April 2023 Once again we would like to update all of you on all of the amazing things that are going on with the WLBA! As we look back over the last 6 months we are all so thankful for the opportunities we had to hold events and gather as a community and operate our local businesses along the way. We pray this letter finds each one of you in good health, prosperity and joy! Let’s take a moment to review some of the highlights of this year for the West Liberty Business Association and our Village, as well as some amazing events that are still to come in 2023:
We provided updated promotional Save the Date Rack Cards as well as updated trifold brochures to be handed out promoting tourism in the village
We provided mywestliberty bags filled with treats for garage sale days and during the Summer Street Market!
We are partnering with The Village of West Liberty and The Lions Club on more activities as well as a new Trolley to help with the parking issues with events.
We provided mywestliberty bags for all new residents who move to the village of West Liberty
We held the Hello Spring Shop Hop in March and had the Easter Bunny in partnership with the Lion’s Club
We held the Annual Dinner meeting January 19th at the Opera House
The Annual Fire Sales will be held May 20th
We are sponsoring free hot dogs to children for the opening of the Splash Pad
We continue to work with the Village and Historical Society and Piatt Castle on continued joint endeavors
We are planning and promoting The Summer Street Market and Car Show June 24th! This will take place the same weekend as The Force Ball Tournament, the Lion's Club Fish Fry and the Fireworks – it will include local vendors and food trucks, more than 70 cars/motorcycles, stores staying open late and we will have a live and DJ music entertainment all day!
We are sponsoring the Country Legends Concert Series concert September 2nd
We will organize the Fall Open Houses for businesses in September
We formed a new Trick or Treat committee and held the first Spooktacular event in downtown West Liberty October 27, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 P.M. It was a HUGE success and we will be holding the second annual Spooktacular event headed up with the same incredible committee this year on October 26, 2023
We will be sponsoring and decorating the Logan County Branch Library window in downtown in November and raffling off the Snowflake Basket!
We are planning and promoting West Liberty Christmas in the Village events including Christmas Open Houses to be held Nov. 3 & 4, the Christmas Parade and luminaries, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Nov 24 & 25 as well as the Tour of Homes scheduled for December 19 from 5-8 P.M.
We worked with the Village Council to institute a Business of the Month for West Liberty to recognize local businesses and that has been a great success and an opportunity for the community to learn about our local businesses.
We have continued membership spotlights on the village Website and on our Facebook page.
We are planning a Summer Garden Tour of Homes to add to our schedule
The members of the Board would like to extend a special THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time and resources over the past years! We could not accomplish all this without you. We want more of you to please get involved with us and help us do even more next year! We love fresh ideas and opinions!
We are excited to continue working closely with other local organizations, including the Village Council, the Lion’s Club, the Historical Society, the Country Legends Concert Series, the Logan County Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau, among others to improve our community. This cooperation has helped to better the community and increase the number of visitors to our town – which only means increased revenues to you.
We hope you will continue to support the West Liberty Business Association and renew your membership (download form here or renew online below). We are once again offering sponsorship packages so you can choose what best suits your needs, your financial ability and what works best to showcase your business on mywestliberty.com and to promote your business at our annual dinner.
We mainly meet on the second or fourth Thursday (as schedules allow) of each month at 5:30 P.M. at The Mad River Farm Market. We are always looking for members to get involved in event planning, and leadership roles, and it is a great opportunity to get your business name out there. We understand that your time is precious and as business owners we often don’t have extra time, but even if you are able to be on a small committee board it would be so helpful to those of us who are working hard to revitalize the events that keep our village relevant, lively and a destination spot! We have positions available on the following committees:
Membership Drive Volunteer Committee Business Development Committee Summer Street Market and Car Show Luminary Fall Run Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Spooktacular! Christmas Parade Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes
It is the goal of the Board of Directors to support all of our businesses in ways that benefit the entire West Liberty community. The more memberships we have, the more we are able to pour in to the Village events and in to the local businesses of West Liberty bringing commerce and traffic into our local economy.
Respectfully and Dutifully Yours,
Your West Liberty Business Association Board of Directors: Heather Chamberlain (Theresa’s Gingerbread House), President Linda Vernon (Vernon Farms), Vice President Brittany McElroy (Civista), Treasurer Brenda Snyder (Pig In A Pickle) Secretary Tami Cox (Country Friends of Ohio), Member at Large
Bring payment to the WLBA's Annual Dinner, next monthly meeting, or PAY ONLINE by clicking the button below or send payment to:
West Liberty Business Association PO Box 684 West Liberty OH 43357