business tiffin ohio

Tiffin couple launching their new business Happy Days Nutrition

New smoothie and juice bar opening August 17

TIFFIN, OHIO – Aug. 14, 2020 – Jose and Kimberly Arias, long time Tiffin residents, are chasing their dreams with a new shop in the northeast part of Tiffin. The new store, at 451 East Market Street, will be serving nutritious shakes, smoothies and more after their grand opening on Monday, August 17th. The space features a comfortable lounge area where customers can relax, socialize and enjoy their beverages. The couple also hopes to build relationships with customers and spread positivity, hope and success through their business.

Jose Arias, born in Colorado but raised in Tiffin, and Kimberly, originally from New York, met after Kimberly moved to Tiffin to attend Heidelberg University and have since been building their lives here; they’ve been married for six years and have four children. Jose, along with his full-time job, got involved with Herbalife in 2013 and always dreamed of growing it into something more. During the COVID shutdown, they invested in the new shop and they believe now is the right time to take it to the next level. Mr. Arias credits his strong partnership with his wife as well as good timing with allowing them the opportunity to grow their business dreams.

“Happy Days Nutrition is not just about shakes. We want people to leave better than they came – to teach people that they can become better, do more and be more,” Mr. Arias says. “This is something we have always want to do, and it will also allow me to be home with my wife and children more.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “It’s exciting to see city residents starting a business right here in our own community. We’re happy to support young entrepreneurs like the Ariases.”

Happy Days Nutrition recently became a member of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services. They also plan to get involved in the community through philanthropic projects such as holding a food drive for local nonprofits like FISH and sponsoring golf outing fundraisers. The shop will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit goherbalife.com/JoseandKimberlyarias, call 567-268-9047 or find Happy Days Nutrition on Facebook.

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.com.

Little Willow Learning Academy opening in Tiffin

Daycare center to provide day and evening childcare

TIFFIN, OHIO – May 26, 2020 – A new daycare center is opening in a newly remodeled building at 636 Miami St., Tiffin. Little Willow Learning Academy, which offers childcare during the day and evenings, is to be opening in late June.

Owner-director Kim Matheny has more than 30 years of experience in the childcare industry and said she is excited to open the center. Little Willow Learning Academy will take in children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and its operating hours are 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The center will have 10-15 employees. Those interested in applying for a position may email Matheny at littlewillowlearning@gmail.com.

“I am looking forward to opening and providing a safe, clean and high-quality center for children to play and learn,” Matheny said.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented: “Congratulations to Kim Matheny on opening of the new daycare center. It is great news when any of our existing buildings are renovated and brought to a new use.”

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 http://www.tiffinseneca.org.

Lewis and Upton open in new Tiffin office

Local Thrivent Financial representatives open new office to better serve their clients

Release provided by Thrivent Financial.

Tiffin, OH (August 7, 2019) – Thrivent Financial representatives Chris Lewis, Financial Associate and Michele Upton, Financial Associate, recently announced they are opening a new office to better serve their members. 

The new office is located at 120 ½ S. Washington Street, Suite 210, on the second floor of the historical Laird Building.

The financial representatives believe the new space will contribute to the quality of the service they can provide. “We believe the new office will enhance our ability to work together so we can provide the best level of service possible,” said Lewis. Added Upton, “The space will help us tap our combined knowledge, experience and expertise to support our clients and help ensure they achieve their financial goals.” 

The financial representatives offer a broad range of financial products and services and assist individuals with education funding options, business continuation plans, retirement strategies, charitable giving options and estate strategies, among others.

Lewis says the group’s first priority is to help clients achieve their financial objectives by giving them the professional and personal support they need to make more informed decisions about their financial future. 

An open house and ribbon cutting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. 

Lewis and Upton are financial representatives with Thrivent Financials’ Mid-Atlantic Regional Financial Office in Cleveland. 

About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent is a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. It offers its more than 2 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent. For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures.

Vintage Chick newest downtown retail spot

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TIFFIN, OHIO – November 19, 2015 – The newest retail option in downtown Tiffin, Vintage Chick, opens tomorrow. The shop, located at 59 E. Market St., will offer repurposed, restyled and shabby-chic furniture, as well as antiques and decorations. Candles and room freshening sprays will also be available.

Owner Leslie Morris is passionate about giving old furniture new life. “I started rehabbing old furniture I picked up at auctions or garage sales about four years ago,” she said. “When my hobby started taking up too much space, my mother suggested opening a storefront.”

Eventually, Morris hopes to provide display space for other hobby crafters, either by leasing space or offering consignment.

She is also excited about the downtown location. “It’s a great spot for traffic and visibility, and it is the kind of specialty store that really fits in downtown,” she said.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is pleased to see another downtown storefront filled. “Vintage Chick is another great addition to downtown Tiffin,” he said. “I am happy to welcome a new, unique shopping opportunity to the community.”

Store hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-6 p.m.

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.

Public transit open forum to be held June 9

scatThe Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce together with the Heidelberg Business Institute invites the Tiffin area business community to an open forum on adding additional public bus service within the City of Tiffin.  This important meeting will be held on June 9th, 6:00pm, at the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services office at 19 West Market Street.
The Heidelberg Business Institute (HBI) agreed to conduct a feasibility study on behalf of Seneca County Agency Transit (SCAT) to estimate demand for a flex-route bus service in the city of Tiffin.  One goal of adding a flex-route service is to spur economic development by making local businesses more accessible to people with limited transportation options.  Likely users of a flex-route bus service include college students, the elderly, and people with limited incomes.  Another goal of additional bus service would be making it easier to attract and retain employees who find it difficult to afford and maintain their own personal vehicle.     
If your business could use more customers, or needs help attracting employees, please join us on June 9th to share your input in developing this very important project.
 
Please contact John Detwiler, jdetwiler@tiffinchamber.com if you would like to attend.