Upcoming Alliance Events

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October 27th | 5PM-10PM | Kenton Historic Courthouse District

July 20th | 5PM-9PM | Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Eats On The Street | July 28th | 5PM-11PM | Downtown Kenton

April 26th | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative

Friday, April 13 | 8:30AM - 10:00AM | Plaza Inn Family Restaurant, Mt. Victory, OH

Please join us for our Annual Chamber Legislative Breakfast as Alliance members have the opportunity to meet with, and hear from our legislative leader Senator Rob McColley.
This event is FREE for Alliance Members. Non-Members ticket cost is $10 per person. 
RSVP Required:  Please contact us at 419-673-4131or alliance@hccba.com to confirm your attendance. 
This breakfast is being held in conjunction with our Economic Development & Community Development meeting slated for April 20th.
Chamber Legislative Breakfast
Friday, April 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Plaza Inn Family Restaurant, Mt. Victory, OH
Thank you to our 2018 Alliance President's Club for Sponsoring the Breakfast! 


The LW By Twirl, 101 N Detroit Street, Upstairs, Kenton | Tuesday, April 3rd | 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Dear Alliance Members,
Join us on April 3rd at 6pm at The LW by Twirl for an evening of "Real Talk" with outstanding women from all walks of life sharing their stories in a panel discussion. Be inspired, enhance relationships, and connect with women who are just like you! And did we mention shopping?! Check out all the Spring items at The LW by Twirl!
Register Now by joining our Facebook Event or calling the office at 419-673-4131.This event is free and all members are encouraged to attend. 
Have Questions? call 419-673-4131 or email jpurcell@hccba.com
Meet Our Panelist
Kellie Cole
Owner of Top Knot Salon
Jenn McMurray
PA-C, Community Health Center
Antwilla Davis
Realtor, Century 21 Sunway Realty
Shannon Barnes
HR Manager, Robinson Fin
General Manager, Home Town Media
Check out our Facebook page for the final panelist reveal Friday afternoon!
Thank you to our 2018 Alliance President's Club for Sponsoring our
Women L.E.A.D. Events!


February 6| 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | McIntosh Center Ballroom

February 6 | 5:30 - 7:00PM

February 10 | 6:30PM-9:00PM | Elks Lodge #157




January 30 | Networking-5:30PM | Dinner 6PM-7PM | Plaza Inn-Coachroom

January 17 | 12PM-1PM | Hardin County OSU Extension

Spark your New Year with new ideas, innovation and resources to make things happen. Visit the Video Lab, Makers Room and 360 Classroom. Think this isn't for you? We challenge to come find something that won't make your New Year start off with a bang! Learn how to market, create new ideas or find a new place to host events. Network, collaborate & innovate. Light lunch will be provided at no cost to Alliance members. Come see what the spark is all about!


December 7th | 11:30 AM | Hardin County Armory | 128 N. Main Street, Kenton

November 21st

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October 25

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Safety Council Innovation Contest | July 31, 2017 - December 31, 2017

It is our goal as the Hardin County Safety Council to encourage our businesses to create a safer more wellness minded culture within their own organizations. Between July 1st and December 31st 2017, we encourage safety innovation teams to brainstorm, select and execute one safety or wellness idea to be submitted to the Hardin County Safety Council for determination of winning a cash prize up to $1,000. Winners will be announced in January 2018 with a check presentation to commence at the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance Annual Dinner in February. All participants must be active members of the Hardin County Safety Council.

June 29 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Women LEAD, Hardin County Sheriff's Department Deputy Christina Henderson and Damsel in Defense's Deb Oestreich in a Free Super Woman Self Defense Class. Learn moves you can use in your everyday life to ensure your safety and learn how to feel comfortable defending yourself against an attack.
Click here to register for this free event!

Friday, June 23rd | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Friday, August 11, 2017 | Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m. | Veteran’s Memorial Golf Club

May 19th | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Peachtree Boutique 129 West Columbus Avenue Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311

Wednesday, April 12 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | 1 N. Main Street, Kenton

Chamber & Tourism Business After Hours 
Discover Hardin County Art Show
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Table One, 1 North Detroit Street
Light Appetizers to be served

Thursday, March 30 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | 117 E. Franklin Street, Kenton Elks #157

Friday, April 28th | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Plaza Inn Restaurant.

