Message From the President
The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio is its workforce. At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio's workforce seriously. 
That's why we're offering Better You, Better Ohio - a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (50 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries. Better You, Better Ohio helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process. 

How it helps employers:
Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have lower workers' compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio! can: 

• Help prevent injuries through improved workforce health and safety; 
• Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism; 
• Reduce the severity of an injury; 
• Improve the recovery time from an injury; 
• Reduce time away from work due to an injury.

How it helps Ohio's workforce:
Better You, Better Ohio! gives workers a wealth of resources to help them take ownership of their health and well-being. They can proactively pursue a healthier lifestyle through free:
  • Health and wellness awareness, education and training;
  • Health assessments and biometric screenings for better understanding of their health and well-being;
  • A member engagement website that allows them to develop health plans and track their progress to achieve their health goals;
  • A state-of-the art mobile app for creating weekly action plans and getting health tips;
  • Digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health.

Better health pays off:
Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers' compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce. Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric screening.
Have questions about the program? Send them to our  Better You, Better Ohio! email box . We're here to help make Ohio's workforce healthy and safe.

*Agriculture; automotive repair and service; construction; firefighters; health care; manufacturing; police and public safety; public employers; restaurant and food service; transportation and trucking; trash collection; wholesale and retail
For more info, contact Deb at 419-447-4141 or by email.
Annual Legislative Breakfast
   We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Legislative Breakfast Monday, March 12, 2018. Join US Representative for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District Jim Jordan, State Representative Bill Reineke, Mayor Aaron Montz, and Seneca County Commissioner Shayne Thomas to hear their annual messages. These will include summaries of 2017 accomplishments and a preview of 2018 key initiatives. This will be an informative narrative regarding the State of the City, State of the County, State of the 88th District and State of the Country.
The breakfast will begin at 7:15 am to 9 am. at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR. 231, Tiffin. The cost is $10.
Upcoming Events

March 16:  Ambassador Meeting

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!
Seeking Emerging Leaders for 2018: Free Program trains promising entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Emerging Leaders executive level training program in Tiffin. The goal of this program is to attract owners of established small businesses with high growth potential and to provide them with the knowoeldge and resources to build a sustainable business of size and scale. Open to 15 applicants. The free course begins in April at Tiffin University and runs through October. 

Criteria includes: 
  • 3 Years in business
  • Have one employee besides the owner
  • Have gross annual sales of at least $250,000
Start or finance your business the SBA Way! Attend a free briefing given by the U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office

March 14, 2018
12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Tiffin Seneca Public Library
77 Jefferson Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been guaranteeing bank loans to small businesses since its creation by Congress in 1953. The guarantees enable entrepreneurs to obtain long-term credit that otherwise would not be available on reasonable terms and conditions. The SBA guarantee loan program is an invaluable tool for people in business and those looking to start a business. In 2017 the SBA Cleveland District (which includes Seneca County) approved 1,818 loans in the amount of $437,604,000.  
For more information, contact Timothy Ensch at 216-522-4180, ext. 213.
The Tiffin Business Advisory Council is sponsoring a Career Fair ! Registration is due FRIDAY.

The Tiffin Business Advisory Council is again sponsoring a Career Fair this year. It will be held on March 21 at Columbian High School. This year you will have the opportunity to teach/show all the careers/jobs within your business, plus obtain resumes from interested seniors.
Open to all local high school in the county, TU students, Heidelberg students and local residents.

The council has established the following 3 purposes/goals for the day:
1. To help students learn the academic, occupational, and employability skills needed in today’s economy and society.
2. To help students recognize the local jobs/careers possibilities and the education required to obtain such jobs.
3. To provide an opportunity for students to practice and learn the communication skills required in the job market.
BAS Broadcasting is offering a Brand Your Business seminar on Wednesday, March 21st!

