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Gorrell named Sutton Bank CEO

The board of directors of Sutton Bank has named J. Anthony "Tony" Gorrell, CPA, as CEO. Eric Gillett is retiring at the end of the year after a 44-year career with the bank, 30 of which were in the role of CEO. Gillett plans to remain chairman of the board. Gorrell started working for ...

22 mrkt opens in Downtown Tiffin

Officially opening its doors during the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, 22 mrkt is the newest store in Downtown Tiffin, focusing on hard-to-find treasurers and items that previously have not been offered in the local market, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic ...

New commercial center opening downtown

A building in Tiffin’s Historic Downtown is undergoing a cosmetic renovation to provide opportunities for unique micro-retail and office spaces, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. Releve Barre Studio has been announced as the first business in “131 ...

Aiellos are new owners of Richard’s Carpet Outlet

While the ownership of Richard’s Carpet Outlet may have changed, the business has not, according to its new owner. Mike Aiello said he, along with his wife Kellie, took over Richard’s Carpet Outlet at 2695 W. US 224, April 1. He said one thing he wants to do is keep everything the same ...

Speer joins A-T as publisher

A St. Clairsville native who grew up in the newspaper business has been named The Advertiser-Tribune’s new leader. Jeremy Speer, 36, is the new publisher of the newspaper, and his first day on the job was Monday. Speer said he knew Tiffin from a dot on the map and decided to travel there ...

Block Party

People gather during a block party to kick off the opening of Tiffin Pedal Company, 145 Madison St., Sunday afternoon. The event was done in conjunction with The Chandelier Community Event Center, 151 S. Washington St., and the grand opening of a new party room on the second floor of Madison ...

State Farm Insurance office opens

A new State Farm Insurance office opened in Tiffin Wednesday. Nicole Miller, owner of the new State Farm Insurance office at 2495 W. Market St., Suite B, said she was born and raised in Tiffin and has been in the city her whole life. The past nine years she spent managing Kay Jewelers in ...

Pedaling his wares: Block party to kick off Tiffin Pedal Co.’s first season

People’s pedal power is key to one of the newest businesses in Tiffin. Dan Perry’s Tiffin Pedal Co., 145 Madison St., is to kick off its first season Sunday with a block party and open house to take place noon-4 p.m. in conjunction with The Chandelier Community Event Center, 151 S. ...

Simply Susan’s, Tiffin Candle Company opening Wax Lab

Simply Susan’s and Tiffin Candle Company debuted a new experience-based business during the 2019 Downtown Chocolate Walk Saturday. According to a Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership release, Simply Susan’s and Tiffin Candle Company partnered to create the “Wax Lab,” a ...

Custom Glass Solutions opens new facility in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — A new manufacturing facility has opened in Fostoria this month. The new facility at 130 W. Jones Road is the third in the state of Ohio for Custom Glass Solutions, a leading glass fabricator focused on transportation applications, according to a release. CGS has been fabricating ...

CEO of Seneca Medical/Concordance Healthcare Solutions Roger Benz, retires

Roger Benz, Co-CEO of Concordance Healthcare Solutions in Tiffin, retired this month after 29 years. Benz was a founding member of the company in 1990, then known as Seneca Medical, and served as its CEO from 2001 until 2017, when Seneca Medical joined with Kreisers and MMS to form Concordance ...

Eberly ends 53-year career

A local attorney is retiring after working for more than five decades. Thomas Eberly, who worked as an attorney for 53 years, spent his last day working Thursday, and his retirement is effective Monday. Dennis Eberly, Thomas Eberly’s son and partner in the office, said it had been a ...

Thinking of getting a partner? Some tips for business owners

NEW YORK — When small business owners want to take on partners, the selection process needs to be carried out thoughtfully and deliberately. The wrong choice can doom not only the partnership, but the company. Some things to consider before entering into a partnership: • When picking a ...

Nike’s Kaepernick ad highlights political trend among businesses

Nike’s recent advertising campaign featuring ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick is the latest and most visible example of a new trend in business. In the past few years, businesses and in some cases their CEOs have taken stands on political issues. Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel ...

Development group changes name

The area organization known as Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. now is Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. This change is following the completion of the community branding initiative that began this past spring. The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to ...

Business owner voices concerns over lot purchase

Tiffin City Council members heard concerns from a local business owner about a pending riverfront project during a meeting Tuesday evening. Shirley Valentine, owner of the building that houses the Kears Speed Shop, 8 Market St., addressed council during public comments about possibly having an ...

Expanding opportunities

Community members were invited Friday to meet the newest member of the Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital surgical team, a robot. The hospital’s first surgical robot is a da Vinci Si Robot. “This is great to have this kind of technology, especially in our area,” said Dr. Ross Gahn, surgical ...

Rehab center No. 1 in state

Tiffin Rehabilitation Center scored No. 1 in the state for resident satisfaction, according to a survey by the Ohio Department of Aging. Among the facilities — nursing home and assisted living — TRC scored 97.5 out of 100 on the survey. “We are ecstatic to hear this news,” Sara ...

Yoga Chuck has classes for diverse groups

Celebrating its recent grand opening, Yoga Chuck’s Health and Wellness Studio of Tiffin brings diverse yoga classes to all age groups, especially the Geri-Fit strength training class for older adults. Chuck Burmeister, owner of the new fitness studio, said he always had wanted his own space. ...

Try a new brew

Laird Arcade Brewery employees Sarah Brill (left) and Melanie Sutter work during the brewery’s first day open to the public Wednesday evening. The LAB, 114 S. Washington St., Suite D, is the first brewery to open in Tiffin in nearly 100 years. The business is open 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-11 ...