Business

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 ...

Beehive Cafe to close today

Today is the last day to get a Beehive Caf meal.Owner Ashlee Decker said she doesn't know what time she'll be closing."We'll be open Saturday, but if I run out of food, I run out of food," she said.Decker said she decided not to renew her lease on the restaurant space in the Laird Arcade, 116 ...

Passing of scissors

Varsity Barber Shop has welcomed a new face and owner to its staff.Tiffin resident Tayler Bustillos purchased the shop July 1 from Mike Blust, who had owned it since 1969. Blust said he will continue to work alongside Bustillos, who also replaced retired barber Joe Blust. There are no immediate ...

Entrepreneur farmers changing agriculture

Last month, this column discussed the Seneca County Farmer's Market in Downtown Tiffin and how it is a part of the farm-to-market trend that is occurring in the U.S. This month's column looks at the role of farmer as entrepreneur and how the business of agriculture has changed in recent ...

JCPenney planning to close mall store

The Tiffin Mall will lose its last anchor store this fall, when JCPenney closes its doors, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday."They plan to close by the end of October," Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said. "The decision is irrevocable."According to JCPenney's corporate communication and public ...