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.
Fourth of July Fireworks
The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Foundation, Fireworks Project Team, the City of Bowling Green, and Bowling Green State University have announced that this year’s Annual Community Fireworks will not go off with a BOOM.
Executive Director, Mary Hinkelman, stated “The decision to cancel the fireworks was unexpected. Conversations with BGSU as a part of our logistics meeting with the City brought new considerations to light. We understand the importance of keeping our community safe during this pandemic and that has been and always should be our first consideration. My heart aches for everything our community and our nation has had to forego this year. I think everyone can relate to the disappointment we are feeling after putting so much energy and resources into our planning, re-planning and especially the fundraising. We had hoped that things would improve so we kept making plans, but unfortunately they did not. The decision to cancel was in the best interest of our community. ”
“The Chamber of Commerce Foundation is so grateful for the support of individuals and business this year when we are all realizing tough times. Donors can rest assured that these donations and sponsorships are in a fund for the fireworks and will only be used for this community event. We will continue to recognize these individuals on our website this entire year and 2021. There was still a ways to go in those fundraising efforts and we were just about to announce our next two events. We will pick up where we left off next spring.”
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.