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Heidelberg seeks nominations for Women Entrepreneur Awards

The School of Business at Heidelberg University is accepting nominations for its annual Women Entrepreneur Awards program.

Each spring, in conjunction with The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, the university honors local women entrepreneurs who have excelled in four categories: Young Entrepreneur (younger than 18 years old); Startup Entrepreneur (in business less than 2 years); Established Entrepreneur (in business 2-plus years); and Lifetime Achievement.

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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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AAA Ohio Auto Club Holiday Specials

AAA Ohio Auto Club is running several specials over the holiday season. We are offering 10% off our merchandise during the months of November and December —with an added Black Friday bonus of an additional 10% off— adding to a 20% off savings on Friday November 26th. 

Our Holiday Special is a Classic membership for only $54 that is a $14 savings. This is a great deal if you are not already a member or if you are looking to get a holiday gift for a loved one. 

Not a AAA member and wanting to purchase a cruise or tour? Come on in and see us! Sign up for a non discounted AAA membership at $68 and receive $100 off your cruise or tour. Some restrictions apply, stop in or call the office for more details on this offer. 

 

Stop in at 191 E Market St, Tiffin Ohio or give us a call for more information on any of these specials 419-447-0551.

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 shoesensation.com and click on locations.

Message from the President: Shop Local!

 This month, we celebrate small businesses with Small Business Saturday on November 26.

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.  

The Chamber is celebrating another year as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition and a neighborhood champion. Join us in supporting local businesses by signing up. We encourage all small businesses to sign up for the Small Business marketing and promotional materials. Sign up on the event website

In addition to this nationwide push, we’ll be starting our annual campaign “Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Chamber”. This holiday season, remember to shop local and support your friends and neighbors!

New Chamber Members: November

Welcome to our newest chamber members!

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Be In The Know Breakfast

The first Be In The Know Breakfast was held on Wednesday, October 26th.  Members were told that the Chamber Energy Program can help them save on their gas and electric bills.  If you have any questions about the program please contact Mike Palmer at 419-491-1011.  

A current list of Member to Member offers were passed out as well as information on how to add your business to the list of participating merchants.  

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102nd Annual Meeting: Congratulations to our award winners!

     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.

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Chamber Cash Program

Chamber Cash is our local gift certificate program co-sponsored by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce. It is a zero-cost and zero-risk program for Chamber member companies redeeming the certificates as well as for individuals purchasing them. Certificates are easy to order, easy to redeem and perfect for giving to everyone on your list – friends, coaches, teachers and family members. Call, email or stop by the Chamber of Commerce office. They are available in $5, $10, $25 and $50 denominations. 

 Check out a participating merchant list here!

 

This is a year round program. Call 419-447-4141 to place your order.  

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!