Newsletter February 1, 2020
Executive Director's Post
What an honor and blessing it is for me to be able to greet you all as the new Executive Director/CEO of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce! Thank you to the Chamber Board of Directors for providing this amazing opportunity. 

In my 30 years of living, working and raising our family in Defiance, I have always been impressed with the warm and caring nature of our town. As I complete my second week in the chair, I am very much looking forward to continuing and enhancing the many collaborative relationships between the Chamber and our partners all across our great community.

I want to personally thank Floyd Culver for graciously stepping in to serve our Defiance Chamber for these past several months as our Interim Executive Director. He willingly shared his wealth of knowledge from his many years of service and has been a wonderful, gracious mentor to guide this transition. Our Chamber has benefited greatly. Thank you, Floyd! I also want to thank our excellent Marketing and Events Coordinator Jenna Peper for all her good work!

For 2020 our focus will be on YOU - our members - and how we can best meet your business needs. I encourage you to forward this newsletter to your employees to help them learn of the events and benefits that your Chamber membership extends to them as well. Have them click the button below to enter their email to be added to our mailing list. 

Feel free to call our office anytime to ask questions, and Jenna and I will be happy to help you. Here’s to a prosperous February, and I look forward to working with you all in the coming months and years!

Please scroll down to see our upcoming events
 and what our members have going on! 
All the Best,

Sarah Tackett
Executive Director/CEO
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Farmers & Merchants and the Role of Community Banking
Friday, February 7th
12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 372

February Keynote Speaker
Lars Eller
Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Tickets to attend the event with lunch included are

February 3rd!

Thursday, February 20th
5:00-7:00 pm

Details to Come!
Defiance Small Business Development
Business Symposium
Chamber News
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund was established by the trustees of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. who realize the importance of higher education. This non-renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for post-secondary education to the scholarship winner who will be attending an accredited educational institution. There could be up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. The scholarship will be payable directly to the college or university of the student’s choice.
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.

New Members
Chamber Gift Check Program
Did you receive a Chamber Gift Check over the holidays?

Are you a Chamber member and not sure what to do when you receive a Chamber Gift Check for payment?

We are here to help!!

Chamber Gift Checks are regular checks and are intended for the use at any DACC Member Businesses or Organizations.
Please review the pamphlet below and do not hesitate to contact us at (419) 782-7946 if you have any questions.
Member Benefit Spotlight
Did you know that your Chamber Membership Investment is more than Networking Events and Business Seminars?
We have a wide array of Membership Benefits that benefit your business and your employees!

In 2020, the DACC is making it our goal to make sure each one of our members is well informed on what your benefits are and how to obtain them.
Please visit to see a complete list of benefits that are available.

If you need Proof of Membership or have any questions about these benefits please do not hesitate to contact the DACC Office.
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