The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County would like to thank all of the people that supported the Kiwanis Playground at the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park! Kiwanis Club of Paulding County is the main financial sponsor of the playground and the driving force to make it happen, but they could not have done it without the financial donations of the following sponsors. Supporting sponsors: Paulding County Area Foundation, Cooper Farms, Paulding Eagles, Paulding VFW and Operation Round Up (Paulding Putnam Electric Coop). Large Brick Sponsors: Johnson Family, Gray Family, Paulding County Hospital - Ohio, Bashore Reineck Stoller & Waterman Inc, Josiah Stoller, Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, Burtch Family, Reinhart Family, Midwest Community Federal Credit Union, Stahl Family, Carter Family, Haviland Drainage Products and Sinn Family. Small Brick Sponsors: First Financial Bank, McClure Family, Koenig Family, Boss Family, Hunt Family, Searing Family, Stoller Family, Rassman Family, Recker Family, The State Bank and Trust Company, Hands of Hope Paulding Pregnancy Services, Farr Family, Burtch Family, Edwards Family, Lyons Family, United Way of Paulding County, Reinhard Family, Wiebe Family, and White Family.
They would also like to thank Jason Vance, Village Administrator, and his team for the groundwork to make the playground possible; the Paulding Soccer Club for donating picnic tables, so parents have a place to sit and relax while their children play; Paulding Ace Hardware & Rental and Scott Strahley, for helping with the mulch walkway. They would like to especially thank Lora Lyons, Chairwoman of the Kiwanis Playground Committee, without Lora’s dedication the park would just be a great idea!
The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County invites everyone to visit the Lela McGuire Park and enjoy the Kiwanis playground.
The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Destination Business Workshop series for small businesses in partnership with by the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP). The Destination Business Course teaches the proven 14-point business success strategy developed by business consultant Jon Schallert who created this methodology after three decades of coaching independent business owners to make their businesses irresistible to customers. Businesses that follow Schallert’s process can attract both local consumers and customers from far beyond the typical geographic market of a business. Representatives from GLCAP are certified facilitators of this course.
The Destination Creation Course consists of 8 downloadable webinars by Schallert, along with interviews with top business authors on topics vital to small businesses and a digital workbook.
The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for The Salt Cave located inside Keepsake Beads by EAW and Boutique at 101 W. Perry Street, Paulding, OH. Owners, Elecia and Brandon Wobler, have very positive things to say about the benefits of The Salt Cave, and they are proud to bring this experience to Paulding County.
Info About Salt Therapy: The Salt has upwards of 84 minerals that can be absorbed through the skin, so you're nourishing your body as you relax and breathe deeply. Though it might sound counterintuitive (you'd think sitting in a salty room would dry out your skin), mineral salts do the opposite, helping to attract moisture to skin. Combine that with Himalayan salt's natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, and you can potentially help clear up issues like eczema and psoriasis. Salt-cave experts say that spending just 45 minutes inside a salt cave is roughly the equivalent of spending two whole days at the beach. If the thought of that doesn't already boost your mood, consider this: the negative ions in the air may help boost your mood and give you more energy. Some visitors find it helps them with issues such as insomnia, stress, and seasonal affective disorder.
The Herb Monroe Community Park is a beautiful addition to the downtown square in Paulding, OH. It is a family gathering place, somewhere to take your lunch break, a location for cookouts and fundraising activities, a parking space for food trucks and vendors, as well as being the go-to spot for a variety of other activities throughout the year. The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the care and upkeep of the park, and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the task. Community members, churches, businesses, and organizations are all invited to sign up for a two-week time slot where they help keep the park beautiful for everyone that uses it. Tasks include picking up trash, pulling weeds, sweeping mulch off the pavement, and generally making sure the park looks welcoming. If you are interested in getting involved with this program, you can contact Erica Noggle at the Chamber at 419-399-5215 or find the sign up link on the Chamber Facebook page.
Salon 104 On the Square celebrated this morning with the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce and the community via a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Dawn Grant has worked at the salon for many years and has recently taken over ownership. The outpouring of support that Dawn received today was outstanding. Contact Dawn at Salon 104 by calling 419-399-9277 or follow them on Facebook.
Paulding, OH: The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding County Vision Board are excited to share an innovative tool that could bring more people to your events. We have proudly partnered with Yodel Community Connections to bring an all-encompassing community calendar to Paulding County.
Yodel is completely free and an amazing opportunity to increase engagement and attendance at your events.
This calendar will be a one-stop shop for community members to find events happening throughout our city, representing the schools, nonprofits, businesses, youth sports leagues, restaurants, museums, churches, and more!
Plus, you can utilize sharing features and statistics to grow your business.
