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Elite Sport and Culture Week will promote and celebrate the Olympic Movement, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and sport culture through educational and inspirational festivities accessible to all ages, cultures, income levels, and abilities. Visits to Tiffin schools by a dozen or more Olympians, Paralympians, and coaches will stress the values of the Olympics (friendship, respect, and excellence) while addressing topics such as performance enhancement drugs, (cyber) bullying, relationship violence, or overcoming obstacles. Additional festivities include a youth sport challenge and medal ceremony at the YMCA, the Festival of Champions at the Heminger Center, an Art Exhibit by a renown Olympian, a Trivia Contest in the Marion Center, and a community breakfast panel featuring Olympians and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sports. Additional activities to enhance the week are being planned. A tool-kit featuring grade-appropriate Olympic-themed lesson plans will be distributed to Tiffin schools before the 2018-19 school year.
Henry “Mac” Lehrer, CCIM, Hoty Enterprises, Inc., was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world. The designation was awarded last month at the institute’s business meetings in Tampa, Florida.
Mac Lehrer was among the 164 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by completing advanced coursework in financial and market analysis and passing the CCIM Comprehensive Examination, the final component in the designation process. Only about 6% of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but why it is one of the most coveted and respected honors in the industry.
Mac Lehrer currently handles commercial sales and leasing for the Brokerage Services division of Hoty Enterprises, Inc. specializing in commercial/retail, industrial and investment properties for corporate clients as well as private owners of real estate. With nearly 24 years of experience, Mac has leased or sold a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including shopping plazas, commercial/office buildings, manufacturing plants, business parks, acreage and land for development. He has consistently been one of the area’s top commercial sales producers.
The Seneca Ohio Regional Planning Commission is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to develop an Active Transportation Plan for Seneca County. Active Transportation includes any human-powered mode of transportation such as walking, cycling, and using a wheelchair. Active Transportation provides opportunities for students, commuters, and shoppers to achieve health benefits while reaching their destinations. Project team members will be collecting input on June 9th from 9 a.m. to Noon in downtown Tiffin about destinations, barriers, and desired routes for all forms of Active Transportation. This input will be considered in the development of the Seneca County Active Transportation Plan. Please visit the Seneca County Active Transportation booth at the first farmer’s market of the season on June 9, 2018 and “Help Decide Where to Walk, Roll, and Ride.”
Join Tiffin University on May 3 for a Dragon Talk (new for TU and similar to a Ted Talk) when marketing expert Donna Graves presents “Innovative Marketing with a Twist of Experiential.” Graves will cover the latest trends in marketing and discuss ways to shake up your current marketing mix. How do you connect one-on-one with consumers to create emotional long lasting connections?
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and breakfast rolls will be served.
Hoty Enterprises, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Founded in 1978 out of Lakewood, Ohio, the company was led for years by brothers Nick, Zack and Angelo Hoty.
Reineke RV will mark the grand opening of its Tiffin location, located at 1950 West Market Street, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 9th, 2018. The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, along with other community members, customers, dealership employees, friends, and family, will be present for the ceremony, scheduled to take place at 10:30AM. Following the ceremony, a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. An open house is planned for April 12th – 15th at Reineke RV of Tiffin.
Tiffin University will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new esports arena located at 396 Miami Street on Friday, April 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The event is open to the public, and will include a tour of the facility. Refreshments will be provided.
Redefining what it means to be a student athlete, last summer TU joined the world of digital athletics and video game competitions, also known as esports.
The demand of interested students was so great, TU moved up the timeline for its program, acquired land, and constructed a stand-alone, 4,000 square-foot arena - one of the largest collegiate gaming spaces in the nation.
"This complex houses a state-of-the-art training room as well as a gaming lounge for all students to practice and compete,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher.
“We identified esports as an untapped area of student interest, and we have created an innovative program that combines esports with TU’s high quality academic programs offering numerous scholarship opportunities and attractive academic programs.” Schumacher said.
For additional information about TU’s esports program, contact Chalin Cahlik, head coach, at email@example.com or call 419-341-1826.
Ohio Auto Dealer Assoc. member Dan Reineke, Co-Owner of the Reineke Family Dealerships is one of seven recipients of Northwood University's Automobile Dealer Education Award.
Having provided support to education and a multitude of community programs and activities for many years, the Reinekes are stalwarts in their communities. Dan Reineke is a Northwood alumnus, community leader and philanthropist.
Dan is a member of the Board of Trustees for Tiffin University and serves as the board secretary helping guide its future growth and ensuring that it maintains its high level of educational offerings. In working with the University Board he was very instrumental in securing the 8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium this past year.
Tiffin University is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence and the symposium brought together local, state and federal authorities, academics and industry professionals to discuss the threats and challenges to maritime cyber security and the marine transport system.
The awards were presented at a breakfast at the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Convention on March 24 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.