CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF SANDUSKY COUNTY
215 Croghan St., Fremont
1 – Legislative Committee, 8 a.m.
3 – Business After Hours: Clam Bake at Camp Fire Sandusky County, 5-7 pm
7 – Lunch & Learn – “Networking 101”, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Neeley Center
16 – Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m.
16 – Executive Committee, 10 a.m.
22 – Ambassador Meeting, 8 a.m.
23 – Chamber Board Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
23 – Safety Council Meeting, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Neeley Center
OAK HARBOR AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
161 W. Water St., Suite A, Oak Harbor
12-13 – Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this family-oriented festival with more than 20,000 visitors attending annually. Come and see the crowning of our 2019 Royalty Court at opening ceremonies Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by the baby and toddler contest. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Grand Parade at 2 p.m., with a cornhole tournament, bingo at the fire station and the talent show to round out the day’s entertainment. Saturday night “The Junk?” will be on stage at the beer tent. Sunday is full of fun as well, with the Classic Car Show, 5K Apple Run, 1-Mile Kid’s Run, Kid’s Fishing Derby and local performers. No admission fees and there is a $1 shuttle from the high school parking lot. For a complete schedule of events, or to enter any of our contests, visit oakharborohio.net or call 419-898-0479.
SENECA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
19 W. Market St., Suite C, Tiffin
9 – Small Business Basics Seminar, 9:30 a.m., Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce. A free, two-hour seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
12 – Seneca County Farmers Market, 9 a.m., Downtown Tiffin.
12 – Fall In Love With Seneca County, all day. Scarecrows will be popping up at businesses throughout the county.
15 – SCHRA Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Camden Falls, 2460 S. Ohio 231, Tiffin. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 – After Five & Ribbon Cutting, 4:45 p.m., CF Professional, Inc., 132 N. Ohio 101, Tiffin. CF Professional is celebrating 30 years ; there will be a Ribbon Cutting for Generations Hall which is right next door.
16 – Opioid Seminar, 9 a.m., Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Dr., Fostoria. The employer’s role in preventing and responding to the harmful use of opioids and other drugs. This seminar will be approved for 1 SHRM and HRCI credit. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Sarah@FostoriaChamber.com or 419-435-0486.
16 – Candidates Night, 7 p.m., Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Dr., Tiffin. Hear from the candidates. Ask questions. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters & the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce.
18 – Ambassador Meeting, noon, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce.
22 – Tiffin Area Safety Council, 11:30 a.m., Camden Falls.
24 – Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Camden Falls. The Outstanding Citizenship and Women’s Career Excellence Awards will be presented. Director Lydia Milalik, Ohio Development Services Agency, will be the keynote speaker at the 105th Annual Meeting. Register online.
25 – Ribbon Cutting: Hempco, 9:45 a.m., 204 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin.
12 – Fall in Love with Seneca County Open Houses. The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services are asking for businesses and residents to make scarecrows to spend the month of October in Seneca County. We are looking for cute, funny and loveable scarecrows that can be tailored to what your business does. Once you have completed your scarecrow and know their personality, give them a name and take a picture to post on a Facebook page that will be created. Visit tiffinchamber.com for further details and registration form. Registration forms should be completed by Sept. 12.
HURON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
10 W. Main St., Norwalk
GENOA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
P.O. Box 141, Genoa
419-855-7761, ext. 238
21 – Harvest Fest, all day, downtown Genoa.
VERMILION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
5495 Liberty Ave., Vermilion
6 – 47th Woollybear Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Vermilion. Woollybear 500 Race, King and Queen Woollybear Costume and Woollybear Animal look-a-like contests and more.
ERIE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
604 W. Washington St., Sandusky
9 – Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting at Elite Wellness Group, 4 to 6:30 p.m., 133 E. Water St., Sandusky. Chamber-members are invited to come celebrate Elite Wellness Group’s grand opening. Register online.
23 – Business After Hours at Peerless Ovens, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 334 Harrison St., Sandusky. Celebrate 100 Years of Peerless, a fourth-generation family business owned by Bryan Huntley. Peerless is one of the few remaining family owned manufacturers of food service equipment in the country today. The company has experienced and survived many challenges in its 100-year history, maintaining a tradition of producing high quality products at competitive prices. Did you know? Jim and Bryan Huntley developed and patented a high-speed InfraRed cooker that helped revolutionize the cooking industry. Chamber-members are invited for a relaxed evening of great conversation and networking. Fresh baked pizza, beer and wine will be served. You’ll also have a chance to win door prizes. RSVP online.
MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
110 W Main St., Marblehead
12 – Lakesde-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event includes fun for the whole family, with live entertainment, children’s games, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, farmers’ market, hayrides and more in Lakeside and Marblehead. Admission and parking are free.
PORT CLINTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
110 Madison St., Port Clinton
26 – Main Street Port Clinton’s annual Trick or Treat, 1 p.m., downtown Port Clinton. Decorate your vehicle with your favorite kid-friendly Halloween theme or character and join our Downtown Businesses for Main Street Port Clinton’s annual Trick or Treat. Over 350 children participated in 2018 and we are hoping for even more children and their families this year. For information about our Trunk or Treat or to reserve your space, call the office at 419-734-5503. The fun begins at 1p.m. so plan on arriving by noon to start decorating.
PUT-IN-BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
148 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
5 – ISLAND WINE FESTIVAL: Sample foreign and domestic wines, including island wines and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of food and excellent wine. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass. Samples tickets are $1 and most of the samples are in the $2-$5 range. Full bottles of your favorite wine will be available for purchase at our retail area. Join us from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate on Bay View Avenue, Downtown Put-in-Bay. Winery tours and a large silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society are some of the activities.
12-13 – OKTOBERFEST: The 27th annual German –style Festival features German food, hot spiced wine and cold beer. Oktoberfest is Open Saturday October 12th 11:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday October 13th from Noon – 5:00pm. Fantastic food including, brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, chicken paprikash and wonderful desserts provided by Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce member restaurants. Live polka and German style music entertain both days. Souvenir apparel, and beer glasses will be for sale as well as many great raffle items.
26 – HALLOWEEN AT THE BAY: Downtown taverns decorate for Halloween at the Bay. People in costumes flood the downtown streets for Put-in-Bays Final weekend of the season. Some establishments will have costume contests and prizes.
KELLEYS ISLAND CHAMBER
240 E. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island,
BELLEVUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
110 W. Main St., Bellevue
24 – SAFE HALLOWEEN, sponsored by the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. The Bellevue Emerging Leaders is sponsoring the parade that will begin at approximately 6 p.m. To sign up, contact Jeremy Pifer at 614-302-4289. Contact Patsy Beamer at 419-483-0365 (leave a message) if you would like to participate in the Safe Halloween. Volunteers should be set up at the museum ready to pass out treats no later than 5:45 p.m. In the past there have been anywhere from 300 to 600 “Little Ghouls” that have attended this event.
26 – Trick or Treat, 5 to 9 p.m., Bellevue.