Message From the President
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services held their 105 th Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Every year two awards are presented at this event. The Outstanding Citizenship Award is given to honor an individual who has proven himself/herself to be outstanding among his/her peers in the areas of professional competence, civic contribution and personal qualities. This year’s recipient was Steve Shuff, Judge, Common Pleas Court II.
The Women’s Career Excellence Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment…women and men, who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who also open paths so that others may follow. 
The 2019 recipient was Kathy Oliver, Seneca County Department of Jobs & Family Services.
The keynote speaker was Lydia Mihalik, Director, Ohio Development Services Agency.

Congratulations to our 2019 Award winners!


Pictured (left to right): Steve Shuff, 2019 Outstanding Citizenship Award recipient;, Kathy Oliver, 2019 Women’s Career Excellence Award recipient; Lydia Mihalik, Ohio Development Services Agency Director, 2019 Keynote Speaker.
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services will be presenting their annual Casino Royale Fundraiser on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The event will be held at Camden Falls located at 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin. Cocktails will start at 6:30 pm and the raffle will begin at 7:30 pm. There is an abundance of activities planned including live music by Lee Alverson as Elton John and Billy Joel, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. The chamber is currently looking for Event, Table and Prize sponsors for support of this major event.
Baumann Auto Group/Coppus Motors
Buckeye IT
Clouse Construction
Clouse Electric
Croghan Colonial Bank
Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital
Old Fort Banking Company
Quick Tab II
Reineke Family Dealerships
Superior Credit Union
Sutton Bank
Tiffin University
Tong's Air Cond., Htg. & Plbg. Inc.
TPC Food Service
Webster Industries
Event sponsors receive their name and logo on all promotional materials along with a reserved table for eight, four (4) Reverse Raffle tickets and a chance to win an additional Reverse Raffle ticket; this cost $1,000. Table sponsors receive a reserved table for eight as well as four (4) Reverse Raffle tickets; this cost $500. Each Reverse Raffle ticket admits two and comes with a chance to win $2,000.
For tickets please contact the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services by calling 419-447-4141 or through email at dmartorana@tiffinchamber.com. Proceeds from this event allow us to continue our mission: support our local business community, improve our quality of life and attract visitors to our great City and County. The proceeds also support the Chamber’s programs including Educators Appreciation Breakfast, Outstanding Citizenship Award, Women's Career Excellence Award, Chamber Cash, and more. This event is the Chamber’s major fundraiser and cannot be done without the support of our community. For more information, visit tiffinchamber.com
Looking Ahead to Christmas
Every year, it seems to come earlier even though the date is always the same. Christmas is always on December 25. The month of October is barely over, and Christmas is popping out in the retail world and several television channels! While we can’t change this, we hope that you will take some time to enjoy November, especially Thanksgiving. This holiday is getting lost but take the time to remember what it represents. Spend time with family and friends - relax and be thankful for the good things in our lives.
Then, when Thanksgiving has passed, take a deep breath and dive right into the Christmas season. 
Once again, Seneca County will be busy with many activities to help celebrate the season. The Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday, December 6 at 5:15 pm. Please join us for this annual event, hear the “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, live music and see the Christmas lights come on!
There are three Christmas activities planned for Sunday, December 1: Operation Elf, Reino’s Lunch with Santa and St. Francis Live Nativity. There are several Christmas themed events taking place in November. The Downtown Tiffin businesses are having a window contest which begins on November 30 and ends on December 5. The winner will be announced at the Christmas Tree Lighting. 
Please see the attached brochure for more activities and visit tiffinchamber.com or destinationsenecacounty.org to learn about events that have been added after it was printed.
For more information, please visit our Community Calendar , which has complete and up-to-date information on all these events. We hope to see you there!
Fall In Love With Seneca County & Scarecrow Fun!
The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services want to thank everyone that participated in the Fall In Love With Seneca County and Scarecrow Fun! We want to thank Christie Wiser for giving us the idea of inviting Scarecrows to Seneca County!
We appreciate the hard work that you put into the events and Scarecrows. We hope the events and Scarecrows put some fun in everyone’s fall season. We plan to invite the Scarecrows back in 2020. Save the date for the Fall In Love With Seneca County on Saturday, October 10, 2020. We were told about 65 Scarecrows and know there were many more out in the community. We are working on a scrapbook for the Scarecrows that sent us pictures; once it is finished, it will be posted online.
A big thank you to everyone that planned events and created Scarecrows! Also, we want to send a thank you to everyone that attended an event and those that went to see all the Scarecrows!
Tiffin Kiwanis Club Holiday Cooking Show
The Tiffin Kiwanis Club is to host the Holiday Cooking Show, on Tuesday, November 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at Tiffin Columbian High School’s Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for guests to browse displays and booths with area businesses. 
Hosted by Lee Martin, the event will feature cooking demonstrations with Brenda and Jess from Old Fort Country Store, Inc. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening. Grand prizes include a pub table set, donated by Deckers; a microwave, donated by Burns Electric; and more.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Kiwanis Manor and Superior Credit Union; they will also be for sale at the door the night of the event. 
There are still spots for local businesses to host a booth before the show. For more information about the show or to reserve space for a booth, please email d_roszman@yahoo.com .
Small Business Saturday: Join the Team!

By checking this box, you confirm that you have reviewed and agree to the above Terms of Participation, including the right of American Express to use your name and/or organization and event plan to promote Small Business Saturday and Shop Small. ...

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Do you have an Upcoming Event?

You may submit information on any events, club meetings, or fundraisers that your business or organization is planning. You may submit online or use a printed Event Submission form. Chamber members should post their events directly online.

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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.
SRCCVS Billboard
Advertise your business with the Chamber's Tiffin electronic billboards! Our billboards are located at the corner of SR 18 and US 224 and our new board will be going up in early 2019 at SR 18 and SR 53.
As we are one of multiple contracts on both boards, your board can be one of up to 36 billboards running at one time. The billboards must be 640 x 320 pixels, saved as an RGB-72 DPI pdf, and include the Chamber logo. You can provide the art or let us design one for you. A 4-week run on either board will be $150.
BAS Broadcasting New Member Benefit

BAS Broadcasting and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to offer a special advertising offer to existing and “new” Chamber Members.

This letter will act as a voucher to match 100% of the budget you invest on a BAS Broadcasting radio station!

$250.00 minimum radio advertising purchase – No Maximums!
Example: If you invest $1,000 in radio ads … we’ll MATCH IT!
Just contact your Account Representative, or call 419-447-2212.

Disclaimer:
This voucher cannot be exchanged for cash, pay for advertising that has already aired or contracted, or pay for political advertising. The ($250 minimum) matching advertising voucher is to run in one month. Cannot be used if currently running a campaign on-air. See your Sales Rep with any questions on use of this campaign. 
Schedule airs Best Times Available Monday-Sunday 6am-Midnight.
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Congratulations!
After Five & Ribbon Cutting: C. F. Professional, Inc.
Friday, October 25, 2019
C.F. Professional held an After Five to celebrate 30 years! Gary Gruss, C.F. Professional owns Generations Hall which will be opening soon.
Ribbon Cutting: Hempco
Friday, October 25, 2019
Casino Royale is Saturday, February   8, 2020.


Chamber Challenge is Thursday, June 11, 2020.