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Welcome Back Students 
     It is time to get your Welcome Back Students signs out of the garage, dust them off and post them outside for everyone to see!  The students are trickling back into town now to prepare for fall sports and soon will be joined by the rest for the start of classes. These signs show support to everyone connected to both universities.  Please display the signs from August 10th to September 15th.
      If you did not purchase a sign last year, you are in luck as they will be sold again by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Services.   The Welcome Back signs which have the Heidelberg and TU logos will be available for purchase at the Downtown Tiffin Farmers Market on August 12th from 9 am to 1 pm.  The cost is $20 per sign.  Any unsold signs will be available at the office.

Branding & Communications 

     This partnership between SIEDC, the City, the Chamber, and the County continues to progress, with Phase I (Discovery + Insights) finishing off this month. The community—and you members—have an opportunity (if you haven’t already) to participate in providing input. Please go to to fill out this quick 7-question survey.

Ritz Theatre brings Discovery Series to Tiffin
     Dianne Pytel, Education Director for The Ritz Theatre shared an idea with the Chamber office and we helped her bring it to life.  This year The Unknown Soldier written by Sandra Eldridge will be presented by the Monkey BAA Theatre Company to grades 6 – 12 as part of their Discovery Series.  Dianne thought it would be nice to somehow tie this into Tiffin’s monuments.  Brittany Cook, DSC’s Marketing Director is offering a Frost Parkway Monument Tour to the schools attending the production.

Friday, October 27
12:00 p.m.
    Enhance your students’ experience by taking the Frost Parkway Monument Tour.  Within walking distance of the The Ritz are monuments to honor those who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and to remember those who were lost on 9/ll.
To make arrangements for your school, contact:
 Brittany Cook at 567-220-6387 or by email.

Digital Billboards Wanted!
     If you're looking to advertise your business or upcoming event, contact us to place it on our digital billboard at the corner of SR 18 and US 224!
     Cost is $125 a month. Time frame can be negotiated. 
     Contact Deb at 419-447-4141. 

Around the Town
  This year’s Around the Town will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the county parking lot next to the RTA Building. This event allows incoming students from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University to become familiar with the resources that Tiffin has to offer! Restaurants, retailers, financial institutions, and non-profits are encouraged to participate. Political groups are not allowed at this event.
     The registration deadline is August 18th. Please contact Deb at 419-447-4141 for more information! 
     This Saturday will be packed with activity:  Seneca County Farmers Market, Tiffin Music & Art Festival.  The festival is in downtown this year. Be prepared to have some of their patrons visit! Sign up here or print a form. 

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Message From the President

Save the date: 
Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
October 26
     Do you know anyone who has achieved success in their professional career? Who has dedicated their time and effort to improve the quality of life for others within the community?  Who has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards, and who works to help others achieve? If you know anyone who meets these criteria, we encourage you to nominate them for the Outstanding Citizenship Award or the Women’s Career Excellence Award! 
     The 2017 winners will be honored at the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Meeting in October. September 14th is the nomination deadline for both the Outstanding Citizenship Award and the Women’s Career Excellence Award. Please visit for the nomination forms, or call Deb at 419-447-4141. 

2017 Educator’s Breakfast
     You’re invited to the 33rd Educator’s Breakfast and Awards Ceremony, the Chamber’s annual celebration for the new educators in our community!
     The 2017 Breakfast and Awards Ceremony will be held at Marion Center, Tiffin University, 235 Miami St. on Thursday, August 10th at 7:30 am.    
     The Marion Center is located near the Wall Street Pub & Grille. Parking is located on Miami Street and Wall Street.
     The deadline for reservations is Monday, July 31st. The cost of the breakfast is $10. To help cover the cost of this event, we are looking for sponsors to cover the educators' breakfasts.  They will be our guests that morning. For more information or to register for this great event, please call Deb at 419-447-4141. 
     The registration form can be found here! 

Fundraiser for Local Museums and Tiffin Art Guild
     The American Civil War Museum, 217 S. Washington St.; The Enchanted Moment Doll Museum, 174 Jefferson St.; Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St.; Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St. and Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 – 27 S. Washington St. have Tiffin Prints for sale.  The Tiffin Montage Prints were created by Community Creations and donated by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce to the museums and art guild.    The Tiffin Prints can be purchased for $20 at the above mentioned entities.  
     Frames for the prints are available to purchase at Frameworks, 643 Miami St., Ste. 4 and Tiffin Glass & Mirror, 204 W. Market St.  These will make great gifts!

