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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
Sentinel has integrated character education into the culture
of the school, based on the six pillars of "Character Counts":
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring,
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!
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Member Spotlight on...
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
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
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.
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Welcome New Members!
Office Experts, Inc.
Kathy Salimbene, Owner
1421 Lexington Ave., PMB #101
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
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.”
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 senecacountyradio.com,
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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