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Downtown Tiffin businesses offer “Trick or Treat”

Downtown Trick or TreatA new Tiffin Halloween event, the 1st Annual Downtown Trick or Treat is slated for Friday, Oct. 30 from 3:30-5 p.m. More than 60 businesses, organizations and offices all over downtown Tiffin will be opening their doors to provide candy to children. Afterward, Tom Rodgers Flowers will have cider and donuts for adult trick or treaters from 5-6 p.m.

Organizer Yolanda Gonzales got the idea from a similar event in Owensboro, KY, where she used to live. “It was a win for the community, businesses got positive exposure, kids got candy, caretakers learned more about their community and it was daylight. I found myself entering business that I would not normally go into – it was a wonderful way to meet businesses in town – also meet the people who own the businesses and  people who work there,” she said. “So, I contacted Mr. Montz with the idea and he said it was a great idea – but he needed someone to coordinate it.  I volunteered.”

Gonzales was greeted with excitement and enthusiastic responses from downtown businesses and hopes to make this an annual event. “The owners of Cabin Creations said they used to do this downtown – but no one else remembers.  I hope this becomes a new tradition for Tiffin.”

The following organizations are scheduled to participate, as well as businesses displaying a flyer in the window during the event:

If you have a downtown business, organization or office and would like to join the fun, contact Yolanda Gonzales at yolanda.gonzales4@gmail.com.

This is only one of the many events taking place over the next two weeks. Other upcoming community Halloween events include:

Around the Town event welcomes back university students

around the townNearly 1,000 Heidelberg and Tiffin University students will have an opportunity to see what more than 60 Tiffin businesses and organizations are all about at a Welcome Back Students/Around the Town Event this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the courthouse green space.

Around the Town is one of the signature events of the Downtown Strategic Plan, and this is the first year that the event will be held downtown and combine both universities.

WTSC Seneca County Radio will be live broadcasting from the event, playing music and interviewing guests. Several restaurants will be providing free samples, shops and restaurants will hand out coupons and menus, non-profits will provide students with information about how to get involved in their organizations and students can check out local services.

SIEDC Downtown Development Specialist Bryce Riggs is a Heidelberg student the lead organizer of the event. “As a student and lifelong Tiffin resident, I am aware of the opportunities in the community, but the majority of new students don’t know what’s out there or where they can go. Tiffin has so much to offer! I would like other students to know what’s out there, so they can get involved in the local organizations and visit our restaurants and shops,” Riggs said.

Participating businesses and organizations:

Businesses open around the square:

Vicek Orthodontics to make major investment in Tiffin’s downtown

VicekVicek Orthodontics to make major investment in Tiffin’s downtown

Company to renovate vacant 6,800 sf building

TIFFIN, OHIO – October 18, 2014 Vicek Orthodontics announced today that it is moving forward with a major relocation and expansion project in downtown Tiffin. The company will be renovating the former 6,800 square foot Seneca County Commission on Aging facility located at 10 Riverside Drive in the north end of downtown. Renovations are scheduled to begin next month, and the company hopes to be open in its new space in the spring of 2015.

Vicek Orthodontics is currently located at 205 Jefferson St., and the move would represent a more than tripling of the current space. The project involves the building renovation and investment into new additional state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, the company expects to add new staff to their existing eight employees.

Owner Dr. Robyn Vicek is excited about her company’s growth and the momentum developing in the downtown. “We are here to serve Tiffin’s residents, and I and my team are honored that they continue to trust us with their smiles and oral health. This is a great community, and I couldn’t be more pleased with what is going on downtown and for the support we have received. I’m happy to become a part of its renaissance.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz was thrilled with the news. “The downtown is beginning to hit its stride, and Dr. Vicek’s investment is another great chapter in the story. The renovation of a vacant building on the north entryway into our city center will also make a great positive impact.”

The project has made application under the City’s new Façade Enhancement Program, where the company could receive a grant up to $10,000. The City’s Architectural Board of Review will decide on the grant this coming Tuesday.

About Vicek Orthodontics

Dr. Robyn Vicek graduated from the University of Evansville in 1994, earned her DDS from Case Western Reserve University in 1997. In December 2000, she completed her Orthodontic Residency at SUNY at Buffalo. In January 2001, she took over the Drake Orthodontics and founded Vicek Orthodontics in Tiffin with the mission to provide each client a unique dental experience by guiding them in a caring, family atmosphere to achieve improved oral health, self-esteem, comma, and a beautiful smile. The company has grown to eight employees and continually invests in state-of-the-art technology and continuing education. Learn more at www.vicekorthodontics.com.

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. 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 www.senecasuccess.com.