Chamber Calendars Winter 2021

1245 Napoleon St., Fremont • 419-332-1591 •


18 – Test your knowledge at the last Business After Hours of 2021! Chateau Tebeau will be hosting Trivia Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Join in for eight rounds of trivia, networking, food and wine. There will be prizes for first place. Register a team ahead of time or join a team the night of; eight person team maximum. Business After Hours is sponsored by Dotnet Technologies.

26-DEC. 31 – Shop Near Home for the Holidays is back! The Chamber is looking for member businesses interested in participating in the shop local campaign from Black Friday through Dec. 31. It is $100 to participate and you must provide a special, discount or promotion that you would like to offer shoppers this holiday season. The Chamber will map out all participating businesses, and their specials, on a Shop Near Home passport. We will provide all of the marketing materials for each participating business, along with a QR code to feature at your storefront for shoppers to scan. For information or to sign up, email Tyler at


4 – Croghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue – rain, snow or cold! The Holiday Market is an open-air market on the streets of Downtown Fremont. This is a great opportunity to support small businesses in downtown Fremont and surrounding areas.

7 – 10 Principals of Long-Term Investing Resilience, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Neeley Center, Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. When volatility strikes, do you take your money and run? Unfortunately, this might do more harm than good. Join in for a workshop that explores time-tested ways to tackle volatility. Hosted by Ken Kreilick, AAMS, financial advisor, with Edward Jones. For information, call Kim or Lydia at 567-314-0008.

8 – Celebrate the holiday season with the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Sandusky County at the annual Holiday Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by The Buckeye Restaurant & Suites, desserts provided by The Cookie Lady, wine from Chateau Tebeau Winery and entertainment by the Michael Czeczele Jazz Trio. This is a free event for all Chamber members, and their families. There is no RSVP required, contact 419-332-1591 with any questions.

19 W. Market St., Suite C, Tiffin • 419-447-4141 •


27 – Ribbon Cutting: Rocking ER Farm Store, 10 a.m.

30 – Ribbon Cutting: The Laird Building, 4 p.m.


4 – Christmas Walk, 10 a.m., downtown Tiffin. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the season in beautiful downtown Tiffin, strolling from business to business gathering holiday themed treats. The walk will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., start anytime and stop at anytime you wish. Tickets are $25 and are available online, or at Simply Susan’s or Washington Street Outfitters. You will receive your ticket and map at time of purchase, there will be no check-in spots the day of the event. Only 200 tickets are being sold for this event.

10 – A Very Happy Chamber Holiday, 4 to 6 p.m., at the The Renaissance of Tiffin, 129 S Washington St, Tiffin. Members are invited to join the fun and enjoy free appetizers, networking and 25% off drinks. RSVP online.

161 W. Water St., Suite A, Oak Harbor • 419-898-0479 •


4 – Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration, downtown Oak Harbor. Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of the village starting at 4:15 p.m. as he announces his arrival and opens the 2021 Holiday Season. At 5 p.m., Santa will arrive at the Log Cabin to light the Village Christmas Tree and to visit with the children. Each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Log Cabin. After their visit with Santa the children will then receive Santa Bucks and be able to shop for two free gift items for their loved ones from several businesses in downtown. There will be several businesses open that night and parents will receive a punch card. Guests who visit each of the participating stores and have their card punched can enter a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Entries will be accepted at the Portage Fire Station where children will receive a free cup of cocoa and a free cookie. These activities will be available until 7 p.m.


28 – Save the date: Annual Chamber Dinner, 6 to 10 p.m.

P.O. Box 141, Genoa • ​419-855-7761, ext. 238 •


28 – Genoa Holiday Parade, 6 p.m., Main Street Genoa. Line will be at 5 p.m. at the baseball diamonds. Parade will start on Washington Street to 9th Street to Main Street, ending at the Genoa Townhall. Submit registration forms to Sprouse Insurance, 601 Main St., by Nov. 22.


