Message From the President
As we consider the accomplishments of the last year, the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered for our 103th Annual Meeting on October 26th to celebrate individual and collective achievements in our community and review the accomplishments of our organization.
Our annual Outstanding Citizenship Award was presented to Lenny Clouse, President of Clouse Construction.
The award goes to a community member who exhibits success in their profession, volunteerism and community service, and personal qualities including high ethical and moral standards.
Our annual Women’s Career Excellence Award was awarded to Jill Gosche, online editor of the Advertiser-Tribune.
The award was given to a woman who provides valuable service by devoting time to improve the quality of life for others; demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession; and assists women in reaching their leadership potential.
Congratulations to our 2017 Award winners!
Small Business Saturday
    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. 
     This year’s event is celebrated on Saturday, November 25. For more information and to sign up for promotional materials,  visit here!
If you have not already ordered your Small Business Saturday marketing materials, please do so. We have a limited amount of supplies here at the chamber office. You may stop in to pick some up.
8th Annual Heartland Christmas
Advertise your business locally this holiday season! From November 24th until the evening of December 25th, WTSC/SenecaCountyRadio will feature continuous streaming holiday music on its 8th Annual Heartland Christmas Channel.
This channel will feature only advertisements from local businesses--and Chamber members will receive a 25% discount on advertising fees. For the low cost of $187.50, Chamber members will receive 100 :30 second radio spots and one :30 second greeting from your business to the Seneca County community. Don’t miss this opportunity to advertise locally (and spread some holiday cheer) this season!
The channel is perfect for your home, party, office or retail environment.
For more information call 419-455-9872.  
Window Contest—People's Choice
December 1, 2017—December 27, 2017
 Decorate your windows for Christmas! Give people a reason to come out in the cold weather. Give them a reason to smile on those long winter days!  Liven up our community with winter wonderland scenes or Christmas movies or the true meaning of Christmas. Winner receives $100 Chamber Cash and receives a Traveling Trophy for the year!
Confirm your participation by November 22nd. You may register by one of the following ways: dmartorana@tiffinchamber.com or 419-447-4141 or online.
Upcoming Events

November 5: Harvest of Hope
November 9-11: Jewelry for Missions Sale
November 17: Ambassador Meeting
November 23: Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

Saturday, November 4, 2017
6 p.m. — 10 p.m.
  
Keynote Speaker:    Pam Tebow

Pam is a Christian Missionary, renowned Pro-Life Advocate, and mother of five children, including Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow.    
Sponsored by the Tiffin Right to Life.

Sponsors, donations, and volunteers are needed.
To order tickets,  R.S.V.P. or for event information, call Gretchen at 419-447-3872.
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.  
New Member to Member Benefit
The Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre are offering a $5 discount on their upcoming Theatre Season and Playwright’s Festival.  The Theatre Season which includes: Little Women the Musical, How I Learned to Drive and Sister Act the Musical. 
The Thursday night shows include the opportunity to talk with the cast, crew and special guests following the show. Sunday Matinee includes a pre-show talk to get an insider’s look at the history, themes and design elements incorporated in the production (45 minutes before curtain). 
The Playwright’s Festival takes place on April 26 th and 27 th. It will feature: Glass House, Disenchanted and The Penguin Tango. The coupon for discount is available with all the other Member to Member coupons.
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.
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. 
Owltique Nail Spa
Ribbon Cutting
October 24, 2017
Discovery Woods Preschool
Ribbon Cutting
October 4, 2017
Check out the  Destination Seneca County newsletter   for more details on upcoming events!