Nanette Buehrer, an Archbold native and Archbold High School graduate, is the new administratordirector of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Siebenmorgen, chamber president, said the full board selected Buehrer during a May 14 meeting. There were over a dozen applicants. It was cut to three fi- nalists, and Buehrer was chosen.
Siebenmorgen said Buehrer’s credentials are impressive.
“She and her husband (Neil) were born and raised locally. She’s had a lot of experience with non-profit organizations
“Her passion for the community was a significant factor,” he said.
Buehrer, a 1978 Archbold High School graduate, earned a Christian education degree from Defiance College in 1982.
“My first job as a teen was working at Rupp Furniture a couple days a week after school. I also worked at Sauder Village summers while in high school and college.
“I also worked for the Archbold Buckeye,” she said.
In 1988, the couple relocated to Sylvania. She was a Christian education director for a Sylvania church.
Later, she worked for a Toledo senior center.
Her next step was to become the director of the Sylvania Senior Center.
“We went from 500 members to 2,000, and from a basement to a brand new facility,” she said.
In 2003, her husband was transferred to the Dayton area. For two years, from 2003-05, she was the executive director of the Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Association.
“I was a one-man show. I did payroll, finance, grant-writing,” among other administrative tasks, she said.
In 2005, she was named senior program supervisor for the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.
There, she was responsible for programs and services for the 3,000 members of a sevenday a-week multi-purpose senior center.
Buehrer said the Archbold position gives her a chance to utilize her administrative skills while still having an opportunity to be creative.
It also will allow her to fulfill her passion for serving the community, she said.
“I’m going to use my skills to find out what’s going on, and what the town wants. I plan on visiting the businesses and introducing myself.
“I’m going to work to make things happen, to find new ways to showcase Archbold,” she said.
Nanette and her husband are building a home near Archbold. She is the daughter of Wayne and Suzie Spiess.
They have three daughters. One completed college, another is a college senior, and the third is a high school sophomore.
Buehrer starts at the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce Monday, June 16.- David Pugh