March 1st - March 29th

March 15th | Noon - 1:00pm | Table ONE Restaurant | 1 N. Detroit St. Kenton, OH 43326

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Networking - 5:30 pm Dinner - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |Plaza Inn - Coach Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 |5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Mary Lou Johnson Library Conference Room

December 8 | Plaza Inn Family Restaurant

Looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas Luncheon Thursday, December, 8th. Please submit your RSVP by December 2 to 419-673-4131 or alliance@hccba.com.

December 1 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | The Kenton Walmart

We look forward to hosting our "Business After Hours" December 1st from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Walmart in Kenton. Alliance staff will be hosting extended community office hours to welcome our members and the general public. Santa will also be present, so bring the family and receive a 4x6 free photo with Santa. Refreshments will be served.

Get Your 2016 Award Nominations In Now!

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Community Service Awards. 

Anyone from Hardin County may be nominated to receive these honors.  A panel of judges from Alliance members will make the final decision, and the recipients will be revealed Thursday, February 23, 2017 during the Alliance's annual meeting held at Ohio Northern University's McIntosh Center.

Selection of Citizen of the Year will be based upon an individual's outstanding achievements and contributions which have made Hardin County better.

To be considered for the Business of the Year award, a business or industry that gives back to the community, support local business, and create or encourage job growth.

To be considered for the Small Business of the Year award, a business or industry with 50 employees or less that gives back to the community, support local business, and create or encourage job growth.

The Community Service Award is given to an individual, group or business who has dedicated themselves to helping others and improving our community.

To nominate a person, group or business for these awards, please click on the link below and complete the  application.  

Entries should be submitted by November 29, 2016.



November 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | The Inn At Ohio Northern University


Women L.E.A.D Welcomes to Hardin County, Andrea Adams-Miller, a Dynamic Women LEADER with local ties and internationally known!


Andrea Adams-Miller, MS, CHES

“A Leading Authority in Making Publishing and Publicity Profitable”

Publisher, Publicity Agent, Author, Keynote Speaker, Business Consultant, & Award Winning International Radio Show Host


Andrea is the CEO of TheREDCarpetConnection.com Publishing, Publicity, & Talent Agency, which serve successful entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 Businesses, celebrities, speakers, coaches, trainers, actors, models, musicians, and artists. She is a Talent Managers who consultant; publish, Market & publicize clients, businesses, books, products, & services to increase visibility  & credibility. She uses social media strategies, press releases, interviews, best-selling books & more to generate profitability! She helps dedicated entrepreneurs and executives reach their personal and professional goals, earn a profit, and create meaningful differences in the world both locally and internationally.

Andrea has also been a long veteran host and producer of a professionally combined educational and entertainment talk radio show. She provides guests, content, and information in a professional manner that educates, enlightens, and entertains an international audience regarding relationships. Her show is hosted by Bowling Green State University terrestrial station 88.1FM WBGU-FM is cast locally in the Northwest Ohio / Southern Michigan area and webcast internationally online at www.WBGUFM.com. 


Andrea was a Communications Professor at The University of Findlay, Findlay Ohio, 2009-2013 and a Professor at Owens Community College, Findlay Ohio, 2007-2013.


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November 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Downtown Kenton


Start your holiday shopping early this year at the 30th Annual Christmas Around the Square Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Hardin County Historic Courthouse in downtown Kenton. 


Sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance, the Craft Fair features three floors filled with arts, crafts, and home party dealers. The Kenton Top 20 will perform holiday music at 9:30 am. Homemade food is provided by the Hardin County Homemakers.


The annual basket auction begins at 11:00 am in Veteran’s Hall in the courthouse. The auction features baskets with some truly unique containers. As always, they are filled with beautiful gift items, and various gift certificates from local businesses. These auction items make wonderful decorations as well as gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.


The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance encourages everyone to shop at Christmas Around the Square Craft Fair and to Buy Local First Hardin County this holiday season. For more information on this event contact the Alliance at 419-673 4131 or alliance@hccba.com.


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October 20 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Hardin County Armory, 128 North Main St., Kenton, OH

Saturday, October 15th | 5:00 p.m. | Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Are you ready for another night of great food, fun and football? 

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance and its Kenton Historic Courthouse District Committee presents the BUCKEYE BASH Game Watch Party, as the Ohio State Buckeye Football Team travels to take on the Wisconsin Badgers! 

