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What’s Happening in Fort Scott by the Chamber of Commerce

Bike Share Has Arrived in Fort Scott

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce is one of the hub sites for the bike share program.

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team and Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announce the Fort Scott Bike Share Program is officially up and running, according to Lindsay Madison, executive director of the Chamber.

Madison has facilitated the program in Fort Scott.

Residents may get a bike to ride at any of the following locations: Peerless Products, Inc.,2403 S. Main; Nate’s Place Restaurant & Lounge, at the northwest corner of 8th Street and National Avenue; and  Fort Scott Community College,2108 S. Horton and the Chamber231 E. Wall. The sites are called hubs.

Fort Scott Community College is one of the hub sites for the new bike share program.
“Riders can check out bikes at any of the hub locations,” Madison said.  “The bikes can be returned to the same hub or one of the other hubs.”
Peerless Products is one of the hub sites of the new bike share program.
Hub location staff will take a copy of rider’s driver’s license and  the bike rider will sign a waiver form.
Riders must be 12 years of age, and those under 18 will have waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet, but helmets are not provided.
“Bikes can be checked out for up to 24 hours unless otherwise specified by hub location, FSCC will have shorter check-out times to allow more student usage of bikes,” Madison said.
Bikes need to be returned to hub location during their normal business hours.
Nate’s Place is one of the hub sites of the bike share program.
Bikes are not to be used on non-paved trails or off-roads.
Rider is responsible for any damage to the bikes.
More guidelines can be found in the waiver form on

Bikes were purchased with grant funds from the #BCBSKSPathways to Healthy Kansas Grant in support of the non-motorized transportation policy the City of Fort Scott commissioners approved.

“The bike share program provides non-motorized transportation to be utilized by local community members and visitors,” Madison said.
“The bikes may be used for exercise and leisure purposes to get outside and explore the town.
Community members may use the bikes for transportation to work, the store, school, or other destinations.”
“Fort Scott and Bourbon County are making healthy, active living a priority and the bike share program is another way to promote the healthy choice as the first choice,” she said.

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The weekly Chamber Coffee organized by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for Thursday, July 21 will be hosted by Sonic Drive-In, 1705 S. National Ave. at 8 a.m.

Chamber members and guests are invited to attend for networking, refreshments, and to learn about products, services, or new offerings of the host business or organization. Members may make an announcement about their business, organization, or the community by donating one dollar towards the Chamber.

More information may be obtained by contacting the Chamber at 620-223-3566, emailing, or visiting


Ribbon Cutting At Lavender Patch June 14

Join Us For Chamber Coffee & Ribboutting Ceremony!
Join us for the
Chamber Coffee and
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
The Lavender Patch
Thursday, June 14th
Chamber Coffee will start at 8am & Ribbon Cutting will immediately follow
Click here for The Lavender Patch Facebook page.
Click here for information
about the festival happening this Saturday.
Chamber Coffee:
  • June 21st– Skitch’s , Inc.
  • June 28th– Bourbon County Garden Club
  • July 5th– No Coffee
  • July 12th– Bourbon County Conservation District

Business Pick of the Week: Mercy Health For Life

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce has selected Mercy Health For Life business pick of the week.


Mercy Health For Life is located at 405 Woodland Hills Blvd. in Fort Scott. They provide many opportunities to help you perform your very best! Come check out this wonderful business and thank you for 20 years of health and fitness services you have provided for this town.

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Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of Boiler Room Brewhaus June 2

Saturday, June 2, 2018

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of The Boiler Room Brewhaus in their new location of 10 S. National Ave. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1:45 pm, just prior to the official opening of the business at 2 pm.

Tickets to the Grand Re-opening event are not required but are free and may be obtained through The Boiler Room Brewhaus Facebook page. Those with tickets will have reserved seating. Attendees must be 21-years-old to sample or purchase alcoholic beverages; soda, tea, and water will also be available. Minors are allowed but must have adult supervision.

The Chamber invites members and the community to attend and congratulate the Ritter’s on the re-opening and expansion of the Brewhaus. The owner of the building known as the former “Downtowner Motel”, Josh Jones, is also to be commended for investing in upgrades to the property located in the Historic District.

For questions or more information email the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at