Volume 6 | April 2022
April Chamber News
Wellsville Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement: 
“To improve business opportunity and build a better community”
Chamber Member Highlight
Janet was first hired by Wellsville Bank in 1985 as a proof operator. She manually entered customer transactions into a wall-sized machine to ultimately be sent out to the Federal Reserve. She was later promoted to the position of manager over teller and computer operations. She was also given the position of bank officer, first as Assistant Vice-President and then moving to the position of Vice-President.

In April of 2012, Wellsville Bank was acquired by Landmark National Bank. At that time, Janet accepted the position of Branch Manager. After 27 years of keeping the Bank operating smoothly behind the scenes, she was now working in a front and center position. Janet has done a wonderful job of stepping into that role and has been at it for 10 years now.

Over the last 37 years, Janet has seen and kept up with many changes in banking technology. She has a genuine love and concern for her customers, her co-workers, and the Wellsville community.

Optimist's Student of the Month
The Franklin County Optimist Club is pleased to recognize the following as a Student of the Month at Wellsville Middle School:

  • Cami Collum – 6th Grade
  • Addy Speer – 7th Grade
  • Natalie Peel – 8th Grade

Each student receives a certificate and a gift card from Hot Off the Press.

Las Catrinas opens in Wellsville
Las Catrinas is a family owned restaurant that opened in Wellsville on Tuesday, March 30th. The three owners have been in the restaurant industry for several years and finally found a space they can call their own!

Las Catrinas offers a full Tex-Mex menu with a variety of entrees as well as a full bar with options such as margaritas, micheladas, beer, and premium cocktails. They are looking forward to accommodating the Tex-Mex needs of Wellsville and become a part of our historic downtown.

The Ribbon Cutting for Las Catrinas will be held at 4PM on April 22nd. Please join us to welcome them to our community!

Ribbon Cutting Specials -
  • 32 oz. draft Mexican beer - $5.50
  • Jumbo margarita - $4.99
  • House tequila shot - $1.99

Wellsville Days Theme is Announced

The 2022 Theme has been announced! It's a Pirate's Life for Me!

The 2022 Booth application is now live! Please submit your registration through our website (www.wellsvilledaysKS.com/booths/). Everyone will need to submit an application, even main street businesses. Thank you!

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors so far: Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, Wilson’s Funeral Home
Auburn Pharmacy, Family Church, Select Steel Fabrication LLC, Cohorst Enterprises Inc,
Franklin County Development Council, NewCo Concrete, LLC, Douglas Freight Agency LLC, Layton Real Estate, Open Table Community Church, White Tail Run Winery LLC, and a HUGE thank you to our 2022 Platinum Sponsor.... The City of Wellsville!!!

We appreciate all of our sponsors so very much. We could not do this event without you! If you're interested in sponsoring, please visit our website (www.wellsvilledaysKS.com/sponsorships/).
Business Spotlight
Hot Off the Press
Our fourteenth spotlight focuses on Hot Off the Press, owned by William (Bill) Lytle. Bill purchased the building for Hot Off the Press four years ago. He had always dreamed of opening a coffee/sandwich shops on Main Street in Wellsville. Unfortunately, a medical illness prevented him from opening until November 2019.

A native of Wellsville, Lytle values the Wellsville community and the loyalty the community feels toward the town and its schools. He appreciates the friendliness of the community and how many citizens have supported Hot Off the Press since it opened. Lytle completely remodeled the small brick building at 513 Main but left a flare of its originality for nostalgia. He knew the look and the location would be perfect for the community in its downtown location.

At Hot Off the Press, there are a variety of coffees and flavors for customers to choose from, as well as a variety of food options including sandwiches and deli meat and cheese sliced to order by the pound. Hot Off the Press also sells gift cards that can be given to anyone for any occasion.
You can call Hot Off the Press at (785) 883-4000. 

Aurora Coffee Co.
Our fifteenth Wellsville Chamber of Commerce Spotlight focuses on Aurora Coffee Co. that is owned by Dawn Morton and is located at 608 Main Street. Morton opened Aurora Coffee Co. in March of 2018. She always wanted to open a coffee shop in Wellsville because it is where she lives, and she loves the community and the people who live here.

