Message From the President
2018   Chamber Challenge

Thank you to everyone that helped with this event!
The Chamber would like to extend a hearty thank you to everyone who made the 2018 Chamber Challenge Golf Outing a success! We had a great time, and hope you did too! 
Congratulations to the winning team from Sutton Bank!

2 nd Place: Bascom Communications, Inc.

Chipping Contest: Jason Herbert
Putting Contest: Jim Gucker

Proxy Prizes:
Hole 3: Eline Widman
Hole 8: Zack Allen
Hole 9: Linda Ritzler
Hole 11: Bill VanCamp
Hole 18: Todd Focht

50/50 Raffle: Tiffin Metal Products
Seneca County Farmer's Market in Downtown Tiffin
For all dates, the market begins at 9 am and concludes at 1 pm, rain or shine. Vendor set-up begins at 8 am.
The market is located on South Washington Street between East Perry Street and East Market Street. A variety of products will be available, including baked goods, fresh produce, plants and flowers, and more. Live entertainment, demonstrations and children’s activities are also being planned.
New this year in conjunction with the farmers’ markets is the Court Street Collection. A non-traditional market on Court Street from Washington Street to the alley, any business is welcome to have a pop-up shop, but space is limited.
The Seneca County Farmers’ Market in Downtown Tiffin is sponsored by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services.
2018’ s calendar
July 14 & 28
August 11 & 25
September 8 & 22
October 13
 “Fall” in Love with Tiffin Festival & Christmas Fest
           Tiffin will be celebrating its first “Fall” in Love with Tiffin event on November 17 . The event is a one day festival that will encompass the Tiffin area. The Chamber encourages all businesses to be a part of this event in some way.
The event will be used to promote small business and any future events that may be happening. Businesses are encouraged to have open houses, preview specials for Small Business Saturday happening on November 24 , or any other special event of your choosing. The goal of this fall festival is to join both the community and businesses of Tiffin and the surrounding areas.
           Tiffin and surrounding areas will also be hosting a Christmas Festival beginning November 30 and ending December 2 . This three day event encourages all of Tiffin to join the holiday spirit. There will be hands on activities for people of all ages. The goal of this event is to deliver a unique Christmas experience for the entire community.
For any questions or concerns email Deb Martorana or call 419-447-4141.   RSVP today! If your business is located in Seneca County and you would be interested in participating in a “Fall” in Love with Seneca County Festival, please send an e-mail to Deb.
Wanted: Outstanding Educators
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is seeking nominations of educators who have exemplified vision, leadership, and commitment to the improvement of education in our community. The deadline for nominations is July 18, 2018 .
Students should nominate a teacher that has inspired them to be the best they can be. Parents should nominate teachers that have challenged and helped their son or daughter to achieve what they thought was impossible. Teachers may nominate a co-worker who goes above & beyond for their students.
2018 Educator’s Breakfast
You’re invited to the 34th Educator’s Breakfast and Awards Ceremony, the Chamber’s annual celebration for the new educators in our community! The 2018 Breakfast and Awards Ceremony will be held at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR. 231. on Thursday, August 9th at 7:30 am. The deadline for reservations is Monday, July 30th. The cost of the breakfast is $ 15. Come for breakfast and news about the upcoming school year, Keynote speaker Gary Barber, Superintendent, Tiffin City Schools and the presentation of the Outstanding Educator award. To help cover the cost of this event, we are looking for sponsors to cover the educators' breakfasts. They will be our guests that morning. For more information or to register for this great event, please call Deb at 419-447-4141.. 
East Green Amphitheatre, Jefferson St. & E Market St.
7 p.m. July 14 : Rusty Vinyl and Friends
8 p.m.July 28 : Stolen Silver
7 p.m. August 11 : KGB
8 p.m. August 25 : Sidewalk Chalk
A new concert series has been announced for the city of Tiffin, and it will take place on a brand new green space.
Two years ago, Andrew Kalnow, CEO of National Machinery, announced he was developing a new large green space called the East Green on vacant lots between downtown Tiffin and Heidelberg University with intentions of handing the finished park to the city..
Now, with the green space nearly finished, a non-profit has been formed to hold a new concert series at the park.
So far, six concerts will be planned for the amphitheater throughout the Summer and early Fall.
The announcement comes as multiple projects are nearing completion for the downtown Tiffin growth and development plan.
"We are very fortunate to be able to be working on our Mainstreet program, because for us it's an opportunity to work on multiple different areas of downtown at once. We also have wonderful collaboration in our community. With the justice Center, it's the city and county working together. We've got local and private investors doing our East Green project," said Amy Reinhart, Downtown Mainstreet Manager at SIEDC
The group is currently working on booking the bands for those six concerts, but they are also looking for volunteers to help out during the concert nights.

RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 14
Tiffin Competitive Paint-Out in Downtown Tiffin
Join competitive painters of all skills during the Tiffin, Ohio Competitive Paint-Out! $10 participation entry fee to participate in the event.
Surface stamping will be held at Bailiwicks Coffee Company ,   62 S. Washington St . between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. At 3 p.m., Completed paintings are due for judging. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., judging and Quick Draw contest. At 6 p.m. awards will be presented. 
One framed and wired painting from each artist can be entered for judging. Wet paint sale will conclude at 7 p.m. Max 3 framed and wired paintings per artist. 100 % of the collected entry fees will be applied to the Quick Draw award. Awards and prize money to be announced.
To enter into the event, complete the entry  form and mail it and applicable fees to Doug Kelley, PO Box 387 , Attica, OH 44807 . Make payment to the “Tiffin Art Guild” with "Paint-Out" as the memo. 
There are opportunities to support this event! View the fundraising opportunities  here  . All money raised beyond the needed total will be used to fund youth and Developmentally Disabled art programs at the Tiffin Art Guild. 
Event is in collaboration with the City of Tiffin, Ohio Plein Air Society, Tiffin Art Guild, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, and Bailiwicks Coffee Company.
For questions, contact  Doug Kelley  .
Sat., July 21, 10 am. - 4 p.m.—Downtown Tiffin
Celebrate summer with a fun stroll around downtown Tiffin. Tickets are $ 15 for the walk and start at  JT'S Bagel Bar  or  Ralph's Joy of Living , or $ 35 for VIP tickets, which includes your walk ticket and a special VIP brunch from 9:00 – 11:00 at  Empire At 138 .
Enjoy your walk, collecting summer themed treats (think s’mores, sunglasses, sea shells & more).
Upcoming Events

July 23-29 : Seneca County Fair
Now through August 4 : Seneca County Non-Food Drive

For more information, please visit our Community Calendar , which has complete and up-to-date information on all these events. We hope to see you there!
Around the Town
This year’s Around the Town will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the county parking lot next to the RTA Building. This event allows incoming students from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University to become familiar with the resources that Tiffin has to offer! Restaurants, retailers and financial institutions are encouraged to participate. Non-profits are encouraged to attend; this is an opportunity to let the students know that you need volunteers.  The registration form and a link are available on The Chamber’s website. The registration deadline is August 17th. Please contact Deb at 419-447-4141 for more information!
Tiffin University students will arrive at 10:30 am. Heidelberg University students will arrive at 11:15 am. The public is invited to arrive at 12 pm. The Seneca County Farmers Market is this Saturday so be prepared to have some of their patrons visit at any time. If there is big public participation, you may want to stay past 12:30 pm. 
Safety Council – Enroll Today!
Ohio safety councils provide communities with programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers' compensation, and risk management education and information.

