June 2018
5 Ways to Support Local Businesses

This article was sent to us by a Chamber Member. It was published by Constant Contact in honor of Small Business Week from April 29th to May 5th, encouraging their subscribers to give back to small businesses. We found this article to be true EVERY WEEK, not just during small business week and felt it was a great reminder especially during our Third Friday events.

1. Shop Local
One of the best ways to support small business is to go shopping! Use this week as a reason to splurge at that new boutique downtown, see what’s sprouting this weekend at the Farmer’s Market, or buy some flowers for your loved ones from the local florist.

2. Spread the Word
Many small businesses rely on word-of-mouth to get people in their door. Impressed with the service and expertise of the company that brought new life into your home with a fresh coat of paint? Write a review! Use platforms like Google and Yelp to let others know the great experience you’ve had.

3. Get Social
Another way to spread the word on your experiences at small businesses is to use social media. Check-in on Facebook so your friends know you are trying that trendy gelato shop. Snap an Instagram photo of before and after you received that life-altering beard trim from a new barber. You can even live-tweet your way through eating the giant bacon donut you found at that hole-in-the-wall bakery.

4. Say Thank You
There is a lot to be thankful for when it comes to small businesses. They create tons of new jobs every year, provide personal experiences, and support your local community. Have you had a personal experience with a small business? Drop off a music gift card so the barista you talk to about music every morning can download those new songs. Buy coffee for your dry cleaners to thank them for removing so many coffee stains out of your shirts. Or, just say “thank you” to let local businesses know you appreciate the time and effort they put into making your life better.

5. Join the Fun! Participate in Community Events
Are you seeing signs around your neighborhood for local events? Block parties, Summer BBQs, Earth Day cleanups, 5ks, or local festivals are great ways to meet up with local business owners. Don’t be surprised if you see small businesses coming together at community events. When you attend those events – you are supporting those small businesses!

In closing, please remember to check out what local businesses in Galion, Crestline and throughout Crawford county have to offer. You will be amazed at the great deals you can find close to home. Shop small. Shop local.
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OmniSource Corporation (metals recycling), Brian Bacin, 1500 Old Bowman St., Mansfield, Ohio 44903, 419-544-4401 
Spherion Mid-Ohio Employment Services, Owner, Beth DeLaney : was recently appointed as a new director to the Richland Bank Advisory Board of Mansfield. Beth has earned many awards including the Spherion Franchise Owner of the Year two times, Spherion President’s Award four times, Spherion Performance Forum Winner 21 times and Randstad Performance Forum “Best of Blue Winner.”
Mizick Miller Donates to No One Fights Alone
Each year during income tax season, the Bucyrus and Upper Sandusky offices of Mizick Miller & Company holds Saturday “dress down” days. The cost to the staff to “dress down” is a donation to a non-profit organization in which the staff has collectively chosen. In addition, the company of Mizick Miller matches the staff’s contributions. This year No One Fights Alone was the organization of choice. Presenting a check for $500 to Minnie Danner of No One Fights Alone is Roger Miller of Mizick Miller. Also pictured are Becky Williams of No One Fights Alone , and Matt Orians of Mizick Miller.
No One Fights Alone provides care bags to local cancer patients. These bags are filled with tangible items that will make their treatment a little easier, but more than that No One Fights Alone reminds patients that they are not alone during this challenging time. For more information on No One Fights Alone you can contact Minnie at 419-294-8133 or Beck at 567-232-0162.
SCHILLING GRAPHICS ACQUIRES REUSCHE & CO. - Expands Container Decorating Portfolio to Include Inks & Coatings
Galion, Ohio: Schilling Graphics, a premier provider of screen fabrication services and solutions to the screen printing industry for more than five decades, has acquired Reusche & Co., a division of Trans World Supplies, Inc. of Greeley, Colorado. Douglas Schilling, President and CEO of Schilling Graphics said, “Reusche & Co., now Reusche Inks & Coatings, has provided decorating solutions through an expansive selection of brilliant colors in enamels and inorganic inks for glass and ceramics for well over 100 years.” To read complete press release click HERE
Galion Building & Loan Bank : Celebrated their 130th anniversary in Galion in May. Bank officers are Donald F. Barr, President, Craig G. Clinger, Vice President, Lynn A. Faulds, Vice President/Secretary, Mary F. Poffenbaugh, Jamie L. Kruger, Assistant Treasurer/Online Coordinator & Network Administrator and Jody L. Fraley, Assistant Vice President of Customer Services.
Bank staff members are Jean Bodkins, Dana Enderle, Taylor Fox, Abby Fry, Cheryl Hieber, Angie Humberson, Greg Kirk, Mindy Lamontagne, Patricia Petras, Lori Reiser, Marjorie Rinehart, McKayla Staats and Margaret Tanner.
Do you have an anniversary, new associate or employee, sign, or business update? Contact Joe or Miranda at the Chamber Office, 419-468-7737 or email so we can add your business to the Member Spotlight in our next Newsletter.
Our June Chamber Chat will be held Wednesday, June 6th at 8am at the Candi Bar. Please join us as we play a fun game and learn more about the chamber.

Chamber Chat is a free networking event open to all. We try to have a fun, relaxed morning with no set agenda. Please remember to bring a business card for a chance to win fun prizes!

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT meet for July as the first Wednesday in July is the 4th and we be spending time with our families that day.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of the new 24-hour Valero store on May 22nd near the intersection of State Route 598 and Brandt Road. Construction continues on the new Bell Store and the Dairy Queen on State Route 598 North.
Third Fridays In Galion, or TFIG, will return to the square in Uptowne Galion on Friday, June 15th at 5pm. This is an opportunity for the Galion community to gather Uptowne and support local Galion merchants.

New to the 2018 Third Friday In Galion events is the Covert Food Court, sponsored by Covert Manufacturing! We are thrilled to be able to work with our local businesses to provide local food and continue to support our chamber members at our events. Thank you to Covert Manufacturing, the Galion City Health Department, Rus-Men Farms, Bistro 217 and East of Chicago Pizza who helped to make the Covert Food Court a HUGE Success!

See you at the June 15th event!
The May 18th Third Friday in Galion was a great evening! Hundreds enjoyed many local vendors, local food, a farmer's market and live entertainment at the gazebo. Events like these are not possible without community collaboration and we would like to give thanks to all those involved in making Third Fridays a success.

Thank you to those who attended the event. Thank you to the vendors who participated in the event. Thank you to our sponsors for May: Donley Ford of Galion, Covert Manufacturing, United Bank and the Topia Boutique. Thank you to our entertainment for the evening: Galion City Schools (staff, students and parents), the Galion Community Theatre, the Galion Area Band and the Crazy Gringos and a special thanks to Ash Welch for the use of the equipment. Thank you to the Crawford Park District for bringing their Animal Extravaganza. Thank you to the Brush and Palette Art Gallery for their Art Walk and their Tiny Tiger Hunt. Thank you to WBCO/WQEL for broadcasting live from our event. Thank you to the Galion City Health Department for all their help and assistance in coordinating the Covert Food Court and the Farmer's Market. Thank you to the Chamber Ambassadors who help to plan and organize these events. And big THANK YOU to the City of Galion for allowing us the usage of the Park Square, the city workers and the police department for all the help with set-up.

We greatly appreciate each and everyone who helps with these events!! See you June 15th for another TFIG!