Downtown Tiffin earns national accreditation with Heritage Ohio for fourth year

Tiffin recognized as a National Main Street Community

TIFFIN, OHIO – January 28, 2020 – For the fourth year, Downtown Tiffin has been re -recognized by Heritage Ohio as a National Main Street Community. The Ohio Main Street Program, administered by Heritage Ohio, works with communities across the state to revitalize historic commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, it focuses on four points: organization, design, promotions, and economic vitality. Each point is an integral part in the successful revitalization of a downtown area.

The Ohio Main Street program is a partner of Main Street America. Accreditation is an honor that must be earned every year by meeting the program’s high standards as determined by an annual quality audit by state officials. With this distinction, Downtown Tiffin has received accreditation for its Main Street program at both the state and national level for 2016-2019.

Downtown Tiffin’s revitalization efforts continue to be validated and recognized throughout the state. Since becoming a Main Street Community in 2015, 43 new businesses have located in Downtown Tiffin and more than $29 million in investment has occurred in the downtown.

In October, Downtown Tiffin was presented with two statewide awards and an honorable mention by Heritage Ohio at its Annual Preservation and Revitalization Awards Ceremony. The Ritz Theatre won the Historic Theater of the Year Award; Tiffin Capital Investments LLC won the Best Upper Floor Residential Rehabilitation Award for Court Street Lofts, 33 Court St.; and Reclaim It 127 won honorable mention for the Main Street Business of the Year Award. Downtown Tiffin also received three awards in 2018 and one in 2017.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz was excited to see Downtown Tiffin recognized. “I’m honored that Downtown Tiffin again has been recognized by Heritage Ohio. I want to thank and congratulate Amy Reinhart and the hard work of business and building owners and members of the downtown development committees.”

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio. TSEP consistently ranks among the top communities statewide and nationally for economic and downtown development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at http://www.tiffinseneca.com.

About Heritage Ohio

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street Organization, Heritage Ohio’s mission is to foster economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism. Since 1998, Heritage Ohio has contracted with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as Ohio’s state coordinating agency for the Main Street Program™. Learn more at www.HeritageOhio.org.

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