Message from the President - Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce

Message from the President - Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce





Wednesday, November 17

Business Breakfast Break Series,

“Soft Skills...A Resume Isn’t

Enough.” 7:45 a.m. at Tiffin University.

There are plenty of skills that

can't be measured or listed on a

resume but are essential in the office.

Recognize the list of soft skills

and gain insight into creating a better

business environment. Contact

the Chamber to register: 419-447-

4141 or

Thursday, November 18

Cool Solutions Series, “Developing

to Your Full Potential” by speaker

Tony Vincent, Vice President of

Player Development for the NFL.

Tiffin University/St. Mary Gymnasium.

4 p.m. Seating is limited so

reservations are required. For more

info, contact the Chamber.

Thursday, November 18

After Five at Tiffin University,

Hayes Center Art Gallery, 5 to 7

p.m. Contact the Chamber to RSVP.

Tuesday, November 23

Safety Council at Carmie’s Bar and

Grill, 11:30 a.m.

Message from the President

A Few Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas from the Chamber

Looking for that perfect holiday gift or interested in driving additional sales to your

business? With the holidays quickly approaching, what better way to do both than

by participating in two of the Chamber’s more popular member-to-member benefit

programs: Chamber Cash and Chamber Coupons.

Chamber Cash is our local gift certificate program co-sponsored by the Tiffin Area

Chamber of Commerce and the Old Fort Banking Company. It is a zero-cost and zero

-risk program for Chamber member companies redeeming the certificates as well as

for individuals purchasing them. Certificates are easy to order, easy to redeem and

perfect for giving to everyone on your list – corporate customers, suppliers, employees

or family members. Purchasing the certificates is also easy. Call, email or stop by

the Chamber of Commerce office. They are available in $5, $10, $25 and $50 denominations.

Another member-to-member benefit and perfect holiday solution is our Chamber

Coupons program. Every member business has the ability to offer other member

companies and their employees an exclusive “members-only” price on products and

services. This new program enhances the “buy local” concept by driving additional

traffic to participating firms from not only “members” but their entire employee


Companies interested in posting a coupon or participating in Chamber Cash should

call or e-mail the Chamber office. Shopping local equals happy holidays!

John Detwiler


Get Ready for the 2011 Casino Royale!

The Chamber’s major fund raising event is set for Saturday,

February 12, 2011. The 2011 Casino Royale features a Reverse

Raffle, Casino Games and the sights and sounds of the

60’s with the tribute band Aftermath. More details will be

coming soon. It’s an evening not to be missed so mark your

calendars today for the 2011 Casino Royale!

Sentinel Career Center Hosts October After Five!

The After Five at Sentinel Career & Technology Center on

October 21 was both an enjoyable and informative evening.

Tours provided guests with the chance to

see first-hand the various projects that

Sentinel students are currently working

on, from collision repairs and making

fences to rebuilding a house, as well

as the various skill competitions.

On display were some of the students’

finished projects such as belt

buckles, built-to-scale models of a

backhoe and the bus used to take them to worksites

(pictured above right) .

The food service classes prepared some delicious appetizers

for the event. A group of students helped with the event,

four from the food service section served the appetizers and

five student Ambassadors from several sections led the


Volunteers from the food service section and their

supervisor are pictured above. From left to right

are: Barbara Crawford (Food Service PM from Columbian),

Macy Franklin (Food Service AM from

Upper Sandusky), Tara Lentz (Food Service PM

from Columbian), Tyler Maenle (Food Service PM

from Mohawk) and Mrs. Ruth Reinhart.

In 2010, Sentinel was named a National School of Character

by Character Education Partnership. It is the first career center

in America to receive such an honor, and is one of only

13 schools and two school districts in the country to receive

the designation.

Sentinel has integrated character education into the culture

of the school, based on the six pillars of "Character Counts":

Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring,

and Citizenship.

During the After Five, a student Ambassador was asked by a

guest if these values were difficult to take back to their

home school. The student replied, “Not really” and said that

she does pass it on to classmates at her home school.

The five Ambassadors are pictured above from

left to right are: Jayson Schube (Careers in Education

AM from Mohawk), Chance Brickner

(Collision Repair Technology senior from Hopewell

-Loudon), Paige Webb (Collision Repair Technology

junior from Old Fort), Amanda Fleming

(Cosmetology senior from Mohawk), and Katie

Hale (Computer Communications/Network Technician

junior from Hopewell-Loudon).

Do you know your pin number? Have you shared it with your employees?

The Member to Member Benefits are still a secret to many! Only 43 businesses have been to the “Members

Only” section of our website and clicked on a coupon. As a chamber member, your employees are entitled

to take advantage of the savings! Stop in the office and we would be happy to explain how the program

works. Or we could come to your business and share it with your employees too. We could even explain

Chamber Cash at the same time. Let us know how we can make this work better for you!

