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Membership News
Arts in the Parks Classes Announced
Arts Place, Inc. is now accepting registrations for the 2018 Arts int eh Parks program. Arts in the Park is a unique summer arts enrichment program that offers art classes to children ages 6 to 12. Classes are available in Adams, Blackford and Jay County Indiana and in Auglaize and Mercer County Ohio, during the months of June and July. The fee for each class is $5.00 per student regardless of class length. For $20.00, students may sign up for as many classes as they like throughout he summer. Scholarships are available as well. Class enrollment is on a first come first serve basis as classes do fill up. Also, parents are encouraged to stay and volunteer as helpers during the classes. Read more...
Vancrest to Celebrate National Nursing Home Week
Rent the Friendship Center
The Friendship Center at 125 Watercrest Street is available for rent. Please call Andrea Ciampaglio at the City of St. Marys office at 419-300-1242. The Friendship Center is great for your next conference, family party, company event, etc.
Optimist Club Planning Field of Flags
The St. Marys Optimist Club presents their Field of Flags patriotic community service program and fundraiser. It is a wonderful way to honor the troops and help support the local Optimist Club. Some of their programs include: Easter Egg Hunt, SummerFest Kids Games, Winterfest, Memorial Scholarships, and more. The flags are displayed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Days.
WSU Lake Campus - Business Enterprise Center
The Business Enterprise Center located at Wright State University - Lake Campus assist new, small, mid, and large size businesses with free consulting, non-credit classes on various business topics, industrial maintenance tech training through our SkillsTrac Advanced Manufacturing program, and contract training to solve individual business skill issues. Since 1985, they have helped new and existing businesses with our free consulting and high-quality, low-cost training to increase workforce skills!
Eagle Scout Award
Isaac Osterfeld completed several projects at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Thank you Isaac for fixing a light in the basement, painting a bathroom ceiling and building an outdoor bench. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors and Staff are very appreciative of your efforts.
Chamber News
HR Roundtable Scheduled
Networking Event @ Biggby Coffee
Join the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and other local professionals at Biggby Coffee on Thursday, May 17 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for Wake-Up St. Marys. This is an informal networking event, where you will get to enjoy the taste of Biggby Coffee while making business connections.

Biggby Coffee will be offering free 16 oz. brewed coffee and 50% off a specialty beverage as specials for this event. This offer is only good from 7:30 am to 8: 30 am and to those in attendance.
Website Advertising
Your business can now purchase website advertising on the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce website. For more information on availability and pricing contact Steve Benner at 937-825-8163.
May Events
Grow Your Business with USPS

Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Wapakoneta Chamber Office
30 E. Auglaize St. | Wapakoneta, OH 45895

St. Marys Community Garage Sales

Date: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5

Boat Show

Date: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6
Time: Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Otterbein St. Marys
11230 St. Rte. 364 | St. Marys, OH 45885

HR Roundtable

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: St. Marys Area Chamber Office
301 E. Spring St. | St. Marys, OH 45885

Women in Business Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Otterbein St. Marys (Meyer Room)

Fair Housing Foundations

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 12:00 - 3:15 pm
Location: St. Marys Library
140 S. Chestnut St. | St. Marys, OH 45885

Spring Street Chocolate Walk

Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Spring St. | St. Marys

All You Can Eat Fish Fry

Date: Friday, May 25
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: St. Marys American Legion
Memorial Day Ceremonies

Date: Monday, May 28
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location: Library Parking Lot for Parade and Ceremony at Elm Grove Cemetary

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