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Jalapenos Mexican Grill, 2021 Ada Business of the Year

The Icon stopped by Jalapenos Mexican Grill, 109 S. Main, for a first-hand view and taste of the village’s 2021 Business of the Year, an award made by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

During a 5 p.m. visit on a Tuesday evening, the Icon witnessed a steady stream of customers: employees on a meal break, families and university students.

Hardin Leadership Class forming; deadline March 3

Hardin Leadership Inc. is recruiting participants for the twenty-ninth annual Hardin Leadership class, a program designed for the development of informed and effective community leaders.

Nine monthly sessions will focus on the knowledge/skills needed by community leaders, such as public speaking, conflict management, and marketing. This year’s program will be offered in morning sessions, March through November.

Ada Chamber grows to over 100 members

List of members below

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce has distributed a new brochure listing 108 current members and providing information on how to join the organization that plans and promotes activities and programs benefiting commercial businesses in the Ada area.

The chamber promotes member events and provides ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses.

Several membership levels are available:

$35.00 - Individuals, service clubs and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 25 employees

$75.00 - Businesses with 25 or fewer employees

$150.00 - Businesses and nonprofit organizations with more than 25 employees

Chamber luncheon recognizes contributions to community

Business of the Year, Chris Burns-DiBiasio award, director recognition

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon on February 16 spotlighted established and new members of the business community. Chamber president Becky Neville emceed the event and outgoing director Deb Curlis handed over the reins to new director Lindsay Walden.


Business Of The Year: Jalapenos Mexican Grill

The chamber recognized Jalapenos Mexican Grill (109 S Main, 419-634-0440) as the Business of the Year for 2021. Chamber members were invited to nominate a local business and the chamber board of directors selected the winning entry based on supporting materials.

Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference March 8-9 In Ada

Registration discount until Feb. 25

The Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTTC) plans to be in- person March 8-9 at Ohio Northern University in Ada after being virtual this past year. The event is an opportunity to connect with farmers and CCAs, experience new ideas, and increase net income. Historically over 800 individuals attend each day of the two-day conference, making it the largest agricultural meeting in northwest Ohio. Currently, ONU requires that everyone wear a mask while inside a building.

The Duke: Factory to Field premieres Feb. 12

UPDATED FEB. 13: View the full 12:38 film at

Wilson Sporting Goods has announced the premiere of a film titled The Duke: Factory to Field on February 12, 2022 and issued a trailer on YouTube and other social media.

From the Wilson blog (click for full story and photos):