Message From the President
The Board of Trustees of the 
 Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services 
cordially invite you to attend their
 104th Annual Meeting
 Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:30 pm Social Gathering
6:00 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Program 

$30 Per Person 
$240 Reserved Table for 8 
Cash Bar Available, Dinner 
Camden Falls Reception & Conference Center 
2460 S SR 231, Tiffin, OH 
Keynote Speaker:
Melinda Huntley 
Executive Director, Ohio Travel Association

Award Presentations:
Outstanding Citizenship Award
Women’s Career Excellence Award
Help us get the word out!

As summer turns to fall, we're working on our seasonal celebrations and our 2019 Visitor Guide. Help us celebrate our community and share our community with others by sending us your information!
Christmas Event Information Wanted
It is way too soon to think about Christmas! However, it is not too soon for us as a community to look at the calendar and schedule our holiday events. We will be creating a brochure to promote Christmas and Holiday events taking place in Seneca County. 
Please send us all the pertinent information by October 1, 2018. 
Please think of what you did last year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Did you do something special for Thanksgiving? Did Santa make a visit to your store? Dust it off, revise, update with 2018/2019 dates and send this information to us as soon as possible. 
2019 Visitor Guide
The visitor guide collection season is upon us!
Make sure your information is update to date for the 2019 tourism season.

Please note: only attractions, retail, and restaurants will be listed!

Information we need:
* Full name of your attraction/restaurant
* website
* address
* phone number or best contact
* business hours (if they stay standard throughout the year)

Not sure what is listed in the guide? Check our website at or view one of our visitor guides!
If your attraction has a description, please look over it and let us know any updates. If you have events to include in the 2019 guide, please let us know before October 1.
Please send your information to  Deb  or  Brittany !
 “Fall” in Love with Tiffin Festival & Christmas Fest
Tiffin will be celebrating its first “Fall” in Love with Tiffin event on November 17. The event is a one day festival that will encompass the Tiffin area. The Chamber encourages all businesses to be a part of this event in some way.
The event will be used to promote small business and any future events that may be happening. Businesses are encouraged to have open houses, preview specials for Small Business Saturday happening on November 24, or any other special event of your choosing. The goal of this fall festival is to join both the community and businesses of Tiffin and the surrounding areas.
Tiffin and surrounding areas will also be hosting a Christmas Festival beginning November 30 and ending December 2. This three day event encourages all of Tiffin to join the holiday spirit. There will be hands on activities for people of all ages. The goal of this event is to deliver a unique Christmas experience for the entire community.
For any questions or concerns email Deb Martorana or call 419-447-4141.  RSVP today! If your business is located in Seneca County and you would be interested in participating in a “Fall” in Love with Seneca County Festival, please send an e-mail to Deb.
Heidelberg Athletics:
Tailgate and Football Game
The Heidelberg Athletics department would like to invite you to a tailgate and football game. We appreciate your support of Heidelberg University and the Tiffin Community. This will give us an opportunity to thank and recognize you at the game.
The game will be played on Saturday Oct 6 at Hoernemann Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:30 and we will play Marietta. Included in the day are tickets, food and beverages as well as an opportunity to be recognized at halftime of the football game. You will be provided reserve tickets and access to the Fox Den for food and drinks throughout the game.
Registration - Fox Den (Main Level)

Tailgate (Fox Den)

Kickoff (Reserved Seating/Fox Den)

On Field Recognition
Community Wide Planning Session for Small Business Saturday & More!
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm—
The Renaissance of Tiffin, 129 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

Get ideas! Share ideas!
Make sure your business is represented!

Topics will include:
Fall in Love with Tiffin Open House Festival
Small Business Saturday
Christmas Activities

