The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on July 26, 2022 at Tin Cupboard.

Members Present: Ted Romer, Connor Rammel, Sue Heiser, Amy Spriggs, Eric Brackman

Guest: Will Roberts from Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

Secretary Report: Sue Heiser made a motion to approve previous month’s meeting minutes.

Seconded by Amy Spriggs.  Motioned Passed.

Treasurers Report:

Beginning Balance      $4593.28 

Receipts                      $3480.00

Disbursements            $1196.50

Ending Balance           $6876.78

Cash on Hand              $5.00

Scholarship Fund         $9632.50

Grand Total                $16578.17

Amy Spriggs motioned to approve the report.  Seconded by Ted Romer.

Old Business:


  • 1 of 2 scholarships the Chamber is offering for Mercer County Leadership in Action class has been filled.   Kristen Osborne from JR Manufacturing will be completing the class.

New Business:


  • As President, Connor Rammel would like to find a project for the Chamber to complete.  Open to suggestions.  Upgrading downtown sound system was discussed.
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for Be You on August 4th at 7:00 PM


  • Will be looking for volunteers to help clean-up after Taste of Town
  • Ideas to attract new businesses to downtown storefronts
  • Discussed Merchant’s Gift Certificates balance


  • First day August 24th


  • NTPA Grand National Tractor Pulls July 29 – 30th at Ambassador Park
  • Looking for volunteers to help
  • Gates Open at 4 PM – Pulls begin at 7 PM

Project Recovery/Historical Society:

  • One of a Kind Auction is October 23, 2022.
  • Hope to finalize program by end of August

Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance:

  • Looking to collaborate with other Mercer County Chamber’s to host an event in the fall
  • SOCA provides $250 sponsorship for events
  • Event would offer insight on different services SOCA offers

Upcoming Events:

  • July 29 – 30 – NTPA Tractor Pulls at Ambassador Park
  • July 31st – Fort Recovery Friends of the Arts:  Liverpool Lads   7 PM
  • August 4th –  Merchant’s First Thursday Event – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Be You
  • August 7th – Fort Recovery Friends of the Arts: Blue Leafs  7 PM
  • August 26 – 27th  Fort Recovery Athletic Boosters – WoW Raffle

Ted Romer motioned to adjourn the meeting.

Next meeting is Tuesday, August 30th at Noon at Tin Cupboard.

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