The West Liberty Business Association held its annual dinner meeting on April 19 at Green Hills Community’s Foundation Hall.
Ryan Berry gave a talk on the status of the West Liberty website, www.mywestliberty.com. It has grown in the past year and includes history, a visitor section, events, local business directory and a WL-S School page. A silent auction was held for ad space on the website, with Chris Anders, also of Berry Digital Solutions, answering questions.
There was an update on The West Liberty Friday Night Street Market by Jayne Griffith and Cyndi McClure. They are also planning contests for West Liberty Businesses as they are gearing up for the street market this year.
Cindy Oleker shared the need for monetary donations for the Fourth of July fireworks. Donations are accepted at People Savings and Loan in West Liberty. Bicentennial Celebration committee member, Tami Wenger discussed the planning of next year’s 200th Birthday. It will be held July 6-9, 2017 and each day will represent 50 years of the town’s history.
Mark Boyer, station manager of Shine FM Ohio, had a booth with information about the Christian radio station, which just moved to a new location.
The featured speaker was Jason Duff, founder and CEO of Canby Development LTD, Commercial Real Estate Developer, speaker and entrepreneur. He talked about how to bring new businesses to town by thinking out side the box and don’t take no as the final answer. He said “The “heart” of West Liberty is strong and growing because of the hard work and ambition of the people who are committed to doing the work to improve it.
Tami Wenger is a regular contributor to this newspaper.