Christmas & 2018 Event Information Wanted
     Yes! There is that word again! Christmas: a great word that evokes many emotions.  We were already thinking about it in June:
     “It is way too soon to think about Christmas! However, it is not too soon for us as a community to look at the calendar and schedule our holiday events.  We will be creating a brochure to promote Christmas and Holiday events taking place in Seneca County.  Please send us all the pertinent information by October 1, 2017.  We actually have some Holiday events already on the calendar, look for the burgundy color.”
     So, why are we repeating this?  We want to promote Seneca County!  We need your help!  Please look at the events, you have held this year and what you have planned for the rest of the year. Did you plan a spring or fall open house?  Are you going to repeat the event in 2018?
     Please think of what you did last year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Did you do something special for Thanksgiving?  Did Santa make a visit to your store?  Dust it off, revise, update with 2017/2018  dates and send this information to us as soon as possible.  The deadline is October 1st for the special holiday brochure and for the 2018 Visitor Guide.
     Please send your information to Deb or Brittany!

Drug Free Clubs of America Initiative

     Vanguard- Sentinel Career & Technology Centers are excited about their new Drug Free Clubs of America initiative being implemented for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a National Program, being implemented locally based on the success of the program that rewards drug free students for their healthy choices.  The program also provides powerful tools to protect members in the face of peer pressure.

     Please consider being a supporter of this new initiative.  

     Please complete the Community Reward Authorization form and return TODAY to Sentinel Career & Technology Center, Attn: Derek Lewis/DFCA at 793 E. Twp. Rd 201, Tiffin, OH  44883.  If you want to get involved but want ideas how, or just have more questions, please contact Assistant Director Derek Lewis at or 419-448-1212 ext. 3002.

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Taiho Celebrates 20 Years of Production and the addition of a New Line!
Taiho     SIEDC, the City of Tiffin's Government and many other distinguished guests helped celebrate Taiho Corporation of America's Vacuum Pump Ceremony and 20 years of production on Tuesday, July 11. Taiho invited guests to share and celebrate with us the start-up of our new assembly line for the vacuum pump.  

Ballreich’s Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips Crowned Category Champion in New York
     On July 15, 2017, Ballreich’s participated in the nation’s second annual Chip Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York, the historic birthplace of potato chips.  Our Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips were crowned the Category Champion for the Best Salt and/or Spice Potato Chip.
     With this year’s event, we are now the proud recipient of four remarkable awards:
  • *NEW* Champion Best Spice and/or Salt Potato Chip
  • for our Salt & Vinegar Potato Chip
  • Standing Titles
  • Gold Medal for Best Plain Potato Chip
  • Gold Medal for Best Potato Stick
  • Champion Best Potato Stick 
     We are honored to be recognized as one of the best and will continue striving to give you the quality product and customer service experience you deserve! Keep Eatin’ Those Chips!

Save the Date
Be In the Know
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:30 am  - 9 am
Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services
Learn about chamber programs and benefits!  Speakers:  Sarah Betts, Seneca County Parks District and Kelly Lowry, CompManagement.  Time will be allotted to share ideas.

Ambassador Meeting 
July 21
Ambassador August
     Pictured above front row (left to right):  Chelsea Dahm, GoWireless; Marguerite Bernard, Rachel Taylor, Jimmy John’s.  Second Row:  Jack Wangler, Courtney Stine, AAA Ohio Auto Club.  Back row:  Tad England, Impact Credit Union; Bill McCague; Greg Harkins, US Bank; Bryce Riggs, SIEDC; Michele Upton, Heidelberg University School of Business; Lori Welter, Legacy Title, LLC.
      The Ambassador Club meets monthly, to stay up to date on events. They also have the opportunity to share information about their businesses.  Tad England was a guest at this meeting.  Michele Upton was sworn in by Chelsea Dahm.

Thanks to all those who participated in this year's Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure!

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services
19 W. Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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