With one full-time and four part-time employees, Morton believes her coffee shop has a great deal to offer its customers. Aurora Coffee Co. offers a large variety of flavored coffees (frappuccinos, cappuccinos, lattes), teas, and cold drinks, as well as food items such as breakfast pastries, salads (seasonal), sandwiches, funnel cakes, pretzels, cotton candy, sno-cones, etc.

Offering the shop for bridge groups and various Bible study groups has been a great service that is currently provided. This has been a great opportunity to relate to community members during Aurora’s non-peak times. Aurora also offers the opportunity to reserve spacing and meals for small parties. Customers interested in doing this may call (785) 816-1616, or go to their website at www.aurora-coffee.com or even their Facebook page (@Auroro.Coffee.KS) to find out more.
Landmark Bank
Our seventeenth Chamber of Commerce Spotlight is Landmark National Bank. Landmark is owned by Landmark Bancorp and is located at 112 W 6th Street. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while their drive through is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Associates are also available to assist at 785-883-2145 throughout these times as well.
Landmark is a community banking organization, and as they have grown, they search for opportunities to provide quality financial and banking services in communities where customer relationships are still valued and important, which is one of the many reasons why they chose to operate a branch in Wellsville.
Landmark traces its roots to April 22, 1885, when it was originally chartered in Manhattan, Kansas under the name Manhattan Building & Savings Association. After a merge in 2001, the bank became Landmark National Bank, and on January 17, 2012, Landmark acquired the former Wellsville Bank and added Wellsville as a branch in its growing locations across the state of Kansas. Today, Landmark has 30 branches in 24 different communities. 

Charitable Organization Spotlight
Secret Santas of Wellsville
The Secret Santas of Wellsville
began 15 years ago with a little unknown act of kindness. A neighbor of ours's had lost his wife just before Christmas. The two had a son and a daughter. Both were young enough to still believe in Santa Claus.

We asked the dad what he was going to do. He said, "I don't know. She always took care of Christmas." It was that moment we knew we had to help. We discussed the situation and our boys offered to help by giving their Christmas gifts to the neighbors. So that's what we did, we wrapped up the gifts dropped them off. This one act of kindness sparked an idea that turned into our mission.

Our Mission is to make sure that no kid in Wellsville wakes up Christmas morning without a gift.

This simple mission statement has driven our purpose. Secret Santas Of Wellsville is a nonprofit 501c group. Every penny and every toy donated to us stays right here in Wellsville and goes to helping the children of Wellsville.
We also provide community support throughout the year, not just at Christmastime. If there is an emergency situation, someone going through cancer treatments or other medical condition or fire, etc. we try to help. We provide assistance to the families in need and offer support to fit the need, be it groceries, gas card, help with utilities, clothing, food. We work with other local agencies to ensure the families are getting the help they need.
Both Tammy and Sarah say the greatest reward of helping others is the hug and smile and the feeling of knowing they have taken some of the stress pressure off of those being helped. What more could we ask?
For more information about us, please contact Tammy Jackson @ 913-205-1086 or Sarah McAfee 785-218-6597 if you would like to donate or if you need assistance. 

City of Wellsville Info
Meet Our Wellsville Police Officer
Officer Brandon Davenport joined the Wellsville Police Department in April of 2021. He has a total of 3 years of service in Law Enforcement. Prior to joining the Wellsville Police Department, he was employed with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Davenport currently holds the position of Police Officer with the Wellsville Police Department. He graduated the with the 270th basic training class from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. In October of 2021, he attended a two week course put on through D.A.R.E America. He graduated from this course as a certified D.A.R.E Instructor.

The officer's favorite thing about Wellsville is how friendly everyone is and how supportive they are of the Police Department. It makes for great interactions and allows us to work proactively with each other to address community issues, so we can work with the citizens to improve the city.

Things Officer Davenport likes to do when he's not at work are:
  • Go outside and ride 4 wheelers with my kids
  • Golf
  • Workout
  • Occasionally play video games with my son. (Of course when his home work is done!)
  • Vacation often to Branson for something to do with the whole family

Meet our City Council member
Luke Henry and his wife, Laurie, have lived in Wellsville for 8 years. They have 4 children, Aistin (16), Aila (13), Avram (5), and Ameson (3). He works as a financial professional with the Knights of Columbus. Luke helps families create financial goals and strategies with a focus on protecting the family along the way.