Safety Council Rebate Program
BWC offers employers who actively participate in a safety council program the opportunity for a 2 to 4 percent rebate on their workers’ compensation premium.
Employers not in a group-rating program who meet all program eligibility requirements also can earn a 2 -percent participation rebate for meeting all the rebate eligibility requirements and a 2 -percent performance bonus for reducing either frequency or severity by 10 percent or with maintenance at zero.
Group-experience-rating  program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2 -percent performance bonus rebate only.
Group-retrospective-rating  program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2 -percent participation rebate only.
The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies. Restrictions apply to employers in a professional employer organization.
To qualify for the fiscal year 2019 rebate, you must enroll in a local safety council by July 31, 2018 Please submit the enrollment form at least one day in advance of the deadline.  Return the completed form to the chamber office or jdetwiler@tiffinchamber.com .
Junior Achievement of Tiffin is looking for Board members!
The Board is looking for individuals that want to get involved, help local business people connect with students and grow the organization. The Junior Achievement Board of Tiffin meets once a month. If you are willing to volunteer or want more information, please contact John Detwiler at 419-447-4141 . The information below is from their website:  juniorachievement.org.
Our Purpose
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.



Three Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship – Work Readiness – Financial Literacy



Our Mission
Empowering young people to own their economic success.
How We Started
Junior Achievement (JA) of Northwestern Ohio is an organization with a long-term commitment to bringing together Toledo area business people to instruct and prepare young people for their future success. Beginning in 1946, a few business individuals in Toledo, Ohio initiated the first Junior Achievement program sponsored by 13 Toledo companies providing programming to 185 students. In January 1950, Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio was established giving the local board a broader scope of authority and responsibility.  
A great awareness of the need to educate youth and provide the opportunities to gain a fundamental understanding of their place in the workforce was the spring-board for Junior Achievement's growth. In 1960 the organization expanded to include 12 counties in Northwestern Ohio: Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Huron, Seneca, Hancock, Henry, Fulton, Williams, and Defiance. 
Junior Achievement has grown and evolved. JA provides programming to 25,000 students each school year! JA of Northwestern Ohio recruits and trains over 1,100 professionals from the local business community to provide JA education programs to Northwestern Ohio youth.
Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio functions under the umbrella of Junior Achievement USA, which is the nation's largest and fastest growing non-profit economic education organization.
Elite Sport and Culture Week: October 20-25
Elite Sport & Culture Week: Sponsorship Opportunities

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About Elite Sport and Culture Week: October 20-25

Elite Sport and Culture Week will promote and celebrate the Olympic Movement, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and sport culture through educational and inspirational festivities accessible to all ages, cultures, income levels, and abilities.

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Window Painting: Elite Sports & Culture Week
Help us welcome these world class athletes to Tiffin with decorated windows! Volunteers from Tiffin University will be looking for business windows to paint sometime in early October. Windows will be painted on the outside with temporary paint. Let us know if you're interested in participating at no cost!
Leadership Seneca County: Upcoming Session!
We are now in the process of recruiting for the upcoming session of Leadership Seneca County. Have you or someone you know been considering whether or not Leadership Seneca County would be a good fit for your goals? Leadership Seneca County is a learning experience designed to help develop community awareness, networking and leadership skills. Focusing on current issues and concerns facing our communities, Leadership Seneca County is a hands-on-experience that familiarizes participants with key issues through the greater Tiffin and Fostoria areas.
New Business Benefit & Member to Member Benefit
Miller Steam Extraction is now offering a savings of . 05 per square foot on carpet cleaning. This benefit is being offered to member businesses and their employees. Miller Steam Extraction is a professional cleaning service serving the Tiffin, Ohio area and surrounding communities since 1978 . Visit their website millersteamextraction.com to learn more about them.
Seneca Habitat for Humanity – 50 th Home
Ribbon Cutting
June 20, 2018
Spire Advertising
Ribbon Cutting
June 21, 2018
Holiday Inn Express
After Five
June 21, 2018
Casino Royale is Saturday, February 9, 2019 .
Chamber Challenge is June 13, 2019 .
Looking for the perfect gift? Chamber Cash is the perfect fit!
 

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. A list of participating merchants are included with every order.