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Chamber News
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to help our members spread the word about the wonderful products and services they offer. We have developed Membership Mondays as way for the community to learn and get to know our members. Membership Mondays is a time when our Executive Director Abby Balster interviews an employee of member.

During this interview, questions are asked about both the business and the person being interviewed. Our hope is to utilize Facebook Live for this interview and possibly answer questions in real time. Some of the questions we ask include what's a typical day like for you, how does the Chamber help you, what is an interesting fact about your business, who inspires you, tell us about your business/organization, what do you love most about St. Marys, etc.

We have done a few interviews so far with the response on Facebook being excellent. You can find them on our Facebook Page and you will see these interviews are very informal and relaxed (and that we are still learning and developing our skills). If you are interested in featuring your business, contact Abby or Diana at 419-300-4611.
Wage & Hour: The Most Dangerous Game for Employers
Talk about what's so dangerous, what do you need to know, and what's in your arsenal. Practical and legal parameters of wage and hour law will be reviewed so you can keep you antennae up, maximize compliance and minimize liability. Learn landscape pitfalls, how this can be a dangerous game for employers.
Wednesday, July 17
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Group-Rating Safety Accountability
Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in the BWC's Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers' compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.
Member News
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Ohio Affected by Heavy Rainfall and Flooding
WASHINGTON- Ohio businesses and residents affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding that occurred on May 17,2 019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. more.
Women in Business Soup Subscription Fundraiser
In less time than it takes to make your morning coffee, prepare a home-cooked meal every week and support a great cause. Most soups mixes can be dumped into a slow cooker in the morning and be ready to eat when you arrive home from a busy day! If you are running short on time, they can be made on the stove in around 20 minutes.

Every month, order your Soup Subscription containing 4 Cassie’s Country Cupboard soup mixes. All products are free of artificial dyes, artificial flavors, MSG, and preservatives. Many ingredients are organic and/or non-GMO. All meals can be made vegetarian.
Annual ArtFest to be Held at Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center
The annual ArtFest Juried Art Show will be held at Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center on July 5 th through August 16 th. A public reception will be held on Sunday, August 4 th from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served compliments of the community board at the Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center. This event is free and open to the public. Jurors are Elizabeth Goings, Exhibitions Content Manager and Alysa Dumire, Director of Children's Education at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Artists of all mediums, from high school through adult artists will be displayed. Work will include oil and acrylic paintings, metal working, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, photography, alcohol inks and more. Over $1,500 in prizes will be given away at the awards reception held on Sunday, August 4 th at 3:30 p.m. The artwork will be for sale. Be sure to stop in and vote for your pick for the People’s Choice award.

For details or a prospectus to enter the show, please contact Heather Dowell, Center Director at 419-394-0707
St. Marys Community Public Library
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