News from the Chamber

3rd annual Ride to Remember

July 08, 2017--The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Ride to Remember, an event that helps Bluffton build more bike and pedestrian pathways. Check out their webpage for all the details at

Scoreboard Sportswear: Remodeled and rebranded Bluffton business

Read about the grand reopening of the shop at 111 N. Main St. as The Scoreboard.

One year after purchasing The Sports Warehouse, Natalie Mueller remodeled and rebranded the shop. It is one of some 40 restaurants and businesses in downtown Bluffton.

From the Bluffton Icon: "The Scoreboard - new name and new look - 111 N. Main St. You knew it as The Sports Warehouse."

May 2017 meeting features State of the Village address

February 22, 2023--Judy Augsburger, Bluffton mayor, will provide a state of the village update at the Friday, May 12, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

​The meeting, sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, begins at 7:30 a.m on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St.

​Breakfast will be provided by The Dough Hook and will be served from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Music will be provided by Kristi's Music Studio. The coffee sponsor will be the new Twisted Whisk Cafe, which is opening soon.

​Persons interested in attending the free chamber breakfasts may RSVP to

Welcome new members: Ben and Terri Stahl

April 14, 2017--Did you know that as a community member you can join The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce? The entire Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce team is excited to announce our newest members: Benjamin Stahl and Terri Stahl.

Phil Zimmerly named CEO of Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce

April 11, 2017--Phil Zimmerly, a Bluffton businessman and longstanding member, has been named CEO of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

​The attached Bluffton Icon article provides an interview with our new director.

2017 Bluffton Farmers Market

May 06, 2017--The Bluffton Farmer's Market operates from the first Saturday of May to the final Saturday of October, rain or shine. The market is located in the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street between the Bluffton Post Office and the bank.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Greg Probst at for vendor information.

#IChooseBluffton Challenge

The #IChooseBluffton challenge is simple. Think about where your needs can be met locally before seeking them outside the community.”

As you go through your day, choose Bluffton. Make a conscious choice to say #IChooseBluffton and think ‘Bluffton first” when you have choices to make about where to shop, eat, live, play and work.

And then, use this hashtag to show when you use Bluffton!

DTR becomes SumiRiko Ohio

February 16, 2017--The manufacturing facility know as DTR since its establishment in Bluffton in 1988 has changed its name to SumiRiko Ohio. The maker of anti-vibration automotive components is one of the largest employers in Bluffton.

From The Courier: "DTR to become ‘SumiRiko Ohio." February 16, 2017.

30th Annual Blaze of Lights, Saturday, November 26, 2106

The Blaze of Lights is more than just a one-day event. In addition to the events taking place on Nov. 26th, it includes these elements that continue nightly through Jan. 1:

the Ream folk art holiday display

the Gift of Giving light show extravaganza

Bluffton Main Street business district Christmas window displays

a tour of Bluffton’s residential yard lighting

The stage is set for the 2016 Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Blaze of Lights. This year’s event, the 30th annual Blaze, begins Saturday, Nov. 26, in downtown Bluffton.

Major Sponsors
Bluffton University
Hancock County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
JD Snyder Excavating
Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Bluffton Hospital
Bluffton Paving and Bluffton Stone Co.
Citizens National Bank
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio
Smith’s Realty Professionals
Shannon Theatre and Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co.
Wessler Engineering

Bluffton Famers’ Market
DTR Industries
Family Eye Care
First National Bank
Greg’s Pharmacy
Bluffton Icon
M&R Plumbing and Heating
Sielschott, Walsh, Kiefer & Regula, CPA
Ellerbrock Spine and Soft Tissue


154 N. Main St., 2nd fl.

Meeting by teleconference


PO Box 142

Bluffton, OH 45817

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