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Clouse Construction recognized for excellence and safety in construction

Clouse Construction has been awarded top-tier honors by Associated Builders and Contractors at the annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony.

Clouse was presented with two awards of excellence at the event that recognizes the top construction projects in Ohio.

Those projects receiving Merit Awards in Construction were the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria and Rowmark in Findlay.

Clouse Construction’s current projects include: Carey Local School’s bus garage and fieldhouse, Alpha Warehousing, and Continental Structural Plastics in Carey; Good Shepherd Home, Mennel Milling’s new process tower and a Roppe Corp. lab in Fostoria; Beat Dance Studio in Bowling Green; Creative Plastics and Mohawk Animal Hospital in Sycamore; Diamond Door and Kalmbach Feeds warehouse in Upper Sandusky; Luckey Farmers fertilizer building in Graytown; Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, NOM’s Medical Office, St. Francis Home and Vanguard-Sentinel Safety Building in Tiffin; Molten Industries and University of Findlay’s new student union in Findlay; and Seneca Medical’s new facility in West Virginia.

The Old Fort Banking Company Relocates Headquarters To Downtown Tiffin

Denise Martin, Marketing Officer, announced that The Old Fort Banking Company, the subsidiary of Gillmor Financial Services, Inc., has moved into its new corporate headquarters at 33 East Market Street in Tiffin.  The move consolidates and relocates the bank’s accounting department, executive offices, human resource functions, marketing department and retail administration offices to the newly renovated downtown location.  The 8,550 square foot, three-level building will be solely occupied by Old Fort.

Currently, approximately twenty Old Fort associates now work at the Tiffin headquarters location.  

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New Chamber Members: December

Welcome to our new members!

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Message from the President: Merry Christmas!

Billions of words have been written about the true meaning of Christmas, yet none of rung more clearly than "On Earth, peace and good will towards men."

With December comes a heightened sense of community. We wish you peace, hope, and the love of your family and friends. For the community, we wish for a strong future based on our proud past.

During this holiday season, we urge you to share your good cheer with the people living in our communities, large and small. Attend the holiday events in the downtown, enjoy the crafts and shopping our small retails provide, and help spread holiday cheer, one person at a time.

Let us remember and renew our commitment to each other as good neighbors, good family members, and good Americans. We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Merry Christmas and bless you all. 

Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program

 

WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY:  75% OF COMPANIES IDENTIFIED WORK ETHIC AS BEING AN ISSUE WITH EMPLOYEES….ESPECIALLY YOUNGER WORKERS.  

Are you one of those employers?  Do your employees ages 24 and younger have poor attendance?  Do they spend too much time on their phones during work time?  Do they have substance abuse issues?  

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Heidelberg seeks nominations for Women Entrepreneur Awards

The School of Business at Heidelberg University is accepting nominations for its annual Women Entrepreneur Awards program.

Each spring, in conjunction with The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, the university honors local women entrepreneurs who have excelled in four categories: Young Entrepreneur (younger than 18 years old); Startup Entrepreneur (in business less than 2 years); Established Entrepreneur (in business 2-plus years); and Lifetime Achievement.

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Christmas Essay Contest

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Services is sponsoring writing contest. The contest is now open to all ages, from kindergarten to twelve grade. The deadline for entries has been extended to Tuesday, February 28, 2017.   The participant must live in Seneca County or the event must have taken place in Seneca County.  The theme is a happy Christmas memory. 

The essay is limited to 2 typed pages or 4 pages if hand written and age appropriate grammar is expected.  Students that have not learned to write yet, may tell their story to another person.  Stories do not have to be typed, but they must be legible.  All stories must be original work and the name must be on each page.   Entries may be dropped off at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or the Chamber office during regular office hours.  

Parents/Guardians will have to sign a waiver when the essay is submitted.  

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AAA Ohio Auto Club Holiday Specials

AAA Ohio Auto Club is running several specials over the holiday season. We are offering 10% off our merchandise during the months of November and December —with an added Black Friday bonus of an additional 10% off— adding to a 20% off savings on Friday November 26th. 

Our Holiday Special is a Classic membership for only $54 that is a $14 savings. This is a great deal if you are not already a member or if you are looking to get a holiday gift for a loved one. 

Not a AAA member and wanting to purchase a cruise or tour? Come on in and see us! Sign up for a non discounted AAA membership at $68 and receive $100 off your cruise or tour. Some restrictions apply, stop in or call the office for more details on this offer. 

 

Stop in at 191 E Market St, Tiffin Ohio or give us a call for more information on any of these specials 419-447-0551.

Shoe Sensation's Socks for Troops

Shoe Sensation is sponsoring Socks For Troops company wide. Each store will be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in or around the community. Shoe Sensation will have military approved socks in store and customers will be able to receive 20% off the socks donated. Customers will also be able to bring in new socks to be donated.

Socks for Troops will be going on now until December 24, 2016. Please visit your local Shoe Sensation for details on where the socks will be delivered. To find a Shoe Sensation near you, visit shoesensation.com and click on locations.

Message from the President: Shop Local!

 This month, we celebrate small businesses with Small Business Saturday on November 26.

Small Business Saturday is most successful in helping local retail businesses grow their revenues over this key weekend, when public/private coalitions of small business leaders have come together to provide coordination and leadership.  

The Chamber is celebrating another year as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition and a neighborhood champion. Join us in supporting local businesses by signing up. We encourage all small businesses to sign up for the Small Business marketing and promotional materials. Sign up on the event website

In addition to this nationwide push, we’ll be starting our annual campaign “Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Chamber”. This holiday season, remember to shop local and support your friends and neighbors!