February 2019
Promotional and Advertising Opportunities for Our Members

Below is the information for available promotional and sponsorship opportunities throughout the year for our “chamber members”.

Quite frequently we are confronted as to why a business was allowed to sponsor something and another business or company was not asked, so we are sharing all available opportunities throughout the year, so you can decide what you would like to be involved in and where you would like to direct your advertising dollars.

The chamber’s intent is to afford all our members the same opportunity to promote their businesses.


Joe Kleinknecht
We can also send out a stand alone email blast to our members for $50 if you provide the artwork or PDF, or $75 if we design the email artwork for you. (Our email list currently has almost 500 contacts and our open rate is

Contact Joe or Miranda at the Chamber office more information on any of these opportunities.

Walnut Hill Feeds, Inc. , (animal feed store & animal feed manufacturing), 6048 State Route 598, Shelby, Ohio 44875, 419-342-2942

CoreCare Chiropractic , (chiropractic, healthcare & wellness), 692 Portland Way N., Galion, Ohio 44833, 567-393-9037 

Cross Carpet and Custom Floors, (retail, flooring & home improvements), 302 N. Seltzer St., Crestline, Ohio 44827, 419-683-3581

David E. Moore, Galion, Ohio 44833 (associate member)

Accurate Tax and Business Services , (bookkeeping, payroll & taxes), 270 Heiser Ct., Crestline, Ohio 44827, 419-330-1808

Tax Matters Representation Inc ., (taxes, tax problem representation, payroll services), 228 E. Walnut St., Galion, Ohio 44833, 419-468-8509 
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting at Accurate Tax & Business Services, 270 Heiser Court, Crestline. They are a new chamber member.
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting at CoreCare Chiropractic, 692 Portland Way North on Tuesday, January 22nd. They are a new chamber member and now offer full time office hours in their Galion location.
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting at the China House, 225 Harding Way East in Galion on Friday, January 25th.
Stay up to date with upcoming Chamber events!

A limited number of sponsorships for the Annual Economic Development Update & Business Forecast Breakfast are still available for $150 (includes two tickets to the event, recognition in program and acknowledgement during event). If you would like to become a sponsor, or would like more information, please contact the chamber office, 419-468-7737 or email Joe at, .

This year’s event will feature speakers from City Government, State Government, School Officials, the Crawford County Partnership and area business leaders.

Cost to attend this year’s event is $15 per person. Registration will open Tuesday, February 12th and reservations need to be in by Friday, March 1st.
Would you like more information on becoming an event sponsor for the Route 30 Business Expo? Or would you like information on how to become an exhibitor? Contact Miranda via email or call the Chamber office 419-468-7737
Longstreth Memorials ; Galion’s oldest business, celebrated their 151 st year in business on January 6 th .
The Crestline Advocate; is celebrating 150 years in business in 2019.
Rinehart-Walters-Danner Insurance Agency ; was recently recognized for Westfields Trilogy program, representing the top 10 per cent of Westfield’s overall agency force.
Grant Garverick of Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick LPA; has been elected President of the Galion School Board for 2019.  
H & K Watkins ; celebrated their 3 rd anniversary on January 26 th .
Community Counseling Services;  is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Wallis, LISW-S as their new Executive Director. Cindy has served the last 6 years as Clinical Director and has a deep passion for those we serve and the staff of this agency.  
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.
State of the Vision will be held on Thursday, March 14th at the Pickwick Place. Doors open at 5pm. Follow the Crawford Partnership on Facebook or visit the event page for more information as the event nears. You can also email or call 419-569-1809 to learn more.
Registration is now open for the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, March 6 to 8 at the Columbus Convention Center. Click here to view event information, including the event schedule, hotels, directions and free online registration.

Days one and two (Wednesday & Thursday) offer general sessions, educational sessions and the Expo Marketplace. Day three (Friday) delivers full-day workshops and in-depth training. Attend the number of days which best meet your training needs.
R-2018-251, December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
  • 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018,
  • 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents from the rate for 2018, and

  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The business mileage rate increased 3.5 cents for business travel driven and 2 cents for medical and certain moving expense from the rates for 2018. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

It is important to note that under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers cannot claim a miscellaneous itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses. Taxpayers also cannot claim a deduction for moving expenses, except members of the Armed Forces on active duty moving under orders to a permanent change of station. For more details see  Notice-2019-02 .

The standard mileage rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.

Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously. These and other limitations are described in section 4.05 of  Rev. Proc. 2010-51 .

Notice 2019-02 , posted today on, contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.
Galion City Council