They have set our roots in Wellsville, so he decided to join the City Council to do my part in helping the city grow in a way that will help us thrive as a community without losing our small town charm.

USD #289 Info
Wellsville School District Projects -
Wellsville schools break ground on
$18.1 million investment in the future

USD 289 broke ground on March 23 on the launch of a major investment in the future of their schools and the community. In May 2021, voters overwhelmingly approved an $18.1 million bond project to initiate improvements at USD 289’s elementary, middle and high schools.

“This is an exciting time for our students and our community,” said Ryan Bradbury, superintendent of USD 289. “Generations of Wellsville families have been educated within these walls. This project will preserve our schools for many more generations to come, while also addressing the community’s long-term needs.”

Specifically, the bond project will include:
·       Classroom renovations
·       Media center and maker space renovations 
·       Science and family & consumer science renovations
·       Safety, security, ADA, and exterior façade upgrades
·       Locker room and restroom updates
·       Systems and roofing updates across the district
·       A wrestling room/weight room addition

“This has been a community-driven effort from the start,” said Scott Hazelitt of HTK Architects. “The district dedicated over 18 months to the strategic planning process, reaching out to students, parents, teachers and community members to make sure their needs and their priorities were incorporated into the final plan.”

“The community has rallied around this project just as it has always rallied around its schools,” said Josh Walker, owner of Loyd Builders. “It is a privilege for us to be a part of this – right here at home in Franklin County – and to help create facilities that the community can continue to take pride in.”

Wellsville FBLA Doesn’t Skip a Beat After Two Years of Virtual Kansas FBLA State Leadership Conferences
With approximately 1,250 FBLA members from 92 different schools from across Kansas, Wellsville FBLA competed in-person for the first time since 2019 at the 2022 Kansas FBLA State Leadership Conference in Topeka, KS on March 30 through April 1.  Wellsville High School had 33 members compete, and of those 33 members, 25 placed at the State Conference. From 1A schools to 6A schools (such as Olathe East, Blue Valley North & Blue Valley Northwest), Wellsville FBLA won 43 total awards at the Kansas FBLA State Awards Recognition Ceremony on April 1. This is the most awards ever garnered by a Wellsville FBLA chapter at any one state conference. We had 13 State Champions in their events, which qualified them to compete and represent Kansas FBLA at the 2022 National FBLA Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois this summer. There are a total of 21 Wellsville FBLA members who have qualified to head to nationals.
Below are several recognitions we received, followed by our state champions, and then followed by our Top 10 winners at this year’s State Leadership Conference. I would like to add that Miles Reed placed Top 10 in nine events and Owen Dalton placed Top 10 in eight events. Due to time constraints, we even had to drop Miles from one event and Owen from 2 events for which they had made finals. This is an extremely impressive feat for both of these young men.
If you happen to see any of these amazing young Wellsville students, please congratulate them on a job well done. They worked extremely hard to become winners this year.
--Largest Local Chapter (111 Members)
--Kansas Outstanding Local Chapter (based off points scored through events and activities we do within our chapter)
--Quality Award Winners—Morgan Adams, Kendra Kemp, Shelby Harter, Scott Hoehn, Jayden Hylton, Miles Reed & Jake Richards (based off an essay and their participation in FBLA)
--Joclynn Johnson and Kendra Kemp were elected as Kansas FBLA State Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
--Maci Randel won the Pin Design Contest that will become the Trading pin used by all of Kansas FBLA participants at the FBLA National Leadership Conference.
--Lola Kline won the Business Card Design Contest for the FBLA Mountain Plains Region (11 states) and her business card design is one of the Top 5 in the nation. The winner of the Top design will be announced at nationals this summer.
--Jodi Hylton was the Kansas Businessperson of the Year winner.
STATE CHAMPIONS—(Will represent Kansas at the 2022 National Leadership Conference)
1st—Accounting II—Miles Reed
1st—E-Business—Lola Kline, Mason Lytle & Jake Richards
1st—Graphic Design—Morgan Adams, Kendra Kemp & Rylee Kuntz
1st—International Business—Owen Dalton, Jackson Dearing & Miles Reed
1st—Intro to Business Presentation—Calvin Dwyer, Mason Lytle & Carter Wilmarth
1st—Intro to Information Technology—Owen Dalton
1st—Intro to Public Speaking—Avery Morin
1st—Intro to Social Media Strategies—Gracie Baska, Owen Dalton & Jayden Hylton
1st—Local Chapter Annual Business Report—Scott Hoehn, Kendra Kemp & Lola Kline
1st—Mr. FBL—Scott Hoehn
1st—Network Design—Hank Beard, Aisten Henry, Miles Reed
1st—Partnership with Business—Morgan Adams, Shelby Harter & Ailie McClellan
1st—Website Design—Scott Hoehn, Eddy Lopez & Ailie McClellan
 TOP 10 Winners
3rd—Accounting I—Miles Reed
6th—Banking & Financial Systems—Owen Dalton, Miles Reed, Jake Richards
4th—Business Management—Owen Dalton & Jackson Dearing
Client Services—Rylee Kuntz (4th), Kendra Kemp (7th), Mason Lytle (9th)
5th—Computer Problem Solving—Maci Randel
6th—Help Desk—Aisten Henry
2nd—Impromptu Speaking—Jayden Hylton
7th—Insurance & Risk Management—Maci Randel
4th—Intro to Business Concepts—Owen Dalton
3rd—Intro to Business Procedures—Calvin Dwyer
7th—Intro to Event Planning—Owen Dalton, Calvin Dwyer & Mason Lytle
5th—Intro to Financial Math—Calvin Dwyer
10th—Job Interview—Jake Richards
10th—Journalism—Maci Randel
3rd—Management Information Systems—Aisten Henry & Miles Reed)
9th—Mr. FBL—Elliot Kelley
10th—Ms. FBL—Kendra Kemp
6th—Networking Infrastructure—Aisten Henry
4th—Parliamentary Procedures—Maggie Brungardt, Lucy Face, Elliot Kelley, Miles Reed & Carter Wilmarth
6th—Public Speaking—Kelsey Johnson
3rd—Securities & Investments—Miles Reed
7th—Sports & Entertainment Management—Owen Dalton, Scott Hoehn, & Jake Richards
9th—Supply Chain Management—Miles Reed
7th—UX Design—Aisten Henry
Who’s Who in FBLA—Scott Hoehn (3rd) & Elliot Kelley (9th)
Job Opportunities