Register online to attend   or email Deb ! Registration is not required, but it is appreciated!
Small Business Saturday: Join the Team!
Last year, over 7,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied their communities for Small Business Saturday® to support the local businesses they love. We know this year’s team of Champions will keep the Shop Small® love strong in 2018.
Sign up to join this year’s team of Champions at! Don’t forget that you need to reapply by Nov 6, even if you were a Neighborhood Champion in previous years. Remember, as a Neighborhood Champion, we ask you to organize an event to bring your community together on Nov 24 and rally 10+ small businesses to participate in your event.
Once you’re approved, you can look forward to marketing materials, planning guides and a Small Business Saturday Event Kit with Shop Small merchandise to support your event. All compliments of American Express!
Halloween & Fall Events
Downtown Tiffin Pumpkin Stroll
Fall in Love with Downtown Tiffin!
October 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.—Downtown Tiffin
Don't miss the fall event of the year in beautiful Downtown Tiffin! Spend the day strolling from business to business gathering fall themed treats! 
Tickets go on sale September 8 at the Farmer's Market, cash or check only. Cost is $15 for the walk or $35 for VIP tickets, which includes your walk ticket and a VIP brunch from 9:00 - 11:00 at The Empire 138. If any tickets are left following the Farmer's Market, tickets will be available at Simply Susan's, Tom Rodgers Flowers or online.
October 20, 9:00 am – Rock Creek Trail
The Tiffin Zombie Run is a fun 5K run or run/walk open to all ages. Try to finish the race with out having the zombies hidden throughout the course steal one of the sashes you will be wearing! Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and awards given for best dressed zombie and placement in race according to age.
Riehm Produce Farm is hosting their annual Barnyard Fun event on weekends until October 28th. Looking to have fun with loved ones this fall? Before you go with your family and friends to a scary house that will only give you nightmares, consider visiting a fun family setting where all your worries will disappear.
Farm generation gaps are closed when you step back in time with Riehm’s 2018 Dinosaur themed maze. Check out Riehm Produce Farm, located on State Route 53, where they bring you Barnyard Fun attractions which include: the pumpkin cannon, pig races, veggie launching, giant slide, goat walk, hayrides, corn maze, duck races and straw tunnels. Take-home purchases of pumpkins, cider, apple dumplings, and kettle corn completes the day. No pets, please. Barnyard Fun passes are just $8.00. Saturday hours 12:00pm – 7:00pm and Sunday hours 12:00pm – 6:00pm.
October 7, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.— Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, S. SR 19 Bloomville
All ages welcome for this family friendly event. Spend the afternoon outdoors. German Music & Food  Narrated Wagon Rides  Children's Activities & More Benefits the Friends of Seneca County Park District. 
Victorian Halloween Tea & Self-Guided Home and Garden Tour
Saturday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m. —Grammes-Brown House
Enjoy holiday themed treats with your tea in an authentic Victorian-era home, the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson Street, Tiffin. After the meal, local historian and spiritual explorer Lisa Swickard will reveal the true story of Tiffin’s Ketchup Murderer . $18 donation for each Tiffin Historic Trust member, and $20 donation for each non-member. Pre-paid reservations are required, as seating is limited. For reservations phone Mary at 419-448-0370. 
October 20-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.—15498 East Township Road 104, Attica. 
Visit the festival for costumed artisans and craftsman, antique machinery displays, handcrafted items, living history encampments and a variety of entertainment including a classic car show on Saturday and an antique tractor pull on Sunday. Adults: $6. Seniors: $5. 8-12 year olds: $4. 7 and under free with paid adult.
October 26
Downtown Tiffin Trick or Treat

October 28
Tiffin Trick or Treat 
October 21 at 2 p.m.
Tiffin Developmental Center Halloween Parade
Historical Poster Contest Offers Cash Prizes for all Seneca County Students in Grades 3 to 8
The Seneca County Museum Advisory Board is holding a Poster Contest with cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50. Entries must be received by November 16, 2018 and the winners will be announced on December 1, 2018.
Rules and information for this contest are stated on the flier on the right. Start planning now for a poster design and you could be a winner of a nice cash prize just in time for Christmas!
Elite Sport and Culture Week: October 20-25
Elite Sport & Culture Week

Meet World Class Athletes and Coaches including Olympians & Paralympians Hosted by Tiffin University, Terra State Community College & Tiffin Mercy Hospital

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About Elite Sport and Culture Week: October 20-25

Elite Sport and Culture Week will promote and celebrate the Olympic Movement, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and sport culture through educational and inspirational festivities accessible to all ages, cultures, income levels, and abilities.

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Window Painting: Elite Sports & Culture Week
Help us welcome these world class athletes to Tiffin with decorated windows! Volunteers from Tiffin University will be looking for business windows to paint sometime in early October. Windows will be painted on the outside with temporary paint. Let us know if you're interested in participating at no cost!
SIEDC becomes the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

TIFFIN, OHIO - September 24, 2018 - Effective today, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp (SIEDC) is now the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. Following the completion of the community branding initiative in the spring of this...

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Leadership Seneca County Update
The first class was held on September 12, 2018 at Camp Glenn. There are 20 members in the 2018 – 2019 class. The Leadership Seneca County is a learning experience designed to help develop community awareness, skills which will help in decision-making and team building. 
Through participation in program activities, participants will be exposed to experiences which will help them to become valuable assets to their respective areas of expertise. Problem solving, collaboration, and improved awareness of county issues will strengthen their respective backgrounds.
If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please contact Kim Radison at or 419-455-4035.
Heritage Ohio Seminar "Show Me the Money" -In Tiffin, Oct 2nd
We are excited to have Heritage Ohio coming to Tiffin to do a half day seminar at Heidelberg University entitled "Show Me the Money." This is an opportunity to learn about programs, grants and loans offered by agencies in Ohio. 
Come learn about the programs, grants, and loans offered by agencies in Ohio. Learn how you can be tapping into creative solutions for the challenges you face in your community.
There is no charge to attend this half-day training.

th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to celebrate 50 years of career technical education. The district first opened on September 9, 1968 and over the past 50 years has grown into an award winning school district that focuses on teaching skilled trades...

