Investor News


The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020. 

This exhibit confronts the folklore surrounding the most recognized object in the museum’s collection – Mary’s fingers. Human remains exhibited in unnatural circumstances can be emotionally concerning while inexplicably fascinating to visitors, but there is more to the story. This exhibit contextualizes how Carl & Mary met, what led to the murder, and what the trial transcripts reveal.

A grand opening celebration & open house for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. A ribbon cutting, courtesy of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 4:00 PM on the museum lawn. In addition to the ribbon cutting, The Cocoon will display “The Wood County Clothesline Project” on the Museum front lawn. Visitors will be expected to wear a facemask or covering and respect a six-foot distance from other visitors.  The 30,000 square-foot museum building provides ample room for social distancing. RSVP’s appreciated, send to

Downtown Bowling Green SID has announced the schedule for the 2020 Holly Days. Events include the Virtual Community Tree Lighting, Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday, window decorating contest, and Downtown Dollar giveaways.

The Town Center of Levis Commons is offering a discount to Chamber Investors for their Adopt-a-Tree event at the Global Village. They will cover the cost of adoption for those willing to decorate a tree. Availability is limited, contact Christine for more information at

The Montessori School of Bowling Green has begun their 2020 Annual Campaign Fundraiser, which runs October 1 through the end of December. Donors are encouraged to make a tax deductible contribution through their website.

NAMI Wood County is continuing their virtual programming for the month of November:

  • NAMI Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:00-8:00p.m. This free and online seminar will help inform individuals with loved ones with a mental illness on how to best support them.
  • On December 4th from 8:00-12:30p.m., join NAMI Wood County for their online Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Hallie Nagel has joined the State Bank Bowling Green and Luckey offices as a Banking Center Sales Manager. Hallie graduated with honors from Lourdes University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She is an active community member involved in various nonprofits including: Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Mental Health Services Board (Finance Committee, Board Member), Perrysburg Area Historical Museum (Treasurer), Rotary Club of Perrysburg (Member), and Rise and Refer BNI (Secretary, Treasurer). She can be reached in Bowling Green at 419.353.0034 or in Luckey at 419.883.6301. To learn more about State Bank, visit

Sylvan Learning Center is offering a half off special for their testing. To learn more about Sylvan call 419-353-7608.

BG Parks & Recreation is having a Virtual Art & Photography show to capture who and what you are thankful for in Bowling Green. To participate, submit a digital photo of your artwork for the theme, along with a title, artist's first name, and age to Submissions are due by November 16. They will be reviewed then placed on the Parks & Rec Facebook page for people to vote for their favorite. Voting ends on November 23; winners in each category will be announced on November 24.


6pm-8pm; Cit Park

Kids ages 6-12 will participate in various games and activities while maintaining social distance protocols. Space is limited to nine participants. Kids should bring their own refillable water bottle due to water fountains being closed, but filling stations are open. Cost is $10 for residents, $13 for non-residents. Call 419-354-6223 for more information.

7pm-9pm; 115 E Oak St

The Black Swamp Players will be hosting a Whisky Tasting with Elliot MacFarlane. Attendees will sample five international whiskies, with snacks. Social distancing will b maintained and masks will be required unless seated. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are available online.

Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve, 615 S Wintergarden Rd

Enjoy a short interpretive hike about a favorite fall animal, the wild turkey! The Tucker Woods Turkey Trail is an all ages adventure you will want to incorporate into your Thanksgiving celebrations. Fun facts and a fictitious flock can be found along the way. Find the hidden turkeys while learning about the wild animal whose domesticated version is the center of attention every fourth Thursday of November. The trail can be found at Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve from November 21 through November 29. Maps are located outside the Nature Center office to assist you in navigating your way to Tucker Woods. For more information or questions please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-354-6223.

The Wood County Museum will doing their Gala Fundraiser virtually this year with a silent auction. They have a variety of items to bid on, donations are also being accepted. Sponsorships are also available.

9am-3pm; WLI, 991 S main St

Work Leads to Independence will be doing free document destruction for Chamber Investors. Bring documents in plastic bags or banker boxes. The event will run from December 7 through December 11, or until 1,000 lbs is reached. For more information call WLI at 419-352-5059.

City, State, & Federal Updates

City of Bowling Green Updates
  • Leaf Collection
    The City of Bowling Green will begin collecting leaves during the week of November 9.  Leaf collection is available for addresses that are eligible for refuse/recycling collection and is not connected to the regular refuse/recycling collection schedule.  A map will be posted to the City’s website ( allowing residents to follow crews as they move through the City.
    The primary method the City uses for collection of leaves is the “Grab and Go” method which utilizes a tractor with a rake on the back of it.  The tractor will drive through the right-of-way loosely raking the leaves into the street for collection.  This method is used so that crews can efficiently work their way through the city, minimizing fuel consumption and maximizing the amount of time the crews have to collect the leaves.  This method may look messy, but re-rake your leaves, add more to the pile and crews will be back for another round.  The second (and final) round will be more thorough and will be announced after the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Tips for Reducing Utility Bills
  • Ongoing Capital Projects
  • The City of Bowling Green Official Website
State of Ohio Updates
Federal Updates