Join us Saturday evening, October 15th in the Kenton Historic Courthouse District, starting at 5:00 p.m., to tailgate and watch the OSU football game on a jumbo screen, with kickoff starting at 8:00 p.m. 

Food trucks and beer & wine tents onsite to enjoy some tasty eats and cold drinks before and during the game. Possible corn-hole tournament to take place as well. 

This is a free event, with money raised going towards the beautification and revitalization of Kenton's Historic Courthouse District. 

Please bring your own chairs, blankets and buckeye spririt & enjoy the game in downtown Kenton. For any additional questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jacqualine Fitzgerald at the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance: 419-673-4131 jfitzgerald@hccba.com

September 22nd | 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Easter House Bed & Breakfast, Ada

We look forward to hosting our "Business After Hours" September 22ndfrom 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the EASTER HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 508 N. Main St. Ada. Alliance staff will be hosting extended community office hours to welcome our members and the general public to exchange ideas, discuss business and community needs and answer any questions about the Alliance activities, programs and events.

Thursday, October 13 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Henry's | 955 N. Detroit St., Kenton

Monday, August 22, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Join us for the Hardin County Job & Career Expo on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office Conference Room in Kenton.

We plan to host two sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is not cost to job seekers or employers participation.

If your business would like to participate, and in need of hiring, we will take any and all final RSVP's by this Friday. Please contact Annetta Shirk @ 419-673-4131 / ashirk@hccba.com.

Thank you to our event partners, the Hardin County Job & Family Services, Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Means Jobs Hardin County, Hardin County Sheriff's Office & Sheriff Keith A. Everhart, along with the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance.


Friday, July 29th | 11:30 a.m. | Alliance Parking Lot, 225 S. Detroit St., Kenton

We are excited to host you for the upcoming Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance Membership Appreciation Day, as our way to say "thank you" for your participation and investment to the organization.   We hope you will join us for a scrumptious lunch on Friday, July 29th between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


In addition, we are continuing to grow the Alliance membership, welcoming the new and returning businesses to-date.   We would like to continue to expand our membership, 
so we would also extend this invitation to someone you might recruit as a new member! 


RSVP is requested, so please call Chris Barker at 419-673-4131 submit your name(s). 
We look forward to seeing you! 

Friday, August 12 | 8:30 a.m. | Veteran's Memorial Golf Club | Four person Scramble


Tournament day registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. 


Hardin County Buy Local Week | June 20-26

The Chamber & Tourism Divisions of the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance will be promoting a summer Buy Local Week from Monday, June 20th thru Sunday, June 26th with major community events in Ada, Kenton and Mt. Victory.

If your business, organization or community would like to participate in the Buy Local week simply submit your event, promotion or sale to alliance@hccba.com and we will help promote it on our website and social media.  For more information contact Annetta Shirk at 419-673-4131.


Buy Local Week Business Promotions & Sales

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool - Free Children's Book with Registration - June 20-26 |  Ada First United Methodist Church, 302 North Main St., Ada | 419-634-0000

Peacock Water - Truck Load Salt Sale Prices - June 20-26

Tons of Fun Travel - $25 Off a Vacation Package - June 20-26 | 888-528-0396 

Table One - Kids 10 and Under Eat Free - June 20-26 | 1 N. Detroit St., Kenton | 419-674-3400

Uptown Furniture - New Furniture Inventory - June 20-26 | 419-679-1224

Reichert's Clothing Store - 20% Off Selected Items - June 23 | 113 S Main St, Ada | 419-634-2881

Ada Flea Market - 10% Off Store Wide - June 23 | 111 N. Main St., Ada | 419-296-3243

Barb's Design Studio - Red Tag Sale on Selected Items (open late for Eats on the Street)- June 24 & 25 | 11 N. Detroit St., Kenton | 419-674-4454


Buy Local Week Community Events

Buggy Ride Bicycle Tour of Amish CountryJune 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Community Appreciation Day - Century 21 Realty - June 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Cadets Special Performance - June 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Music on Main, Lunch and Cruise In, Ada - June 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eats on the Street, Friday Night Food Truck Fest - June 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hardin County Players' Children's Summer Workshop June 24 & 25 at  7:30 p.m.

