News & Info

The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) has a variety of news and information publications available to the general public and which are designed to be viewable on mobile devices as well as PCs:

Seneca Success Mobile Monthly1. Seneca Success Mobile Monthly – this monthly eNewsletter features commentary by me, the 5 most popular blog posts of the previous month, the top 5 economic development stories, and 5 resources for business. It is in headline format, is short, brief, designed to be easy to read mobile phones in mind. You can sign up here, email me at zak@senecacounty.org, or text “SenecaSuccess” to 22828. Past and current issues:

  • May/June 2017 – “Branding initiative underway…” | Free Consulting pt. 2
  • April 2017 – “Downtown Tiffin keeps on rolling…” | Free Consulting
  • March 2017 – “A national leader…” | Energy Programs
  • January/February 2017 – “Charging out of the gate…” | Start your own business
  • December 2016 – “Workforce plan finalized…” | Networking opportunities
  • November 2016 – “Thankful for the entrepreneurship…” | Consulting resources
  • October 2016 – “Workforce in the spotlight…”| International business resources
  • September 2016 – “The momentum continues…”| Grants
  • July/August 2016 – “Workforce development excellent”| Small business resources
  • June 2016 – “Housing heats up…” | Real Estate Tax Exemptions
  • April/May 2016 – “Celebrating our success…” | Downtown incentives
  • February/March 2016 – “5 years in a row…” | International business resources
  • January 2016 – “Persistence pays off..” | Public financing for small business

Visit the archive for older issues.

2. Incentive INSIGHT – this new monthly newsletter focuses on the more than 200+ programs available to businesses in northwest Ohio (local, regional, state, and federal). Once a month, it provides a resource update, a success story, and a profile of a resource partner.

  • May/June 2017 – Ohio MEP/CIFT, LEAN Manufacturing, Troy Wildermuth
  • April 2017 – Revolving Loan Fund, RLF Success, Amy Reinhart
  • February/March 2017 – Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Tiffin New Jobs Program, Colleen Kardasz Campbell
  • January 2017 – Facade Enhancement Grant Update, Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Katie Lang
  • December 2016 – Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program, Energy/Environmental Program, COACT
  • November 2016 – Servpro Emergency Ready Profiles, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Sarah Stevens-Krupp
  • September/October 2016 – Working Training Voucher, AEP Grants, Beth Diesch
  • August 2016 – Export Programs, SBA 504, Allen Schultz
  • June/July 2016 – Work Opportunity Tax Credits, GrowNOW, Charlene Watkins
  • May 2016 – USDA Programs, CIFT, Troy Wildermuth
  • April 2016 – MyOhioBiz.com, Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit, John Detwiler
  • March 2016 – Mission Main Street Loans, Enterprise Zone, Beth Hannam
  • February 2016 – Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Facade Enhancement Grant, Carol Owen-Kern

Visit the archive for older issues.

3. Downtown Tiffin Times – this monthly newsletter is an opportunity to share the positive growth and development that is taking place in our downtown.  It will also showcase downtown events, highlight downtown businesses and provide an update on our progress with the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan.

  • June 2017Special Building Edition – Achitectural Board of Review, Renovation Guide, Facade Enhancement Grants
  • May 2017 – Library renovation/Teen Center move, Art Guild opening/JJC tours, Downtown plans
  • April 2017 – Facade approvals/new business, Downtown Summit, University/business relations
  • March 2017 – Facade approvals/new business, Chocolate Walk/Easter Hunt, Alley Enhancement
  • February 2017 – Facade approvals/new business, Downtown Trivia Night, Branding
  • January 2017 – Facade approvals, St. Paddy’s Day 5K, Business attraction and recruitment
  • December 2016 – Facade Program, holidays in downtown, parking signage
  • November 2016 – New businesses, downtown in December, visitors’ maps
  • October 2016 – Building improvements, Main Street Seminar, New ABR Guidelines
  • September 2016 – Downtown business opens, Laird Arcade Business Contest, Downtown Community Development Block Grant
  • August 2016 – Building approvals and completions, Jazzin Tiffin, Downtown Committee updates
  • June 2016 – Final Facade approval, Building Doctor, new plan unveiled
  • April 2016 – New business contest, Downtown Summit Workshop, new Growth and Development Plan
  • March 2016 – Two facade approvals, Happy Hour #2, event rack cards
  • February 2016 – New boutique, Business Leaders Happy Hour, students discounts
  • January 2016 – First Facades of ’16, Marketing seminar, wayfinding

Visit the archive for older issues.

4. Success Report – our version of the annual report.2014_04_05 - SIEDC Annual Report 2013 v18 - pic2

5. Social Media – we are fairly active on a number of social media platforms. People interact with us most, though, on the following three:

  • Facebook – 4,600 likes, 250+ posts last year, 250K people viewed content
  • Instagram – 2000+ posts (photos)

6. Seneca Success Blog – we publish one to three posts a week on our WordPress blog (here). With this post, we’ve hit 250 published and almost 150,000 views. You can have any new post delivered to your email by signing up here or you can also follow this blog via WordPress.

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7. Press Releases – we periodically put out press releases to the media and interest public. If you would like to be put on this list, please email me. All releases are also posted on our blog. An example would be our release “Seneca County a top ten location in US for economic development.”

We’ll work to keep this page updated on regular basis.

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