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  • Business/Entrepreneur of the Month » August 2014

    Comfort Inn - Roy Smith

    August 2014
    The 79 room Comfort Inn in Bellefontaine opened for business on August 3rd, 1989. The Chamber of Commerce is happy to recognize their 25 year anniversary as we honor owner Roy Smith as Entrepreneur of the Month for August.

    Over the past 25 years the Comfort Inn has been a mainstay in Logan County, providing visitors with a place to rest as they go about their local journey. In addition to a comfortable nights stay, guests can also utilize three meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and a lounge.

    So what do you do to celebrate your 25th anniversary? For Roy Smith you double down on your investment! The Inn recently went through an extensive renovation with over $1 million invested in upgrades. The results are fantastic as guests enjoy modern amenities at very reasonable room prices.

    Mr. Smith is proud of his involvement in the community and the Chamber, and in addition to the recent renovation, he has also had an important role in other local projects. Mr. Smith was integral in the completion of Northview Drive, connecting US 68 with SR 47. Mr. Smith is also a visionary who still sees great potential for business expansion along Northview Drive. Roy owns the vast majority of land along the road and is actively looking for people to partner with to develop businesses, including restaurants and other retail establishments. With prime visibility to US 33 it is an ideal location for development.

    One other item Mr. Smith is proud of is how the Comfort Inn supports local tourism. The Logan County Visitors Bureau is funded primarily through bed tax that is paid by hotels and inns in Logan County. The funds are used to promote local attractions and to share the great news about Logan County with the world.

    In addition to the Comfort Inn and local real estate, Mr. Smith also owns 3 additional hotels in the region and is involved with several other ventures.

    The team at the Comfort Inn recently celebrated the 25th anniversary and also recognized Brenda Beaverson. Brenda is the HR Manager and has been with the Inn from opening day 25 years ago! The Chamber of Commerce congratulates Mr. Roy Smith for 25 years in business at the Comfort Inn and thanks him for his many local contributions.