2 – The chamber’s annual dinner is set for 6 p.m. at the Genoa Fire Hall, 131 E. Sixth St., Genoa. Cost is $30 per person and includes dinner by Ole Zims Wagon Shed and desserts by Marsha Lee. Dress is casual. Reserve your spot by Nov. 15;Jenny Caughorn at 419-855-4170 for questions.

15 – Judging will take place Dec. 15 for the Genoa Area Christmas Decorating Contest. No registration is necessary and prizes will be awarded for best residence and best business.

10 W. Main St., Norwalk • 419-668-4155 •


4 – Huron Winter Fest, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Huron Boat Basin and Main Street. Winter Fest is a community event for all ages including shopping, food trucks, carriage rides, fireworks, face painting, cookie decorating, elf story time and appearances by Elsa & Anna, Captain America and Santa & Mrs. Claus. Sponsors are needed to make the event a success. Sign up at

5495 Liberty Ave., Vermilion • 440-967-4477 •


15-DEC. 16 – Shop Small, Win Big Holiday campaign presented with partners at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet, Tiffany’s Flowers and Kingston Healthcare. Anyone shopping at businesses in Vermilion Nov. 15 through Dec. 15 will have the opportunity to upload their receipts through the entry form for a chance to win the cash prizes: first place is $700, second is $300. All entries submitted up to that point will be eligible for the drawing, which will be drawn using on Thursday, Dec. 16. The more entries a person submits, the more chances they have to win the grand prize. CONTEST RULES Participants must submit a separate entry form for each qualifying receipt. There is no limit on the number of entries a Participant can submit. There is no minimum purchase required. Winners will be contacted by the email provided in the form. Applicants must be 18 years of age to participate in the contest.

604 W. Washington St., Sandusky • 419-625-6421 •


16 – Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., at Red Lobster, 4016 Milan Road, Sandusky.

30 – Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., at Interstate All Battery Center, 4816 Milan Road, Sandusky.


9 – Gallery of Achievers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center. Event is sponsored by Kalahari and North Point Educational Service Center and recognizes the achievements of graduates of high schools in Erie County. This year’s inductees are Chad Greene, Dr. Leon McDougle, Dennis Murray Jr. and Clarence Seavers. RSVP and payment are required prior to the event at For information, email

10-11 – Sandusky Winter Wonderland, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Street Pier and downtown Sandusky. Ice skate on the new Civista Bank Ice Skating Rink or shop for unique gifts, created by artisan vendors. Erie County High Schools will bring their bells and acapella groups to sing us into the holiday season, with other musicians also taking the Erie County Community Foundation Stage. Downtown businesses and parks will be decorated and Christmas ales and food trucks will be on hand. For the most up-to-date information, follow the event on social media at “Sandusky Winter Wonderland.” A huge thank you to the partnering organizations for producing this community event: City of Sandusky, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Erie County Economic Development Corp., Sandusky State Theatre, & Erie County Community Foundation. For ice skating questions, contact Annette Solet at; for artisan vendor questions, contact Nico Samaniego at; and for general inquiries, contact McKenzie Spriggs at

110 Madison St., Port Clinton • 419-734-5503 •


4 – Community Christmas. Families can visit over 20 businesses that host activities like face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating and games. While the kids are busy having fun, the adults are able to sample some delicious chili at several different businesses during the 5th annual Chili Tasting Competition. Families are also able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Island House Hotel. Then head to Second Street and watch the 5th annual Lighted Christmas parade which ends at Adams Street Park for the city’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

110 W Main St., Marblehead • 419-702-7492 •


3-4 – A Lakeside Christmas, Children’s activities, a tree lighting ceremony, carolers, train rides, movies in Orchestra Hall, holiday shopping, dining and more. Admission and parking are free throughout Lakeside grounds.

9 – Annual Director’s Meeting & Christmas Party, 5:30 p.m., Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead. Cost is $30 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. RSVP by Dec. 1.

1 Union Square, Suite A, Bellevue • 419-483-2182 •


2 – The Bellevue Community Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. and is being sponsored by First National Bank. Registration ends Monday, Nov. 29. For questions and registration information, contact Morgan Collins at 419-483-2664 or or visit First National Bank at 120 North St., Bellevue.