Shift your Shopping Passport Winner Announced

The Fostoria Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of the grand prize basket from their holiday retail event, Shift Your Shopping Passport.  The Shift Your Shopping Passports were part of the Chamber’s Shop Small, Shop Local campaign and kicked off special holiday savings from Small Business Saturday through the Saturday before Christmas. The passports aimed to help people shift their shopping habits and make more purchases locally. For every dollar spent locally $2 to $3.50 circulate around the community, helping boosting our economy through taxes which help our schools, safety forces, parks and neighborhoods.  Statistics show that 90% of small business owners donate money to charity while 70% donate time & money. Shift Your Shopping Passport business participants were Whistle Stop Deli, Level Up, Tri County Veterinary Clinic, Kemosabes Roadhouse Grill, Commercial Carpet and Tile, Dells, Thibodeau’s Seneca Lanes, Herbie’s Roadhouse Grill, Savvy Hair Expressions, Fostoria Pizza Palace, Connexions Ink, Moes Body Shop, Big Bear Muffler, Hi Scores Barcade & Grill...Read More > 

“Picture Your Fostoria” Photo Contest

FAVB Kicks Off “Picture Your Fostoria” Photo Contest Enter your photos now in the “Picture Your Fostoria” Photo Contest, sponsored by the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau. Entries will be used to showcase Fostoria in various materials that are designed to help attract visitors to town. We’re looking for photos that represent all four seasons and might include unique Fostoria architecture, attractions, events, landmarks, nature, outdoor activities, and scenic landscapes. The submission deadline is May 1st. Photo Contest Details & Submission Form For more information, email development@fostoriachamber.com....Read More > 

Fostoria Area Safety Council Announces Scholarship

The Fostoria Area Safety Council will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Fostoria High Schools senior wishing to pursue a degree in a safety related field.  The Fostoria Area Safety Council has historically awarded two $500 scholarships to both a St. Wendelin and Fostoria High School student.  This year the council will award one Fostoria High School Senior a $1,000 scholarship.   Eligible students must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled full-time at the senior level, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Risk Management, Civil and Emergency Services (e.g. Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, EMT), Occupational Rehabilitation or a related field. In addition applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.  Applications are available at the Chamber office, 121 N. Main Street, FASC Scholarship Application or through the school counselor and on Fostoria Community schools web site on the scholarship page.  All completed applications must...Read More > 

American Heritage Realty, Inc Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Come help us celebrate the Silver Anniversary of American Heritage Realty, Inc. Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of American Heritage Realty, Inc. on Friday, December 8 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be an Open House at their offices, located at 1201 Perrysburg Road in Fostoria. Come and enter for a chance to win door prizes, raffles and enjoy light refreshments. American Heritage Realty, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Pam Shumaker. The business started with five realtors and now has nine realtors to help clients with residential and commercial purchases and sales. They also offer relocation services, land purchases and sales, industrial and investment property purchases and sales . American Heritage Realty, Inc. can also help you build your dream home with the help of Heckaman Homes and Unibilt Custom Homes. They are a builder and an authorized dealer of Heckaman Homes and Unibilt Custom Homes. Open House Friday, December 8 Noon-3:00 p.m. Raffles, Door Prizes and Refreshments American Heritage Realty, Inc. 1201 Perrysburg Rd. Fostoria, OH 44830 (419)435-6677 Event Invitation...Read More > 

Shift your Shopping Passport

Shop Small and Shop Local this holiday season with a Shift your Shopping Passport.  The Passport is full of savings and discounts at small, local, Chamber member businesses.  Pick up a passport at the Chamber office or one of the participating businesses and start shopping.  The Shift your Shopping Passports are valid from Small Business Saturday, November 25 through December 23.  Redeem your discounts and have your passport stamped.  After December 23 bring your stamped passport to the Chamber office and be entered into a grand prize drawing.  Each stamp enters you into the grand prize drawing The grand prize is a basket of items donated by the participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses and the passport savings options click here....Read More > 

Hi Scores Barcade & Grill Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 as we celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Hi Scores Barcade & Grill, 224 N. Main Street. The celebration will feature happy hour drink specials all day, 2 for $20 meals including an appetizer or dessert and soft drinks, free arcade games and special activities for kids. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hopewell Loudon Spanish Club and their trip to France, Spain and Germany in the summer of 2018. Come for the 4:30 ribbon cutting and stay for a delicious meal as well as crafts and activities for kids and families-a coloring contest, 8-bit bead art, and a photobooth! There will also be video game tournaments for Super Smash Bros Brawl, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Tekken 7! Event Invitation Hi Scores Barcade and Grill LLC is a family friendly bar and grill located in downtown Fostoria next to the Level Up Games and More! They offer hand-pattied burgers and fresh-cut french...Read More > 

Chamber Launches Shop Small, Shop Local Campaign

If you don’t shop local, we won’t have local! Small businesses are the heart of our community. For every dollar spent locally $2 to $3.50 circulate around the community, helping boosting our economy through taxes which help our schools, safety forces, parks and neighborhoods.  Statistics show that 90% of small business owners donate money to charity while 70% donate time & money.  They are invested in our community and our community needs to invest in them. The Chamber is launching a campaign to help raise awareness of who and what the small businesses are in our community and to help drive business their way.  It is a grassroots social media campaign designed to show the community the faces behind our local small businesses-the people you see at the grocery store, at school sporting events, at church and on the street- the business and individuals supporting our community non-profits and United Way, sponsoring your kids little league team and riding on a float in...Read More > 

2017 Chamber General Election Guide

2017 General Election Guide We encourage you to lift your voice and vote on November 7.  Fostoria sits in three counties which can make the voting process a little confusing.  Click on the link above for our "2017 General Election Guide" which will provide you with information on the issues as well as links about where to vote and what will appear on your ballot. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of Thursday, October 19 edition of The Review Times for a comprehensive Election Guide including township trustees....Read More > 
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