February 2021

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Over 40 NEW classes scheduled for Q1
Autonomous Maintenance Training
Industrial Electrical Basics 1 & 2
Motors & Motor Controls
Intro to Variable Frequency Drives
ControlLogix Level 1 & 2
Siemens S7 PLC Level 1 & 2
SME Certified Manufacturing
Assoc. Cert.
Teamwork & Team Building
Leadership & Influence
Communication Strategies
Supervising Others
Creative Problem Solving
Continuous Improvement/Leadership
Lean Yellow & Green Belt Certification
OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 General Ind.
Basic Transportation Compliance
Controlled Substance/Alcohol
Driver Qualification Files
Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Roadside Inspection
New Entrant Audit
Hours of Service
Personal Income Tax Workshop
She.Tiques Ltd. DIY Classes
Be Inspired Workshops
Seneca Park District Craft Workshops
Spending Plan Workshop
Business Tax Course
ServSafe Food Handler Cert.
ServSafe Manager Course Level 2
Excel Introduction Level 1
Excel Intermediate Level 2
Excel Pivot Tables
Quickbooks Enterprise Basics
For more information on any of these trainings or for customized trainings, reach out to the Fostoria Learning Center at 419-408-5540 or via email.

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Did you miss a Safety Council meeting? We are recording all
Safety Council meetings.
If you would like the recording, email Sarah@FostoriaChamber.com
Next Meeting
Crisis Management
Stephanie York
Vice President, Hennes Communications
February 17 @ 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Resources from the January Council Meeting
Dennis McMickens, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio was kind enough to share the excellent resources from his presentation on Basic Safety Program Assessment, Measurement and Management. The slides will be available in the February Safety Council Newsletter. If you would like them prior to the publication of the newsletter, please let us know.
Save the date and join us for the FEDC & Chamber Virtual Annual Meeting featuring key remarks from Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted.

Watch you inbox for an invitation and meeting link. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m.
Grow your business resources...
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How to Bring Your Business & Brand Online
Presented by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Business Academy in partnership with Square.
As soon as people hear about a brand, they’ll typically hop online and search for your business or brand — Do you have the presence you’re hoping they will find? Join Square eCommerce specialist Martin Guerrero to walk you through the basics of claiming your online presence and what you need to build your website. In our time together, we will cover claiming your domain, creating a first impression and focusing on the right website elements for your business or brand.
11 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Feb. 18
How to Get Online with Square
Join with On-Demand Access!
*Recorded workshops also available on the Ohio Chamber Business Academy
website here until March 15. 
Ordering online seems like it is more important than ever to many customers. Join Square eCommerce specialist Martin Guerrero to walk you through how to launch your own fully functional Square Online ordering site that enables restaurants to use Curbside Pickup, Delivery and Tipping capabilities.
Join Square eCommerce specialist Martin Guerrero to walk you through how to build an online shopping page for your retail business using Square Online. Leaving the webinar you’ll be able to create a fully functional website with Curbside Pickup & Shipping capabilities on your own.
Join Square eCommerce specialist Martin Guerrero to walk you through how to build an online presence for your Service business using Square Online. Leaving the webinar you’ll be able to create a fully functional website incorporating Appointments, Loyalty and Gift Cards all on your own.
Employment Webinar: A New Year and a New Administration-Essential Updates for Employers
Eastman & Smith LTD Attorneys at Law

As we say farewell to 2020, employers still face many challenges in 2021 and should expect changes in the law and enforcement initiatives as we transition to a Biden Administration. Understanding the latest legal trends is key to successfully tackling these challenges, preparing for changes in the law and maintaining a safe and productive workforce.

Join us for a complimentary webinar with advanced discussions of the following topics:
• From Trump to Biden: Changes in Employment Law
• Employee Handbook Updates for 2021
• COVID-19 Vaccination Programs and Best Practices
• Leaves of Absence and FFCRA Developments
• NLRB Update: Key Changes for Employers
• Workplace Safety Updates

The webinar will also feature real life scenarios throughout the program and discussions on how to identify issues and enhance the prospect of favorable outcomes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Second Round of PPP now Available
A second round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) is now available to fist time program participants and as of January 13, for certain businesses who have previously received a PPP loan may be able to receive a Second Draw PPP.

2021 Chamber Sponsorship Packages
are still available.
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Member Advertising Benefit Continues with 96.7
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Seneca County DJFS
Brady's Delicate Creations
First Insurance
Greater Fostoria Community Foundation

Tri County Dental
Southside Carryout
Ohio Logistics
Fostoria Pizza Palace
Diversified Graphics
Airborne Financial
Fostoria Country Club
Our members are doing GREAT things!
ProMedica Physicians Group to Open Family Medicine Office on the Campus of Good Shepherd Home
ProMedica and the Good Shepherd Home are pleased to announce they have partnered to open a ProMedica Physicians Family Medicine office on the Good Shepherd Home campus. The new medical office will be connected to Good Shepherd Home and will offer primary care services to patients in the community and residents of Good Shepherd Home.

