Fort Recovery Area Chamber of Commerce

Regular Meeting

October 31, 2016

The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Monday, October 31 at Trusty Woods.

Members Present: Joe Faller, Sandy Keller, Ted Romer, Bob Freemyer, PG Jellison, Robert Perry, Amanda Wyerick, Lisa Niekamp-Urwin, Sue Heiser, Connor Rammel & Megan Steinberg

The meeting was called to order by President, Joe Faller.

Secretary Report: A motion was made by Sue Heiser to approve the minutes of the September meeting; seconded by Connor Rammel.

Treasurers Report: Amanda Wyerick reported a beginning checking account balance of $3,718.91 along with disbursements totaling $110.00 and Fort Recovery Foundation Scholarship Fund of $5,790.32. Grand Total $9,471.23. A motion was made by Bob Freemyer to approve the treasurer’s report, second by Ted Romer.


Old Business:

Chamber News:

  • The Chamber is looking for someone to volunteer to update its website. The chamber agrees the site is underutilized and hopes to start using it more frequently and keep it updated. Amanda discussed the possibility of adding it to the village’s website. Amanda and Jose will discuss the details of the website to see if this is a possibility. Lisa discussed the services Tomorrows Technology Today can provide to the chamber website.
  • Connor Rammel updated the chamber on his Leadership and Action Program. This month’s topic was communication. The group visited WCSM, Daily Standard, Lima WLIO, and Brand It Marketing. They also volunteered their time painting the Men’s House of Hope in Celina. Next month’s session is Farm Day.

Other News:

Village News:

  • Annexation agreements have been reached with the village and property on St. Rt. 49 including the Indiana Hills Property.
  • The Recreational Trail is completed. Lights, trash bins, and benches will go up this spring.
  • There is a utility extension taking place this winter/spring to serve the Indian Hills area.
  • Williams Street is on the agenda starting next summer and will be completed by fall.

Merchants Association:

  • Christmas Open House will take place November 13th 11-5.
  • Sue asked if the chamber would be willing to donate $500 for the $1000 Merchants Gift Certificate giveaway at the Christmas Open House. A motion was made by Amanda and seconded by Sandy.

Friends of Fort Recovery Library: Fort Festival of Trees will take place Monday, December 5th until December 31 during regular library hours.

Lutheran Church: The Lutheran Church will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on November 8th.

Fort Recovery Historical Society: Wabash 1791 Symposium will take place November 5th from 9-4. You must preregister for this event. A $50 deposit must accompany each registrant.

Men’s House of Hope: Will be opening the first of the year. It was built by St. Johns Builders. The Moose Lodge held a recognition dinner for 85 volunteers. Mercer County is making a difference and has great community involvement.

With no other business, Ted Romer made a motion to adjourn.


The next meeting is scheduled for November 28, 2016 at Trusty Woods.

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