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
and Saturday March 10
. 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
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
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.
President & CEO