Business

Utility costs irk tenants at Tiffin Mall

Several tenants at Tiffin Mall received letters from mall owner Suder-Pierson Properties Friday morning stating their utility payments would be raised hundreds of dollars, and the tenants are  voicing outrage. At least five tenants were told they would have to pay an additional $300-$350 ...

Owens Corning plans major plant expansion

Owens Corning announced a 15,000-square-foot expansion to its Tiffin facility Monday. Katie Lang, communications coordinator for Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., said the industrial facility, currently 60 square feet, at 145 Heritage Drive in Northstar Industrial Park  ...

Archbold Equipment buying Gibbs Equipment

BELLEVUE — Archbold Equipment has entered into an agreement to acquire Gibbs Equipment of Bellevue, according to a news release. The purchase is to increase the number of Archbold Equipment locations to seven in the tristate area. The deal is to close in January, though a name change ...

Pair ready to teach path to financial peace

Jason and Stacie Roby weren’t always financially successful. The couple had trouble managing  money and were overwhelmed about finances. “My husband and I were like most other Americans, we were kind of spending our money and not knowing where it was going,” Stacie ...

Saying so long

This will be the last week of business for S&S Variety Beverage, a family-owned company that opened in Tiffin in 1938. Third-generation brothers and owners Steve, Greg and Scott Swartz will be retiring, Scott said. “We will be operating until Sunday and that’s it,” Scott ...

Nov. 12 target for opening of Chipotle

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz announced Tuesday that Chipotle is expected to open its Tiffin location next month. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Development Coordinator Bryce Riggs said Nov. 12 is the target opening date, but it was not guaranteed. “Things can ...

New owners plan campground changes

  The new owners of Walnut Grove Campground got started this fall and look forward to their first full season as partners starting next spring. In the meantime, they’ve been sprucing up and making plans for winter maintenance and upgrades. Steve Guilkey is back ...

Speaker forecasts slow, modest economic growth

Representing the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ruben Hernandez-Murillo was the featured speaker Tuesday for the State of the Economy Series, hosted by Heidelberg's School of Business.About 100 people heard Murillo's remarks about "Regional Labor Market Conditions."He presented a flurry of ...

Apparel biz wins Laird contest

Seven business groups gave presentations to win space at the Laird Building in Downtown Tiffin Wednesday night, giving owners of one local business a chance to live their dream.Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group designed a business contest with one year of free rent to the competitors with the ...

Marking 100 years

REPUBLIC - Republic Elevator is celebrating its 100th birthday as an independent farmer cooperative noon-3 p.m. Saturday with a customer appreciation lunchtime open house."People can just stop in," said Manager Randy Frankart, who's been with the farmer-owned co-op for 42 years.He said the ...

Millennials view work, business different ways

Entrepreneurs and other managers have observed they need to rethink the way they work with millennials. This group is perceived by many to be different in terms of how it sees work and business.Millennials are going to be roughly half of the U.S. workforce by 2020. It is the most highly ...

What a grind

After installing a custom-made coffee roaster earlier this year, Bailiwicks Coffee Co. is serving and selling its own coffee.Jessica Williams, owner of Bailiwicks, said the roaster was purchased from a company in Idaho and installed in May. After the installation, Williams began experimenting ...

Jolly’s moving to Laird

Jolly's Drive-In has found a new home in downtown Tiffin.According to a release from Seneca Industrial Economic Development Corp., Jolly's owner Diane Hassinger signed a lease Thursday for space in the Laird Arcade building.Hassinger said she signed a one-year lease at 66 E. Market St., where ...

14 seek business space in contest

Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group received 14 entries in a contest to win rent-free office space in the Laird Building for one year.The contest deadline was Aug. 1, and property manager Tyler Shuff said he reviewed all the applicants during the past 10 days.Shuff said more than 30 business ...

Fostoria pet resort combines paws, pictures

Mutts N Movies is a reel cool place for pets, according to owner Adam Daunhauer.The pet resort, which opened in September, offers dog- (and cat-) sitting with a twist. Its 10 rooms each have a TV, and the business also has a large theater room where its guests can watch movies, Daunhauer ...

Entrepreneurial farmers leading economic progress worldwide

In June and July, this column looked at ways entrepreneurship in agriculture influences the local economy. This month's column expands the horizon a bit and examines how entrepreneur farmers are leading the change in the global economy.Since the late 1980s, free markets have led the way in ...

Study: Good workers hard to find

Many Seneca County employers who took part in a recent survey conducted by Mayor Aaron Montz's summer intern say they are concerned about finding good employees with strong work ethics, Tiffin City Council members learned during their meeting Monday night.Mark Linsalata, a senior political ...

Elmwood sells GS facilities

GREEN SPRINGS - Elmwood's health care and residential campus in Green Springs has been sold to a New York company that operates similar facilities.Kathy Hunt, owner and CEO of Elmwood Communities, announced the sale Monday. Effective this month, the sale includes Elmwood Healthcare Center, ...

Samsung, LG to pay fines for dumping

Samsung and LG are to be required to pay cash deposits on washers brought into the United States from production facilities in China after the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary anti-dumping ruling.The ruling, according to a release, confirms Whirlpool Corp.'s allegations about ...

Chip champ

Ballreich's recently earned two gold medals and a champion title at the nation's first Potato Chip Festival in New York.According to a release from Ballreich's, the Regular Marcelled potato chip and the Smokey Sweet Mesquite potato stick earned gold medals at the festival, which was held July ...