In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we wanted to say thank you to all of our local educators. Check out this spotlight on Sylvania Schools Career Tech Programs and how they are preparing students for graduation by providing students with unique workforce development activities.
Last week was National Small Business Week. Thank you to all our members that are operating small businesses and showcasing that
It Matters Where You Make It ®. See the stories below that showcase a few of our members and their businesses and check out the resources that the Chamber can provide for your small business.
Business is Blooming in Toledo: Small Business Week Feature
Frank and Amanda Viviano moved back to the Toledo Region from San Diego in 2015 to get involved with the family business, Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts, Inc. With stores located in Toledo and Oregon, the Vivianos are excited to join the family business, which has been serving the region since 1964.
You've likely seen their truck around town, or their colorful ads at Fifth Third Field and the Huntington Center. Known throughout the region as the "Official Printing Company of the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye", Metzgers is a legacy in Toledo. What was started as "Type House" by Norb Metzger in 1976, a small business in Toledo has now grown to a multi-generational, award winning, full service printing company.
Ed Beczynski is a leading restaurateur in the Toledo Region. You may know him as the owner of The Blarney Irish Pub in downtown Toledo. Native to Toledo, Ed graduated from Bowsher High School in 1980 and served in the United States Air Force from 1980-1985.
Of the more than 1,800 businesses that have invested in the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, more than 80 percent of them are small businesses. The Toledo Chamber supports small businesses in a variety of ways including hosting the Small Business Development Center, telling the story of the Toledo Region to attract and retain a talented workforce, providing opportunities to grow personal networks, and advocating on their behalf through the Advocacy & Public Policy (APP) department. Remember, the Chamber has an APP for that!