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The Historic Laird Arcade

LairdBuilt by Rezin Shawhan in the mid-1800s, the Laird Arcade has seen a resurgence since it was purchased by the Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group in 2012. Both the interior and exterior of the building have been renovated, second floor offices improved, and the storefronts on the first floor are filled with new and exciting businesses.

1st Floor

2nd Floor Office Suites

For available spaces, downtown investment opportunities, and various business services contact Tyler Shuff at 419-618-9515 or shuffconsulting@gmail.com

Investment group announces new business contest

Winner to receive space at Laird Arcade for a year

LairdTIFFIN, OHIO – March 23, 2016 – Aspiring business owners have the opportunity to win a space in the Laird Building rent-free for one year, as well as business services valued at $12,000. The Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group is holding a contest to fill the final vacant rental space in the Laird Arcade, located at the corner of E. Market and S. Washington St.

Entrepreneurs can submit their business plans and ideas to property manager Tyler Shuff at the Laird Building leasing office. “In just two and half years, we have gone from 30 percent occupancy to 95 percent. A private donor has made it possible for us to lease this last space for free for one year and give someone the chance to start their own business,” Shuff said. “The purpose of the contest is to give someone a chance to make their dream a reality and to bring something new to downtown Tiffin.”

In addition to free rent, the winner will also receive two business organization sessions with professional organizer Reannon Hayes, six sessions from KKR Consult, a business consulting and dream coaching service, as well as information about and assistance with obtaining an intern from a local university.

Applications are available now and will be accepted until June 1. They can be obtained at the Laird Arcade leasing office or online. Finalists will be invited to pitch their business idea in front of a panel consisting of TCRG members, the property manager, and downtown development professionals.

To set up a tour or submit your business plan, contact Tyler Shuff at 419.618.9515 or 114 S. Washington St., Suite C. For more information about downtown incentives and resources, contact Amy Reinhart at 419.619.5517 or reinhart@senecacounty.org.

About the Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group

The Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group LLC. is a for-profit organization made up of community minded shareholders. The purpose of the TCRG is to encourage and promote downtown business.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

Two new tenants for the Laird Arcade

Consulting service, community service office locate in downtown Tiffin

KKRTIFFIN, OHIO – November 3, 2015 KKR Consult and Family and Community Services are now located on the second floor of the Laird Arcade in Tiffin. With the addition of these two tenants, the second floor of the building is completely rented.

KKR Consult is a business consulting firm founded by Kim Radison in 2012. Radison has more than a decade of human resources experience, which she uses as a business consultant and dream coach. She offers individual coaching as well as group sessions, and plans to offer a certification course for her On Purpose program.

“One of my dreams was to bring a benefit that thrives in a big city to Tiffin. There is opportunity for growth with the number of businesses starting and continuing to grow here,” Radison said. “I coach a lot of small business owners. I am their sounding board because they don’t have that with a partner or a board of directors. I become that business partner for them.”

Family and Community Services, under program coordinator Kelsey Sikora, is also new to the Laird. In partnership with Senior Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Services, they utilize the skills, talents and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet community needs.

Volunteers participate in three different programs: RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program. RSVP volunteers recruit and manage other volunteers, participate in environmental projects, mentor and tutor children and respond to natural disasters. Foster Grandparents tutor and mentor young people with special needs. Senior Companions help frail seniors and other adults maintain independence, primarily in their own homes.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is excited about the resurgence of the Laird building. “The Laird Arcade has come so far in just a few short years, thanks to the Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group and the management of Tyler Shuff. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services will hold a Ribbon Cutting at KKR Consult at 4:30 p.m. on November 4, with a cash bar at the Beehive Café to follow.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

60+ businesses in local HR association

SCHRASeneca County Human Resource Association (SCHRA) was formed to provide professional development workshops, hear knowledgeable speakers, receive legislative updates, and networking opportunities to those professionals working in a variety of human resource capacities.

Past speakers include:

Monthly meetings are held throughout the year, generally in the Tiffin area, on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. You can fill out the 2015 SCHRA membership form here.  For more information contact Beth Hannam at bhannam@terra.edu.

Participating businesses include: