July 2017




Collins Septic LLC

1258 York Road
Greenfield OH 45123
Septic tank cleaning & inspections, grease trap cleaning, riser installation, portable restroom & sink rental

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Fayette Aerie 423

320 Sycamore Street
Washington CH OH 43160
All you can eat lunch buffet, every Friday, 11am-2pm, $9 per person

Ohio Means Jobs Fayette Co.

1270 US 62 SW
Washington CH OH 43160
Business/government partnership dedicated to bringing coordinated services to the residents & business community of Fayette County


Chamber Annual Award Winners

Large Business of the Year YUSA Corporation 

151 Jamison Road, Washington CH
YUSA President Yukitmitsu Minamibata &
Chamber Board Chair Branen Weade
Celebrating 30 years in Fayette Co. 310,000 sq. foot facility with 432 employees + 180 temporary workers. Industry leader in the manufacturing of automotive rubber components, specializing in engine mountings, bushings, tubes and hoses. Cafeteria subsidized 50% and on-site clinic for associates and families. Associate Bonus Program, fully equipped exercise facility.

Small Business of the Year Hartley Oil Company

907 Columbus Avenue, Washington CH

Hartley Oil Vice President Steve Simpson &
Chamber Board Chair Branen Weade

2nd generation family owned business with 37 employees, bulk fuel sales for residential, commercial & agricultural uses.


Quality of Life Award

Community Action Commission of Fayette Co.

1400 US Rte 22 NW, Washington CH OH

CAC Executive Director Bambi Baughn &
Chamber Board Chair Branen Weade

Established in 1967, Private non-profit corporation operating approximately 24 different programs to assist Fayette Co. residents.  Annual budget of $6  million and providing employment to 126 people.


Innovation Award Pour Boys’ Brew House LLC

202 E. Court Street, Washington CH OH

Co-owners Cliff Rhoads & Mark Underwood with
Chamber Board Chair Branen Weade

Restaurant & Brew House open 6 days a week, increasing downtown activity through bike nights and special events. “Tapping” into the booming craft beer industry and opening Fayette County’s first brewery.


Business Person of the Year Lyn Brackens

Lyn Brackens & Chamber Board Chair Branen Weade

Fayette County native and owner of Trends on Court, 120 W. Court Street. Active in her local church and member of the FCMH Board of Directors. Lyn encourages her staff to also be involved with the community, they often donate time to read to students & collect supplies for students in need.


Record Herald Citizen of the Year

John Meriweather

John Meriweather & Record Herald General Manager Katie Bottorff

John recently stepped down from his position of President of the Little League board after serving for 30 years and a total of 40 years volunteering. As president he oversaw the facilities, finances and tournament scheduling & details.

Congratulations to all the honorees.

Read more about them in the Record Herald Article


If you have five minutes to spare, please take this brief survey, facilitated by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation and Clout Research LLC, of Dublin, Ohio.  These quick but important questions will help evaluate business conditions here in Ohio and the success of your company. Your responses will be compiled into an analysis of the health and strength of Ohio’s economy.  Results will be made available to all survey participants.

New business owner?    

Thinking of starting a business?

Just want a refresher? 

Don’t miss Business 101. 

Melissa Carter of The OSU Business Development Network will lead the course that covers the following topics:

                  – Record keeping                                 – Cash flow management

                  – Online marketing                               – Hiring and firing

  Tuesday, July 11th

  Chamber Office – 206 E. Court Street


Click to Enroll


8th- Thompson Family Health Care Grand Opening, 9am-2pm, 2 Commercial Ave

12th- Morning Mixer, & Grand Opening, Fayette Co. Chamber Office 7am-8:30am,
Fayette Co. Chamber, 206 E. Court Street

13th- Ribbon Cutting, Corporate Care Solutions, 10am, 312 E. Market Street

14th – Ribbon Cutting, Fayette Eagles, 10am, 320 Sycamore Street

17th-22nd  Fayette County Fair

19th- Community Night at the Races, 4:30pm, Grandstand, Fairgrounds Details coming SOON!


15th – Business After Hours @ Fayette Co. Airport, Hosted by Hartley Oil Co. 4-6pm