Awards given out at Main Street Celebration and Downtown Summit
Event highlighted new businesses, investment
TIFFIN, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership hosted 2019 Main Street Celebration and Downtown Summit Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Chandelier Community Event Center, 151 S. Washington St. The program included award presentations, celebrated the success of 2018 and 2019 and gave a look forward to the next year.
Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart announced two new businesses, fitness studio Releve Barre Studio to open at 131 S. Washington St., and 22 MRKT, a new record and collectibles store at 22 E. Market St., and talked about projects including the recent dedication of the splash pad at National Corner. In 2019, 12 new business opened in Downtown Tiffin, with 23 new jobs being created and private investment of more than $2 million. In addition, the City of Tiffin Façade Program for 2019 included 14 projects for an investment of $285,000. She also showed videos, including the fall marketing video produced by Dead Shark Productions and a promotional video put together by the Tiffin University Marketing and Advertising class for Hempy Water.
The event featured the 2019 Downtown Tiffin Main Street Awards ceremony.
- Downtown Development Award was presented to Tiffin Capital Investments LLC/33 Court Street — Andy Faber, Kip Keiffer, Jeremy Marinis and Ron Schumacher.
- Downtown Entrepreneurial Award was presented to the Laird Arcade Brewery — Andy Flechtner, Eric Keubler and Rob Weaver.
- Business Legacy Award was presented to Burns Electric — Linda and LeVerne Burns.
- 2019 Anne Gase Downtown Achievement Award was presented to Brian Bilger.
The night also featured:
- Ray Boylston, senior associate of RLS & Associates Inc., gave a presentation on a proposed deviated fixed bus route for Tiffin and took time to answer questions from the audience.
- The Seneca County Young Professionals donated $3,695 for downtown planters and hanging baskets.
- A live performance by The Dave & Glenn Duo accompanied by a slideshow of projects and events that took place over the past five years.
For a complete recap of the event, visit http://www.tiffinseneca.org/.
About Downtown Tiffin
The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.