Small Business Roundtable

The Fostoria Chamber through a partnership with WSOS and their Economic Empowerment Project will host Hrishue Mahalaha, Managing Partner of Innovation Economy Partners, to facilitate a small business roundtable on Friday, October 13.  The roundtable will be held at the Fostoria Learning Center from noon -1:30 and its purpose is to gather key local business owners and managers to discuss ways in which their businesses could be better supported in the community.  The roundtable will discuss opportunities that reside in the regional ecology and those that lie within individual businesses. Those interested in attending the Small Business Roundtable are asked to RSVP to the Chamber via email, sarah@fosotriachamber.com or by phone, 419-435-0486. The Small Business roundtable as well as no cost short term business coaching are a few of the programs the Chamber is offering through the Economic Empowerment Project. Fostoria is one of eight communities in the state participating in the Economic Empowerment Project with WSOS.  The project is grant funded through...Read More > 

Savvy Hair Expressions to Host Open House & Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, October 10,  Savvy Hair Expressions will host a Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 4 p.m. followed by an open house until 6 p.m.  Savvy Hair Expressions is located at 319 Perry Street and offers quality and affordability in hair, nail and skin care services for children to seniors, bringing a big city feel to their small studio salon–spa. The open house and ribbon cutting is to celebrate three years in business and the salon's new floor to ceiling facelift.  In addition, Savvy Hair Expressions received a Downtown Facade Enhancement Grant from the Community Improvement Corporation which allowed owner, Joy Walters to remove and replace unsightly and inefficient storefront windows as well as update signage. The open house will have light refreshments and a raffle to win products and services.  Special guest, Tristan Thibodeau, of Honest To Goodness Health LLC, Scottsdale AZ. Masters in Science of Nutrition and Dietetics and Certified Holistic Health Coach will be on site sharing her unique specialties as...Read More > 

FASC to Bring Acclaimed Speaker Brad Hurtig

The Fostoria Area Safety Council will host acclaimed speaker, Brad Hurtig on Wednesday, November 15.  Brad’s message is “Find a Way”.  An accident shortly after finishing his sophomore year of high school resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands.  Through hard work and determination he soon rejoined his football team.  In his senior year he lead his team defense, recording 111 tackles and received all-state honors while playing with no hands.  Brad has been featured on ESPN, has done a Ted Talk and comes highly recommended from other Ohio Safety Councils and the Ohio BWC. In addition to speaking to the Fostoria Area Safety Council, Brad will present an assembly at Fostoria High School and will be sponsored by the council. The November 15 Safety Council meeting is open to the public but RSVPs are required.  The cost to attend is $10 and lunch is provided.  All RSVPs must be received by October 26.  For more information about Fostoria Area...Read More > 

Farm to Table Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

FOSTORIA,OH- The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever Farm to Table dinner.  The dinner, presented by Reineke Family Dealerships and Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Bowling, will be held right on Main Street from 100 to 125 North Main Street and will be held Saturday, September 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The dinner will help kick off the Chamber’s Shop Small, Shop Local initiative and will feature locally sourced foods prepared by Birchaven and Independence House Executive Chef Timothy Cooper. “We are very excited for this event as guests will be amazed they are actually dining on the street.  Thanks to the creative efforts of Linda Bowling and Paula Walter, the event decorators, guests will be transported into a fall themed dining experience," said Sarah Stephens Krupp, Chamber Director. "Fostoria has a strong agribusiness base and we thought a Farm to Table dinner celebrating the season’s harvest would be a great way to kick off our Shop Small, Shop Local...Read More >