Learn how to expand business through a variety of platforms including television, radio, print, digital and social media. Attend the Brand Your Business seminar to help with advertising.
Come learn a better understanding of your brand and how to use that advantage through a variety of advertising channels. 
Joshua Randell, the co-founder of Liamer Media, will be the speaker.
Liamer Media is a digital media company that specializes in web design, video and social media marketing. They work with a variety of individuals and companies in the northwest Ohio area.
Liamer Media strives to define your business, and then how to communicate your brand to others.
Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and BAS Broadcasting Ohio.
Get ready for the 2018 Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble on Thursday, June 14th, Mohawk Golf and Country Club! This year’s Chamber Challenge will feature the annual Golf Scramble Tournament, Chipping and Putting Contests, and Proxy Prizes throughout the day. Registration begins at 8:30 am, with a shotgun start at 10. To register call The Chamber at 419-447-4141!
We are seeking sponsorship for this event! Multiple levels of event sponsorship are available, including Major ($1,000), Premiere ($700), Team ($600), Event ($500), Individual Golfer ($150), Hole ($150), and Patron ($100). Door prizes and items for the Goody Bags are also needed. For more information on the Chamber Challenge, or to become a sponsor, please call The Chamber at 419-447-4141!
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.
It is not too late to enter! Please send us photos of you working on your entries!
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.  
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.

Celebrate our local history by attending the Cupola Lighting at 6:30 p.m. March 9 and the Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10!
Leadership Seneca County
Leadership Seneca County met on Wednesday, February 14. The day began with a tour of Fostoria Learning Center by director Tracey Lawton. The class then visited Tiffin University where Kim Radison, Program Coordinator, and Dr. Bonnie Tiell, TU professor, both presented on time management and delegation techniques. A formal lunch with instruction in dining etiquette was provided by Tiffin University and led by Celinda Scherger, TU Director of Career Development. The day ended with a tour of Sentinel Career and Technology Center, led by Elissa Heal, Director and Derek Lewis, Assistant Director.  Class participants also spent time organizing fundraising efforts for their class project, Ready Redman Will Excel, an effort to provide necessities for Fostoria students in need.
Get Your RV From Reineke…In Tiffin!
Reineke RV acquires Fort Ball RV & Auto Sales and Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin, Ohio
In just a few short weeks since the announcement of a partnership with Coleman Sales & Service in Toledo, Reineke RV has announced the acquisition of Fort Ball RV & Auto Sales and Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin, Ohio. “We’re looking forward to serving customers in and around the Tiffin community with a number of products, services, and accessories from Reineke RV and Eclipse Auto Care. With the addition of the Tiffin location, we’ll be able to better serve the market in Northwest Ohio,” said Dan Reineke.
Reineke RV of Tiffin and Eclipse Auto Care will be located at 1950 West Market Street. Jamie Chalfin, General Manager, will oversee Reineke RV locations in Toledo and Tiffin, along with Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin. Reineke RV offers both new and used folding trailers, expandable trailers, travel trailers, and fifth wheels from Starcraft and Flagstaff. Genuine parts, installation, maintenance, and repair will be available at both Reineke RV locations in their full service facilities. Eclipse Auto Care offers a variety of vehicle services and other accessories.
“Whether you need a fifth wheel hitch installed, a part ordered, or help picking out a new camper, Reineke RV is your full service solution,” said Jamie Chalfin, General Manager.
Reineke Family Dealerships, founded in 1960 by William F. Reineke, Sr., is a family owned organization that sold more than 7,000 cars in 2017 and employs approximately 450 full and part-time employees. Known for strong customer loyalty and high sales and service ratings, Reineke Family Dealerships operates in Fostoria, Tiffin, Lima, Upper Sandusky, Findlay, North Baltimore, and sells Ford, Lincoln, Nissan, Honda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, and most recently, Reineke RV in Toledo and Tiffin, along with Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin.
A Ribbon Cutting is planned for April 9! Visit for more information.