Fourth of July Fireworks
This year will mark a new partnership between the City, Chamber, National Tractor Pulling Championships, and the Wood County Agricultural Society. The National Tractor Pulling Championships have offered their property located along Haskins Road to be the launch site for the fireworks. This new location will provide a larger area for launching, as well as visibility from many locations in that area. The Wood County Agricultural Society will be allowing spectators to park behind the fairgrounds in the lot off of Brim Road with over flow parking available in the lot across from the fairgrounds on Poe Road. Spectators must adhere to guidelines given by Ben Robison, Director of the Wood County Health Department, which means remaining by their vehicles, wearing masks, and staying socially distanced at all times.
Ways to help fund the upcoming fireworks:
- Think BG BOOM t-shirts are available on the Three Cord website (formally Aardvark) at https://threecord.itemorder.com/sale The shirts come in a variety of colors for $25. A portion of the cost goes to the fireworks fund. Support you can wear!
- June 16th 4:00-7:00 p.m. Annual Pork-A-Lean fundraiser at the Bowling Green Farmer's Market located on the corner of S. Main St. & Clough St. This is a donation-based event.
- Donations can also be placed in containers at several businesses located around BG. Please watch for other fundraisers and donation opportunities to help keep the firework tradition alive.
- Tax-deductible donations of $25 or more can be made online by visiting https://www.bgchamber.net/foundation/
- Volunteers needed:
- June 16th Pork-A-Lean fundraiser 3:30 -7:30 p.m.
- July 4th Firework clean-up 8:00 a.m.
Please email email@example.com for volunteer opportunities.
A rain date for the fireworks will be Monday, July 5th
Held annually in July, The Mid-Year Meeting gives Chamber investors a chance to come together and reconnect. The program includes a featured speaker and the recognition of the Chamber Scholarship Award winner. The I Love BG Award, the Small Business of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Customer Service Award are presented as well.
This annual fundraiser helps to support the mission of the Chamber. Held the last week of August, it is time to relax and enjoy a day of fun, networking, and golf!
Congratulations to this year's winners:
Winner of the 50/50 is Michael Ludwig.
Winner of the Titleist Vokey Wedge, Beer, Bloody Mary Mix & Bottle of Wine Package goes to NATE HENSCHEN
Winner of the $50 Stone Ridge GC, Beer, Bloody Mary Mix & Bottle of Wine Package goes to JEFF MESSENGER
First Place: Farmers & Merchants Bank-Mike Rywalski, Brett Baumeister, Tim Decant, Jeff Shrader
Reverse First: BGSU-Brian Heilmeier, Danielle Parker, Victor Senn, Erin Whittaker
PROXIMITY CONTEST WINNERS:
Longest Drive-Women goes to STEPHANIE MORRIS
Longest Drive-Men goes to RICH KRAMER
Longest Putt goes to KEN MAROVICH
Closest to Pin #8 goes to DENNY PARSSONS
Closest to Pin #1-2nd Shot goes to KELLY CHALFANT
Eagle on 7: Farmers & Merchants Bank-Mike Rywalski, Brett Baumeister, Tim Decant & Jeff Shrader
Eagle on 4: UBS Financial Services-Justin Henck, Kory Iott, Ken Marovich & Paul MacDonald
**FANTASY GOLF WINNERS:
- Matt Hammer 72
- Sondra King 75
- Paul Drossman 76
- Jim Phares 77
- Amy Shock 78
- Drew DeVore 78
The BG Community Holiday Parade has been reimagined into a 2 ½ hour broadcast that aired on November 21 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm on WTOL11. It began with a half-hour pre-parade presentation with new interviews, exciting new performances, and holiday wishes from our community and concluded with last year’s parade in its entirety. You can view the presentation here.
Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards
The Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards recognizes outgoing Board Directors & Officers, and presentation of the Athena, Zeus, and Outstanding Citizen awards.
The AMDA Committee made a recommendation to the Board of Directors that in lieu of continuing to push the 2021 date back, they would plan to recognize award winners at the Mid-Year Meeting and then again at the 2022 Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards.
Blood Analysis Program
The BG Chamber of Commerce and Wood County Hospital host the annual Blood Analysis Program on a Saturday in April each year. The comprehensive blood analysis includes a complete cholesterol check with HDL, LDL and triglycerides, liver and kidney function. Additional available tests include the TSH thyroid test and a PSA test for men, each for an additional fee. Blood pressure checks are also offered. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Chamber Foundation and Wood County Hospital Foundation Scholarship Funds.
The 2021 Blood Analysis will be held on April 24 from 7am-11am. Appointments are being taken, to make an appointment call the Chamber Office.