Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau To Host Another Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau To Host Another Barn Quilt Painting Workshop Thursday, July 12th Register early as space is limited. After a successful sold-out barn-quilt painting workshop on May 12th, the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau has added a second half-day barn quilt painting workshop on Thursday, July 12th.  The workshop will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the BANKquet Hall at the Towne Square Arts and Business, 125 South Main Street. The workshop will be conducted by Suzi Parron, who is a teacher, lecturer and author of two books: “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail”. Outdoor barn quilt squares have been growing in popularity across the country in recent years. The first quilt trail was created by Donna Sue Groves in Adams County, Ohio to honor her mother’s love of quilting.  In talking with friends and neighbors, Donna Sue realized that the project had wide appeal and could also be beneficial to...Read More > 

Midwest Sculpture Initiative Coming to Fostoria

Fostoria Chosen To Host a Midwest Sculpture Initiative Exhibit Installation to take place on May 31st for year-long exhibit.   After being on the waiting list for the Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI), Fostoria was chosen to be one of 16 host communities for a public art exhibit in 2018/2019.  Eight pieces will be installed in various locations from Perry Street through Main Street on Thursday, May 31st and will be in place for one year. Last summer Michele Cochran, Community Development/Tourism Director, talked to MSI administrator, Ken Thompson, about his unique sculpture exhibition program that places outdoor sculpture exhibits in host communities. “In discussion with Ken of MSI, I learned that the exhibits serve to increase awareness of the visual arts, assert that a community is forward-thinking and energetic, improve the quality of life, dress up the urban landscape and provide artists with a venue to showcase and sell their work. I thought participation in this initiative would be a unique opportunity to bring...Read More > 

Chamber Opens Registration for July Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for its 16th Annual Car Show, presented by Reineke Family Dealerships and Mennel Milling, and Habitat Bash.  The Auto Show and Habitat Bash will take place on Friday, July 20 from 4-8 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Fostoria.  This year's show will be open to cars, trucks and motorcycles and will also feature a beverage and entertainment tent to benefit Fostoria Habitat for Humanity.  More details to come... Register Now Event Flyer ...Read More > 

Chamber and FEDC Host Annual Meeting

The Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and Fostoria Economic Development Corporation hosted their joint annual meeting on April 18, 2018.  The event highlighted the organizational accomplishments in 2017 and provided a look into 2018. Renee Smith, President of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, announced that in 2017 over 350 jobs were created and over $59 million were invested in Fostoria through new businesses and the expansion and reinvestment of existing businesses. Among the other highlights were a 2017 Year in Review Video presentation, and the awarding of the Donald P. Miller Award in Recognition of Economic Development to Bill Reineke Sr. and Frank Kinn. Fostoria Chamber and Economic Development Corporation Year in Review Video Chamber Year in Review Visual Visitor's Bureau Year in Review  FEDC 2018 Economic Edition    ...Read More > 

Area Businesses Recognized for Safety

The Fostoria Area Safety Council in partnership with the Ohio BWC will recognize area businesses for their accomplishments in workplace safety.  The Fostoria Area Safety Council will host its annual award luncheon on Wednesday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Life Center at St. Wendelin.  The meeting is open to the public but reservations are required.  The Cost is $15 for non Safety Council members and free for Safety Council members. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker, Timothy Dimoff, President & CEO, SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc.  Mr. Dimoff is a speaker, trainer, author and a leading authority in high-risk workplace and human resource and security crime issues. He is a Certified Protection Professional; a certified legal expert in corporate security procedures and training; a member of the Ohio and International Narcotic Associations; the Ohio and National Societies for Human Resource Managers; and the American Society for Industrial Security. He holds a B.S. in Sociology, with an...Read More > 

Chamber Launches Student Start Up

Student Start Up The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking students in grades 6 through 12 interested in starting or expanding a summer business.  The Chamber’s Student Start Up was designed to provide students with the real world experience of starting an actual business and expose them to an alternative to being an employee. “We want to build a community that welcomes entrepreneurs and provides the tools and resources needed to be successful.  Through our Student Start Up program we can encourage young entrepreneurs and potentially plant the seeds for start-ups in our community now and in the future.” Sarah Stephens Krupp, Chamber/Small Business Director Through a grant from the Henry H. Geary Jr. Memorial Foundation, the Chamber will fund 10 Student Start Ups in 2018.  Each successful applicant will receive $200 to start or expand their business.  All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 26 and successful applicants will be notified by May 10.  As a bonus, successful...Read More > 

Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau To Host Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau To Host Barn Quilt Painting Workshop Saturday, May 12th Register early as space is limited. The Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau is hosting a half-day barn quilt painting workshop on Saturday, May 12th.  The workshop will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the BANKquet Hall at the Towne Square Arts and Business, 125 South Main Street. The workshop will be conducted by Suzi Parron, who is a teacher, lecturer and author of two books: “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail”. Outdoor barn quilt squares have been growing in popularity across the country in recent years. The first quilt trail was created by Donna Sue Groves in Adams County, Ohio to honor her mother’s love of quilting.  In talking with friends and neighbors, Donna Sue realized that the project had wide appeal and could also be beneficial to the community to foster tourism and economic development. Instead of a single...Read More > 

Reineke Ford, Inc. Customer Appreciation Event

Reineke Ford in Fostoria-Customer Appreciation Event this Saturday Stop out for Reineke Ford in Fostoria's monthly customer appreciation event on Saturday, March 10th, between 11 am and 2 pm, at 1303 Perrysburg Rd.  Bill, Pratt, and the rest of the Reineke team will be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, with all the fixings! You will have a chance to win a few great prizes as well! We look forward to seeing you rain or shine!...Read More > 

Forte Music Studios Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Come help us celebrate the Opening of  Forte Music Studios new location Join us in celebrating the opening of the new music lesson space for Forte Music Studios. Director, Jody Strong and her team of talented instructors invite you to an open house and ribbon cutting to showcase their beautiful, new space. The open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. with a 4:15 ribbon cutting in suite 211 at 125 S. Main Street in downtown Fostoria. Light refreshments and musical performances will be provided. Forte Music Studios offer private lessons in piano, violin, guitar, voice and drums. Rates start at $15 per lesson. For more information visit the website and follow Forte on Facebook. Event Invitation  ...Read More >