Chamber Annual Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14th
Mahan Building, Fayette Co. Fairgrounds
Tickets $20 each


Todd Henry will be the featured speaker at the Chamber Annual Luncheon. A 1991 Miami Trace graduate, Henry is an author and international speaker. Teaching leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to every day brilliance, he is the author of three books – The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words – which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership and passion for work. His book Die Empty was named by as one of the best books of 2013.

“Todd’s expertise on creativity, productivity and passion for work will speak directly to our members and we are thrilled his is returning to Fayette County for us,” said Chamber President Whitney Gentry.

“It will also be an appropriate topic as we recognize our awards winners,” said Gentry. The organization will recognize members for achievements in the following categories – Large Business, Small Business, Quality of Life, and Innovation. They will also name the Business Person of the Year, while the Record Herald will name its Citizen of the Year.

At the link above
Call 740.335.0761

Celebrate Planet Youth’s 20th Anniversary at June BAH

June Business After Hours & 20th Anniversary

Open House Wednesday, June 21st 5pm-7pm
The Warehouse, 313 S. Elm Street

Raffle Prizes, something for everyone!
Oral B machine-Flower Arrangement-Coffee/Starbucks Basket-A few rounds of golf

Catering by: Phillip Funk

Come see what the excitement is about at The Warehouse Youth Center!

New Chamber Members

Highco Inc.
8919 US 50
Hillsboro OH 45133
Providing services to individuals with disabilities & disadvantages.

Tony’s Welding & Fabrication
2305 Robinson Rd.
Washington CH OH 43160
Structural & miscellaneous steel fabrication, structural steel erection.

Farrens Farms, LLC
3776 State Rte 753 SE
Washington CH OH 43160
Seed sales

Community Action Announces Route System

Starting June 1st, CAC Transportation will begin a regular Route with stops at apartment complexes and select sites around Washington Court House. The program will run Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm.

Updated Community Calendar

Ever wonder what is going on in Fayette County? Looking to plan an event, but don’t want to conflict with another organization? Check out the Fayette County Community Calendar! As you are planning events for 2018, please contact Whitney at the Chamber or Jolinda at Travel & Tourism to get your event listed on the calendar! Let’s make this the most complete list of what’s happening in our community!

Chamber of Commerce: 740.335.0761 or
Travel & Tourism: 740.335.8008 or

2017 Toast to Summer needs  a few volunteers!!! 

The 3rd annual event is almost here! To ensure it is a success, we are asking our chamber members to help. We need volunteers for 3-hour shifts beginning at 7:30am. Give Whitney a call to sign up and help with the following:
Unloading and assisting vendors with set up

Selling wine tasting ticket

Collecting empty bottles from the wineries

Assisting with load out and clean up at the end

Sunday clean up crew

Call 740.335.0761 to be part of the fun!!

It has been a long and windy road but House Bill 27, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget, has passed the Ohio House. This bill contains the two-year budget for the BWC-whose request was flat from their last budget-but also contains numerous policy issues impacting workers’ compensation. Read about these positive changes.
Additional Information of interest to members:

Ohio Chamber Research Foundation Releases First Quarter Prosperity Pulse
Environmental Laws Bill SB2 Update
The Ohio Chamber’s board of directors joined other business, health and veterans groups in voting to oppose the ballot issue on the November 2017 statewide ballot.
Proponents have called it the “Drug Price Relief Act” and if voters pass it this in November, it would require state government to purchase prescription drugs at same price as paid by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs. While this may sound good on the surface, the proposal is full of flaws and experts agree it will be very difficult to execute.
The Ohio Chamber believes that the proposal:
Is nothing more than artificial price fixing, which could be expanded to any other industry and product in the future.
Could lead to cost shifting to private employers, resulting in higher health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Runs totally counter to any model of free markets and smacks of centralized planning.
Creates an unprecedented law giving exclusive rights to the proponents to litigate any provision of the proposal that is not implemented to their satisfaction – at Ohio taxpayer expense.
Does not require that drugs have to be sold to the government at any price which could lead to veterans not being able to access certain drugs if drug companies refuse to sell to the VA.
An almost identical version of this issue ran in California last November as Proposition 61. It was defeated and every major newspaper in CA opposed it, along with 200 organizations that included veterans, doctors, business, labor, community groups and more.
There are already almost 30 organizations opposed to this ballot issue, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, BioOhio, American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio, Ohio Nurses Association, Ohio Ophthalmological Society, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Ohio Pharmacists Association, Ohio Fire Chiefs Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio, Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers, Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association and many more.


2nd- Court House Manor 5 Year Celebration & Assisted Living Groundbreaking

14th- Chamber Annual Luncheon, 11:30am, Mahan Building

21st- BAH @ The Warehouse, 313 S. Elm Street

24th- Toast to Summer & Hot Air Balloon Glow, 11am-10pm Fayette Co. Airport

26th- Moving week! Chamber will be moving to its new location, 206 E. Court St.

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

17th-22nd Fayette County Fair

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