“At ProMedica, we know that access to care is vital to ensuring patients are making their health and well-being a priority. Partnering with Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria allows us to live our mission by providing easier access to those who may have more barriers when it comes to seeing their primary care physician,” said Jo Hines, vice president, ProMedica. “With ProMedica’s focus on healthy aging, our hope is that by offering this new concept of having primary care services on the campus of a senior care facility, we’re able to answer and fulfill a need that may have otherwise been unmet.”

Chris Widman, executive director, Good Shepherd Home, said “When Good Shepherd Home evaluates partnership opportunities, we rely on our Mission, Vision and Values Statements to guide us. Our Vision statement reads: ‘As a leader in Christ-centered senior living, Good Shepherd Home will continue to care for residents with a commitment to service and innovation, focused on preparing for the needs of tomorrow’s seniors and their families.’ This project reflects our Vision, and Good Shepherd Home is extremely pleased to partner with Fostoria’s leading primary care provider, ProMedica. We believe ProMedica will enhance Good Shepherd Home’s ability to service those entrusted to our care, while at the same time provide additional opportunities to the greater Fostoria community.”

This new state-of-the-art clinic will mirror other Good Shepherd Home additions and will be a facility the community will take pride in for years to come.

Construction of the new family medicine office is expected to begin in April 2021 and be completed January 2022. 
Peterman Associates Inc. Names Knestrick
VP of Business Affairs
Greg Knestrick has been named Vice-President of Business Affairs for Peterman Associates, Inc., located in Findlay, Ohio. Knestrick has over thirty years of experience in various business capacities and has been with Peterman Associates since 2004 as Marketing Director. In his new role he will continue marketing efforts as well as working with the Chief Operating Officer in all business operations for the firm.
A native of North Olmsted, Ohio, Knestrick is a graduate of the University of Findlay. He has been affiliated with numerous business organizations in Northwest Ohio during his tenure at Peterman. Greg, his wife and two children currently reside in Findlay.
Peterman Associates, Inc., established in 1939, provide architectural, engineering, inspection, and surveying services to public and private clients throughout Ohio and several other states. Our office can be contacted by phone at 419-422-6672 or by email at petermansw@aol.com
Superior Foundation Announces Third Year of Scholarship Program
The Superior Foundation is pleased to announce that it has approved $30,000 in funding to award up to thirty $1,000 scholarships this spring. Any Superior Credit Union member who meets the scholarship eligibility requirements is welcome to apply.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to our members,” said Pam Shaw, Executive Director. “As an organization, we believe education is the key to a bright future. This scholarship program will allow us to assist our members as they continue their educational pursuits. Giving back to the communities we serve is a priority for us, and we look forward to awarding these scholarships to deserving students.”
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications for Area Students

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary has announced they are offering five $400 scholarships to area high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an education in a health-related field.
Applications may be obtained through area high school guidance counselors, at the Fostoria Community Hospital switchboard, or at promedica.org/Fostoria.

Completed applications should be sent to Cindy Reinhard, 2640 Courtly Dr., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 by March 15, 2021. 
Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers (VSCTC) is excited to announce an e-Experience as an alternative to the annual public open house event. The e-EXPERIENCE will take place on February 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. online on the district website at www.vsctc.org. This event will offer students and their families an opportunity to virtually explore the benefits of career-tech education like that offered at VSCTC.  

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2021 Fostoria Farmers' Markets
The Fostoria Farmers’ Markets were hosted by the Fostoria Garden Club in conjunction with the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau for the last ten years under the direction of Carol Kinn. In 2020, Carol contacted us to let us know that she planned to retire from the market manager role at the end of last season. We wish to thank Carol and her committee for their creative ideas and countless hours spent in developing what has become a very successful market in Fostoria! As the Community Development/Tourism Director, Michele Cochran will be taking the lead role in managing the Fostoria Farmers’ Market this season.

Interested in being a vendor? The 2021 Fostoria Farmers’ Market Rules & Regulations and Vendor Application Form are available at www.fostoriaohio.org/fostoria-farmers-market  

We look forward to offering residents and visitors a unique and enjoyable shopping experience in downtown Fostoria!

2021 Chamber Sponsors

Callies Performance Products
Burns Petroleum
Clear Choice Exteriors
Financial Design Agency

Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 419-435-0486 | www.FostoriaOhio.org