Newsletter July 1, 2019
President's Post
It looks like summer is finally here! We are less than two weeks away from our Annual Chamber Golf Outing and you do not want to miss this premier summer event! We have a few spots available, if you have not signed up now is the time to register your team. The Golf Outing is Friday, July 12 at Auglaize Golf Club, if you have any questions please contact the Chamber office. The deadline to register is Friday, July 5.

At this year’s Golf Outing, you will see some of our classic games such as Longest Drive, Longest Putt, and The Ball Launcher. In addition to the old favorites, we will be featuring two new games, The DIXON Challenge and the Aurelius Driver Challenge sponsored by DIXON Golf, a high performance and eco-friendly National Golf Sponsorship company.

This year’s outing currently has over $2,000 in awards and prizes to be given away and the list continues to grow each day. This is a fun day for all and a great networking opportunity for your business.

As we continue to stay busy in the office we are currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Board of Chamber Directors, the deadline to nominate is July 10. The 2019 Annual individual awards for the Quality of Life, Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award and 4 Under 40 Awards, deadline for nominations is August 1 st and all nomination forms are included below.

The Chamber's Gift Check program is available to all Chamber members as a benefit of your membership. The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Gift Checks can do just that while keeping your hard earned dollars in our local economy!  
Benefits in Participating:
  • It’s good for our Chamber as we are able to offer an additional benefit at no charge to our members while promoting the local community.
  • It’s good for our members as they take advantage of a free benefit that is designed to drive traffic through member’s doors as a result of our promotion of the program.
  • It is great for our community, as this program promotes shopping local!

How to Redeem:
  • Each Chamber Gift Check will come with a blank "Pay to the Order of" line. This line is for the merchant name that is redeeming the gift check. 
  • As the merchant, if a purchase is for a lesser amount than the value of the check, the merchant can give the customer the appropriate amount of change back or take the appropriate remaining balance and place it on an instore credit or gift card. The merchant then simply stamps the back of the Chamber Gift Check and adds it to their deposit.
  • NOTE: Chamber Gift Checks can be redeemed for merchandise or services only. They cannot be redeemed for cash. Lost or stolen checks cannot be reissued.  

All the Best,
Chris Van Scoder
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
YMCA Ribbon Cutting Rennovation
Phase 3
Aerobic Room, Weight Room and Lobby

Please join the
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce for
a Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, July 3rd

Please Check in at the Front Desk
1599 Palmer Dr.
2019 Annual Chamber Golf Outing
Sponsorship Opportunities are available, if your business or organization is interested in a sponsorship this year please contact the Chamber office today!
Thursday, July 18th
5:00-7:00 pm

Sponsor: ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital

Host & Caterer: The Elks Lodge #147
Business Seminar
College Planning
July 25th
7:30 - 9 am

Stroede Center for the Arts
Community Room
319 Wayne Ave.
Touch on how to increase your tax deductions and tax credits. Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution. How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family. A road guide to get from a high school freshmen to a college graduate.

​​ Meet Your Instructor:
Eric Westhoven

No Cost to Members
Non Members $20

First Friday Luncheon
Friday, August 2nd
12:00-1:00 PM

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks-Lodge #147

August Keynote Speaker
Todd Shafer, Police Chief, City of Defiance Police Department

Tickets to attend the event are $15.00

Chamber Information
Chamber Office Closed in Observance of Independence Day
2019 Award Banquet Nominations
Each year, the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce holds our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on the second Thursday evening in September. We will use the evening to highlight the success of our member businesses with milestones in increments of five years of operation in the greater Defiance area. 

In preparation for our Award Banquet we are taking nominations for the Quality of Life Award, Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award and 4 Under 40 Awards. Please submit your nominations to the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce office! 
Quality of Life Award
The Quality of Life Award recognizes the contribution an individual, business or organization provides to the Quality of Life in our community.
Deadline: August 1, 2019

Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award
The Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award is given to an individual in the community who has exhibited exceptional leadership and dedicated their time and talent for the betterment of the Defiance area.
Deadline: August 1, 2019 s

4 Under 40 Awards
The 4 Under 40 Awards are intended for individuals who have distinguished themselves in their profession and/or career. This award is meant to inspire young leaders in our community to excel to their full potential.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Board Petition for Nomination
The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for open positions for the 2020 Board of Directors. We are seeking leaders in the Defiance Community to represent the Chamber’s Core Values as outlined in the Chamber By-Laws.
Chamber Gift Check Program Participation
We Want Your Business Cards & Brochures
Nothing beats the ease of passing out your business card to get your name out there. The Chamber would like to see all of our 400+ members represented in our office. Please stop by to give us a stack of your cards to help us market you!

You are welcome to stop in or mail your business cards to us.
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