Wells County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter
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Together We Are Stronger
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce team are continually updating the Business Resource Guide as information unfolds. The Guide contains important links for businesses, employers, and employees.

Details on the CARES Act are not finalized as of March 31, 2020. As soon as information is provided, we will get that out to you. There is a page dedicated in the Business Resource Guide for the CARES Act and what is currently available.
This page gives an overview of what is included in the CARES Act, Press Release as of March 31, 2020 from SBA, and important links about the plan.

We strongly recommended you visit the Small Business Administration website at www.sba.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information. To receive the information via your inbox, please subscribe to their newsletter at www.sba.gov./updates. There is a page in the Business Resource Guide with Small Business Administration important links.

Please visit our Facebook page for immediate postings of information.
Tom Harris with Action Coach
will be holding a webinar on:
Friday, April 3, 2020
10am to 11am
in the comfort of your home or workspace

Learn and plan 11 steps that you should be implementing in your workplace.
March Member of the Month:
Neoti Honored as the March Member of the Month
 
“To be acknowledged and recognized by the Chamber was a surprise and complete honor! We’re grateful to be in a community with such strong values”, said Myers. “At Neoti, we operate with those same mid-western values, which is what sets us apart from our competition.”

Neoti started in 2006 when Josh Mitchell and Derek Myers met during a Chamber of Commerce Technology Group; which was a group of people with technology interests striving to grow and evolve technology needs in the community.

“Josh and I decided to start our own company with our goal to be the nation’s largest digital signage network,” explained Myers. “We grew to 14 employees in 2008 and were the largest digital signage networking company out of Chicago. Neoti was on the brink of launching large scale networks with nation-wide franchises when the stock market crashed.”

Myers stated that all ventures stopped, advertisers disappeared. “In the spring of 2009, we had to re-invent ourselves with marketing outdoor large format digital signage systems. We invested in mobile LED trailers, rented them at UCLA home football games, the Rose Bowl, toured with Lifetime TV, NASCAR events, and Under Armour events.”

Thank You to Our Gold Member!
Lemon Twist Communication
Barb Partin
Bluffton
765.635.5645
barb.partin@lemontwistcommunication.com
Business Services, Training, Consulting, Writing, Communication

Prudential Billing & Consulting
Nicole Burns
Bluffton
888.862.9377 ext701
nburns@prudentialbilling.org
Medical Billing

Chelsea Beer
205 W Market St, Bluffton
260.827.0756
stagbar@adamswells.com
Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Tara Frauhiger
1010 N Main St, Bluffton
260.824.4715
strongholdglass@hotmail.com
Custom Cut Glass, Glass Repair: Commercial, Home & Auto Glass Needs
Thank You to Our Gold Member!
Thank You to Our Gold Member!
Ribbon Cutting at the New Location of the
Wells County Foundation
222 West Market St, Bluffton
Groups Recover Together
Now Accepting Insurance!

Groups Recover will be accepting Anthem, Caresource, and MDwise Medicaid. This is a huge accomplishment for the organization and steps to helping those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) get treatment.

Would you like to be a part of the Parlor City Market? We are seeking vendors to sell items and businesses and organizations to host activities each Saturday.

Businesses and Organizations: please contact Erin for more information and ideas: eprible@wellscoc.com or 260.824.0510 ext. 2
PARLOR CITY MARKET
COMING TO YOU

This year there are significant changes to the local Bluffton farmers market. We are excited to announce that Bluffton NOW!, Bluffton’s downtown revitalization group, will be managing the market and holding it on the Parlor City Plaza. In addition, the market is being re-branded to be called the Parlor City Market.
 
The goal is to offer activities, food and entertainment to the downtown each Saturday to promote the vendors and create a sense of community and increase a quality of place in Wells County.

The Parlor City Market will run from May 2nd through September 19th from 9am to 1pm.
Connect Group

Would you like to be a part of a leads group?
The Chamber is forming another Connect Group for Chamber Members.

Please contact Erin if you are interested in being a part of a leads group. The fee per year is nominal ($25 per member) and only one sector is represented in the group.

Email: eprible@wellscoc.com
Phone: 260.824.0510 ext 2
Applications Being Accepted for the
2020-2021 Year
Deadline: June 12th

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills, develop stronger communication skills, and focus on creating a network of peer-mentor-business relationships. Our desire is that these individuals would then make a life-long commitment to community service, mentor new leaders, and make a positive impact in the workplace.
"I wish I would have been through Wells County Leadership Academy when I was younger. I have been given so many ideas and options that I now use every day of my life in business and life itself. The materials used have been outstanding and the concepts are easy to understand. The facilitators have been very professional, and you can feel their passion. If you want to invest in yourself or an employee in a program that has proven results, then the Leadership Academy is the answer.”
– Kevin Keller, Helping Hands, Level 2 Graduate
As an employer are you looking for a leadership training program for your employees?
 
As a working professional, do you need a program that will enhance your career, teach you principles of leadership and help make a difference in Wells County?
 
YOUR SOLUTION... the Wells County Leadership Academy offers participants solutions to the fast-paced ever-changing needs of business and industry in the 21st century.
When Do We Meet?
Sessions are held once a month from September through May from 8am to 12pm.
 
How Many are in the Program?
Class sizes are limited to 20 participants. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
 
Applications are due June 12, 2020.
Please click HERE for an application.
Click HERE for a Leadership Flyer.
 
Please contact Erin Prible at 260.824.0510 ext. 2 or eprible@wellscoc.com for questions or additional information.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A
CRUISE TO ALASKA?
Be a part of a first-ever excursion through the Chamber, partnering with member Rochester Travel, as we travel to Alaska in 2021. Many are signing up and excited to travel to this awesome destination.

Bookings can be made until December 2020.
Thank You to Our Gold Member!
Community Events
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Activities on hold until further notice
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Thank You to Our Gold Member!
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