About Us

Welcome to the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, and its four divisions: Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Community Development and Tourism, is one of the largest, member-driven and business focused organizations in Hardin County.  With over 300 local and regional members, the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance serves the community to promote, cultivate and advocate for a prosperous business, educational and agricultural climate, strengthen the local economy and improve the quality of life, making Hardin County a great place to live, work and prosper!

Vision:

Unite our community heritage with new growth, expansion, innovation and talent for Hardin County to become a model community in Northwest Ohio.

Mission:

To cultivate, promote and advocate for a prosperous business, educational and agricultural climate, strengthen the local economy, enhance strategic partnerships and improve the quality of life, making Hardin County a great place to live, work and prosper.

Values:

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance is a member-driven organization that serves the community based upon its core values:

Generating Community PRIDE

Cultivating Prosperous OPPORTUNITIES

Building RELATIONSHIPS and Forging PARTNERSHIPS

Preserving TRADITIONS and HERITAGE

Challenging PERCEPTIONS

Becoming INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE and PROACTIVE

Driving ACTION and Demanding RESULTS

Chamber and Tourism Focus:

To foster community development, commerce and public-private partnerships by promoting, networking and advocating for our local businesses, educational institutions, agricultural heritage and historical communities through year-round tourism, community events, marketing and policy initiatives, educational and training programs and member services.

Community and Economic Development Focus:

To develop a prosperous, pro-business climate by expanding employment growth, cultivating entrepreneurship opportunities, advancing local innovation, and revitalizing our historical downtown communities to increase new growth, jobs and investment opportunities to advance Hardin County’s economy.

Board of Directors

Stephanie Temple

Board Chair
Tons of Fun Travel
2018-2027

Derek Snider

Vice Chair
Ag Credit
2018-2024

Kimberly Reisinger

Treasurer
OhioHealth - Hardin Memorial Hospital
2018-2024

Brandt Miller

Past Chair
Liberty National Bank
2017-2024

Fred Rush

Hardin County Commissioners
2021

Jeff Knedler

Hempy Water Conditioning
2018-2024

Mike Baker

Graphic Packaging International
2018-2024

Stephanie Jolliff

Ridgemont Local Schools
2017-2026

Brian Sprang

Quest Federal Credit Union
2018-2027

Matthew Lambdin

Ohio Northern University
2018-2027

Tracy Temple

Silver Creek Supply
2020-2027

Ben Nelson

Nelson Insurance Agency
2019-2028

Laura Wingfield

Twirl & The LW by Twirl
2019-2028

Tasha Heydinger

Newland-Heydinger Insurance Agency
2019-2028

David Haushalter

Robinson Fin Machines
2019-2028

Kirk Shepherd

Cessna Transport
2020-2029

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