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Membership News
Pork Chop Dinner Tickets
The St. Marys Lions Club is selling pork chop dinner tickets for $10 each. Every dinner includes an 8 oz. chop, baked potato, applesauce, roll, and bottled water. Pick-up will be Sunday, April 8 from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm at the Auglaize County Council on Aging. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber office or from a Lions Club Member (Jerry Rolsten 419-795-7051). This fundraiser will support the Lions Club's Pilot Dog Program and other community projects.
Arts Place New Exhibit
Local artist Rhonda Sloan will be exhibiting her watercolor work at Arts Place, Auglaize/Mercer from April 20 – May 25. The Auglaize/Mercer Center is located at 207 East Spring Street in St Marys, Ohio. An opening reception will be held at the center on April 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with light refreshments served. The public is invited and encouraged to come out and meet as well as celebrate with this talented local artists. There is no cost to attend the event. 

For more information on Rhonda Sloan, please visit and for more information about Arts Place, please visit
Grand Lake Health System
Free Screening
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will be offering FREE Prostate Screening for men ages 40-75 years of age. Screening will be held on April 3, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and on April 5, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information click on the link.
10th Annual Hospice Gala
Follow the yellow brick road for an evening of dancing, live music, silent and live auction, and casino to benefit Grand Lake Hospice. The Emerald Ball will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Romer's Catering and Entertainment Facility in Celina. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner will be at 6:30 pm. You can make your reservations for this event by calling the JTDMH Hospital Foundation Office at 419-394-3387, ext. 3567.

You also have the opportunity to win a 2018 Dodge Challenger. Each ticket is $100 and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held at the Hospice Gala, but you need not be present to win. There is a cash prize option as well. You can see the car on display at St. Marys Chrysler Dodge & Jeep. You can purchase ticket at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys Chrysler, and online at
Superior CU Named #4 Best-Performing Credit Union in U.S.
S&P Global Market Intelligence, formerly S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial, recently released its ranking of 2017’s 50 best-performing credit unions. Superior Credit Union, based in Lima, Ohio, was named the #4 Best-Performing Credit Union in the U.S. The credit union is ranked in impressive company, as NO other credit unions in the top ten had assets of less than $1 billion—and only one other Ohio credit Union was ranked in the top 50. Superior’s asset size grew from $663 million to $820 million in 2017.
New Board Member for BBBS
Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to welcome Diana Creekmore as a new Board of Directors member. Diana is from Van Wert and currently works at Central
Insurance. She is excited to assist in any way that will strengthen the organization. She is also a Big in the
Supper Club program.
Employers! You Are Invited!!
Tri Star's Inaugural Employment Event will be held at Celina's Fieldhouse on Monday May 9, 2018 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Register your business by contacting Tri Star Career Compact at 419-586-7060.

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2018
Mercer County Board of DD Receives Funds

Mercer County Fatherhood Initiative recently awarded Mercer County Board of DD $500.00 to be used with their S.A.L.T. and SALT-Teens Social Scene program. Pictured is Karen Leugers accepting the check.
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Athletico, has rolled out their ACL 3P program in an effort to reduce the number of knee injuries in sports and improve the outcomes for athletes that unfortunately incur injury. 3P stands for Prevention, Progression, and Performance – each “P” a different facet of the program. Prevention is the first P, followed by progression and performance. For more information on the ACL 3P program contact Athletico at 419-300-8400.
Save the Date
What: Grand Lake Carp Derby
Where: Grand Lake St. Marys
When: June 1, 2018 (4:00 pm) to June 3,
2018 (12:00 pm)
Chamber News
Republican Commissioner Debate
The St. Marys Rotary Club will be hosting a debate between the candidates in the May Primary Republican ballot for commissioners office on April 11, 2018. Starting at 12:20 p.m. at St. Marys Eagles. We are soliciting questions from residents of Auglaize County, members of the three Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce as well as student government students of Auglaize County.

Questions should be submitted to email address: . Questions will be accepted up to one week before the debate.

No questions will be entertained from the floor the day of the debate. If you would like to attend the debate please feel free to respond to the same email address:  to attend or have lunch with us.
2018 Leadercast Ohio West
Be a leader worth following. Join us at Leadercast Ohio West. Experience and discover what it means to Lead Yourself. FIRST. To drive hard at the purpose of metrics and understanding why we do what we do. Where defined values drive a strong culture and intentional leadership inspires amazing results. 

Learn from leaders like Andy Stanley, Michael Hyatt and Dr. Jim Loehr on why it's essential to develop your core values and principles as a leader. Join us at Leadercast Ohio West and discover the tools you need to lead yourself first so you can lead the way for others. 

Join us or bring your team to our impressive venue, LifeHouse Church, conveniently located in Van Wert! The event will be held on May 4 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

You'll experience gourmet coffee, breakfast, a catered lunch, interactive games, free chair massages, selfie-print station, plus some surprises. A complete day of leadership enlightenment with a little fun mixed in. And we cannot forget THE BAND! Seriously, what leadership conference have you attended that rocks out like we do?

Contact the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce for ticket and sponsorship information!
April Events
Grand Lake Health System Events Calendar

St. Marys Community Library Events Calendar

Furture Events