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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 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!

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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Electronic billboard coming soon!

Coming soon, Lind Media will be upgrading one of their Tiffin billboards to an electronic board! What does that mean for us and our Chamber members? That means we have a permanent spot on that billboard that can cycle through up to 6 different advertisements!

Because of the quick turnaround—billboards, once submitted, can be up in a matter of minutes—the elimination of a production fee, and ability to put up more than one board at a time, we will have much more flexibility in promoting events in the community. 

Stay tuned for more information!

October New Members

Welcome to our newest members!

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