Chamber News
September 2020
18th Annual McDonald's/ Chamber Golf Outing

By: Chamber Executive Director
Miranda Jones
The 18th Annual McDonald's -
Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing took place on August 27 at Valley View Golf Course. A total of 88 golfers hit the links. The first tee off was at 8:00 a.m., with a new team hitting the course every 10 minutes until 11:30 a.m. Staggered times instead of a shotgun start were new to this year’s outing to be in accordance with
COVID-19 guidelines.

Corporate Sponsor for the event was once again McDonald's of Galion, owned by Randi and Scott Nickell. McDonald’s of Galion has been the Corporate sponsor since the inception of this event.

Co-Sponsors for the event were Axe Social Lounge, AA American Bail Bonds, Avita, Bowlin Real Estate, Crossroads/ Cooper’s Mill, and Mill Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation.   

This annual event generates operating income for the Chamber to continue its Economic Development and Business Advocacy efforts on behalf of the business community and serves as a fund raiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

Various contests such as proximity, ball drop (new this year), double your money, putting, and 50/50 tickets on the course generated a record $2,948 for Ronald McDonald House Charities and since beginning this partnership in 2003, a total of $32,949 has been raised for the charity.  

The team from Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson, and Garverick was this year's first place team with a 55. Team members were Grant Garverick, Richard Olt, Jay Olt, and David Chandler. It looks like they will be the team to beat next year!

J & F Construction finished in close second place with a 57. Team members included Steve Bridgford, Brad Murtiff, Dave Refledht, and Chris Ackerman.

In lieu of an afternoon meal and awards ceremony this year, all players received a gift card to Ralphie’s to dine at their convenience.

Winners were announced on Facebook live at 7:00 p.m. There were additional prize winning categories added this year. “Dead Last”, sponsored by Longstreth Memorials, was won by Avita with an 83. This was a condolence prize for “winning” last place. “Bailed Out of Last” (the team that was second to last place) was sponsored by AA American Bail Bonds and won by Urban Industries with a 75. The “Average Joe” award went to the team that placed right in the middle and was sponsored by The Willow House Coffee Shop. Flick Packaging and Oakstone Landacape tied and were awarded the “Average Joe” team.

We again extend our thanks and appreciation to our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and those who donated goodie bag items and prizes. This event would not be possible without those who invest their time and resources to making this event a huge success.  

Mark your calendars now for next year’s outing that will be held on June 24th at Valley View Golf Course.  
Central Ohio Recycling and Salvage, 668 Woodlawn Ave, Bucyrus.
(419) 562-0087. Recycling. Salvage. .

FASCO, P.O. Box 969, Bucyrus.
(419) 562-7475. Promotional Products Distributor. .

Rebound Bracing & Pain Solutions, 1350 W. 4th St. Mansfield. (740)513-8148. Bracing, Medical Supplies.
Crestline Concert series adds a concert for September
A concert has been added to the Summer Concert Series at the Crestline Gazebo. Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. the Ribticklers will be playing. Bring a lawn chair and your appetite- there will be food vendors!
Saturday, September 19th is Celebrate Crestline Day. This day will feature the Crestline Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Crestline Police Department Car Show, Crestline Athletic Department Dunk Tank, Crestline Red Cross, Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce Shop Hop and Scavenger Hunt, Voter Registration, Food Vendors, Ice Cream Social, Craft Show, Photo Booth, and also Apple Pie, Homemade Scarecrow, Business and House Decorating, and Bicycle Decorating Contests. Proceeds will benefit the Crestline Police and Fire Departments.

The current mask order and social distancing requirements will be followed.

Join us for the September 17th Galion Safety Council Meeting. Currently due to COVID-19, all meetings will be held virtually with the link to each meeting below.

The virtual meetings will begin at 11:30 a.m. with updates and the safety-related speaker's presentation is from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

This will presented from 11:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom Webinar. All meetings will be post to

You may request the webinar link be personally sent to you by e-mail ( or by calling Miranda Jones at 419-468-7737 
Chamber Chat is a monthly networking event that is free and open to all. Each month we have a different topic, activity or speaker. Chamber Chat is a great chance to meet other decision makers in the area in a relaxed setting. We hope you will join us for our Chamber Chats the first Wednesday of every month.

For October's Chamber Chat - we will be having an in person event at the Chamber in the conference room on Wednesday, October 7th at 8am.

***Please not that space is limited and an RSVP is required. Call Miranda at the Chamber office 419-468-7737 or email to check availability and reserve your spot today!
Depot Deli is looking great with a new coat of paint. Follow their facebook page for daily lunch specials.
Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board and Avita Health System are working together to prevent drug misuse in Crawford County with the help of Deterra® Drug Deactivation System.
Deterra uses pouches that are activated by carbon to permanently destroy prescription and over-the-counter pills, patches, liquids, creams, and films. They are available in various sizes and each pouch can destroy dozens of pills. Medication deactivation can occur at home or in a clinical setting with these safe, eco-friendly pouches.
The Iron Vault Distillery, LLC is once again stepping up to help keep the community safe and healthy by partnering with Galion City Schools. The Iron Vault has donated over 27 gallons of their hand sanitizer to help the school system meet the requirements of their reopening plan.
United Bank has taken on a new name and a new look this year – Park National Bank. Coming together under the Park National name means all 12 community banking divisions will now share a unified name as well as the ability to deliver more banking options. Pictured is Park National Bank in Galion at 8 Public Square which has almost completed their renovation.
Do you have an anniversary, new associate or employee, sign, or business update? Contact Miranda or Candy at the Chamber Office, 419-468-7737 or email  so we can add your business to the Member Spotlight in our next Newsletter.
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