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Sign Enhancement Program
Be a part of the Sign Enhancement Program! Tiffin City Council set aside $10,000 to fund the program in 2018. The program is designed to assist business owners in downtown Tiffin in displaying effective and consistent signage.
Council approves downtown sign program

Grant provides up to 50% reimbursement for sign costs TIFFIN, OHIO - December 4, 2017 - Tiffin City Council approved a new Sign Enhancement Program in a meeting Monday night and set aside $10,000 to fund the program in 2018. The program is...

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First Sign Enhancement Grant approved

The Ritz Theatre to upgrade marquee/signage TIFFIN, OHIO - August 29, 2018 - The Architectural Board of Review has approved the first Sign Enhancement Grant in the amount of $1,000 for improvements to the marquee of The Ritz Theatre, 30 S....

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NOACC members have a clear advantage this holiday season
FedEx recently announced that for the second year in a row, it will not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season, except for shipments that are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling. Residential shipments sent with other carriers could incur an additional surcharge during peak days in November and December.

This is good news for NOACC members who expect a significant amount of e-commerce orders over the 2018 holiday season. As a free member benefit, NOACC members have access to exclusive discounts with FedEx. Between the savings through the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program , and avoiding a peak surcharge on residential shipments, members have a clear advantage this holiday season.

If you’re not currently taking advantage of this free member benefit, enroll today . For more information, call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 or email .
Bascom Communications Named Certified Gig-Capable...

Arlington, Va., (9/27/18) - Bascom Communications Inc. was today recognized by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading...

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Seneca County Museum: Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Seneca County Museum hosted a dedication ceremony for their new Ohio Historical Marker. The weather was beautiful, and a wonderful and supportive crowd filled the front lawn and museum porch to get a good view of the activities. Todd Kleismit represented the Ohio History Connection and helped with the unveiling of the marker. Museum Director Tonia Hoffert spoke and provided a brief history of Rezin Shawhan and his home, which is now the museum. Following the Ohio Marker dedication, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the east porch of the museum to celebrate the efforts and donations made for exterior repairs and restoration of the porch, windows and shutters. Speakers at the ribbon cutting included: Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerschner, Fran Fleet (Barnes-Deinzer Seneca County Museum Foundation) and John Detwiler (Seneca Regional Chamber). Everyone in attendance was invited inside of the museum after these events for an open house and refreshments.
Oak Lane Dental: Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

On September 13 th, Oak Lane Dental welcomed about 250 members of the Tiffin community for their Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Presented by the Chamber, brief presentations by Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce Director John Detwiler, Oak Lane Dental General Manager Andrew Walker, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, and other presentations were capped by a ceremonial ribbon cutting in front of the Market Street practice. Several hours later, the broader community joined the Oak Lane Team to enjoy the live music, catered food, and many giveaways.
Amid the excitement, Oak Lane announced the exciting addition of a new dentist joining the practice in October, Dr. Henry Eggers. Also announced was the intent to remodel and expand the practice, bringing in additional resources, technologies, and specialties not currently offered in the Tiffin community. More exciting details about both will be released in coming months.  
“We love Tiffin and love our patients,” said Andrew Walker. “We love this community and are very grateful for those who joined us.” 
Jacob M. Ward, Registered Patent Attorney from Ward Law Office
Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership hosted a free seminar called “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs.” Jacob Ward explained the basics of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and how businesses and entrepreneurs can use these business tools to their advantage. Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic were encouraged to attend. This seminar was free and open to the public.  
First National Bank of Sycamore: Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 27, 2018

The First National Bank of Sycamore kicked off an Open House with a Ribbon Cutting for their new loan office. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at 4:15 pm. The community was invited to see the new office and learn about the services they offer. The new Loan Office is located at 2353 W. Market St., Tiffin.
Casino Royale is Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Chamber Challenge is June 13, 2019.
Looking for the perfect gift? Chamber Cash is the perfect fit!
 Chamber Cash is our local gift certificate program—perfect for giving to everyone on your list! Comes in $5, $10, $25, or $50! Chamber Cash is sold year round. Please e-mail or call ahead with your order. A list of participating merchants are included with every order.