Ribbon Cutting

Advocacy group opens downtown Tiffin office

Seneca Anti-Wind Union to cut ribbon in historic Laird Arcade

Press release provided by Seneca Anti-Wind Union

“It was officially announced Tuesday via the Seneca Anti-Wind Union Facebook page that the Seneca Anti-Wind Union now has a physical office space in Downtown Tiffin. I would like to formally invite you all to attend our official public ribbon cutting event that is being hosted by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services on Tuesday, January 22nd at 4:00 PM.

The ribbon cutting event will take place in front of the our office doors which are located next to Same Day Signs on Market Street (see map). Our official address is 76 E. Market St., Suite B. The office is located in the beautiful and historic Laird Arcade Building right across the corner from the new Joint Justice Center.

Please spread the word as this event is completely open to the public. We also would love to have each and every one of you sign our ribbon.

We hope to see you there!”

Legacy Title opens Tiffin location

legacy titleLegacy Title, LLC, a full service real estate title company which focuses on real estate title work and title insurance, and provides expertise in closing transactions and acts as closing agent for many lending institutions, has opened a location at 19 West Market Street, Suite F in Tiffin.

Tiffin is the firm’s third location, joining their Fostoria and Findlay offices. “We were looking to expand our business, and there is a need for our services here,” Co-Owner and Managing Officer of the Tiffin branch Lori Welter said. “Tiffin was the next logical step.”

Before moving in, Legacy invested $10,000 into their 2,300 square foot suite and equipment. The space includes offices for staff members to be there full-time as well as conference rooms which can be used for client meetings with Legacy’s four on-staff attorneys.

Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:oo p.m. Monday-Friday, but they also offer evening and weekend closings, for customer convenience. An official Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at the new branch 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on August 25, with the ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Ribbon Cutting for Slate Real Estate this Friday

Slate Real EstatePlease come help the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services Ambassadors welcome the newest addition to Tiffin, Slate Real Estate. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new office will be held this Friday, April 8 at 4:45 PM,  at 1660 W. Market St. Ste. C. 

Slate is a three person team of real estate professionals. They are:

Britny Focht

Britny is an Owner & Manager of Slate Real Estate LLC . Britny is a Tiffin native and a Tiffin University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Addictions Counseling. Britny is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors, and the Firelands Board of Realtors MLS. Britny prides herself on providing her clients with excellent assistance every time through every step of their real estate transactions. In her spare time, Britny enjoys actively volunteering her time to her community and spending time with her son Jaxon and husband, Todd.

Marcia Focht

Marcia is also an Owner & Manager of Slate Real Estate. An Ohio State grad, after 30 years of teaching and coaching in the Tiffin City Schools she decided to not retire but start a staging business with her sister Sheila called STAGEPLUS, and then began a real estate career with her daughter-in-law Britny. In January of 2016 they opened Slate Real Estate LLC. She lives in Tiffin with her husband Rich and is enjoying being a Grandma to Jaxon and Sebastian.

Sara Wingart

Sara is a Broker/Owner of Slate Real Estate. She was licensed in 1978,and managed an office for 15 years before becoming a Broker/Owner for Coldwell Banker, Hohman Wingart Realtors and later Colwell Banker Tri-Pro Realty. She was on the Firelands Board of Directors for over 15 years, serves on the Professional Standards, Legislative Forums and was the ChairPerson for the Property Management Forum for 2012, at the state level for the Ohio Association of Realtors. She is also Past President of the Firelands Association of Realtors, Community Hospice Care, and Bascom Long Distance Board of Directors. She and her husband Don have two sons, Scott of Tiffin, and Brett of Columbus area, and two grandchildren, Noah and Zora.

Slate Real Estate is a member of the Firelands Association of REALTORS, a professional trade association of over 500 licensed real estate agents that provides its members with resources and training to enhance the services they provide their clients.

For more information, please contact the office: (567)207-2100.

Hannah Taulbee – Heidelberg Student and SIEDC Intern

Two new tenants for the Laird Arcade

Consulting service, community service office locate in downtown Tiffin

KKRTIFFIN, OHIO – November 3, 2015 KKR Consult and Family and Community Services are now located on the second floor of the Laird Arcade in Tiffin. With the addition of these two tenants, the second floor of the building is completely rented.

KKR Consult is a business consulting firm founded by Kim Radison in 2012. Radison has more than a decade of human resources experience, which she uses as a business consultant and dream coach. She offers individual coaching as well as group sessions, and plans to offer a certification course for her On Purpose program.

“One of my dreams was to bring a benefit that thrives in a big city to Tiffin. There is opportunity for growth with the number of businesses starting and continuing to grow here,” Radison said. “I coach a lot of small business owners. I am their sounding board because they don’t have that with a partner or a board of directors. I become that business partner for them.”

Family and Community Services, under program coordinator Kelsey Sikora, is also new to the Laird. In partnership with Senior Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Services, they utilize the skills, talents and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet community needs.

Volunteers participate in three different programs: RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program. RSVP volunteers recruit and manage other volunteers, participate in environmental projects, mentor and tutor children and respond to natural disasters. Foster Grandparents tutor and mentor young people with special needs. Senior Companions help frail seniors and other adults maintain independence, primarily in their own homes.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is excited about the resurgence of the Laird building. “The Laird Arcade has come so far in just a few short years, thanks to the Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group and the management of Tyler Shuff. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services will hold a Ribbon Cutting at KKR Consult at 4:30 p.m. on November 4, with a cash bar at the Beehive Café to follow.


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.