For more information, please call the office at 785-594-6822 or Mike Reitcheck's cell at 913-708-0711.


Employment applications for Wellsville School District are managed electronically. Please go to:


Apply in person at Bert's

  • Truck wash - Mon-Fri full-time and part-time
  • Overnight Cashiers - full-time and part-time
  • Kitchen - full-time and part-time closers

JOB TITLE:  Public Works Laborer II

  • Under the direction of the City Superintendent, performs a variety of skilled and unskilled duties associated with the maintenance of city streets, city cemeteries, city buildings and properties, wastewater treatment plant and collection lines, water towers, water tanks and distribution lines, operation of heavy and medium duty equipment and trucks, performs on-call duties, (monthly or as necessary). 

·       Serve as crew member for providing assistance in Utilities operations.
·       Repair and operate water distribution mains, ground storage and elevated water towers, wastewater piping, manholes, sanitary sewer lift stations, booster stations, and storm water systems.
·       Service and repair pumps, motors, hydrants and meters.
·       Assist with snow removal in inclement weather.
·       Assist other City departments as assigned.
·       Follow department safety procedures and practices along with department policies and procedures.
·       Ability to follow written and oral instruction.
·       Ability to work independently with limited or infrequent supervision.
·       On-call and overtime as assigned.


  • Must possess a high school diploma, or equivalent and one year of experience in the field of Municipal Maintenance.

  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and class B with air CDL or the ability to obtain such within 6 months of employment.

  • KDHE Certification as Class I water certification and/or Class 2 Wastewater treatment facility operator or be able to obtain within 2 years of employment.

  • KPERS, sick pay, vacation pay, Insurance, 12 paid holidays

  • Applications available at City Hall, 411 Main Street, Wellsville, KS PH (785-883-2296)
 or Email a resume to: [email protected]

The City is also hiring for summer help - mowing and lifeguards. Applications are available at City Hall.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Monthly Meeting - May 10th at noon at Wellsville City Library
Wellsville Easter Egg Hunt
The tradition of our town continues as we once again plan for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Wellsville American Legion, WJRC and Wellsville Chamber of Commerce.  It will be held on Saturday, April 16th at Saddle Club Park beginning at 1:00pm.

