November.  It was a cold evening when Mayor Aaron Montz lit the Christmas Tree.  The Heidelberg Chamber Choir shared some beautiful Christmas music.  Debby Roszman, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library read the Twas the Night Before Christmas.  WTTF provided the PA system for the evening.  Jimmy John’s passed out samples and the Tiffin Elks gave out hot chocolate.  Electro Alarms passed out candy canes.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a fun and memorable event!

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday, December 2nd community members gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting; in the new Leadership Park.  The white spruce was planted in November.  It was a cold evening when Mayor Aaron Montz lit the Christmas Tree.  The Heidelberg Chamber Choir shared some beautiful Christmas music.  Debby Roszman, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library read the Twas the Night Before Christmas.  WTTF provided the PA system for the evening.  Jimmy John’s passed out samples and the Tiffin Elks gave out hot chocolate.  Electro Alarms passed out candy canes.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a fun and memorable event!

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Clouse Construction recognized for excellence and safety in construction

Clouse Construction has been awarded top-tier honors by Associated Builders and Contractors at the annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony.

Clouse was presented with two awards of excellence at the event that recognizes the top construction projects in Ohio.

Those projects receiving Merit Awards in Construction were the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria and Rowmark in Findlay.

Clouse Construction’s current projects include: Carey Local School’s bus garage and fieldhouse, Alpha Warehousing, and Continental Structural Plastics in Carey; Good Shepherd Home, Mennel Milling’s new process tower and a Roppe Corp. lab in Fostoria; Beat Dance Studio in Bowling Green; Creative Plastics and Mohawk Animal Hospital in Sycamore; Diamond Door and Kalmbach Feeds warehouse in Upper Sandusky; Luckey Farmers fertilizer building in Graytown; Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, NOM’s Medical Office, St. Francis Home and Vanguard-Sentinel Safety Building in Tiffin; Molten Industries and University of Findlay’s new student union in Findlay; and Seneca Medical’s new facility in West Virginia.

The Old Fort Banking Company Relocates Headquarters To Downtown Tiffin

Denise Martin, Marketing Officer, announced that The Old Fort Banking Company, the subsidiary of Gillmor Financial Services, Inc., has moved into its new corporate headquarters at 33 East Market Street in Tiffin.  The move consolidates and relocates the bank’s accounting department, executive offices, human resource functions, marketing department and retail administration offices to the newly renovated downtown location.  The 8,550 square foot, three-level building will be solely occupied by Old Fort.

Currently, approximately twenty Old Fort associates now work at the Tiffin headquarters location.  

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New Chamber Members: December

Welcome to our new members!

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Message from the President: Merry Christmas!

Billions of words have been written about the true meaning of Christmas, yet none of rung more clearly than "On Earth, peace and good will towards men."

With December comes a heightened sense of community. We wish you peace, hope, and the love of your family and friends. For the community, we wish for a strong future based on our proud past.

During this holiday season, we urge you to share your good cheer with the people living in our communities, large and small. Attend the holiday events in the downtown, enjoy the crafts and shopping our small retails provide, and help spread holiday cheer, one person at a time.

Let us remember and renew our commitment to each other as good neighbors, good family members, and good Americans. We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Merry Christmas and bless you all. 

Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program

 

WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY:  75% OF COMPANIES IDENTIFIED WORK ETHIC AS BEING AN ISSUE WITH EMPLOYEES….ESPECIALLY YOUNGER WORKERS.  

Are you one of those employers?  Do your employees ages 24 and younger have poor attendance?  Do they spend too much time on their phones during work time?  Do they have substance abuse issues?  

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