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February 20, 2018

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Bluffton chamber after-hours event Jan. 17

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event next week.

It is from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Sycamore Lake Wine Co., 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove.

Free appetizers are provided by Luke's Bar and Grill. According to Paul Scott of the chamber, the event is a casual gathering with no formal program. Members of the Ada Area Chamber and the Columbus Grove Chamber are also invited to attend.



Gary Reese recognized as one of his firm's top advisors

One of top 25 cfd Investments, Inc., advisors nationwide

Gary Reese, Bluffton financial adviser, was recently recognized as one of his firm’s top advisers in the nation. 

cfd Investments Inc. recognized Reese, owner of Faith Investment Services, as one of its top 25 advisers nationwide. As such, he qualified for the firm’s annual Presidential Adviser trip to Cancun with other cfd top advisers.

Reese joined cfd Investments in March 2003. This was his 4th time qualifying for the Presidential Adviser Trip. cfd Investments Inc. is registered in all 50 states and has over 190 producing financial advisers across the country.


Citizens Bancshares annual shareholder meeting Jan. 23

Citizens Bancshares, Inc., will hold its annual shareholders' meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton.


Mike Diller takes over ownership of Diller Flooring and Interiors

He has worked in the flooring business all his life

Mike Diller, who has spent more of his working life in the flooring business, will take over ownership of Diller Flooring and Interiors, operated since 2009 by his parents Dan and Lori Diller, who are retiring.

Mike said that the business name and hours will remain the same. He plans to continue all of the products and brand names already serviced by the 119 N. Main St., business.

Diller Flooring and Interiors offers carpets, hardwood flooring, tile, custom blinds and paint, which include many familiar brand names.


CG Pro Bikes business name changed to Bike Crazy

"That describes us best," says Raymond and Liz Harner

A Main Street Bluffton business has gone crazy and changed its name.

CG Pro Bikes, owned by Raymond and Liz Harner, 127 N. Main St., is officially renamed “Bike Crazy.”

While the name change is official, the Harners plan a crazy celebration as soon as their new store sign arrives later this month.

In explaining the name change, Liz said, “We are bike experts, bike mechanics, bike fans, bike riders, bike fitters, bike advocates…we are bike crazy!”


Seven-package meat special for your freezer

Offered by The Dough Hook

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, Bluffton's Main Street deli announces a seven-package meat special as a perfect way to stock the family freezer this winter.

Included are packages ranging from an economy packet for $57 to a quarter of beef package for $539.

The items in each of the packages is listed in the attachment below or by clicking here.