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  • Chamber Welcomes New Member

    The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome its newest member, Athletico Physical Therapy. Located at 476 Fortman Dr., they offer a wide variety of services including physical therapy, dry needling for pain, astym for connective tissue dysfunction, and more.

    Currently, Athletico Physical Therapy has two physical therapists, Melissa Weston, DPT and Tracy Poeppelman, PT. Together they have over 30 years of experience in physical therapy and a wealth of knowledge of the services they provide to their clients.

    Weston commented, “Our customers appreciate the consistency of being one-on-one with a physical therapist and not with a different therapist each time they have an appointment. They also prefer our hands-on and manual therapy approach.”

    Athletico offers complimentary injury screens performed by a licensed professional and will provide the client with the best medical plan based on the outcomes of the screening. Another unique attribute of Athletico is their ability to see patients within 24-48 hours of their inquiry. In addition, Athletico is a direct access facility, therefore no prescription is required for their services.

    When asked about why Athletico is joining the Chamber, Weston responded, “We recently received the athletic training contract with St. Marys City Schools and are looking for other ways to stay connected with the community. We thought joining the Chamber would help us to stay informed about community events, but also connect us with local businesses. We are able to provide pre-hire job screens for employers and our Work Comp services provide help from the time of injury through case closure.”

    Athletico in St. Marys is one of many clinics nationwide for Athletico Physical Therapy. Athletico is one of the top employers of physical therapists in the US and are the official physical therapy partner for many professional sports including the Chicago Bears, St. Louis Cardinals, US Soccer, USA Gymnastics and more.

    “I enjoy working for Athletico because they strive to provide a positive work culture, enhance leadership skills, and deliver on work life balance,” said Weston.

    Athletico Physical Therapy is open Monday through Friday and offer convenient hours, including early mornings and late evenings. For more information about Athletico you can call them at 419-300-8400 or visit their website www.athletico.com/St-Marys. For more information about joining the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce contact Abby at 419-300-4611.

  • The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our newest member the Roughriders Philanthropic Association (RPA). The RPA is dedicated to providing excellence in academics, the arts and athletics for students and members of our community.

    Currently, the RPA is focused on raising funds for the Roughrider Athletic Complex at Memorial High School. This complex features a 4,000 capacity stadium, concessions, restrooms, ticket booths, Skip Baughman Memorial entrance, and more.

    The project is being funded through solicited donations and pledges from private individuals and corporations. The campaign is over half way to their $3,000,000 fundraising goal through donations and pledges. One popular way that the community is supporting the RPA is by becoming a Roughrider 500 Club Member. This means that an individual, group, or corporation can pledge to give $3,000 by pledging $50 per monthly for 5 years, a one-time contribution of $3,000, or $600 annually for 5 years. Roughrider 500 Club members will be recognized with their name on a paver at the entrance to the facility.

    If you are interested in making a donation or would like more information about the Roughriders Philanthropic Association, contact Dan Burke at 419-394-3381. You can mail your donation to RPA, c/o The St. Marys Community Foundation, 146 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885.  You can visit their website www.roughriderpride.com for more information. If you would like more information about the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, contact Abby Balster at 419-300-4611.

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