BCE Small Business Information Series

Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Spirit: BCE Hosts Small Business Information Series and Business Plan Competition

Introduction: The entrepreneurial journey is a thrilling ride filled with challenges, triumphs, and the satisfaction of bringing innovative ideas to life. For aspiring entrepreneurs, those with businesses less than three years old, or anyone who want to learn more about operating business, the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) has exciting opportunities in store. The Small Business Information Series and the Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition are back, promising a transformative experience for participants.

Small Business Information Series Overview: Commencing on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and concluding on April 16, 2024, the Small Business Information Series is a golden opportunity for individuals eager to delve into the world of entrepreneurship. The series, hosted locally on the third floor of the Bluffton Town Hall and simultaneously broadcast live from the Borra Center at Rhodes State College, is designed to accommodate diverse schedules. For those unable to attend in person, online remote class options are available, ensuring accessibility for all.

Series Outline:

  1. Week 1: So You Want to be an Entrepreneur
    • An exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset and the essential qualities needed to embark on this exciting journey.
  2. Week […]
2024-02-20T12:37:26-05:00January 23, 2024|

Introducing the Bluffton Community Calendar

Bluffton Community Calendar Launches in February 2024

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is elated to introduce a groundbreaking enhancement designed to keep our community informed, engaged, and seamlessly connected. Allow us to present the Village of Bluffton Community Calendar—your ultimate destination for consolidating all local events, activities, and gatherings into one centralized, accessible platform!

The Need for a Unified Calendar

As our village continues to flourish, so does the number of dynamic organizations, clubs, schools, and community groups serving our community. While each entity diligently plans and hosts its events, workshops, and activities, there’s been a growing need for a unified platform where residents can effortlessly discover and engage with these events.

Powering Connections with Yodel Community Connections

Recognizing this need, we’re happy to announce that the Bluffton Community Calendar harnesses the robust capabilities of the Yodel Community Connections engine. This state-of-the-art engine specializes in aggregating calendars from various organizations, ensuring that our community members have a comprehensive view of all local happenings in one place.

Key Features of the Community Calendar

  1. Comprehensive Listings: From charity fundraisers and school events to club meetings and village-wide celebrations, find them all on one community calendar.
  2. Search and Filter Options: Locate events based on date range, organization, or […]
2024-01-19T09:52:52-05:00January 19, 2024|

Discover the Charm of a Winter Farmers Market

Winter Farmers Market is Coming

We’ve got exciting news that’s been long in the making and is sure to warm your hearts this winter season. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of the Bluffton Winter Farmers Market, a dream come true for many in our vibrant community.

Why an Indoor Farmers Market?

For quite some time, our wonderful community has been echoing a shared sentiment: a desire for an indoor farmers market. Whether it’s the joy of local produce during the colder months or the chance to support our talented artisans year-round, the call has been loud and clear. And guess what? We’ve listened!

Event Details You Can’t Miss
When: Every 4th Saturday from January through April.
Time: Set your alarms from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The heart of our community, the Senior Citizen Center at 132 N. Main St., Bluffton, Ohio.

A Market Experience Like No Other
As we gear up for this exciting venture, we’re thrilled to share that we have dedicated vendors ready to showcase their finest offerings. Here’s a sneak peek of what awaits you:

  • Baked Goods: Freshly baked delights that promise to tantalize your taste buds.
  • Artisanal Soaps: Luxurious and handcrafted soaps for that perfect pampering […]
2024-01-19T09:50:31-05:00January 16, 2024|

Chocolate Walk 2024!

Hello, chocolate lovers and community enthusiasts! We’re thrilled to announce one of the sweetest events of the year: the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Chocolate Walk 2024. Get ready to indulge your taste buds and explore our beautiful town like never before!

Save the Date!

Date: February 8th
Time: Noon till 7:00 PM
Location: Throughout the charming streets of Bluffton

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream Come True

Imagine a delightful afternoon or evening stroll through the heart of our community.  With each step you take, you’ll have the opportunity to visit various local businesses, each offering a unique chocolate treat to tantalize your taste buds. Whether it is a chocolate candy, a decadent cookie, or a mouthwatering brownie, there’s something for everyone!

Ticket Information

Tickets: $10.00 each
Limit: Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Tickets will be available for purchase soon. Watch Facebook, local news outlets, and our website for further information.  Given the limited availability, we recommend securing your spot early to avoid missing out on this delectable experience.

Support Local Businesses

The Chocolate Walk isn’t just about indulging in delicious treats—it’s also a fantastic opportunity to support our local businesses. As you stroll from one destination to the next, you’ll have the chance to discover hidden gems, meet passionate entrepreneurs, and […]

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