The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce is a member of many organizations that can help you save money. For example, our Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance membership can save you money on employee benefits and much more. Click here for more information. The Chamber Energy Program can help you spot ways to save money on electricity and gas usage. Call us at 740-702-2722 if you have further questions.


Chamber membership adds credibility and quality as well as visibility to your business.  A study by The Schapiro Group showed Chamber membership improves your standing with your customers and prospective customers.  Check out the results:

  • A 49% increase in your consumer favor-ability rating
  • A 73% increase in consumer awareness of your business
  • A 68% increase in your local reputation
  • An 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize your business in the future


The Chamber is your voice advocating for the policies that foster economic growth, jobs, and new opportunities for your organization.  When you invest in the Chamber, you strengthen that voice.  You can volunteer for the Advocacy Committee, be up-to-date on policies that immediately impact your organization, and share that information with fellow members.


Our Chamber has over 600 members, from large to home-based businesses.  By being a member of the Chamber, you have extended your list of contacts extensively.  The Chamber coordinates many events to allow you to strengthen and create relationships with other business professionals.  With events like the Quarterly New Member Breakfast, Groundhog Day Economic Forecast, Connection Wednesdays, Annual Meeting, Women’s Conference, Golf Outing, Business Expo, luncheons, specialty seminars, and the monthly Business After Business, we offer many opportunities to rub elbows and get to know the business community in Ross County.


Your organization will be listed categorically and alphabetically in our Relocation and Community Guide, which is printed annually.  This publication is widely circulated throughout the county to all our members and the general public.  Newcomers to the area receive the guide when utilizing the Chamber relocation information service.


The electronic front door to the Chillicothe Ross County area, the Chamber’s newly revamped internet site, is the most comprehensive resource tool for the community with its link to economic development data.  It’s also a popular site for people planning to visit the area as a tourist or relocate for a new job.  A membership directory allows visitors to get to your website quickly.  What makes our website unique is that you have control over the customization of your listing.  You may add your logo, mission statement, and links to all your social media.


The Chamber’s conference room can accommodate up to 20 comfortably.  Limited parking is available on our lot.  It can be reserved for an hour or two or the entire day.  Call ahead to reserve it at 740-702-2722.


By joining the Chamber, you hire staff to market and promote your business and assist you with business challenges.  We want to be an extension of your office.


Members, upon request, receive one set of mailing labels free of charge.  That means you have access to the addresses of over 600 members.  The Chamber will print them, which cuts down on the costs of printing and labeling for you.  You can then do a complete or select mailing to the members you want to get your information.  Sometimes, it just makes sense to use the mailman for direct marketing.  Additional labels are available for a small fee.


Arrange for your information to be emailed to our electronic mailing list of over 2100 addresses for a minimal charge of $50.  We only send one per day from our members so that we are not filling up your inboxes.  This is a great spend of your marketing dollar by reaching so many people for such a small amount.  Call Dacia at the Chamber to reserve your date.


The best way to advertise is by word of mouth, which is the cheapest!  We receive calls daily from residents, potential customers, and visitors looking for products and services in the Ross County area.  We direct customers to your door by referring Chamber members only.


The chamber is the gathering place for ideas and information.  We are a hub for the distribution of business and community information.   We provide direction for new business start-ups, organize ribbon cuttings and anniversary celebrations, and special events planning, among the services the Chamber provides.  We are the one-stop community resource center for economic, relocation, and demographic information.   Bring in your business cards and rack cards to display on our information wall.  We will pull from this wall when pulling together relocation packets and visitor mailers.


Use us!  That’s why we are here!  How many area businesses can say that they have their marketing staff?  Think of the Chamber as an extension of your business.  We can help you with brainstorming sessions, marketing strategies, special events, and networking opportunities.  Like no other organization, the Chamber can see the “big picture” and provide direction for your marketing goals.


There are many opportunities to put your name in front of thousands of potential customers.  Members of the Chamber can sponsor events and advertise in our annual publication, email newsletter, and website.  Partnering with the Chamber can also promote your business and gain exposure.  Several opportunities include hosting a Business After Business, sponsoring a luncheon or New Member Breakfast, being part of the Annual Meeting, Golf Outing, or Business Expo, or sponsoring a seminar or special event.  The opportunities are endless!

To learn more about the above opportunities or other opportunities, please contact Member Relations Manager Bobbi Kellough at or call 740-702-2722.