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January 2023 Chamber News

By January 20, 2023News

Business Of The Month – Mid Atlantic Storage Systems

Congratulations to Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc. for being honored as Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month! Located at 1551 Robinson Rd, SE, WCH, Mid Atlantic opened its doors in Fayette Co. in 1984. They are the leading Aquastore® tank provider and installer in the United States for municipal and industrial water storage solutions, with more than 4,200 tanks erected in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. MASSI’s team of more than 90 employees partner with customers to bring the very best tank infrastructure to their companies and communities. As the leading licensed general contractor for the tank manufacturer, CST Storage, since 1987, MASSI brings experience, expertise, and a level of detail that is unmatched across the United States. Notable projects in Fayette County and surrounding areas include storage tanks in WCH, New Holland, Frankfort, Bloomingburg, and Leesburg. Pictured: Jennifer Snyder (Destination Outlets), Stephanie Dunham (Fay. Co. Travel & Tourism), Chelsea Baker (WCH), Debbie Bryant (United Way), Brad Turner (MASSI Dir. of Office Operations), Barabara Baker (MASSI Treasurer/Secretary), Jon Burns (MASSI VP of Business Dev. and Strategy), Kyle Butts (MASSI President), Gary Mann (MASSI VP of Construction), Ronda Turner (ERA Martin & Assoc.), Scott Eckles (Home Financial), Kathy Patterson (Record Herald), Colleen Snellings (Nailed It Handyman), Whitney Gentry (Adena), Robyn Hadden (CH Manor/St. Catherines)

Groundhog Day Breakfast

Feb 2, 2023

7:00 am

Mahan Building

213 Fairview Ave.,

Washington C.H., OH 43160

Speaker – Mark Rea

Author of the 2009 book The Die-Hard Fan’s Guide To Buckeye Football, followed in 2014 with The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes-The Men, The Deeds, The Consequences, and his newest book published in 2022, The Legends, Volume II: Ohio State Buckeyes – The Men, The Deeds, The Consequences.

A native of Washington Court House, Mark has more than 40 years of experience as a writer, journalist, editor, and columnist, beginning his career at his hometown newspaper. He is currently the Managing Editor Emeritus of Columbus Sports Publications, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm that publishes sports-related fan newspapers including Buckeye Sports Bulletin and manages the internet website

Come hear the history of Buckeye Football and learn more of the current state of The OSU football program!

Lunch & Learn
Fighting Financial Fraud

Jan 24th, 12 pm-1 pm

Chamber Office

206 E. Court St.

Washington C.H., OH 43160

This FREE event for Fayette Co. Chamber members includes lunch!

Join us for this 1-hour session presented by Jessica Hamlin of the BBB, certified under the Investor Education Foundation (FINRA)

Be empowered to spot the signs of a financial scam, recognize scammer behaviors, and know where to go to verify legitimate professionals. BBB knows prevention is key—by sharing stories and information with friends and loved ones, everyone is less likely to fall victim to a fraudster. In partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, BBB offers several presentations from the Fighting Financial Fraud Program. Red Flags of Fraud – Learn about top scams, risk factors, common features, victimization prevention, source credibility in this presentation while being empowered to become a fraud fighter.

Register below or contact the Chamber office:

740-335-0761, registration due Jan 23rd

Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

The Fayette Co. Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to welcome Horizon Athletic to Fayette Co. and to the Chamber. Horizon Athletic is an athletic and physical fitness training facility run by owner and trainer Trey Tompkins. Located at 150 W. East St., WCH. The mission: to give proper exercise guidance to youth & dedicated effort. Learn more at Pictured: Joe Denen (City Manager – City of WCH), Jason Little (Chief Deputy Engineer), Steve Luebbe (County Engineer), Stephanie Dunham (Fay. Co. Travel & Tourism), Colleen Snelling (Nailed It Handyman Services), Trey Tompkins (owner), Ronda Turner (ERA Martin & Assoc.), Debbie Bryant (United Way of Fay. Co.) Jennifer Snyder (Destination Outlets), Robyn Hadden (Court House Manor/St. Catherine’s Manor)

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Boxed Fitness to WCH as a Chamber member! Located at 1492 Yeoman Rd. NW, WCH, Boxed Fitness has worked hard to open this unique gym with customized daily workouts, group classes, functional fitness training, and kickboxing. Owned by Brooklyn & John McDonnell, Boxed Fitness opened its doors on Jan. 1, 2023. “At Boxed Fitness, we support all three elements of fitness (Spiritual, Mental and Physical) and put them into one box. You can find out more about us on Facebook and Instagram, but please, we do better in person! Stop in for a free day pass and see what Boxed is all about!”,

Pictured with family & friends are: Owners – Brooklyn & John McDonnell with the Boxed Fitness Team: Assistant Manager – Mathew Marting, Lead Trainer – Brittany Casteel, Trainers: Marissa Lawwell, Brice Cartwright, Mason Williams, Sammantha Floyd, Faith Kobel, and Chamber Ambassadors: Whitney Gentry (Adena), Chelsea Baker (City of WCH), Ronda Turner (ERA Martin & Assoc.), Lori Hatfield (Atomic Credit Union)

Check out these upcoming Community Events

BBB Presents: Jan. 25th, Reputation Management and the Importance of Online Reviews

FREE Event presented In-Person or Online, register at:

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Sponsorship Opportunity – Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2023, for more information click this link: BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Agricultural Outlook Planted With a Purpose: The Workforce Development and Community Services Division of Southern State and The Ohio State University Extension are sponsoring this event to allow local agriculture producers and area entities to

learn from seasoned professionals in the field. Feb 3rd, 9 am-11:45 am, for more information click this link: Planted With a Purpose

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo: Attend educational sessions by leading experts and connect with hundreds of vendors at

the Expo Marketplace, Hosted by Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp. Mar. 8th-10th, for more information visit: Home (

Informational Updates

Veterans Small Business Certification Program: designed with SBA commitment to deliver exceptional support for our skilled entrepreneurs from America’s military community, for information follow this link: SBA Vet. Small Business

Virtual Reality brings new ways of learning to Southern State: Southern State Community College press release

What to Expect for the Economy in 2023: US Chamber of Commerce

The end of 2022 is shaping up to be strong, with fourth-quarter growth projected to be over 2%. Here’s what the Chamber’s Chief Economists Committee predicts for the economic outlook in 2023.