Message From the President
    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. 
While we celebrate nationally Small Business Saturday, we shouldn't just patronize our local businesses during that one day of the year. According to the 3/50 Project:

If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 the employed population did that.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spent that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

During this Christmas season, take the opportunity to patronize your local businesses as you shop for your Christmas gifts or purchase Chamber Cash.
Chamber Cash is our local gift certificate program—perfect for giving to everyone on your list! Comes in $5, $10, $25, or $50! Chamber Cash is sold year round. Please e-mail or call ahead with your order. Check out our list of participating merchants.
Check out some of the local events, open houses, and visits from Santa in our event brochure .
Christmas Essay Contest – Deadline is January 12!
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Services is sponsoring a writing contest. The contest is open to students in Pre-K through twelfth grade. New for this year, adults may participate. 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.
The deadline for entries is Friday, January 12, 2018. 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. One essay will be chosen to be read by the author at the 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.   Registration Form
Window Contest—People's Choice
December 1, 2017—December 27, 2017

Many of our local businesses have decorated their windows for the upcoming Christmas Season. Participating businesses were asked to have their windows ready December 1 st .  Windows should be decorated in traditional Christmas, a Christmas theme and winter scenes are allowed. Check out all the windows and then vote for your favorite. Voting will end at noon on December 27. Look over the flyer here!

Businesses: print out this flyer and place in your window!

Ballot Boxes will be available at the locations listed below:

Croghan Colonial Bank, 48 E. Market St. and 796 W. Market St.
Fifth Third Bank, 513 W. Market St.
Impact Credit Union, 435 W. Market St.
Old Fort Banking Company, 33 E. Market St. and 634 W. Market St.
PNC Bank, 550 W. Market St.
Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, 19 W. Market St., Ste. C
Superior Credit Union, 203 N. Sandusky St.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.
US Bank, 730 W. Market St.
Your Legacy Federal Credit Union, 170 S. Washington St. and 25 Shaffer Park Dr.

Casino Royale 2018
Mark your calendars for The Chamber’s 2018 Casino Royale Fundraiser! On Saturday, February 10 th, join The Chamber for a fun filled evening. This year’s musical entertainment will be Jersey – The Bruce Springsteen Tribute! Tickets are available for purchase at The Chamber.
  Buy it now & it can be 2 gifts in one —use it as a stocking stuffer (a chance to win $2,000) and then when you attend the Casino Royale it becomes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! For more information, visit or call 419-447-4141. 
We are looking for Event Sponsors for this premier event. Event Sponsors receive 4 Reverse Raffle Tickets, a special reserved table and have a chance to win an additional Raffle Ticket after the 182 nd ticket is pulled. Also, Event Sponsors are listed on the flyer along with their logos. 
If your business is able to support the chamber at this level, call Deb today! View the flyer and event sponsors here!
Upcoming Events

December 15: Ambassador Meeting
December 25: Merry Christmas!

