Melissa Perry Photography

First downtown Pumpkin Stroll a success

pumpkin stroll stopOn Saturday September 30th, more than 300 members of the Seneca county community enjoyed the Tiffin Pumpkin Stroll, hosted by Simply Susan’s. Those that participated walked around beautiful Downtown Tiffin, collecting pumpkin-themed treats at local businesses. Business involved included:

If you missed the Pumpkin Stroll, there’s a similar event in spring! On the Chocolate Walk, guests will collect sweet treats as they make their way through downtown Tiffin. More information will be provided closer to the event.

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

New photography studio to open in downtown Tiffin

Melissa Perry - Outside AngleTIFFIN, OHIO – January 19, 2015 Melissa Perry Photography has made it public that they will be opening a new downtown studio at 70 E. Market Street. The lease was signed towards the end of last year, renovations are fully underway, and the business expects to open its new location within a month.

An Ohio native, Melissa Perry started her custom photography business six years ago, and the company has grown to the point of needing a storefront studio. After identifying the renovated 1854 Laird Arcade as her preferred location, she applied for a downtown Façade Enhancement Grant to assist with exterior improvements and was approved last month. Other businesses to open in the Laird within the last year include Gem Yoga & Life Enrichment, Burrito Loco, the Beehive Café, law firm Fraser Clemens, Knights of Columbus Insurance, Z Pulse Studios, and Level Up.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz was pleased with this latest announcement, “I want to congratulate Melissa and wish her well as she moves forward with her project. It’s fantastic to see how vibrant our downtown is becoming.” Downtown Development Coordinator Amy Reinhart has been working with the business and is excited to see it move forward. “Attracting artists like Melissa to locate downtown is part of our strategic plan,” Reinhart said. “We believe it enhances our brand and creates a more interesting visitor experience.”

About Melissa Perry Photography

Founded in 2008, Melissa Perry Photography is a high-end, full-service photography studio specializing in custom photography for various occasions, including weddings, family pictures, and senior portraits.  Melissa also photographs lifestyle sessions and seeks to provide her clients with a unique and memorable experience that is unlike anything else you can find locally.  She has worked hard to bring a luxe and exclusive feel not only to her photo sessions, but also to the studio which will house photo shoots, client meetings and many other exciting events.   Find additional information at


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. In 2012, the community was ranked in the top 5 percent nationally for economic development, and last year, it was recognized as one of the top ten communities out of 600 micropolitans in the US. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at