November Chamber Newsletter 2

Member Spotlight on...

Ribbon Cutting

The Clover Club

266 S. Washington Street

After prohibition laws were relaxed in the city of Tiffin in

the early 1930’s, there was a boom of local drinking establishments.

This gave the Clover Club the opportunity to

open their doors in 1936. It has remained in its current

location since its opening. The building was previously a

confectionery store.

Until 1986, the Clover Club was a “stag” bar, allowing only

males to enjoy its unique atmosphere. The bar has been

owned and operated since 1997 by Sharon Gosche, a lifelong

Tiffinite. Sharon says that her goal for the Clover Club

is “to provide a relaxing atmosphere where all are welcomed,

fed well, and happy to be here.” The Clover Club is

known for its excellent food, great atmosphere, and drink


As soon as you walk into Clover Club there is an inviting

atmosphere, people know each other and the staff is always

friendly. Regular patrons often comment that the bar

has a “Cheers” atmosphere to it. Weekly events and specials

are also featured. “Frozen Tuesdays” from this summer

have now been converted into “Toasty Tuesdays”,

where a different warm drink will be featured each week,

and there is always something delicious on the daily special

board in the food category as well.

So for great foods, great drinks, and great times, all at an

outstanding price, head down to the Clover Club today!

By Beau Thompson, Chamber Intern

The Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

Club held a Ribbon Cutting for Clean Team,

Inc. on Wednesday, October 27. Owner Bob

Armbruster purchased E.D. Systems earlier this

year. Armbruster started Clean Team in 1996 in

Toledo, Ohio. Casey Jordan is continuing as manager

of the Tiffin office. The Clean Team office is

located at 1656 South St. Rt. 53 in Tiffin and appointments

may be made by calling 419-447-


Check out more upcoming events at

Business Breakfast

Break Series

You’re Hired! was the topic the Business

Breakfast Break Series on October 20th. Replacing

employees or finding a new hire

takes time and careful attention to important

human resource functions. Pictured

above (left to right) are: Meladie Croy, Liberty

Tax Service; Deb Reamer, St. Francis

Home; Presenter Dr. Sharon Perry Nause,

Tiffin University; Lois Rex and Peg Benner,

both from Old Fort Bank. The next seminar

is Wednesday, November 17 and the topic

is Soft Skills...A Resume Isn’t Enough.

November Chamber Newsletter 3

Welcome New Members!

Office Experts, Inc.

Kathy Salimbene, Owner

1421 Lexington Ave., PMB #101

Mansfield, Ohio 44907


Tiffin Area

Chamber of Commerce

62 S. Washington Street

Tiffin, OH 44883

Office Experts is a local authorized Xerox sales agent family

owned business which began in January, 2010. They offer

a full line of digital multi-function printers, copiers, scanning

and fax systems, as well as document management

solutions. Kathy Salimbene explained they are, “selling

solutions that help businesses get more done in less time

for less cost. The O and X stands for hugs and kisses because

we love helping customers improve processes while

improving their bottom line.”

WTSC Radio

Keith Hodkinson, President/General Mgr.

870 W. Market Street, Suite 69

Tiffin, Ohio 44883


WTSC Radio is a community based internet, full time 24-

hour radio station. Keith Hodkinson started the radio station

in August of this year. When you log onto,

you will find music, local and national news,

weather, sports and live remotes from community events.

Great Lakes Crop Insurance

Seth Amstutz, Manager

401 E. South Avenue

Pandora, Ohio 45877


Great Lakes Crop Ins. was started in 2006 and they sell only

crop insurance.

Ro Ro Design, LLC

Rochelle Slosser-Smith, Owner/Graphic Designer

160 ½ S. Washington Street

Tiffin, Ohio 44883


Rochelle Slosser-Smith started Ro Ro

Design, LLC in September 2010. The

business offers professional design

with a big town attitude and small

town attention, with prices that will

fit your budget. With over 15 years of experience, designing

whatever you need – brochures, billboards, ads, annual

reports, scholarly publications, books, logo systems, flyers,

newsletters, gala invitations, indoor directional signage,

Join us for the next After Five at Tiffin University!

Thursday, November 18— 5 to 7 p.m.

Hayes Center Art Gallery

RSVP to the Chamber today!

419-447-4141 or

New Members, continued...

external large scale banners, and museum exhibition materials –

will surely be the best product offered.

Ro Ro Design is also offering special couples “branded” wedding

invitations, stationary, save-the-dates, programs, table numbers,

name place cards, menus and thank you cards. It is a complete

package to make your special day unforgettable.

You can also afford to make your next occasion special and stand

out from the rest with a personalized and unique invitation or

announcement to your next baby shower, graduation or birthday

party, as well as Christmas cards and baby announcements.

November Chamber Newsletter 4

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