19 Aug

Building a champion

Somewhere John Wend - most likely behind a microphone - is smiling. For 25 years, Wend was the booming public address voice of the Chillicothe Paints and dedicated himself to making sure that players, coaches, and fans had a great time while at V.A. Memorial Stadium. As the literal voice…

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09 Aug

What our Chamber does, and doesn’t do

It’s a good question. What exactly does a Chamber of Commerce do? There are the easy things – ribbon cutting/groundbreaking, annual meeting, the golf outing, etc. – but there’s more to a Chamber than just planning events, so here are a few of the essential things that we do regularly…

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05 Aug

Fair brings a welcome respite for the farmer

As we celebrate the agriculture and farming community this week at the 75th annual Ross County Fair, it's important to remember that many of our farmers have had a tough year. Tariffs were the first big blow, and since the beginning of the year, agriculture experts have been talking about…

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29 Jul

“So, what ELSE is going on in Chillicothe?”

It's a question I get quite often, actually. Most people know the story of Chillicothe's resurgent downtown, but they ask, " So what else is going on around the county?" It's a good question. Often times, the most public things going on in our county are centered around downtown, but there's a…

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22 Jul

Newsletter for 7/22/19

NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO  Many people wonder if our government is connected to the communities it purports to serve, especially when the capital is an hour away, or in the case of Washington, hours away. Chamber CEO Mike Throne, left, and Adena Health System's Ty McBee, listen to…

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22 Jul

June 2019 building permits reveals some interesting news

Our friends at Bell Manor are starting their construction project and a new Nourse project is planned near Panera Bread (and close to the currently under construction Texas Roadhouse) … and Halloween lovers will be happy to know it appears that Spirit Halloween plans to be back this fall --…

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19 Jun

Weekly newsletter for June 18, 2019

MIKE'S MUSINGS A note from the desk of CRCC President and CEO Mike Throne: As we approach another Third Thursday event for downtown businesses, we've been hard at work trying to put together a way for everyone to know and easily understand the rules of engagement as it pertains to…

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10 Jun

Blast from the past from 1989

If you don't think time passes quickly, check out this clip from the Gazette from exactly 30 years ago today. The headlines proclaim that Streetscape's construction was slowed by downtown work. And some people think downtown parking is bad now?

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10 Jun

Have a say in what our newsletter looks like

For years, the weekly Chamber newsletter has been a source of pride and information for memberinvestors, but we're strong believers in the idea that if we don't stop and evaluate what we're doing, we miss a lot of opportunities. To that end, we're exploring changes to the content, frequency and…

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