Business

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 ...

AFS lands energy award

American Fine Sinter, of Tiffin, was recognized at American Electric Power Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Awards April 25. The ceremony was to recognize AEP Ohio’s business customers and partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency, according to a release. Eighteen ...

Panda Express eatery coming to mall area

The Tiffin Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance Tuesday afternoon that could clear the way for a Panda Express to open on property at Tiffin Mall. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, the business is a fast-casual dining chain that serves ...

Legal marijuana industry begins to grow in Ohio

Budding Ohio marijuana industry creating issues for businesses In September, Ohioans will be allowed to buy, sell and inhale marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana patients who have been registered through a physician’s recommendation will be able to purchase marijuana from dispensaries ...

Dream come true

A Tiffin man is chasing his dream of owning a coffee shop. Beacon Hill Coffee Co., Brandon Haman’s traveling coffee cart, opened Tuesday in the parking lot of JEM Network Consulting, 2226 W. Market St. Haman said he worked in a coffee shop in Lima while attending college. “(I) always ...

Japanese eatery based in Michigan to open at mall

Kiku Fusion Sushi and Steak House plans to open in Tiffin Mall this summer, it was announced Friday. A release from Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. states the company, based in Monroe, Michigan, is to expand in Tiffin, with a restaurant focusing on sushi and hibachi Japanese ...

$14.5M senior facility heralded

A senior living center announced its intention to build a $14.5 million facility across from Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital Thursday afternoon. According to a release from Trilogy Health Services, the company plans to open a 92-bed facility on a 7.7-acre parcel at the corner of US 224 and ...

Bodyworks prepares to close

The owners of a local wellness center are preparing to close the facility next month. Larry and Diane Wadsworth, owners of Bodyworks Fitness & Tanning, learned Wednesday the landlord is selling the building in which Bodyworks is housed. There is a written purchase agreement and Bodyworks ...

’Berg program honors 4 women

Four women were recognized for their achievements as entrepreneurs Thursday morning during Heidelberg University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Awards. “Women entrepreneurs hold a special place in our hearts and are the bright spot of the local economy and in the community,” said Susan ...

Speaker touts education as key to success

Education is the key to achieving the American dream, according to the keynote speaker at the Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture Series. Monica Lozano, president and CEO of the College Futures Foundation, was the featured speaker Thursday night for the eighth year of the series. ...

Bitcoin attracting entrepreneurial investors globally

A new currency has arrived on the market and is attracting attention from investors and entrepreneurs. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency. Other currencies are regulated by governments’ central banks. Bitcoins are traded ...