Newsletter March 1, 2019
President's Post
People Do Business With People They Know

The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce is THE voice of business in the Defiance area for our 400+ members, and those businesses who will become our members.

2019 is already shaping up to be a great year at the Chamber and we will continue to build on our successes and to move forward with a focus on strengthening our values and growing our membership.

Our Chamber is funded by memberships, investors, and our events. We are committed to being accountable to our members, our investors, and our community. The Defiance area is a great place to live and work, we embrace economic development, build strong educational systems, and enjoy a superior quality of life. Quality communities are the ones where businesses want to locate and where people want to reside.

To be successful, we need you! The Chamber provides many opportunities to connect members with each other and the community. Meeting the needs of our member base and growing the value of your membership is our priority. We offer money saving programs that benefit both your business and your employees.

Take a look at our great lineup of events this year and make the commitment to yourself, your business and your community to join in and help the Chamber make a difference in our community. I hope you find being involved with the Chamber to be a personally rewarding experience.

All the Best,

Chris Van Scoder
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Admission Proceeds Benefit The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce

Defiance College
George M. Smart Athletic Center
701 N. Clinton St.

Friday, March 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit the Beer & Wine Garden!
All proceeds benefit the Defiance Area Chamber of
Commerce Foundation, Inc.
Meet Your Instructor:
Director, On-Site Learning and Consultation
The Employer's Association

No Cost to Members
Non Members $10
Rescheduled Due to Instructor Illness
Time Management Tune Up

March 15th
7:30 am - 9 am

Stroede Center for the Arts
Community Room
319 Wayne Ave.

This seminar will outline the essentials of prioritizing your schedule. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of managing time effectively
  • Describe how to Manage Interruptions and Harness the Power of the Time Audit
  • Identify the Time Wasters that we Can and that we Can’t Control at work
  • Demonstrate using practical tools and ideas to help you become more organized, focused, more proficient at prioritizing, and a better user of time
  • Understand and practice how to Make Meetings (and e-mail) Less Awful 

Thursday, March 14th
7:30-9:00 am

Sponsor & Host:  
The Defiance College
Located in The Hive

Thursday, March 21st
5:00-7:00 pm

Sponsor: First Energy

Host & Caterer:
Business Seminar
Social Media Scheduling Tools and Content Calendar Building
March 28th
7:30 am - 9 am

Stroede Center for the Arts
Community Room
319 Wayne Ave.
Learn how to maximize your time and build a more consistent social media presence for your business by using social media scheduling tools and developing a content calendar.

​Meet Your Instructor:
M ichelle O'Dell
Natural Design & Graphics
Members $10
Non Members $20

March 27th!
First Friday Luncheon
Friday, April 5th
12:00-1:00 PM
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks-Lodge #147

April Keynote Speaker
Carla Hinkle
Workforce Development Manager
Defiance County Economic Development

Tickets to attend the event are $15.00

Chamber News
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund
This non-renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for post-secondary education by providing up to two $1,000 scholarships to eligible persons who attend a qualified educational institution. Qualified educational institutions include all accredited institutions. 

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.
Applications should be mailed to the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce office at 325 Clinton Street, Defiance, OH 43512 no later than  March 22nd, 2019  

Upcoming Events
Buy your Super Early Bird ticket and be entered to win 1 of 8 $25 Chamber Gift Certificates.

Super Early Bird tickets are on sale until April 5th!

Drawing will be held the day of the event.
Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each May from Atlanta to hundreds of Host Sites around the world. In 2019, the Leadercast Live stage will showcase leadership experts to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams.

Ticket Pricing
$85 Super Early Bird Pricing until April 5th
$95 Early Bird Pricing until April 26th
$100 Regular Pricing until May 3rd 

Table of Six
$480 Super Early Bird Pricing until April 5th
$540 Early Bird Pricing until April 26th
$570 Regular Pricing until May 3rd
Click Here to Register Today!
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