April 2016



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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Fluff Stop Baby Shop

12pm on Friday, April 8th 
500 Clinton Street, Defiance OH

The Fluff Stop Baby Shop is excited to bring cloth diapers, baby carriers, earth friendly toys, and other natural parenting products to Defiance! Make sure to stop the ribbon cutting on Friday and the grand opening Saturday! Click Here for more details
L.E.A.D. Training Session
"Leading without Formal Authority"
Date: Wednesday, April 13th
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
Location: Hubbard Banquet Room -Defiance College

In this seminar, you will clarify your role, understand your responsibilities, and develop the ability to:
  • Understand key elements for having positive influence with your employees
  • Create group/team-centered leadership
  • Develop self-leadership and ownership in establishing goals and completing tasks
  • Engage employees in the decision-making process
  • Initiate and implement appropriate recognition/ reward practices
  • Achieve results through teamwork and collaboration
Business After Hours on April 21st from 5-7pm
Location: The Elks
Sponsored by: DPN
Catered by: Slammin' Sammies

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and join us for food and fun as the DPN members highlight their individual businesses!

Over $1,500 total in prizes!
Door prizes drawings every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm
Stick around for the grand prize drawing at 6:30pm
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Sammons Services LTD


Renewal Members
A little slice of heaven
AmeriCare Home Health of Defiance
Anytime Fitness
Bowling Green State University - Conference & Events Services
Carpet Unlimited
Consolidated Grain and Barge
Defiance County Prosecutor
Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau
Endurance Law Group
First Federal Bank
H&R Block
Darrell Handy
Homier's Monumental
iHeartMedia



Jacob's Meats, Inc.
McDowell Landscaping & Design
Northeastern Local Schools
Ohio Gas Company
Ohio State University Extension Defiance County
P & R Medical Connection
Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc.
Postema Insurance & Investments, LLC
Roehrs-McMillen Insurance
Sines Excavating, LLC
Smith Bonds & Surety
Suburban Propane
Travel All Over
Walgreen's
Welling Construction


Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
P: (419) 782-7946  | F: (419) 782-0111 | commerce@defiancechamber.com  | www.defiancechamber.com

Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce | 325 Clinton St. | Defiance | OH | 43512