Newsletter May 1, 2019
President's Post
What are you doing to grow your business/organization?

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. Let us help promote you today by attending one of our many events!

2019 has proven to be a busy one here at the Chamber. We are continuing to build a benefit package that truly has value for each and every one of our members. As we build our member package we will continue to highlight the new benefits each month, please contact the Chamber office to learn more.

As the DACC begins to grow so does our brand. We are creating a Business Card and Brochure display inside the DACC office to distribute to individuals who walk through our doors. To make this happen we need your marketing materials! Please let us help you market your business or organization by mailing them or dropping them off to the Chamber office today!

Part of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce's mission statement is to be a catalyst for growth and prosperity. Small businesses are a vital part of growth not only in Defiance but across Northwest Ohio. The Chamber has made it a key initiative to help startups and existing businesses succeed in their growth and longevity within the community. We are working on developing a small business center to assist the needs of our members and future members as well. Stay tuned as we will be releasing the official launch of this program soon!

Take a look below at our great lineup of events for the upcoming month of May. We have multiple opportunities for you and your employees to get involved in your Chamber to network and grow your business or organization and also support your community. I hope you find being involved with your Chamber to be a personally rewarding experience.

All the Best,
Chris Van Scoder
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 16th
5:00-7:00 pm

Sponsor: ServiceMASTER by McCann

Host & Caterer: 4KD Crick
Business Seminar
Ditch the Drama Reality Based Leadership
May 23rd
7:30 - 9 am

Stroede Center for the Arts
Community Room
319 Wayne Ave.
Want to turn excuses into results? Transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce? Then “Reality Based Leadership” is the key! Instead of working to perfect the circumstances of employees, you’ll discover practical tools and techniques to reveal a reality-based mindset.
Through this new mindset, you’ll gain simple ways to call your teams to greatness, keeping them ready for business challenges now and into the future. They begin to succeed and deliver results in spite of their circumstances.

​​ Meet Your Instructor:
Bob Bethel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President-HR and Learning Services

No Cost to Members
Non Members $10

Thursday, May 30th
7:30-9:00 am

Sponsor & Host:  
Defiance Area Foundation

Caterer: Biggby Coffee
June 5th!
First Friday Luncheon
Friday, June 7th
12:00-1:00 PM

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks-Lodge #147

April Keynote Speaker
Marc Kogan, Scout Executive Black Swamp Area Council

Tickets to attend the event are $15.00

Friday, August 9th
The DACC is working hard to bring the best of what we have to offer to our members! We will have representatives from our member benefit providers, giveaways, lunch and much more. Please keep an eye out for more information on your Chamber Member Appreciation Event!
Chamber Information
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.
New Member!
Please help us Welcome New Member Revere Systems!
Jim Croy
Member to Member
DCCC Events