Volume 09 | September 01, 2018
Your Monthly News & Updates
President's Post
Valued Chamber Member,

It is almost September and the year just keeps on moving forward. College football starts this weekend and no matter what teams you cheer on, we know that the hot weather is almost behind us. Please have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

September 7th will be our First Friday Luncheon with our guest speaker Morris Murray, Defiance County Prosecutor. Please go to our website or click on the link below to register for this event. This is a great opportunity to see what is happening at the Prosecutor’s Office.

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Awards Banquet that will be held on September 13 th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Social Hour starts at 5:00 PM and Dinner is at 6:00 PM. This event honors our businesses and persons in our community by awarding the Michael A. Schultz Leadership Award, Quality of Life Award, and the 4 Under 40 Awards. We have some outstanding nominees this year. The Defiance Area Foundation will be honoring their nominee for the Good Citizenship Award. This prestigious award, endowed by the Laurie and Mike McCann Family began in 2015 and is presented annually to one of Defiance area’s outstanding citizens. Many of you will have your businesses honored at this banquet. If you received a letter about being honored this year please respond quickly so we know who will be attending. If you would like to join us that evening, please call the Chamber office at 419-782-7946, go to our website, or click on the link below to register.

On September 20th, we will be having our Business After Hours at Buffalo Wild Wings sponsored by First Federal Bank. You will not want to miss this one. Buffalo Wild Wings always does a great job with the food and there will be door prizes every half hour!.

Then, on September 26 th The Employers Association will be presenting an HR Roundtable Webinar titled HR Audits. This event will start at 9:00 AM, and it will last one hour, all from the comfort of your desk. You may register online on our website or by clicking the link below!

Thank you again for your support and involvement in your Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy the fall weather. 

Darrell Handy
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
First Friday Luncheon
Friday, September 7th
12:00-1:00 PM

September Keynote Speaker
Morris Murray
Defiance County

Tickets to attend the event are $15.00


Ribbon Cutting

When: Friday, September 7th

Where: Goldie & Red's Salon
639 Holgate Ave.

Time: 10:00AM

When: Saturday, September 8th

Where: Kurt's Karate
520 Clinton St.

Time: 10:00AM

Annual Awards Banquet
The Countdown is on!!! The 2018 Annual Awards Banquet is less than two weeks away! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, please click on the link below to purchase them today!!
Business After Hours

Please join the
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce for
Business After Hours

Thursday, September 20th
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sponsored by:
First Federal Bank

Hosted & Catered by: Buffalo Wild Wings

Coffee With a Cop
HR Roundtable Webinar
HR Audits
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

A Human Resources Audit is a comprehensive method to review current human resources policies, procedures, documentation and systems to identify needs for improvement and enhancement of the HR function as well as to assess compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations. During this webinar, you will learn how to conduct various types of human resource audits from full HR Audits, to Audits of specific HR functions.  

The webinar also discusses:
  • Why conduct an audit
  • When to audit
  • What HR audit tools should be used in conducting the audit
DCCC September Events
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Reverse Raffle