Membership

The economic, community, and downtown development activities of SIEDC would not be possible without the strong support of the private- and public-sector partners. Please contact President & CEO David Zak by cell (419.912.115) or if interested in learning more about becoming a member, and he would be happy to speak with you.

Grow the Economy, Strengthen the Community

Through their financial contributions, all TSEP members give us the resources we need to do our award-winning economic, community, downtown, workforce, entrepreneurship, and rural development work – work that has placed Tiffin and Seneca County among the top ten nationally (out of almost 600) rural micropolitans for economic development and top three downtown Main Street communities in Ohio for new businesses, jobs, and investment.

In the last 8 years, we’ve seen more than $500 billion in new investment and 2,000 new jobs. The population decline has stopped, poverty has been cut by a third, and unemployment is now consistently a point below the state and national average. Read our most recent annual report.

Be a Leader, Serve with Leaders (Gold Level Membership)

Gold level members are leaders of industry, government, and our community. Together, they sit on our Board of Trustees and work together to set the strategic direction of our organization and community at bi-monthly board meetings and the annual board retreat. They appreciate the opportunity to serve with and develop strong relationships with other leaders.

Additional public-sector members:

Be Recognized, Be a Resource (Silver Membership)

Silver Level members (and above) gain the ability to periodically share and have their services and expertise promoted with our members and the larger business community, contributing content through our various traditional and social media, newsletter, and online distribution channels. Although we do this for bronze-level through some of our basic benefits, there are more, new, additional opportunities at the silver level. Many of these benefits are new and will be introduced in calendar year 2022.

Content sharing opportunities (new in 2022):

  • Member Spotlight
  • Resource Highlight
  • Resource Update
  • Resource Summary
  • Resource Webinar

Be in the Know, Be Engaged (Bronze Membership)

Bronze Level members (and above) are full members of TSEP and have the exclusive right to receive all of our intelligence and communication, knowing about important deals, resources, events, and activities first. They have access to all of our events and can participate on our various committees.

Our communication channels:

  • Text Alerts
  • Team Reports (twice monthly)
  • Resource Review (monthly, new in 2022)
  • Quarterly Reports with Project Pipeline
  • Annual Report
  • Development Digest (12 per year)
  • Downtown Digest (12 per year)
  • Press Releases (ca. 100 per year)
  • Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (TSEP & Downtown)
  • Website Articles & Posts (ca. 160 per year)

Our events:

  • Annual Meeting
  • Downtown Celebration & Summit
  • Holiday Member Gathering
  • Member Reception

Our committees:

  • Downtown Business Enhancement
  • Downtown Design
  • Downtown Development Board
  • Downtown Marketing
  • Downtown Retailers
  • Economic Development
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Membership & Events
  • Northwest Career Ready
  • Rural Broadband Task Force
  • Tiffin Community Development
  • Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurship

We also appreciate our many other non-member supporters. 

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