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The Chamber is located at 220 N Main Street in the lower level of the State Bank Building.

Please be sure to contact us to guarantee someone will be in the office

Office hours are from 9 – 4 Monday – Friday. (but we are often out in the community visiting members and attending events.)

Executive Director: Mikayla Pieper

Mailing Address: PO Box 237 Paulding, Ohio 45879

Phone: 419-399-5215

Paulding County Chamber of Commerce


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Paulding County History

Paulding is the county seat of Paulding County, Ohio. Residents incorporated Paulding in 1872, although numerous people lived in the community prior to that date. Residents named the town in honor of John Paulding, a hero of the American Revolution. Paulding helped capture Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history.

Paulding County and its county seat grew slowly. In 1840, Paulding County was Ohios least populous county. The town of Paulding contained only two families. The principal reason for this small population was water from the Great Black Swamp and from a water reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal and the Wabash and Erie Canal covered much of the county. It was not until 1887 that residents were able to drain most of the Great Black Swamp and the reservoir, opening the land to farming and further settlement. In 1880, only 454 people resided in the village of Paulding. In 1890, thanks to the draining of the reservoir and the Great Black Swamp, the county seats population increased to 1,879 people.

In 1886, Paulding had two newspaper offices, three churches, and two banks. Most manufacturing businesses produced items from the abundant forests surrounding the town. Two wooden hoop and barrel stave factories, two sawmills, one hub and buggy spoke factory, and two wagon and buggy manufacturers existed in the community. One of the wooden hoop and barrel stave factories paid its workers thirty cents for every one hundred hoops that a worker completed. An average worker could complete five hundred hoops per day.

During the twentieth century, Paulding continued to grow. In 2000, 3,595 people resided in the town. There’s currently over 20,000 people living countywide. Thanks to the fertile soil left behind by the drained swamp, Paulding County is now a thriving agricultural center. Businesses in the town of Paulding primarily provide services and products to farmers in the surrounding countryside

For More History Please Visit the John Paulding Historical Society’s website

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Chamber Board & Committees

Chamber Board

Cassie Jo Arend, Cooper Farms

Vice President
Jim States, State Bank


David Burtch, Ameritel

Brenda Crawford, Board of Elections
Chris Johnson, FSC Securities
Taryn Stiltner, Paulding United Way
Jackie Taylor, First Federal Bank
Kim Tracy, Compass Community Center
Kim Wannemacher, Paulding County Hospital
Greg White

Marketing & Branding

Cassie Jo Arend
Kelly Goyings

Governance Committee

David Burtch
Cassie Jo Arend
Kim Tracy
Greg White

Flat Rock Fall Festival

Peggy Emerson
Kim Tracy
Marsha Yeutter
Guy Dasher
Jim Pendegrass
Edye Van Houten
Leigh Ann Mathews
Dan Howell

Golf Outing

Cassie Jo Arend
David Burtch

John Paulding Days

Jim States
Kim Tracy
Peggy Emerson
John Kennedy
Hayden Krick
Alice McCauley
Monica Meyers
Jill Strahley
Scott Strahley
Theresa Stoller
Marsha Yeutter

Christmas Kickoff

Brenda Crawford
Kim Tracy
Pam Miller
Tammy Johannes
Logan Gross
Sarah Noggle
Michael Schweinsberg
Brian Shuherk
Clint Vance

103 E. Perry St.
P.O. Box 237
Paulding, OH 45879

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