Great turnout for our first Health Fair. Thanks to everyone who attended and our vendors!
A big thank you to Lawrence Funderburke for coming to speak to the WACC. We thoroughly enjoyed the eye opening discussion on ‘Sociopsychonomics’. We hope to have him back soon.
Thank you to Victory Ministries for hosting our March meeting! Victory Ministries is a great community resource and we were glad to share more about their initiatives with our members.
Thank you to all the participants of our Whitehall Career Fair for the Whitehall Yearling High School students. It was a great way to remind them that opportunity is here!
Thank you to the small but dedicated group for attending our February meeting in blizzard like conditions. Thanks again to Suzanne Boyer for giving us some 2017 tax filing tips. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our March 5th meeting!
Had a packed house at our January meeting focusing on the Safer Whitehall Initiative . We hope to see you at the next one!
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An old activity building at Whitehall Community Park is in for a major overhaul that will turn it into a community gathering place with craft space, a kitchen and an “airnasium.”
The city announced a partnership with the YMCA of Central Ohio Tuesday to renovate and expand the building and make it a hub for recreation, learning and the arts. It’s a $5.5 million project.
As we reported last month, the city has a new master plan for the park that includes expanding it from 60 acres to 85 acres.
For the full story in Columbus Business First click here.
Thank you to all who attended our October Lunch Mob at MCL. We are excited to have MCL as a new member of the Chamber!
WACC member Wyandotte Athletic Club had their unique virtual reality workout program featured in the Wall Street Journal.
You can read the full article here.
A second microhospital is proposed for Franklin County, a 15-bed facility in Whitehall on the site of a closed Applebee’s, according to an item to be introduced Tuesday at City Council.
The location, 4600 E. Broad St., compounds the mystery of what health system would operate the 18,600-square-foot facility. Developer Embree Asset Group Inc. typically works with local or regional health systems to operate its microhospitals.
All four Columbus-based systems said they had no agreement with Embree.
Embree, based just outside Austin, Texas, also is seeking to build a 15-bed hospital in Dublin. In each building, eight of the rooms are designated for inpatient stays; the rest are for treatment and exams. The trend toward microhospitals is another way to get care for less-serious cases in more convenient settings, most often in more affluent suburbs.
For the full story on Columbus Business First click here.