Yodel makes this simple for you. Their technology is designed to pull published events over to the community calendar. There are just a few steps to get started, but it’s quick and easy.
Find the best day that works for you and register for a 1-hour webinar hosted by Yodel to learn how. You can sign up at https://calendly.com/yodel1/paulding-calendar-webinar
· Monday, February 6th @ 1pm
· Tuesday, February 7th @ 11am
· Thursday, February 9th @ 3pm
· Friday, February 10th @ 9am
If you have any questions, please reach out the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce.
Paulding, OH: The Paulding Chamber of Commerce hosted the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Speice’s Barbershop on Tuesday, January 3rd. Many residents and community leaders gathered to welcome Trevor Speice to the community and to show their support for his vision and dream of combining the classic old time barbershop atmosphere with all the modern barbershop services. Trevor is open for business and accepting appoints. Take a moment to checkout and follow Speice’s Barbershop on Facebook to see a list of all the services he is providing. This is a wonderful addition to the Paulding County Community.
Paulding, OH: The Shop Local trend is catching on and sweeping across the globe. This is no exception in Paulding County. There is a sense of pride in the community when people choose to support their local businesses. Both Chambers have partnered with The Small Business Team at AmEx and have been named as 2022 Neighborhood Champions.
This partnership has allowed both Chambers to gain access to #ShopSmall marketing materials which they have distributed to local businesses participating in the Shop Local Events. Paulding Chamber will be hosting Shop the Village on Shop Small Saturday (November 26th) where many of the businesses around the Village Square have opened their doors in invitation to other local vendors for the day. Antwerp Chamber’s Shop Small event spans the week leading up to Shop Small Saturday. These events are both a true example of local businesses supporting each other and encouraging the community to do the same. To learn more about these events you can follow each organization on Facebook.
“If you have a favorite business, shop, or restaurant, please make that extra effort to visit them frequently. It’s important that we all support our local businesses so that they not only survive but thrive,” says Paulding Chamber Executive Director Erica Noggle.
The positive effects of shopping local reach far beyond what we can see. The money received by local businesses, for the most part, goes right back into the community. Local business owners tend to employ local residents, purchase locally produced products and inventory, and give back directly to the community.
“Shop Small Business Saturday is an instrumental day that really promotes our local businesses. Our small businesses are part of the backbone of our communities. The support that they provide through paying their taxes and their donations help our schools, our ball teams, our Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and many families in the community.” Stated Sue Fowler, Antwerp Chamber Event Organizer.
In the end, everyone wins!
Paulding, OH: Some Paulding High School Seniors and staff, including Shawn Brewer, Adam Renollet, and Sam Hatcher, took to the Village Square on October 25th to help make a difference in the community. The Paulding Chamber of Commerce reached out to the businesses on the Square to compile a list of tasks for the group. Multiple businesses had specific projects, but the overwhelming request was for the sidewalks to be cleaned. This group came prepared to work! They cleaned the sidewalks, scraped old paint off a business and then repainted, washed windows, pulled weeds, racked leaves, sweep up dirt and trash, cleaned a conference room and much more. The visual impact they made was nothing less than phenomenal. These individuals demonstrated a tremendous amount of pride in our local businesses and in the community. It was great to see and very appreciated.
Paulding, OH: The Paulding Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, October 25th. This year’s theme was Denim and Diamonds, and guests were encouraged to come dressed to impress in their best pair of jeans, enjoy a delicious meal and take the opportunity to network.
The Chamber presented various awards to businesses, organizations, and members of the community. 10 Year Milestone Award recipients included Friends of the Paulding County Carnegie Library and RayleCom Communications. 15 Year Milestone Award recipients were Advanced Rehabilitation Technology, Edward Jones – Phil Recker, and Westwood Behavioral Health Center. The 20 Year Milestone Award Recipient was Small Business Technologies, The Award Shop received the 25 Year Milestone Award, and United Way of Paulding County received the 30 Year award.
Golden Shovel Awards were presented to Grounded Coffee & Crumbs for their building renovation and Mercer Landmark for their facilities expansion project.
Nominations were accepted for the Legacy Award, the Business Leader of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year. These nominations were reviewed by Chamber of Commerce Executives located in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Ontario. They selected Guy Dasher as the Legacy Award recipient, Mitch and Ashley Maibach as the Business Leaders of the Year, and Amanda Steel as the Young Professional of the Year.
This year’s Paulding Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was sponsored by The State Bank, The Gardens at Paulding, The Union Bank Company, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, Den Herder Funeral Home, Baughman Tile Company, First Financial Bank, and Red Angel Pizza.
101 E. Perry Street, Paulding, OH 45879
Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.