If you wish to donate, we request to have your donation no later than March 1st. This allows us ample time to collect and coordinate stuffing of the eggs.  Lorrie Glass Coffman, our Chamber of Commerce Coordinator, will visit you personally the week of February 14th and the week of February 21st to pick up donations or you can drop by the WJRC office or mail directly to the WJRC at 320 Pendleton Ave, Wellsville, KS 66092 any time prior to March 1stPlease make your checks payable to WJRC and write in the memo, Easter Egg Donation.

The American Legion, WJRC and Chamber of Commerce appreciate all you do to support our community and its traditions.
Annual Chamber Wine/Brew/Spirits Fest -

The Chamber is requesting a permit from the City and targeting the date of Saturday, July 16. Stay tuned for exciting information about this new event. We are still in the planning process. It's going to be fun, and it's going to be an opportunity for the downtown businesses to showcase themselves and for all our Wellsville businesses to benefit. Let us know if you'd like to be part of the planning process!
Upcoming Community Events
Check out all the Wellsville Recreation Commission has planned for our community seniors this month!

Wellsville Days Bierocks Fundraiser 6/10/22
Wellsville Days Annual Bierocks Fundraiser will be June 10-11, with pick up on the 11th. They will begin taking orders on May 1st.

Upcoming Community Library Events
Library Updates -
The Wellsville City Library is looking for a new board member that resides within the city limits.
If you are interested please call the library at 785-883-2870.

The Wellsville City Library is excited to announce that they are moving forward with the building project.
The architect, Emig & Hauff Associates Architects, and contractor will be going over the plans and then they will be looking for subcontract workers.

Month of April events:

  •  April 3rd week is National Library Week
  •  April 6th is National Library Giving Day!***  Our library could use any amount of donations as they prepare to break ground on the new building addition. The library's website (www.wellsvillelibrary.org) has a donate button to make it easy
  • April 22-23 Friends of the Library Spring Plant Sale at the library 
  • April 30th is our Books and Brunch Fundraising event at Milestones 10AM to 1PM. Be sure to reserve your seat now
Storytime -
  • Every Wednesday @ 10am when school is in session.

Summer Reading -
  • Will run May 25-June 29th
  • Events are 10-11am on Wednesdays
Upcoming Community Church Events
Family Church
Easter Services -
  • Saturday, April 16th at 4:30 & 6:00PM
  • Sunday, April 17th at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM
  • Family Kids offered at all services
  • If you’re joining us in person, we will welcome you with a wave, great big smile, and a family photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny! Inside, you can grab a complimentary cup of coffee, and we’ll be there to help you find a seat if you need it. During the service, you will experience live dynamic worship music, hear stories of real life change, and receive an uplifting message of hope.
  • If you’re joining us live online, you will experience the same dynamic worship music, hear stories of real life change, and receive an uplifting message of hope.
  • We want your children to experience an exciting Easter too, which is why we have created a Family Kids Easter service where they will hear the Easter story through an engaging message specifically designed for them.

Sunday Service -
  • Three identical in-person services at 8:00AM, 9:15AM, and 10:30AM
  • Live online service at 9:15AM

Learn more about Family Church
GriefShare -
  • A faith-based, friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
  • How GriefShare works: Support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help.
  • You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you cope with your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Grieving is a process and not meant to last forever.
  • Mondays at 7pm at Family Church
  • For more info contact Debra McCullough (913) 206-5372

Celebrate Recovery
  • A 12-step program to help you find freedom and healing from hurts, habits, and hang-ups
  • Meets weekly at Family Church on Thursday's at 7PM
  • For more info contact Mike Holtwick 913-710-6255
Wellsville Baptist Church
Maundy Thursday Service-
  • Thursday, April 14th 6:30PM

Easter Service -
  • Sunday, April 17th at 9:15AM Sunday School classes meet
  • Sunday, April 17th at 10:30AM Easter Service in the Sanctuary

Sunday Service -
  • One in-person service 9AM
  • Sunday School for all ages at 10:30AM

Ladies Craft Nights -
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 6-8PM
  • Women are invited to gather and bring any craft project they are working on
  • Once each quarter we’ll do a guided group activity such as making a painting, ornament, or decoration for the home

