Newsletter March 1, 2020
Executive Director's Post
The month of February has flown by! Since joining the Chamber team six weeks ago, I have had a full schedule of meetings with community leaders, committees, area partners, and planning sessions as well as hours of learning, listening and reading. And I love it! I’m very thankful to be serving our community in this role.

As we prepare to start a new month – with hopefully more warm sunshine than snow! - I am reminded that no matter the weather, our attitude sets the tone for everything we do. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”  This is so true! And we can never go wrong with an attitude of both gratitude and kindness. And in this Leap Year, we have an extra day - aptly called Leap of Kindness Day - to share an extra act of kindness. What better way to have that ‘can do’ spirit than to stay positive, be encouraging to others and spread some kindness each and every day.  It only takes a moment to be a blessing to someone. 

As I shared in last month’s newsletter, our Chamber’s focus for 2020 is on YOU - our members – and how the Chamber can best meet your business needs. We want what we do to benefit our members and add value to our community, and we are striving to build this philosophy into our initiatives, events and programs. Along with our Board of Directors and our staff, I’m excited to continue developing and implementing those plans in the coming weeks and months.
Please note the upcoming March events listed throughout this newsletter and please plan to be a part of these activities in our community! Please note also that the United States Census Day is on April 1 st . This only happens once every ten years, and every family is strongly encouraged to participate.

Please share this newsletter with your employees, as your Chamber membership entitles them to take part in the many member benefits as well. Feel free to call our office anytime to ask questions, and Jenna and I will be happy to help you. Here’s to a prosperous March!



Please scroll down to see our upcoming events
 and what our members have going on! 
All the Best,






Sarah Tackett
Executive Director/CEO
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Events
The Role of the DDVB in the Defiance Community
Friday, March 6th
12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Host
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 372

March Keynote Speaker
Kirstie Mack
The Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau

Tickets to attend the event with lunch included are
$15.00


RESERVATION DEADLINE
March 2nd!
Admission Proceeds Benefit the
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Friday, March 13, 2020
4 - 9 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020
9 AM - 4 PM
Visit the Beer & Wine Garden!
All proceeds benefit the
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
Sponsored By

Thursday, March 19th
5:00-7:00 pm

Location:  Fired Stone Tavern

Chamber News
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund was established by the trustees of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. who realize the importance of higher education. This non-renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for post-secondary education to the scholarship winner who will be attending an accredited educational institution. There could be up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. The scholarship will be payable directly to the college or university of the student’s choice.

Applications should be postmarked or received no later than Friday, March 27, 2020  to the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 325 Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512. Click the Button below to access the application.  
 
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.

New Members
Chamber Gift Check Program
Did you receive a Chamber Gift Check over the holidays?

Are you a Chamber member and not sure what to do when you receive a Chamber Gift Check for payment?

We are here to help!!

Chamber Gift Checks are regular checks and are intended for the use at any DACC Member Businesses or Organizations.
Please review the pamphlet below and do not hesitate to contact us at (419) 782-7946 if you have any questions.
Member Benefit Spotlight
Did you know that your Chamber Membership Investment is more than Networking Events and Business Seminars?
We have a wide array of Membership Benefits that benefit your business and your employees!

In 2020, the DACC is making it our goal to make sure each one of our members is well informed on what your benefits are and how to obtain them.
Please visit www.defiancechamber.com to see a complete list of benefits that are available.

If you need Proof of Membership or have any questions about these benefits please do not hesitate to contact the DACC Office.
Member to Member
United States 2020 Census
DCCC Events