News from the Chamber

2020 Arts & Crafts Festival Cancelled

January 01, 2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the May 9, 2020 Bluffton Arts & Crafts Festival has been cancelled.

We encourage past and local vendors to share their online business information and pictures of themselves working from home with blufftonchamber@gmail.com.

Stay home and stay safe!

New Member: FGHG LLC

Welcome to our newest commercial and residential real estate member, FGHG LLC, owned by Liz and Bob Gordon-Hancock. They lease a block of buildings on Vine St.

419-419-1518
fghgllc@outlook.com

Early Bird discounts for Arts & Crafts Festival vendors

TIME & LOCATION 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Set-up no earlier than 6 a.m. Street festival on Main Street between Elm and Franklin in downtown Bluffton, Ohio.

COST $45.00 per booth through April 17. $65.00 per booth, April 18 - May 1. $25 per booth for chamber members. NO REFUNDS.

APPLICATION APPROVAL: Contact Paula Scott at blufftonchamber@gmail.com by May 6 if you have not received confirmation.

SALES TAX: The festival is located in Allen County, Ohio.

PAYMENT: Check or electronic payment with service fee. Payment links are provided after application is approved. Mail check payable to Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 142, Bluffton, OH 45817.

QUESTIONS? Contact Paula Scott at (419) 369-2985 or blufftonchamber@gmail.com.

Farmers Market Vendor Meeting

7 p.m., March 31

3rd floor, Bluffton Town Hall

APPLICATION: bit.ly/2wnTX1Y

Learn about the 2020 season of the Bluffton Farmers Market at this pre-season vendor meeting. Get a discount when you sign up for the full season.

Bluffton boasts the best farmers market in northwest Ohio! Our Saturday morning market offers local produce, plants, and foods.

Located in the Citizens National Bank parking lot in downtown Bluffton, the market is open on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. - noon, May through October.

New Member: Homeplace Creative

Welcome to our newest media and marketing member, Homeplace Creative, owned by Kyle and Megan Adams. Media production, videography, and social media marketing. Digital storytelling workshops.

homeplacecreativeco.com
330-575-8922

Governor signs tech bill at Bluffton's GROB facility

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce board president Mandy Gerken and Mayor Richard Johnson joined Governor Mike DeWine and other state officials for the signing of HB 2 on January 13, 2020, at the GROB manufacturing facility in Bluffton.

House Bill 2 sets rules in place for the TechCred Program that funds workforce training. 

Blaze Residential Lights Contest Winners

A panel of Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce member judges have tallied scores including wow factor, lights variety, display variety, and sheer amount of lights to determine the four winners of the 2019 Bluffton Residential Lights Contest.

• First place and a prize of $200 "Bluffton Bucks" has been awarded for decorations at 169 Susan, the home of Patty and Robert Geiger.

• Second place and $150 goes to the display at 347 Sycamore, the home of Paul and Vicki Gesler.

• Third place and $75 goes to the 9860 N. Dixie home of Jesse Oswley.

• The mayor's prize, selected by Mayor Richard Johnson, goes to 189 Kibler, home of the Beth Askins family.

Bluffton starts Blazing on November 30

The 2019 Bluffton Blaze of Lights Festival is November 30--the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

Join us for a big parade on Main Street from Snider to College Avenue, the town crier reciting the Christmas story, live music, visits with Santa, mini train rides, horse and wagon rides--and turning on the lights of the Ream folk art display!

For more information, follow Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or visit the Blaze page.

Thank you for a wonderful season!

A HUGE thank you to our Bluffton Farmers Market supporters: shoppers, vendors, Citizens National Bank, Bluffton First Mennonite Church, Bluffton Post Office, and all our neighbors who kindly parked elsewhere!

See you on May 2, 2020 for opening day of our next season!

NEW VENDORS: See our Farmers Market page for information on signing up for 2020.

New Member: Greenhorn

Greenhorn--a new restaurant on Vine Street--has joined the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce! Currently open on Saturdays for lunch, watch this space for updates on their full open!

112 Vine St, Bluffton, OH 45817

(567) 226-4568

New Member: Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is a new member of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Welcome to our community!

200 W Main Cross St, Findlay, OH 45840

(419) 423-2787

mcpa.org/

New Member: KC Plumbing & Rooter

Welcome KC Plumbing and Rooter--and owner Brad Near--to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce!

PO Box 102, Bluffton, Ohio 45817

(419) 324-2443

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Bluffton boasts the best farmers market in northwest Ohio! Our Saturday morning market offers local produce, plants, and foods.

Learn about new developments in our village, region, and state. Explore the opportunities Bluffton has to offer!

Fun for Thanksgiving weekend! Bring your family and friends to the annual Bluffton Blaze of Lights Festival on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

One of the longest-running shows in Ohio! It's the day before Mother's Day: You can find the perfect gift!

Chamber members are the power behind Fireworks after National Night Out! Join in this celebration of community with our first responders.

Bluffton area businesses connect with Bluffton University students at our annual Business Showcase at Marbeck Commons.

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Bluffton, OH 45817

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