For more information, please visit our new  Community Calendar , which has complete and up-to-date information on all these events. We hope to see you there!
Be a Part of History!
Help us fill the Seneca County Justice Center with your information to be opened in 2067!
Fill in your business's information and post a photo by completing the Time Capsule Business Survey and tell us about your family in the Time Capsule Family Survey.
Join us in traveling through time by adding your selfie or message to the Seneca County Justice Center Time Capsule! 
Post a selfie to the future by posting your selfie with the hashtag #SelfieTo2067, and write a message to the future with the hashtag #MessageTo2067.
Leadership Seneca County Update
On November 8, 2017 Leadership Seneca County met at Heidelberg University for their November class session. The day started off with the entire class coming together to complete a team based challenge.
After completing the challenge quickly, the class then dove head first into learning more about their very own personality types using a Myers Briggs Type Indicator test. This proved to be very entertaining with each of the different personality types giving feedback about how they perceived their opposite.
Once realizing and understanding their true personalities, the class was then tasked with creating a Purpose Statement for their personal life. The class then learned how to effectively prioritize the many responsibilities going on in the home and in their work lives using a tally-mark system and Stephen Covey's 4 quadrant Time Management Grid. This is where they spent time trying to figure out how to organize their day to day work load.
The class then dined at the Hoernemann Refectory and took a tour of the Heidelberg Campus. In the afternoon, the class discussed and started to put their class project together. The next meeting will be the second Wednesday in December.
Coloring Contest
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is holding a Coloring Contest using the Tiffin Montage Prints. Community Creations and Bruce Loeschen, artist created the Tiffin Montage Prints and are allowing their use for this fundraiser.  The entry fee is $20 plus tax. If a participant wishes to keep the original print as it is, they may purchase a copy for an additional fee of $2.99 plus tax. This must be done at the same time.
The participants may use one or all of the following: colored pencils, markers, chalk*, pastels, crayons. *Chalk must be sprayed with a fixative. Participants may not sign or put their name on the print until the judging is completed. Numbers will be posted on the back of the print until they are judged. Entries will be judged on their use of color, creativity and general overall appeal. One will be selected as best of show and will receive $100 Chamber Cash.  
Participants have a long time to complete the project. The completed entry cannot be turned in early. Entries will be accepted from April 4th to April 7th. The entries should be turned at the Tiffin Art Guild during their regular business hours. A registration form will be filled in at that time.  
The Tiffin Art Guild will host a Show for all entries with a Grand Opening Celebration for the show on April 12th. Entries will be on display at the museums and Tiffin Art Guild through May.
Fundraiser for Local Museums and Tiffin Art Guild
   The American Civil War Museum, 217 S. Washington St.; The Enchanted Moment Doll Museum, 174 Jefferson St.; Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St.; Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St.; Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., and Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 – 27 S. Washington St. have Tiffin Prints for sale for $20. The Tiffin Montage Prints were created by Community Creations and donated by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce to the museums and art guild. 
   Frames for the prints are available to purchase at Frameworks, 643 Miami St., Ste. 4 and Tiffin Glass & Mirror, 204 W. Market St.  
Digital Billboards Wanted!
   If you're looking to advertise your business or upcoming event, contact us to place it on our digital billboard at the corner of SR 18 and US 224!
   Cost is $125 a month. Time frame can be negotiated. 
   Contact Deb at 419-447-4141. 
Congrats to Smith Family Foods for their Ribbon Cutting!
In October of 2017 Smith Family Foods has taken another step to further our commitment to the community by opening the Smith Family Foods Wholesale Outlet Store, which is open to the public. We are extremely excited about this new addition to our business and are looking forward to filling your family's food needs. Stop in and check out wide variety and Great Deals. The Outlet is open Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. and is located at 1773 W CR 54 Tiffin.
Congrats to Feasel's for their Ribbon Cutting!
Our Employees:
 Ken Hossler - 31 years employed, Frame Man, Mechanic and Auto Technician
Tony Young - 30 years, Radiator Man, Front End Alignments, Mechanic, Auto Repair Technician
Jason Borer - 21 years - Painter and Auto Repair Technician
Jody Nagy - 10 years - Parts Department and Auto Detailer
Nick Scherger - 9 years - Auto Repair Technician
Jon Nichols - 5 years - Paint Prep
Michelle Walker - 3 years - Office Manager
Caleb Peacock - 2 years - Auto Repair Technician
Noah Borer - recent after school helper
John Dunlap - over 20 years part time as needed to make our business sparkle!!
Jeffrey Feasel - 5 years returning back to Ohio from Florida to join the business. He is our amazing General Manager and deserves all the credit for our growth and success!
Feasel's Frame & Collision: Protect Your Investment
Feasel’s Frame & Collision is proud to be Seneca County’s only high pressure spray on bed liner installer. F easel’s Frame & Collision has teamed up with Scorpion Bed Liners and Protective Coatings to offer spray on bed liners in Tiffin, OH. 
The bed of a pickup truck is probably one of the most abused parts of a truck. 
There are a few options out there to protect the bed, but a spray in liner will serve you better over time and ensure the bed of the truck stays in-tact over the life of the truck.
Scorpion Liners can be sprayed in new trucks or used fact, we'll install our Scorpion Liners in your ATV, Gator, boat or trailer....and every application has the LIFETIME warranty. 
Congrats to The Renaissance for their Ribbon Cutting!
The Renaissance of Tiffin: Now Open!
Dave Spridgeon and his wife Angie, former partners of a local Findlay bourbon bar, have completed renovations of their three story 1920s inspired bourbon bar, The Renaissance of Tiffin, and opening day is set for Friday, November 10.
Along with whiskey and cocktails, The Renaissance offers its own single barrel batch of Knob Creek. Guests may purchase and store their bottle in the bar's bottle keep. Upon completion, guests receive a pair of engraved glasses, a customized T-shirt, and their bottle personalized for display.
The third floor of the bourbon bar, Barrel 51, can be rented for a nominal fee for private life celebrations like wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays, or anniversaries.  Read more!
Engle Shook Funeral Home & Crematory Stockings for Soldiers

  • socks
  • puzzle books
  • instant drink mixes
  • hard candy
  • gum
  • chapsticka
  • baby wipes (travel size)
  • stationery/blank cards
  • Visine Eye drops
  • DVDs
  • dry soup
  • hot chocolate and oatmeal packets
  • power bars/granola bars
  • toothbrushes/dental floss
  • travel size toothpaste
  • small snacks (Pretzels, peanuts, sunflower seeds, chewy candies, etc.)
Check out the  Destination Seneca County newsletter for more details on upcoming events!