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ABR approved for grants for two downtown properties

Projects total nearly $44,000 in investment

TIFFIN, OHIO – August 2, 2022 – Tuesday, the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approved two Façade Enhancement Grants for buildings located at 71 E Market St., and 273 S Washington St.

The ABR approved a grant of $10,000 for storefront restoration for work at JVC Properties located at 71 E Market St. property, and a $10,000 grant for masonry repair, soffit, facia, gutter, and downspout work at CXP Properties located at 273 S Washington St.

Combined, these projects total nearly $44,000 in investment in Downtown Tiffin. This year, the ABR approved grants for the owners of 10 buildings in Downtown Tiffin for a total investment of nearly $212,000.

Bennett Paulus with JVC Properties said: “I am very happy the city continues to support the Façade Enhancement Program. The restoration of our downtown properties is costly, and this program continues to provide an opportunity for affordable investment which in turn increases the available leasable space for new and expanding businesses.”  

Since the Façade Enhancement Program’s inception in 2014, 112 projects have been approved for the restoration of Tiffin’s historic, downtown properties.

About the Façade Enhancement Program

The Façade Enhancement Program is a City of Tiffin reimbursement grant that was started in 2014 and provides a 50 percent match of funds for eligible exterior improvements on residential and commercial structures within the downtown historic district, up to $10,000. Each building is eligible to receive up to $10,000 per calendar year. For more information, visit www.tiffinseneca.org (search “Façade Enhancement”).

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

Owner of Seneca County service business seeks buyer

Owner asks $650,000 for business and associated assets

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, April 4, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that the owner of a successful Seneca County service business is looking to retire and sell the business. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Symphony,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until June 6, 2022. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

The business owner, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, plans to retire and wants to pass their business on to another entrepreneur. With $500,000 in annual sales and clients in the surrounding counties, this business well positioned for the future. Currently, the business employees four people and leases a space for $1,000 per month. The seller is asking for $650,000 for the business as well as its vehicles, inventory, and other assets. If the buyer needs assistance to learn the business, the seller is willing to help them as a paid consultant. Eligible parties may include people wanting to run and/or own the business, but don’t have to be both.

Current board president of the Seneca County Commissioners Anthony Paradiso stated his support of the project. “Seneca County has a deep well of entrepreneurs who are always looking for new opportunities. I’m hopeful that this Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse listing excites them enough to continue a valuable service business for our communities.”

About the Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse

The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. To date, the Clearinghouse has promoted ten opportunities and facilitated three successful business transactions: Bird Scooters, Kuebler Shoes, and T.J. Willie’s. Additional information can be found at tseoc.org.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Successful Tiffin consumer service business seeks buyer

Business owners asks $30,000 for business, equipment and parts, inventory, client files, and furniture

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, March 21, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that the owner of a successful Tiffin consumer service business is looking to retire and sell the business. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Tailgate,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until May 23, 2022. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

The business owner, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time plans to retire and wants to pass their business on to another entrepreneur. Currently, the business does about $40,000 in sale with a 30% profit margin. However, prior to COVID, the business did approximately $60,000 a year in sales. The business is located in a 1,400 square foot space that is leased for $650 a month, which includes gas, water, and electric. The owner is asking $30,000 for the business, all equipment and associated parts, inventory, client files, and furniture.

Eligible parties may include people wanting to run and/or own the business, but don’t have to be both.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz stated his support for the project. “Business retention is an integral part of maintaining the growth we’ve experienced in recent years. The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse has kept multiple businesses in the community, and I’m excited to see who takes this new opportunity.”

About the Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse

The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. To date, the Clearinghouse has promoted ten opportunities and facilitated three successful business transactions: Bird Scooters, Kuebler Shoes, and T.J. Willie’s. Additional information can be found at tseoc.org.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Successful Seneca County service business seeks new owner

Company asking $83,000 for business, equipment and supplies

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, March 7, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that the owner of a successful Seneca County service business is looking to retire and sell the business. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Clickspring,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until May 9, 2022.

