Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Spooky Nook Sports, the company located near Lancaster, Pa., with North America’s largest indoor sports facility, has been ranked among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.

The company plans a complex of similar size in Hamilton, at the former Champion Paper mill on North B Street and along the Great Miami River’s western shore.

Hamilton City Council is expected to vote on a proposed development agreement with the company on Oct. 1o. A public hearing on the matter is scheduled for council’s Sept. 26 meeting.

Jonathan Snavely, Director of Sales & Marketing, said, “We are honored to be #15 on the (Central Penn Business Journal’s 22nd Annual) Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies this year.”

He added: “To be able to achieve this in just five years since opening our doors, it took the effort and relentless teamwork of our entire staff. Regardless of department or title, we succeed by living out an ‘all hands on deck’ mentality. Every single one of our Team Members has assisted in getting us to where we are today.”

To be eligible for consideration, companies had to have revenues of at least $500,000 in each fiscal year from 2015 through 2017, plus revenue growth from 2015 to 2017.

“When we opened, there was no road map for us to follow,” said Spooky Nook’s CEO and owner, Sam Beiler, “We were the first to open something of this scale that provided so many different services. Our company had to be innovative and resilient to forge a path for ourselves and try something that hadn’t been done before.”

Beiler describes the Pennsylvania facility as 14 acres of sports complex under one roof. It also has 50 acres of outdoor facilities.

Hamilton city officials have said the proposed Spooky Nook at Champion Mill will transform Hamilton’s economy, luring tens of thousands of athletes and their families from a 3½-hour drive, and spurring business development around the facility, which will include a convention center, hotel and retail shops.

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