Newsletter February 1, 2019
President's Post
After my first month as Chamber President comes to a close I am more excited than ever to see what the next few months will bring. My experience thus far has been amazing. I have had the opportunity to visit with many businesses and government leaders, attend meetings that I did not know existed, have the opportunity to learn about what is happening behind the scenes in our community and talk with many of the great individuals working together to make it all happen. I am excited to be welcomed into this incredible group of people.

I stand ready to serve as a resource and advocate for our businesses, members, and community. I have always loved the satisfaction that comes when a team pulls together and attains more than each one could individually. I believe our team has common attributes including strong leadership, a shared vision and a true passion for those in our community. 

My goal as Chamber President is for all to find true value in their membership and for my office and Board of Directors to be more visible in our community. I am blessed with a great Board of Directors who care about our community and want to do what they can to make the chamber a strong asset for all.

Today I am pleased to share with you several NEW Member Benefits that we have added this year, and I will continue to search for additional ways to strengthen and add value to your chamber membership.

The Defiance Area YMCA is now offering a 20% Discount on YMCA Memberships for all chamber member businesses and their employees. 
(see detailed flyer below)

The Crescent-News is now offering a 20% Discount on Digital Services including website development and targeted marketing along with a 10% Discount on Social Media Management for all member businesses.

Best Price Computers is offering a 10% Discount on all Sales & Service for member businesses and their employees.

WiltonKeck Recycling will be in town for a Document Destruction Event on February 20 th providing a discount of over 20% off document destruction for all member businesses.  (see detailed flyer below)

Be sure to check out our 2019 BUSINESS SEMINARS and L.E.A.D. SERIES. Our seminars are interactive and loaded with the tools you need to launch your business to the next level.

Visit for seminar and reservation details.
Space is limited.

All the Best,

Chris Van Scoder
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours
Thursday, February 21st
5:00-7:00 PM

Sponsor:  The Hubbard Company

 Host & Caterer:
Business Seminar
Time Management Tune Up
February 28th
7:30 am - 9 am

Stroede Center for the Arts
Community Room
319 Wayne Ave.
This seminar will outline the essentials of prioritizing your schedule. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of managing time effectively
  • Describe how to Manage Interruptions and Harness the Power of the Time Audit
  • Identify the Time Wasters that we Can and that we Can’t Control at work
  • Demonstrate using practical tools and ideas to help you become more organized, focused, more proficient at prioritizing, and a better user of time
  • Understand and practice how to Make Meetings (and e-mail) Less Awful 

​Meet Your Instructor:
Director, On-Site Learning and Consultation
The Employer's Association
No Cost to Members
Non Members $10

February 27th!
First Friday Luncheon
Friday, March 1st
12:00-1:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #372

March Keynote Speaker
Sheriff Doug Engel
Defiance County

Tickets to attend the event are $15.00

Chamber Benefits
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Annual Wall Calendars
The 2019 Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Community Calendar's are ready for pick up. Stop by our office at 325 Clinton St. or give us a call at 419-782-7946 to get your calendar!
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund
This non-renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for post-secondary education by providing up to two $1,000 scholarships to Eligible Persons who attend a qualified educational institution. Qualified educational institutions include all accredited institutions. 

Eligible applicants include all chamber members in good standing, member's employees, employee's spouse, and employee's dependents who are accepted at an accredited university or college pursuing a degree, certification, or license.
Applications should be mailed to the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce office at 325 Clinton Street, Defiance, OH 43512 no later than  March 22nd, 2019  

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