The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Tuesday, July 27 at Tin Cupboard.

Members Present: PG Jellison, Tony Stahl, Amy Spriggs, Megan Steinberg, Connor Rammel, Eric Brackman, Shawn Robinson, Thomas Shaw, Sue Heiser, Larry Brown, Amy Wendel & Ted Romer.

The meeting was called to order by President, Shawn Robinson.  

Secretary Report: Thomas Shaw made a motion to approve the June meeting minutes seconded by Amy Spriggs.

Treasurers Report: Checking account beginning balance $6,060.10 disbursements totaling $671.00, receipts totaling $1,038.00, with an ending balance of $6,427.10. Cash on hand is $10.00 and the Fort Recovery Scholarship Fund $7,624.79 for a grand total of $14,061.89.  Sue Heiser made a motion to approve the July treasurers report, seconded by Thomas Shaw.

Old Business:

New Business:

School:

  • The school is working on building improvements over the summer including interior painting, resurfaced gym floors, replaced block tiles, carpet in elementary/middle school and replaced freezers.
  • Continued work on the new softball complex.
  • There are over 90 kindergarteners registered for the upcoming school year. Staff has rearranged a bit to accommodate this.
  • Lunches will continue to be free for students in the 2021-2022 school year.
  • COVID updates will be published in the fort site journal. Masks and vaccines will be optional for students. Additional water refill stations have been installed throughout the building. Certain sanitation requirements will continue this year to protect students and staff.
  • August 24th will be the first day back for students.
  • Fall sporting events are not expected to have limited seating requirements.
  • Students in the 2023 graduation class and above will have different graduation requirements requiring completion of 2 seals. Students have many options to obtain seals. One seal requirement is a job shadow experience. The school is looking to put together a database of local businesses that are interested in allowing students to job shadow. The chamber has agreed to distribute information about this database to chamber members in hopes of promoting businesses to join this database. This is a great opportunity for companies to promote their business.

Merchants:

  • Volunteers are needed to work the tractor pull and WOW event. See Maria Bruns if interested.
  • End of Summer Shopping Event will take place Thursday, August 5th from 5-8 pm. Many vendors and downtown business will be open along the brick street for shopping, food, and beer.

Jubilee:

  • Jubilee went well this year. Wrapping up final costs.

Community Foundation:

  • Grant recipients will be recognized August 8th at the Summer Concert Series.
  • Next meeting is September.

Historical Society & Project Recovery:

  • One of a Kind Auction is scheduled for October 17th.

Ambassadors:

  • Fort Recovery NTPA Grand Nationals will take place July 30th and 31st. Gates open at 4 pm and the pulls begin at 7 pm.

WOW:

  • Approximately 15 exhibitors are signed up for this year’s WOW event.
  • Virtual 50/50 tickets can be purchased online.
  • The WOW event hired a production company for this year’s event.
  • Over 240 campers are booked for the event. There have been some campground improvements from last year.
  • Adam Warner has been booked for the event.

Friends of the Arts:

  • Summer Concert Series line up for August: Infinity & Beyond-August 1st, Mike Sugg & The American Ride-August 8th.

Ted Romer made a motion to adjourn.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 31 @ Tin Cupboard.

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