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As we all deal with the ramifications of the COVID-19 closures, please be patient with us as we maintain the social distancing protocols laid down by the state. The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services office will be closed until further notice. Please contact us through our  email at info@tiffinchamber.com or call 419-447-4141.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8 am
Be In The Know is going virtual. Join us for a Zoom meeting. Learn more about the Chamber's Business Benefits. Use the Chamber's programs to save money on your bottom line.  Cindy Holzheimer, President/CEO of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) will be co-hosting the Be In The Know on a Zoom platform or you may join by phone.
Topics include: Anthem's new SOCA Benefit for Sole Proprietors, how to save on FedEx, Energy Savings for the business and your employees can also save! Speakers include: Cindy Holzheimer, NOACC; Rick Davidson, Community Energy Advisors; Andy Stephey, UIS Insurance & Investments; Harry Centa, PartnerShips.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Coronavirus Resources

Ohio Humanities will be providing $750,000 in emergency relief grants for historical societies, museums, and other cultural organizations ...

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Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan

Beginning May 1, 2020, all medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility or do not require inpatient hospital admission and minimizes use of personal protective equipment may move forward. This...

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U pdate: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Response (EIDL)
If you have applied for the EIDL previously, you do not need to re-apply. The application number you were given is still good.
A response will come in the form of an e-mail from  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
There are some scams and computer viruses out there, please be careful. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will not send anything for you to download.  The SBA is not giving any grants or vouchers.  
The first step(s) will be an e-mail from  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov  and the cash advance will show up in the account that you put on the application. These will quite possibly happen close together.
The second step will be another e-mail from  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov  which will invite you to create a portal and it will include your application number. You will need to create the portal to be able to upload the information for the loan. This will be a secure hyperlink.  You need to watch for the second e-mail.
Update from the Seneca County Health Commissioner

We have entered a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic after six weeks of many businesses being shut down by the Director’s order of March 22. Starting May 1, a gradual process to reopen businesses and stores has been issued by the Governor. The

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Member Updates & At Home Activity Ideas
Chamber members should take some time to update their content on our membership directory. Please add your hours and let your customers know what you are doing as we go through this crisis together. Several of our members have ideas for things that can be done at home and some are creating family project kits. We have ask that members post them under their content. Members must send an e-mail to  dmartorana@tiffinchamber.com   after they have added their ideas to the directory. The What is There to Do page which lists ideas given to us by local businesses can be found when your hover the "News & Calendar" tab. This currently has ideas from  Handshoe Cookies & Cakes NorWesCo  and  Rustic Flair .
SOCA Benefit Plan to open to Sole Proprietors

Anthem, NOACC and SOCA are very please to announce that the SOCA Benefit Plan MEWA is making room for sole proprietors. They can enroll in the plan starting July 1. The broker community has already received instructions from Anthem regarding new...

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Ohio Humanities to Award $750,000 in CARES Act Funds to...

Ohio Humanities will be providing $750,000 in emergency relief grants for historical societies, museums, and other cultural organizations affected by COVID-19 health crisis. Funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES...

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BAS Broadcasting Stimulus Drive

BAS Broadcasting Ohio offers a Business Benefit to Chamber members see the Chamber Member Benefit Flyer (below). BAS Broadcasting Ohio is offering to match the amount Chamber Members spend in advertising on one of their radio stations. BAS...

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Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce Updates

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is a member of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce. Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) is a regional partnership of over 120 community-based chambers of commerce in...

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Chamber Energy Program Benefits Local Businesses and...

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce offers a Chamber Energy Program to our members to help reduce utility costs, a large expense for many small business owners. Why is this important for our business community? Many Chamber Members have no...

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Stay up to date!
Outstanding Educator Award Nominations
The Chamber is seeking nominations of educators who have exemplified vision, leadership, and commitment to the improvement of education in our community. Outstanding Educator Award nominations may be made online   or  print the  Nomination form
The deadline for nominations is July 6, 2020.  The award will be presented at the Educators Appreciation Breakfast in August.
Students should nominate a teacher that has inspired them to be the best they can be. Parents should nominate teachers that have challenged and helped their son or daughter to achieve what they thought was impossible. Teachers may nominate a co-worker who goes above & beyond for their students.
Questions: email Deb or call 419-447-4141.
2024 Seneca County Bicentennial
In 1820, the Ohio government authorized the creation of the county from part of Huron County and was attached to Sandusky County. On April 1, 1824, the county was fully organized.
Want to help us plan for Seneca County’s Bicentennial? Contact  Brittany  to get involved!
 
Seneca County Bicentennial Barn Quilt Trail
 From Fostoria to Attica, help us build a barn quilt trail through Seneca County in celebration of the 2024 Bicentennial.
A barn quilt mirrors the cloth quilt and is painted on wood or metal. It can be placed on any building—barns, historical places, or freestanding. The barn quilt movement began with Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother, Maxine, and her Appalachian heritage by having a painted quilt hung on her barn in Adams County, Ohio in 2011.
Leadership Seneca County - April Update

Leadership Seneca County met virtually on April 15 th. Coordinator Kim Radison led three sessions and Seneca Soil and Water Conservation led one interactive session. In the first session, titled...

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Member News Blast
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is offering a new Business Benefit to its members. Once a month, one member will be permitted to send out a news blast. The cost for this news blast is $100. This service is a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested sending your own news blast, please contact Deb. The business is responsible for providing all content and submitting it by the end of the month prior to the month that the message is sent.
Keep your Customers Informed
Members are encouraged to log in to Tiffinchamber.com and update their content. As we go through this COVID-19 situation, it is important to keep your customers informed. Please add your hours and any other information that will be of interest. Let them know what you are doing as we go through this together.