Bible Study -
  • Every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30AM
  • No matter how little or how much you know about the Bible, we guarantee you’ll learn something new at this study
  • All are welcome to join us for an hour of study followed by a visit to Hot Off the Press for snacks

Pioneer Club -
  • Every Wednesday evening (Sept-April) from 6:30-8PM
  • Club will be canceled if there is no public school that day
  • PC is essentially Christian scouting
  • Kids between the ages of 3-18 are invited to join in learning more about God while simultaneously engaging in practical life skills and hobbies

Play Group -
  • Every Thursday from 9:30-11:30AM
  • Moms and kids of all ages are invited to play in the WBC gym
  • Kids can bring skates, bikes, scooters, or any other toys they’d like
  • A great way for kids to get their energy out, while the mom’s can sit and chat

Men’s Breakfast -
  • Every Saturday morning from 8-10AM
  • Don’t worry about bringing anything other than your appetite
  • Breakfast and fellowship are both provided

Wellsville Methodist Church
Last Supper -
  • Thursday, April14th, at 6:30PM - a very special candlelight ‘dinner’ to celebrate the last time that Jesus sat down for a meal with all of his disciples
  • We will gather in the sanctuary around tables set for a simple meal of bread and juice. We will hear Jesus’ words as he predicts that he will be betrayed by one of his closest followers, and yet he still shares a meal with them
  • Following communion, we will then hear the story that will take us from the last supper to our Savior’s death
  • This will be a different, more intimate way to experience one of the holiest nights of the year

Resurrection Sunday Service -
  • Sunday, April 17th at 10:45AM
  • One special morning to gather together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! The resurrection means that Jesus’ death on the cross was enough—our sins can be forgiven! The resurrection means that death has been defeated! The resurrection means that Jesus’ most amazing promise came true. He truly is the Son of God, and we have the gift of eternal life
  • Let us gather to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior!

Sunday Service -
  •  In person worship and Church@Home - 10:45AM

Shared Experiences Bereavement Group -
  • First and third Tuesdays at 10AM
  • A place where those who have suffered a loss can come together.
  • Open to anyone
  • A safe place to talk and find solace with those who understand what you're going through.
  • Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided

Zoom Tuesdays -
  • Bible study each Tuesday evening at 6:30
  • March 1 we will begin a Lenten study until Easter using the book A Time to Grow by Kara Eidson. 
  • Normally runs just over an hour.
  • Participants will need a Zoom invitation; they just need to email the Church
2021/2022 Wellsville Chamber of Commerce Officers
Wellsville Chamber President
Susan Stueve
Sales Associate
Farm Bureau Financial Services 
Vice President
Nicole Vlcek
Wellsville Chiropractic
Susan Larsen - Driskell
Simplot Grower Solution Location Manager
Ken Larsen
CFO - Retired
Desoto School District
Wellsville Chamber and Health Coalition Partnership Description
Many interested parties have asked for clarification regarding the relationship/partnership between the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce and the Wellsville Health Coalition. In 2021, the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce (WCC) and Wellsville Health Coalition (WHC) embarked on a collaboration to share resources where appropriate in order to boost both organizations’ efforts in areas of overlapping interest. The organizations are separate entities, but they often meet concurrently and share in other ways. The mission of the Chamber of Commerce remains "“To improve business opportunity and build a better community.” The Chamber exists to serve and build business in our community. The Wellsville Health Coalition exists to serve as a local health policy coalition that connects people working on such shared goals, facilitates cooperative and streamlined efforts as appropriate, and ultimately improves all aspects of health, civic engagement, community partnerships, and overall resident and community wellbeing. To accomplish this, the coalition seeks to monitor community-specific data, help prioritize ideas, share resources, promote activities, seek funding, and make a greater impact together. Additionally, the WHC aims to prepare the community for healthy growth through attention to social factors affecting health, to serve as an example for other rural communities, and to coordinate with the Franklin County Health Department on community health assessment and planning.

As always, if you have events or job postings you'd like included, please send the information and any fliers or pictures to [email protected] prior to the beginning of the month of your event. We welcome any feedback and suggestions about what to include and the layout. It's a creative process together. We wish you and your family an amazing 2022!