The business owner, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, is seeking to sell the business as soon as possible. The owner is asking $83,000 for the business and approximately $8,000 worth of equipment and supplies. Last year, the business did about $150,000 in sales with a roughly 40% profit margin. There are currently eight full-time employees on staff. The seller may be able to help the buyer finance the purchase. Following the purchase, the seller is willing to help the buyer orient themselves to the business.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz stated his support for the project. “The Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse has already produced multiple successful sales which have kept businesses in our community. I’m excited to see the entrepreneur who steps forward to lead this business.”

Eligible parties may include people wanting to run and/or own the business, but don’t have to be both. The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Seneca County restaurant seeks buyer for successful eatery

Company asking $375,000 for business, real estate, inventory, and license

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, February 21, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that owner of a long-standing Seneca County restaurant is wanting to sell the business and real estate. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Mallard,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until April 22, 2022.

The business owner wishes to remain anonymous at this time and is seeking to sell the business as soon as possible. The owner is asking $375,000 for the business, real estate, inventory, and their beer and wine carry-out license. Annual sales are approximately $475,000 with a 28 percent profit margin. Currently, the business has four full-time employees. Following the purchase, the seller can provide 30 days of introductory support to acclimate the new owner to the business.

The restaurant is currently located in a 1,700 square foot space which is included in the purchase price.

Current board president of the Seneca County Commissioners Anthony Paradiso stated his support of the project. “The Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse has a proven track record of success connecting business owners who want to retire with entrepreneurs who want to build something. I hope that this opportunity succeeds in keeping a successful business in Seneca County.”

Eligible parties may include people wanting to run and/or own the business, but don’t have to be both. The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Tiffin restaurant sought for innovative partnership

Alcoholic beverage manufacturer seeks to co-locate with food establishment

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, February 7, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that the owner of a successful alcoholic beverage manufacturer is looking for a new or established restaurant partner to collaborate with on a new space in Tiffin. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Watchface,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until April 8, 2022.

The manufacturer, which wishes to remain anonymous at this time, produces a range of beverages with plans to expand their offerings further. The producer and restaurant will reside in the same new space but be operated by their individual owners with each having a stake in the joint venture. Currently, there are ten employees on payroll, and new employees of the joint venture will need to demonstrate a knowledge of beer to assist customers.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz stated his support of the project. “The Clearinghouse has been successful in helping businesses like Kuebler Shoes and T.J. Willie’s transfer to the next generation of entrepreneurs. We’re also excited about its potential to facilitate partnerships, like this one. It looks to be a great opportunity for a local Tiffin business.”

Eligible parties may include established restaurant owners, but entrepreneurs with an interest in starting a restaurant are also encouraged to apply.

The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Tiffin business seeks buyer for long-standing retail business

Company asking $20,000-$30,000 for business, inventory

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today that owner of a long-standing Seneca County retail business is wanting to sell the business. Detailed information about this opportunity, codenamed “Project Flower,” can be found on TSEP’s “Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse” at tseoc.org. The opportunity will remain open from now until March 21, 2022.

The business owner wishes to remain anonymous at this time and is seeking to sell the business as soon as possible. The owner is asking $20,000 to $30,000 for the business based on the amount of inventory the purchaser wishes to keep. Annual sales are between $72,000 and $92,000. The owner is the business’s only full-time employee. The business owner can provide support and serve as a resource to help the purchaser learn the business.

This business is currently located in Tiffin. The business is currently located in a leased space which costs $660 per month.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz stated his support of the project. “The Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse continues to be a resource to connect entrepreneurs to business owners ready to retire, but not looking to close their successful ventures. I hope that this project allows this long-standing business to remain in Tiffin.”

Eligible parties may include people wanting to run and/or own the business, but don’t have to be both. The Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), launched in April 2021, is designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to new business start-up, franchise, and business acquisition opportunities. There may be investors that do not want to run the business but would be willing to invest if a competent entrepreneur and business manager could be found. Interested parties should contact Adam Gillmor, Development Coordinator at TSEP, at gillmor@tiffinseneca.org, or by phone at 614.725.8086.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 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 in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.