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Membership News
Arts Place Display
Arts Place of Auglaize/Mercer County will have art on display from Merilee Miller and Anna Fisher until August 18, 2017. All of Merilee's prints will be for sale. Anna Fisher's art captures the beauty of area wetlands. This is a great exhibit for all nature lovers! Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from
11:00 am-4:00 pm. 
Cyber Aware Business Bootcamp

Rhodes State College, in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Center, West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Small Business Administration, will offer a CyberSecurity Series in August and September. Check out the flyer for more information. 

Community Shred - St. Marys
Minster Bank will be hosting a Community Shred at their St. Marys office. Prevent identity theft. Destroy up to 5 bags of confidential documents FREE OF CHARGE . The event will take place from
8:00 -11:00 am on Saturday, September 16th. 
Minster Bank - 301 W. High Street, St. Marys.

Memorial High School  College & Career Fair
Memorial High School will be hosting a College & Career Fair on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. The theme for this event will be "Make Your Picks on Route 66 - Education, Employment & Military". Students and parents from high schools in the surrounding four county areas,
grades 8-12 are welcome. 
  Chamber Members
Save $50
New this year is an advertising webtile featured on WCSM'S website!
  As a chamber member, you receive some great benefits from our partnership with WCSM Radio, including special savings, name mentions, and website advertising! The advertising webtile will direct consumers to the Chamber website where there will be a special shop local area with a link to your website!  Together the websites had over 6.1 million hits in 2016.  This is a great and inexpensive way to get both radio and internet advertising.
Superior Credit Union Combines with CINCO
CINCO Family Financial Center of Cincinnati, Ohio and Superior Credit Union, Inc. of Lima, Ohio have announced plans to combine their operations. Under the arrangement, CINCO will integrate its $117 million assets and 11,500 members with Superior... Read More.
Visioning Auglaize Leadership & Unity
The purpose of this leadership development program is to educate Auglaize County's up-and-coming adult leaders about their county of residence, instill a sense of countywide community, and promote the importance of leadership in all aspects of life. If your business has employees that are new to the community, this would be a good way to learn about the operation of government, industrial and agricultural businesses. If you have employees that have lived in the community for a while, this is a way to strengthen the background and specific areas of the county. The main purpose is to provide people with greater understanding of operations and services in the county. 
Please be sure to sign up by Monday, September 11th.

Contact Information:

St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce : 419-300-4611 or

Southwestern Auglaize County Chambe r: 419-629-0313 or

Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce: 419-738-2911 or
St. Marys SummerFest
The 34th Annual St. Marys SummerFest is finally here! The 2017 SummerFest Chairman Fred Hullinger, committee members, and volunteers have contributed numerous hours to offer the community a fun and exciting family event. This year the festival will welcome several new attractions and the return of our classics. 

Find event registrations and more information on our website at
Hunter Consulting - Monthly Safety Information
 Perfect practice makes perfect safety. It is an important responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. This months safety article focuses on the importance of maintaining safety practices at all times, not just when you think it's necessary. 
BWC - Prospective Billing True-up Instructions
Payroll true-up is a new process that requires employers to report their actual payroll for the previous policy year and reconcile any differences in premium paid. This important step is necessary for calculating your premium accurately. It's also critically important to maintaining your policy and your participation in your current rating plan... Read More.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is seeking entries for the 2018 Safety Innovation Awards. Winners will receive $1,000 to $6,000 in cash awards and be recognized at the 2018 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. The deadline to apply is September 30th. 

Red Cross Leadership Council Members
The American Red Cross is now recruiting leadership council members. The leadership council members act as an advisory board for everything the American Red Cross does. They help connect the Red Cross with the community and serve their community better... Read More. 
August Events
St. Marys Sister City Meeting
Date: Thursday August 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Friendship Center
Artfest Opening Day and Awards
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time:  2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Marys Community Public Library

Meet the artists participating int he 28th Annual Artfest. Awards will be presented at 3:00 pm. 
Mini Golf for Teens
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: K.C. Geiger Park
Cost: Free
Contact Information: (419) 394-7471

Free mini golf for teens in grades 6-12. Meet at K.C. Geiger Park Mini Golf Course. 4-6 p.m. Sponsored by St. Marys Community Public Library with the City of St. Marys. 

Brew Brats Beets
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 11:00 pm
Where: St. Marys American Legion

Brat sandwiches, brat dinners, beers and BEATS! Everything starts at 3:00 pm with the DJ changing to karaoke around 7:00 in the shelter house. 

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Location: Skip Baughman Stadium
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

2017 Lineup: KB, Rhett Walker, David Dunn, Carrollton and John Tibbs
Fish Fry
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: St. Marys American Legion
St. Marys Community Public Library Events Calendar

September Events
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