2018 March E-News
Here we are getting ready to wrap up another month and enter the last month of the first quarter. We say goodbye to February and hello to a very busy March. March is a month we do not know what type of weather we will be getting but we do know that spring is coming along with better weather.

March will be one of our busiest months with many opportunities for our members to be involved in the local community. We start with our First Friday Luncheon at Sweetwater with our guest speaker Mark Klein, CEO of The State Bank. Mark will be speaking on Treads in Banking which not only affects our businesses but our personal lives as well. We look forward to another great turnout and to hear from Mark Klein! Save the date for our April 2nd First Friday, when Tanya Brunner from the Veterans Administration will be our keynote, speaking about the economic impact of our veterans in Defiance County.

Since we are thinking spring, we are thinking about the 2018 Home & Garden Show by iHeartMEDIA! Each year the Chamber collaborates with iHeartMEDIA for the Home &Garden Show at the George M. Smart Athletic Center on the Defiance College Campus. The event takes place on Friday March 9 th and Saturday March 10 th . Many area businesses will be on display for visitors to get inspired with new ideas for the upcoming spring season coming up. Businesses will benefit from having 4000-6000 patrons visiting their booths. Come see us!

On March 15 th, we have our Business after Hours sponsored by Promedica which will be held at Dos Amigos. This is an excellent opportunity for members to come out, relax and network with other individuals and businesses. Please join us at this event.

Something new this year is our business before hours, Good Morning Defiance! Many members have commitments after work. So in an effort to still offer just another networking option, the Chamber is offering Good Morning Defiance! Our first event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 th from 7:30-9:00 am at Cabin Fever. Please come and join us for coffee, delicious fresh baked scones, and great networking with fellow Chamber members! 

We appreciate our members support and their dedication to the Chamber.

Darrell Handy
President & CEO
Friday, March 9th 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, March 10th 9 am-5 pm
George M Smart Athletic Center
Defiance College

The world is looking for great leaders to follow. In order to become those leaders to the outside, we have to lead ourselves first.
We must walk the walk .

Get ready for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking, and more. Leadercast is one of the largest events of its kind, broadcasting world-renowned content to hundreds of locations around the globe. Learn about our theme, speakers, what others are saying, volunteer opportunities, and more. For the 7th year in a row, Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce brings the Leadercast live via broadcast.

Join us at on May 4, 2018!
Family Christian Center

Take ADVANTAGE of Early Bird Ticket Pricing through April 6th!
Membership Benefit
Free Business Workshop - Social Media Marketing
Confused about what social media marketing to use for your Business?

Plan on attending our
on Wednesday, March 28th

Join us for ..

Social media marketing is now a cornerstone of marketing strategy for all types of businesses and organizations. However, it can be overwhelming and time consuming.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Office
325 Clinton Street Defiance OH

Did we mention .... FREE and for MEMBERS ONLY!
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
Membership Benefit - Job Board Posting
Are you looking for good, local employees? Develop your workforce with us! Members of the Chamber of Commerce may post jobs at NO CHARGE. 
  • Visit www.defiancechamber.com
  • Click on Job Search on Chamber Homepage
  • Click on Employers, where you will need to enter your Member Portal USERNAME and PASSWORD
  • Complete the Post a Job form and Submit.

Mark Your Calendar for our April First Friday
April 6, 2018
Keynote Speaker
Tanya Brunner
Defiance County Veterans Administration

Economic Impact of Defiance County Veterans

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reservations required by end of business, Weds. April 6th

Welcome to our Newest Member!
Plan to JOIN US FOR ... ...
Thursday, March 15th
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join the
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours

Sponsored by

Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital

Dos Amigos
1121 Harrison Avenue, Defiance

Bring your business cards!
Mix and mingle with other members.


$15.00 patron, front center 8 rows & front side 4 rows
$12.00 Reserved Seats / $10.00 General Admission
Contact Brian Campbell at 419-789-5670 or email at bcrightback@aol.com