31 Mar

Community Response Team at work to find solutions

As the arrival of COVID-19 began in Ohio, organizations Ross County united together to create the Community Response Team. Convened by Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney and comprised of a cross-section of local partners, the group supports efforts to understand the impact of COVID-19 and respond quickly with programs, resources, and…

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23 Mar

A way to win for supporting small business

During this time of social distancing, the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce and the Ross County Health District wants everyone to help our businesses through the uncertainty with their #BeSafeThinkLocal contest. The online contest reminds the community to be safe and practice social distancing by avoiding large crowds and utilizing…

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23 Mar

What is an “essential’ business anyway?

We've fielded questions from a few of you about the Governor's stay-at-home order and what it means for your business. We, along with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, have partnered with the Governor, in support of the order, knowing full well this is a tough time for local businesses. To…

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23 Mar

In the middle of uncertainty, good deeds give us hope

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind both statewide and nationally. We’ve watched countless businesses close their doors with an uncertainty of when they might reopen as the terms “social distancing” and “flatten the curve” become more prevalent in the American vernacular. Generally, in times of crisis, American’s have…

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20 Mar

If you’re out of work, consider retraining options

If you're out of work, it's a difficult time. And while our schools, community colleges, and other learning institutions aren't open just yet, they will resume their work to help train and retrain people who are looking for work. Here are a few retraining options, as provided by the State…

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16 Mar

Who’s open? How can we help? Here are a few ways to help!

Updated: April 7, 2020 As part of #BeSafeThinkLocal, we're happy to offer this list of local establishments that offer pickup or delivery options for food, or have online shops for their goods and services. We're aware this may not be a comprehensive list, so please contact us at 740-702-2722 or…

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14 Mar

#BeSafeThinkLocal

                        All, It's been a crazy week in Chillicothe, Ohio, the United States, and the world, for that matter. COVID-19 has many people on edge and the precautions being taken, particularly at the state level are an inconvenience for…

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02 Mar

Five* great reasons to attend the 2020 annual meeting

We're in the countdown mode for the 2020 Annual Meeting and ticket sales are picking up ahead of our Wednesday deadline. As we've talked about Quint Studer and his community development work, the energy around his visit is picking up, but maybe - just maybe - you haven't committed to…

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