July 2018

June has been a very busy month for the chamber and July is shaping up to be even busier! We hope you enjoyed our Toast to Summer celebration and have your calendars marked for Community Night at the Races and our Membership Luncheon. Both July events are excellent ways to network and promote your business while having a great time! All details can be found in this newsletter.
July 1 begins the Chamber’s new fiscal year. To those of you that have already submitted your membership dues, we sincerely thank you! Be on the lookout for your 2018-2019 member window cling and display it with pride! Studies show 63% of consumers will shop with a Chamber of Commerce member before a non-member, if given the opportunity. Please think about supporting your fellow chamber members when you are in the market for their services.
At our July 31st annual luncheon, we will recognize four businesses/individuals for their outstanding contributions to our community. Won’t you take a moment to nominate a worthy candidate? This year we will recognize a Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Business Person of the Year. Click here to be sent to our website for more details and a nomination form. I do ask that you have your nominations submitted to the office by July 10th to allow time for personalization of our awards.
Below you will find highlights on our newest members, those celebrating business anniversaries and those expanding their businesses. Fayette County is experiencing great things. Be sure to visit our new members and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Enjoy your summer and while doing so, remember to Shop Local ~ Dine Local ~ THINK LOCAL!
Julie Bolender

From the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Pilots and Friends, thank you to all who made the 4th Annual Toast to Summer a huge success! We can’t wait until next year!
Stay tuned for pictures from this great day!

Rod List Photography has been serving Fayette and surrounding counties since 2015 with the highest quality wedding, event and portrait photography. Rod welcomes the opportunity to discuss his services with you by calling 614.477.6012. He also invites you to check out his galleries at www.rodlistphotography.com

West Elm, located in the Tanger Outlet Mall, is our newest member, just opening their doors June 28th! Manager Jennifer Cowman and her staff welcome you to shop their modern furniture and home décor! You can expect the same high quality of merchandise you receive from their sister companies, Williams-Sonoma and The Pottery Barn. Their store is full of beautiful items and customers were waiting in line to get in on opening day! We wish you the best of luck!

Court House Manor celebrates the opening of their new Assisted Living Facility

Tony’s Welding & Fabrication celebrates 15 years in business!

Community Action celebrates National Home Ownership month

The Chamber of Commerce joined member, Community Action as they celebrated National Home Ownership Month on June 20th. Charles Cadamy recently completed Community Action’s Self-Help Housing program and moved into his first home. Charles learned the responsibilities and requirements of home ownership but also invested many hours of ‘sweat equity’ in his home. We wish him much happiness in his home! Those interested in the Self-Help Housing program are asked to contact Community Action for more information.

Annual Membership Luncheon

Our annual Membership Luncheon will take place July 31st at the Highland House. Lunch will be served prior to a presentation by Fayette County native, Matt Andrews. Tickets are $20 and reservations can be made by calling the chamber office at 740.335.0761. We look forward to seeing you then!

 Join the Chamber for our August “Business After Hours” on August 14th. We will be joining forces with Hartley Oil at the SW Ohio Corn Growers & Fayette County Agronomy Field Day. All are encouraged to attend! The event runs from 9AM – 2:00PM with Business After Hours beginning at 4:00PM.


July 2nd Ribbon Cutting – Whit’s Frozen Custard – 10:30AM
July 3rd Fire in the Sky – Fayette Co Fairgrounds
July 13th Chamber Ambassador Meeting 9:30AM @ Chamber Office
July 18th Night at the Races – Fayette Co. Fairgrounds
July 31st Annual Membership Meeting – 11:30AM Highland House
August 4th Runway 5K – Fayette County Airport
August 11th Verne Haugen Memorial Golf Outing benefitting YMCA