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Membership News
Arts Place
Arts Place Calls for Exhibitors
Arts Place is currently accepting proposals for 2019 art exhibits. The organization is seeking innovative proposals from artists in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois to display 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional work in the gallery located in the heart of Portland, IN. Proposals for both solo or group shows will be accepted. Read more...
Grand Lake Photo Club Exhibit
The Grand Lake Photo Club will exhibit a collection of unique photography form local club members in the gallery at Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center. The exhibit will be on display form January 12 to February 9. The center's hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Read More...
Women in Business - January Meeting
Grand Lake Health System
Grand Lake Health Challenge
The 2018 Grand Lake Health Challenge is to encourage participants to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. The choice is yours to make the change now or later; but we are here to help you now.

Registration deadline is Friday, January 5!
Ribbon Cutting for Clear Passage Geriatric Psychiatric Center
The Clear Passage Geriatric Psychiatric Center at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on December 5, 2017.
St. Marys - Awaji City Sister Cities News
Youth Delegates Wanted
The St. Marys Sister City Organization is currently looking for Youth Delegates to represent the City of St. Marys in the summer of 2019. If you know of any St. Marys students from 6th grade to 12th grade that would like to apply, please contact Tammy Bayham at 419-753-2749.
Support the Sister City Youth Delegates
There are several ways you can help support the Sister City Youth Delegates. One is purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win gas or grocery gift cards. Six chances to win. Tickets are 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00.

Also, they will be having an auction on Saturday, February 10 at the St. Marys VFW at 2:00 pm. Doors will open at 1:00 pm. You can donate items, service certificates, or gift certificates for this.

Consider becoming a "family member" for $20.00 or a "small business member" for $50/$75/$100 levels.

Lastly, you can simply send a donation of any amount to the Community Foundation, but remember to put "St. Marys Sister City" in the memo.

For more information on how to get involved or donation questions, contact Tammy Bayham at 419-753-2749.
Rent the Friendship Center
The Friendship Center at 125 Watercrest Street is available for rent. Please call Andrea Ciampaglio at the City of St. Marys office at 419-300-1242. The Friendship Center is great for your next conference, family party, company event, etc.
Wright State University Lake Campus
There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for the new Agriculture & Water Quality Education Center at Wright State University Lake Campus. Be sure to join them on Friday, February 2 at 1:00 pm. They ask that you confirm your attendance by Friday, January 26 to
SCU to offer first time home buyers down payment assistance
Lima, OH - Superior Credit Union announces the Superior First, first-time homebuyers down payment assistance program. This program offers grants to fund down payments and closing costs incurred during the purchase of a first home for low and moderate income homebuyers. Homebuyers can earn up to $2,500 down payment assistance on the purchase of their first home when they finance with Superior CU. Read More...
Chamber News
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce held its Winter Dreams: A Holiday Tour of Homes on Tuesday, December 19. It was a huge success with just over 160 people touring 5 homes throughout St. Marys. There has been a lot of great feedback and some small suggestions for improvements for the 2018 Winter Dreams Tour.

We would like to thank our home owners, those individuals that toured and volunteered, and the local businesses that sponsored or gave in-kind donations.

Winter Dreams Sponsors
Winter Dreams Sponsor
Superior Credit Union

Snowflake Sponsors
Grand Lake Health System

Nutcracker Sponsors
Edward Jones - Trisha Barnes
Eiting Real Estate
Murotech Ohio
Mistletoe Sponsors
Knotty Pine Venue
Laura Yelton - State Farm Insurance
Moran Refrigeration
Nelson's Body Shop
Omni Manufacturing
Plus One Professionals
Schwieterman Pharmacies
St. Marys Foundry
Vancrest St. Marys
Garland Sponsors
Heritage Home Care Management
Minster Bank
RJ Burke Insurance Agency
The Peoples Bank Co.

In-Kind Support
Biggby Coffee
JT's Brew & Grill
Employer Responsibilities Under the OSHA Act
OSHA has developed very specific responsibilities for employers covered by the Act. OSHA doesn't have to explain these responsibilities to you when they visit until the Closing Conference. It is the employers responsibility to know what OSHA requires. These responsibilities are important and failure to know them can add thousands of dollars in fines. Responsibilities - The Employer Must: more.
Website Advertising
Your business can now purchase website advertising on the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce website. For more information on availability and pricing contact Steve Benner at 937-825-8163. He will be in St. Marys and available for one-on-one meetings on February 2nd and February 5th.
January Events
Women in Business Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce

See above for more information

Holiday Beer Tasting

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center

See above for more information
All You Can Eat Fish Fry

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: St. Marys American Legion

Bridges Out of Poverty Training

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Auglaize Co. ESC

St. Marys Community Public Library Events Calendar

Furture Events