Hardin Motors All Mopar Car Show, Mt. Victory - June 24 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday in the Park, Mt. Victory - June 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Annual Love in the Name of Christ Golf ScrambleJune 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Boots & Badges - Hardin County Red CrossJune 26 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Buy Local Week Ribbon Cuttings & Open Houses

S & S Drive Thru (Formerly Party Shop) Ribbon Cutting June 20, 12:00 p.m.

Universal Home Health & Hospice CareOpen House/Ribbon Cutting  June 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., ribbon cutting at 12:00 p.m.

Mercy Health - Ada Family Medicine Open House June 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Stay tuned for more details.  For our small businesses, retail shops and restaurants, start planning your fun events and marketing ideas as we promote our Shop Local, Eat Local, Enjoy Local campaign during Hardin County's Buy Local Week!  

Friday, June 24 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Downtown Kenton


Vintage Motorcycle and Classic Car show: 

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.  Cost to register car/motorcycle $25 There will be door prizes, cash prizes and trophies. 

We ask that all car and Motorcycles enter in from Main and Carroll Street.



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Wednesday, May 18 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | OSU Extension Hardin County

Saturday, April 30 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Downtown Kenton


We would like to partner with the downtown businesses and building owners for a volunteer Spring Clean Up Day to spruce up our downtown business district around the Courthouse Square. Join your fellow business owners and service organizations in planting new flowers, pulling weeds, power washing sidewalks,hanging flower baskets and washing outside store front windows.


Please call us at (419) 673-4131 to participate!

Thursday, April 21 | 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Henry's Restaurant, Kenton, OH

Thursday, April 21 | 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Henry's Restaurant, 995 N Detroit St., Kenton, OH


Come join us for this months Safety Council Meeting hosted at Henry's Restaurant on Thursday, April 21. We will start at  8:00 a.m. and we will be ending at 9:00 a.m. The topic of out meeting is "Aging Workforce".


Safety Council will meet every third Thursday, from August 2015 to June 2016. Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation starts at 8:15 a.m. 


Friday, April 8, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plaza Inn Family Restaurant, Mt. Victory, OH

Please join us for our Annual Chamber Legislative Breakfast, as Alliance members have the opportunity to meet with, and hear from our legislative leaders regarding key issues taking place within our state and nation's capital.  
Confirmed speakers to-date include: State Senator Cliff Hite and State Representative Robert Sprague.  
Senator Cliff Hite
Rep. Robert Sprague
This event is FREE for Alliance Members. Guests tickets cost $10 per person. 
RSVP Required:  Please contact us at 419-673-4131 | alliance@hccba.com to confirm your attendance.  Official invitations will also be mailed shortly. 
Thank you to our 2016 Alliance President's Club for Sponsoring the Breakfast

Thursday, March 17th | 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Hardin County OSU Extension Office, Kenton, OH

Business After Hours
Please join us for the next Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance "Business After Hours" on Thursday, March 17th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  at The OSU Extension, Hardin County Office. Alliance staff will be hosting extended community office hours to welcome the general public to exchange ideas, discuss business and community needs and answer any questions about the Alliance activities, programs and events. 
Come meet the new Family Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, Jami Dellifield and see a demonstration of the Spark Lab. The main purpose of the Hardin County Spark Lab is to instill that inspiration or “spark” that youth and adults need to learn, discover, and grow in a creative environment.  It is an overall center of innovation framed through the education lens of Ohio State University. 
No RSVP, No agenda & No suits, ties or fancy attire required.   We look forward to seeing you at OSU Extension, Hardin County (1021 W. Lima, St., Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio.)

Snacks and refreshments hosted by the Chamber & Business Alliance 

Business After Hours
March 17
4:30pm - 6:00pm
OSU Extension, Hardin County Office 
1021 W. Lima, St., Suite 103
Kenton, OH


Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Ohio Northern University's Dicke Forum, Ada, OH

Women L.E.A.D. proudly presents "How to Optimize Your Social Media Presence." Come meet Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR, is an assistant professor of public relations at Ohio Northern University.  
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Ohio Northern University’s Dicke Forum

525 South Main Street Ada, OH 45810

(Across the street from Subway.)

RSVP:  Call 419-673-4131 or Email: womenlead@hccba.com

FREE for Alliance Women Members and Guests

RSVP required by March 22

Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/womenleadhccba.
We look forward to seeing you on March 30th!! 




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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Henry's Restaurant, Kenton

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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Ohio Northern University McIntosh Center, Ada