Valued Chamber Member,
I cannot believe that 2018 is half over already! Time is moving way to quick. The Chamber has been very busy over the last several months. I believe we have set a record for ribbon cuttings over the last two months, which speaks well for all the good things going on in our community.
First off, we would like to welcome Jenna Peper, our new Marketing/Events Coordinator, to the Chamber. Jenna is a Napoleon native and an alumni of The Ohio State University. She has a great deal of experience in the Marketing area. Please stop into the Chamber office and introduce yourself. She will be a great asset to the Chamber and the Defiance area.
July is starting out with some very hot weather and that means the golfing season is in full swing. We have our Chamber Golf outing on Friday, July 13
at Eagle Rock Golf Course and still have some team and individual openings if you are interested in playing. Please follow the link to sign up or contact the Chamber office with any questions.
We have our Good Morning Defiance Series at Defi Threads & Things on July 17
. This will be our second series this year. Many of our members have expressed an interest in having a morning networking event similar to our Business after Hours. We are hoping to expand these in 2019. If any business would like to host one of our Good Morning Series, please contact the Chamber office at 419-782-7946.
will be our First Friday Luncheon with our guest speaker Richanne Mankey, Defiance College President. Please go to our website at
to register for this event.
Please mark your calendars for our Annual Awards Banquet which will be held on September 13
at the Knights of Columbus Hall. This event honors our businesses and individuals in our community. We will be announcing winners of the Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award, Quality of Life Award, and the 4 Under 40 Awards. We have some outstanding nominees this year. The Defiance Area Foundation will be honoring their nominee for the Good Citizenship Award.
This prestigious award, endowed by the Laurie and Mike McCann Family began in 2015 and is presented annually to one of Defiance area’s outstanding citizens.
This is a short message this month, but enjoy the very warm weather and thank you for your support and dedication to the Defiance Area Chamber.
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce