Volume 9 | July 2022
July Chamber News
Wellsville Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement: 
“To improve business opportunity and build a better community”
Wellsville FBLA at Nationals
Wellsville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America students finished with the best performance in school history with six placers, including two national champions, at the FBLA National Leadership Conference (June 29-July 2) in Chicago, Illinois.
“The Wellsville students put in a lot of time throughout the school year preparing for their national events,” said Dawn Rottinghaus, WHS FBLA adviser. “Although our Wellsville FBLA chapter focuses on school and community assistance, leadership, life learning and business skills, it is amazing to see the students competing individually or as teams rewarded on the national stage. The development of each student’s presentation skills is amazing to witness. They are skills the students will utilize beyond the classroom and into their future careers.”
The Eagles’ national champions were the team of Scott Hoehn (2022 graduate), Kendra Kemp (senior) & Lola Kline (junior) in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report, and the team of Lola Kline (junior), Mason Lytle (sophomore) & Jake Richards (senior) in E-Business.
Morgan Adams (senior), Kendra Kemp & Rylee Kuntz (2022 graduate) teamed up to finish second in Graphic Design. The team of Morgan Adams, Shelby Harter (senior) & Ailie McClellan (senior) were fourth in Partnership with Business. Miles Reed (senior) placed fifth in Accounting II and the team of Scott Hoehn, Eduardo Lopez (2022 graduate) & Ailie McClellan finished eighth in Website Design.
“It takes tremendous effort and dedication to qualify for nationals,” Rottinghaus said. “I was extremely proud of every qualifier’s commitment to improve throughout the 2021-22 academic year and in June leading up to Chicago.”
Lytle stated, “The FBLA NLC in Chicago was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I met some great people and made many awesome memories. Being on the stage was such an unreal feeling, especially knowing that all the hard work had finally paid off.”
FBLA did not host the in-person national competition in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, so it was a first-time in-person experience for all the 21 students who qualified to compete, except for Hoehn.
“Nationals was an experience I'll never forget. I never dreamed I'd make it to Chicago, let alone become a national champion and runner-up,” Kemp said.
More than 210,000 students participate in FBLA annually from across the world and internationally, including 12,000 students at nationals. There are over 70 different business-related competitions. FBLA’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
“Going to NLC was an amazing experience that gave me the opportunity to meet new people, learn many new skills, and grow as an individual,” Kline said.
Although there is extremely tough competition, Wellsville’s 21 students who participated at nationals performed well. Not only were they able to enjoy many of the sites of Chicago, but they had the opportunity to listen to successful entrepreneurs, compete in a variety of business-related events, and network with individuals from across the country and the world. They also were instrumental in assisting with the campaigning of the current Kansas FBLA State President, Sophia Weber (Herington High School) as she obtained the national FBLA office of Mountain Plains Vice President. Additional qualifiers included the team of Calvin Dwyer (junior) & Carter Wilmarth (sophomore)—Intro to Business Presentation; Hank Beard (sophomore), Jackson Dearing (2022 graduate) & Aistin Henry (junior)—International Business; Gracie Baska, Owen Dalton & Jayden Hylton (all juniors)—Intro to Social Media Strategies; Joclynn Johnson (senior)—Public Speaking; and Avery Morin (sophomore)—Intro to Public Speaking.
Other honors received include the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit and Champion Chapter, both of which are earned through the activities the FBLA chapter performs throughout the year.
Wellsville Farmer's Market is OPEN
Wednesdays –June to October 5-7pm
Saturdays-May to October 8am-11am
Wellsville Days Updates

The 2022 Theme - It's a Pirate's Life for Me!

Wellsville Days Booth - Application: https://wellsvilledaysks.com/booths/Everyone will need to submit an application, even main street businesses.

Wellsville Days 5K -Registration: https://wellsvilledaysks.com/5k-runwalk/

Wellsville Days Parade -

ATTENTION: Tentative Date for Cornhole Tournament: August 27th @ Chili Jack's. More details to come!

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/).
Wellsville Chamber Sign Advertising program
Have you noticed the beautiful banners displayed every two weeks on the Wellsville Chamber sign sitting on Highway 33 in the field next to Bert's and across from Auburn Pharmacy? If not, take a look next time you are driving by. We have received lots of positive feedback about the program. Here are a few of the banners we've displayed recently:
If you would like to advertise to the thousands of cars passing by on Highway 33 each day, we can help o produce and display a banner just for your business. This Chamber sign is especially important to your business if you are a business located somewhere other than off 33 highway. Many people who live outside Wellsville or are coming off the highway to stop at Bert's or Casey's don't know what other businesses Wellsville has to offer. They might make it a point to use your services each time they are in town!

If you are interested in one of the two remaining spots for this year, please contact the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce to reserve your spot and initiate individualized production of your banner.
Business Spotlights
Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness
Our 26th Wellsville Chamber Spotlight is Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness LLC, which is owned by Rene McClain. Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness was opened in February of 2015. Before 2015, Rene owned the building but rented it to the owner of Eagles Nest. When the Eagles Nest owner moved, Rene decided to purchase the exercise equipment and continue the 24-hour fitness operation as a service for the community of Wellsville
Rene's brother (Uncle Boo) manages Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness LLC, as it is convenient for him, since he lives in the apartment behind the gym. He assists with meeting members, keeping supplies stocked, maintaining equipment, and educating members. Both Uncle Boo and Rene have designed their facility to help all members in different stages of their fitness goals.
Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness LLC is more of a community service, because it basically pays for itself. She believes Wellsville provides a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone; therefore, she wants to give back to the community by keeping the doors open to a fitness center that is accessible to everyone at any time. With McClain’s ties to the community, she strives to help others and treats her customers as family. Because of this, she has maintained customer loyalty. She has also set a strong tone for her business environment because of her quality service and honesty.
Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness LLC depends upon the integrity of its customers. It is available 24-7 for its members. Depending upon whether the customer wants to pay by cash or check, the monthly fee is $39.99, or they can pay by electronic funds transfer $34.99 per month. Customers also have the option to receive discounted prices by paying for a 6-month membership ($197.03) or 1 year membership ($313.92). There is a one-time charge of $12 plus tax for the FOB, which is a digital key that provides access into the facility. The FOB helps to provide convenience and security for the gym members. In addition, a video camera surveillance system also provides safety features for its members.
Within the next couple of years, Rene is looking to upgrade equipment, and possibly expand with a privacy fence to extend into the yard next to the building. This will allow customers to exercise outside and possibly add a cross-fit extension to the gymnasium. She also plans to paint the outside of the building this summer to increase its curb appeal, as well.
If you are interested in learning more about Wellsville 24 Hour Fitness, visit them on Facebook. They are located at 402 Main Street, Wellsville. Also, feel free to call Rene McClain if you have any questions at (913) 206-0227.
Wellsville Joint Rec Commission
Our 27th Chamber of Commerce Spotlight is the Wellsville Joint Recreation Commission, also known as WJRC. WJRC’s new director, as of September of 2021, is Bernie (Coons) Smith. Bernie grew up in the Wellsville community, graduated from Wellsville High School and taught and coached within the Wellsville school district for several years. Along with many other duties, Bernie manages the office, plans sporting events, and maintains the fields, the park, and the concessions.
Bernie had worked for the WJRC part-time for six years. When she became director, she decided to dedicate her time to making the youth sports programs even better than before. Since then, WJRC has added additional programs such as Mad Science Camps, Pre-School Tumbling Classes, and a Pokémon Club to their list of offerings. Bernie is also excited about the new playground equipment that will be coming to Saddle Club Park this spring.
WJRC also hired Debbie McCullough in September of 2021. She initially volunteered for the WJRC, but since being hired she has developed additional program offerings for adult/senior trips and activities for the community such as casino trips, Branson tours, New Theater Dinner Shows, a Lunch Bunch gathering once a month and Aqua Zumba.
Other events Debbie has organized includes no-cost children’s activities such as activities hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The KDWP will be coming to Wellsville and providing various activities that are hands on and free for the kids. WJRC will also be hosting a Hunter’s Education Course this fall, as well as an outdoor movie in August.
Another new program created by the WJRC was the “After School Program” for elementary students. They averaged an enrollment of 30 students each month. One adult, as well as several high school students, worked in paid positions to care for the students who were in the program. This service was available every day the elementary school was in session. They would go from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. The fee was $120 per month per child and enrollment was on a first come first serve basis.
To find out more about what the WJRC has to offer, see their Facebook page (WJRC Wellsville Joint Recreation Commission), or check out their website at https://wjrc.recdesk.com/. Another great way to also receive WJRC texts about updates/cancellations/programs, etc. is through Text Caster.
Although the softball and baseball fields are located at Saddle Club Park, the WJRC’s office is located at 320 Pendleton Avenue, Wellsville, next to the park. If you have any additional questions or would like to find out more about the new programs being offered through WJRC, contact Bernie or Debbie at (785) 883-4532. Help us support our community programs by getting involved with what makes the Wellsville community great.
One final thing—The Wellsville Joint Recreation Commission is always looking for volunteer coaches for all recreation leagues—baseball, volleyball, soccer, softball, t-ball, basketball, and flag football. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please give them a call.

Wellsville Family Dental
The 28th Business Spotlight for the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce is on Wellsville Family Dental at 501 Main Street. Dr. Adam Coppenbarger took over as the lead dentist at the practice in November of 2021. New Horizon’s Dental Practice Management owns and manages the business. 
When Dr. Adam was only in grade school, his family dentist asked him if he liked science and math classes. He told his dentist he did like those classes. Dr. Adam’s family dentist then asked him something that would change the course of his life, “Would you like to come in and shadow me as a dentist?” From that day forward, Dr. Adam knew he wanted to be a dentist! He shadowed his family dentist until he was accepted into dental school. 
Wellsville Family Dental offers full-service dentistry and sets itself apart from competition by being open four days each week. They also make their main focus on patient relations. They try to offer as many services of dentistry as possible, including sedation dentistry and dental implants. Dr. Coppenbarger can offer more services than were available at Wellsville Family Dental in the past because of his wide array of skills and training. With a unique combination of science and artistry, they use skill, experience and commitment to our patients to create and maintain healthy smiles. 

The biggest success of Wellsville Family Dental to date is being able to help the community and build patient clientele. They have participated in downtown events and are becoming a valuable part of the community. Their biggest challenges have been COVID and that there is only one dentist in the office. Marketing and advertising are also a challenge. 
Wellsville Family Dental values the close-knit community and how nice everyone has been, especially as Dr. Adam transitioned in from the previous dentist. Wellsville can help take this business to the next level by continuing to spread the word about their practice to friends and family. Also, when you get a chance, please consider sharing their posts and giving a review on Facebook or Google. Their goal for the next few years is to reach and help more people. 
If you are looking for a new family dentist or have a dental emergency, you can contact Wellsville Family Dental at 913.267.5706 or by emails at info@wellsvillefamilydental.com. You can learn more about this business at their website at https://www.wellsvillefamilydental.com/.  

Charitable Organization Spotlight
Wellsville Historical Society
The Wellsville Historical Society is made up of a committee of 5 members that make decisions for the organization, while there are 3 to 4 volunteers that help to operate the non-profit business on Saturdays. The Wellsville Historical Society is set apart from every other business in town because it is not only a non-profit, but it preserves the history of Wellsville, and it tells a story about the people of Wellsville.
Located at 517 Main, the Wellsville Historical Society moved into the old Wellsville Bank building. Although it faced various challenges, after two years of renovations and redecorating, the Wellsville Historical Society opened to the public in the summer of 2021. Without the help of the 30 to 40 volunteers that assisted in the move, getting everything transferred and set up would have been extremely difficult. The non-profit hosted several fundraisers to raise enough money to purchase the old Wellsville Bank building, and then held a couple more fundraisers to garner funds to renovate the building. Raising enough funds to cover these endeavors, along with obtaining donations, was by far the greatest challenge the committee has faced to date.
The Wellsville Historical Society started in 2006 because some community leaders wanted to share and keep alive the history of Wellsville, Kansas. Even though the organization came together in 2006, people had been collecting items to put into the Wellsville Historical Society for many years. Many of these items began their display journey at the Wellsville City Hall on Wellsville Days for the first two years before they were later moved to their space at in the Layton Real Estate building in 2007. It was here that the “museum” concept began. It took three years to fill the space with memorabilia.
Every Saturday morning from 10 am to 1 pm, the Wellsville Historical Society is opened by volunteers. The volunteers catalog items, show visitors around, and explain the rich history of Wellsville. Cataloging includes taking pictures of an item, measuring the item, and describing the item. This is important for keeping track of records and for authenticity.
The members appreciate that the Wellsville community values the importance of preserving the history of their town. The support and contributions of many community members have helped to purchase needed cataloging items, as well as helped with renovations. In addition to personal donations, annual fundraisers and grants also help to financially support the Historical Society.
Anyone who is interested, whether they currently live in Wellsville or not, can help the Wellsville Historical Society by becoming a sponsor or a donor each year. Community members can also sign up to volunteer their services on a Saturday. If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteering, please call Nancy Lytle at (785) 218-8376.
Franklin County Info
Size Up Your Competition

The FCDC has partnered with Miami County to provide this program to our local retail and commercial businesses. There will have a kickoff on Friday July 15th at 9:00. You are welcome to register to learn more about this tool for an online presentation. Please share this with any retail and commercial businesses that might benefit from knowing more about:

  • Where are potential suppliers located
  • Where and who is my competition
  • What does my competition pay their employees
  • Where is my target demographic located
  • And Much More!

You do not need to be an FCDC member to utilize this great tool.

To register please go to: sizeup.info/ks
KANSASWORKS Virtual Statewide Job Fair 
July 20-21 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Virtual Statewide job fair will be split up into the five workforce areas and eleven sub-categories to make it easier for job seekers to navigate the virtual platform. There is no charge to participate!

The next Virtual Statewide Job Fair is scheduled for July 20-21, 2022 beginning at 8am on the 20th and ending at 5pm on the 21st. Employers can register for this upcoming event at:
https://app.premiervirtual.com/events/01725cd8-c396-4efd-afd0-663bb86fb14a/kansasworks-virtual-statewide-job-fair-july-20-21 by selecting “Organization” and it will take you to the registration page. Click on “Register to Event” and it will take you to the login. 

The Virtual Statewide job fair will be split up into the five workforce areas and eleven sub-categories to make it easier for job seekers to navigate the virtual platform. When you register, PLEASE select ONLY the areas that your company/business has jobs in, as it has been confusing for Job Seekers who are attending the event! 
The sub-categories include: 
If you are not logged into your booth, the job seeker will get a message that you are not available but will be able to submit their resume. You are also able to set your schedule within your booth for interviews.
Organization(Employer) Training (set-up & registration) Video-https://youtu.be/OHFBOcyI9hY Additional trainings with new enhancements are available within your booth.
A live virtual training will take place 1-2 weeks before the event if you have questions that you want to ask. Please contact Phyllis Lashell, if you would like to be added to this training.

PHYLLIS LASHELLWorkforce Response Coordinator
KANSASWORKS │ 332 E. 8th St. ● Hays, KS 67601-4145
P 785.577.4610 ● F 785.625.0092 ● TTY: 711Phyllis.LaShell@ks.govte
USD #289 Info
Wellsville School District Projects
Bond Project Update

The USD 289 bond project continues to move forward. The main areas of work this summer have included the new Middle School Office, Middle School classroom remodel, new library new weight room and wrestling room, and High School classroom remodels (see pictures below). Weather, soil, and drainage conditions slowed the work on the new wrestling room and weight room during May/June, but the project and work continue to move forward in a timely manner. 

Material delays have impacted the new middle school office and middle school remodels. It is very possible that this work will not be complete by the time school begins. We have contingency plans in place which include relocating students and staff to different rooms, so the school year can start on time and continue as planned. 

The new library is scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the school year. The work on the HS classroom remodel is moving forward as scheduled and will be completed during the first semester.  

I am sure you have noticed that the outside of the Middle School is now covered in black. This is just to protect the exterior until the siding arrives. Once it arrives, the siding and windows will be added. 

At times construction projects experience delays or challenges with materials and weather. Our project is no different, but despite these challenges, the project continues to move forward in a positive manner and will be a great benefit to our students, staff, and community. Loyd Builders, HTK (architect), and the subcontractors involved have all worked very hard to try and meet timelines, resolve issues that arise quickly, and try to keep things on schedule as much as possible. This has been difficult at times, but their efforts should be noted and are greatly appreciated.

Other Facility Upgrades
As part of the district's facilities plan, projects are identified on a yearly basis for upgrades, remodels, replacement, etc. The projects approved and the status of those projects are below:

Recarpeting WES Hallways and Pod Areas - this project has been completed.

Interior Painting WES: The Gym/Stage and Pod D are completed. The Cafeteria, Library and Computer Lab in near future.

PreK Playground - this project is scheduled to begin and be completed by the start of the school year. The district received a $17,333 grant for this project.

KD Gym Bleacher Replacement - this project will take place in late October in between VB and BB seasons.
Two new scoreboards will be installed in the KD Gym. The KD Gym scoreboards will be moved to the Blue Gym. These are scheduled to be received and installed late summer / early fall.

1 new bus and 3 slightly used buses have been purchased and will arrive this summer. A $20,000 grant was received for the new bus. These will help to keep our fleet updated and functioning at a cost-effective level.
Community Chamber Events
Chamber Monthly Meeting - August 9th at noon at Wellsville City Library
Annual Chamber Wine/Brew/Spirits Fest

The Chamber has requested and been granted a permit from the City and is still planning on the date. Please stay tuned for exciting information about this new, fun event guaranteed to bring in people from all around!

This will 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!
Community WJRC Events
Check out all the Wellsville Recreation Commission has planned for our community seniors this month!

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.
Storytime -
  • Every Wednesday @ 10am when school is in session.

Summer Reading -
  • Will run May 25-June 29th
  • Events are 10-11am on Wednesdays
Community Church Events
Family Church
Sunday Service -
  • Three identical in-person services at 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11AM
  • Live online service at 9:30AM
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
Sunday Service -
  • One in-person service 9AM
  • Sunday School for all ages at 10:30AM

Vacation Bible School -
  • July 25-29
  • 6PM-8PM
  • Proof Pirates theme
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
Sunday Service -
  •  In person worship and Church@Home - 10:45AM
Food Truck Party Vacation Bible School-

We are looking forward to an exciting few days as we explore God's love through giving - when God gave manna and quail during the Exodus, when God provided bread to the widow and her son, and when Jesus fed the 5000 plus. We will have fun crafts, make our own snacks, games and of course we will learn about the stories mentioned above. We hope your child can join us!

  • 9AM-Noon
  • 7/14-7/1 6
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
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
  •  Second shift cashiers 2P-10P or 4P-12 A - full and part time
  • Overnight Cashiers - full-time and part-time
  • Kitchen - full-time and part-time closers

JOB TITLE: Part-Time Librarian’s Assistant

SUPERVISED BY: The Library Director, the Librarian’s Assistant, as well as the Library Board, will supervise the Part-Time Librarian’s Assistant.

OVERVIEW OF JOB: The Part-Time Librarian’s Assistant is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Library Board, general library operations, and service to the public. The Part-Time Librarian’s Assistant shall be defacto library manager in the absence of the Library Director and Librarian’s Assistant.

JOB TITLE: Substitute Librarian’s Assistant

SUPERVISED BY: The Library Director, the Librarian’s Assistant, as well as the Library Board, will supervise the Substitute Librarian’s Assistant.

OVERVIEW OF JOB: The Substitute Librarian’s Assistant is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Library Board, general library operations, and service to the public. The Substitute Librarian’s Assistant shall be defacto library manager in the absence of the Library Director and Librarian’s Assistant.

If interested, stop by and pick up an application at the Library, or go to the library’s website under the About tab and click the Board, Staff, Policies, Employment to download an application and job description. The library will accept applications until the positions are filled.
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 wellsvillechamberofcommerce@hotmail.com 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!