16 Nov

Adena nationally recognized with an ‘A’ hospital safety grade

CHILLICOTHE, OH (November 16, 2021) – Adena Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Adena’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. Among Ohio’s 119 hospitals rated, only 40 hospitals received a top grade. “Patients and…

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11 Nov

Adena Health System adds three new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (November 9, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of three specialty providers, across multiple service lines. These incoming providers are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for our patients throughout the region. Adena is pleased to welcome: Marcin…

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02 Nov

City of Chillicothe gets $5 million infrastructure grant from state

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded 28 water infrastructure projects with nearly $44 million in financial support as part of the second round of funding offered through the new Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure grant program. Included in the grants was $5 million for the City of Chillicothe's Wastewater Treatment…

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20 Oct

Universal 1 Credit Union appoints Jessica Jones as CEO

Dayton, Ohio – The Universal 1 Credit Union (U1) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Jones as President/CEO. Ms. Jones assumed full duties of the position and title after the retirement of Loren A. Rush on October 19, 2021. Chairman Thomas Hickey commented “Jessica brings…

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18 Oct

Lessons to learn from the Oct. 4 Facebook outage

Oct. 4 was a date that will live in social media infamy.  OK, that was probably hyperbole, but when Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram went down for six hours on Oct. 4, you could almost hear small business owners collectively draw a deep breath and sigh. If your business relies heavily…

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15 Oct

Adena Health System adds three new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (October 12, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of three specialty providers, across multiple service lines. These incoming physicians are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for our patients throughout the region. Adena is pleased to welcome: Xiaogang…

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05 Oct

Chillicothe will soon have its first-run movie theatre back

It was announced Sept. 27, 2021 that the 10-screen Chillicothe Cinemas, also known as Danbarry Cinemas, located at 119 Pawnee Road in Chillicothe, Ohio, will be reopening soon. The theater, a victim to the Covid pandemic, was closed in March of 2020. It is now being reopened under new management.…

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30 Sep

Adena Regional Medical Center earns national recognition for stroke treatment

CHILLICOTHE, OH (Sept. 30, 2021) – Adena Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a…

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28 Sep

Adena Health System now offering flu shot clinics

CHILLICOTHE, OH (September 28, 2021) – Avoiding the flu this season takes one simple step, getting an influenza vaccine. Adena Health System offers many flu shot clinics, making it easy for you and your family to get vaccinated. Adena is offering flu shots by appointment at any of its Family…

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28 Sep

Adam Halm Investment Services hires Seth McDonald

CHILLICOTHE - Halm Investment Services has announced the hiring of Seth McDonald as a financial advisor. Adam Halm made the announcement of the hiring of McDonald, who has 19 years in banking, a degree in finance, and two decades of work in banking and financial services. "His knowledge and experience…

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24 Sep

Adena Health System to open drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

CHILLICOTHE, OH (September 24, 2021) – Adena Health System will be offering a drive-thru option for people seeking to be tested for COVID-19 starting Monday, September 27. Adena’s PACCAR Medical Education Center, located at 446 Hospital Rd, Chillicothe, opens next week to best serve patients in need of a COVID-19…

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21 Sep

Adena Health System adds six new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (September 21, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of six specialty providers. These incoming physicians and an advanced practice provider are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for patients throughout the region. Adena is pleased to welcome: Jennifer…

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21 Sep

Hope Partnership Project announces award winners for 2021

The Hope Partnership Project (HPP), at its annual corporate member meeting on September 16 2021, recognized several individuals and agencies that help the HPP achieve its goals of decreasing the impact of substance use disorder in our community. Those honored included Michael Benson of Benson-Sesser Law Office for his assistance…

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25 Aug

Adena Health System adds five new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 25, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of five specialty providers all practicing in the new Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute (AOSI) opening September 1, 2021. These incoming physicians are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for…

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20 Aug

Adena cuts ribbon on the Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute

First patients will be seen in the new facility September 1 CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 20, 2021) – Calling it a “game changer” in patient care across southern Ohio, Adena Health System’s leadership was joined Friday by several local and federal officials to celebrate the pending September 1st opening of the…

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28 Jul

AARP grant to improve Chillicothe Transit bus stops throughout city

CHILLICOTHE -  The Chillicothe Transit System will install artistic, accessible bus stop structures that can help to improve social connections among passengers as the result of a AARP Community Challenge grant awarded today. The grant is part of nearly $3.2 million to fund 244 quick-action projects across the country, helping…

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23 Jul

Adena Health System adds six new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (July 22, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of six specialty providers. These incoming physicians and advanced practice providers are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for patients throughout the region. Adena is pleased to welcome:   Brooke…

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25 Jun

State announces $155 million in new COVID relief for businesses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted today announced the launch of four grant programs to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. "These four new grant programs will help industries that experienced losses over the last year because…

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01 Jun

GSL Column: The graduation speech I’ve never given

Note: This column first appeared in the June 2021 edition of Great Seal Living magazine.  We’ve just come through graduation season and it occurs to me that I’ve never been asked to be a commencement speaker. Outside speakers are less critical than they have been in the past, as we…

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24 May

United Way of Ross County seeking new president and CEO

Ross County, Ohio—United Way of Ross County President and CEO Rick W. Smith Sr. has announced his intention to resign from the position at the end of June.  Smith has served as President and CEO since 2019, coming in the middle of the 2019-2020 United Way Annual Giving Campaign.  Smith…

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24 May

GSL Column: Dear Ross County, we say thank you

Note: This column first appeared in the May 2021 edition of Great Seal Living. Dear Ross County, Thank you for making a difference to all our local businesses in the past year. We’re now well past the one-year mark of COVID-19 related shutdowns in Ohio, and our entrepreneurs couldn’t have…

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24 May

GSL column: Unity is the thing to remember about 2020

Note: This column first appeared in the December 2020 edition of Great Seal Living. Maybe it’s better to forget 2020 and all we went through this year, but there are good takeaways from this year. Believe it or not, one of my favorite things about 2020 is unity. I know,…

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18 May

Details on Ohio Vax-A-Million announced

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud and Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald announced details for Ohio Vax-a-Million, a series of five weekly statewide drawings to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ohioans 18…

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17 May

Homeland Credit Union offers $50 deposit to 2021 graduates

This is a notice to all secondary and post-secondary graduates currently within the Homeland Credit Union membership and graduates located in Ross, Pickaway, Vinton, Fayette, Highland, Pike, Jackson, Hocking, and Fairfield counties. Beginning May 31, 2021 Homeland Credit Union will deposit $50 into your account when you bring your 2021…

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17 May

Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors awards $20K in grants

CHILLICOTHE, OH – The Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that it has awarded $20,000 in grant funding to thirteen organizations through its Promotional Assistance Program. This Program allows the Bureau to aid local attractions with their promotional efforts for their organizations and activities to raise awareness…

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17 May

THE END (of COVID health orders) is nigh!

Six days ago, Gov. Mike DeWine gave a statewide address and announced that all COVID-19-related health orders would be lifted in Ohio beginning Wednesday, June 2. That means, other than nursing homes and assisted living facilities, facial covering protocols, social distancing guidelines, and capacity restrictions for inside and outside events…

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13 May

Adena Regional Medical Center named five-star hospital by CMS

CHILLICOTHE, OH (May 11, 2021) – Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received the highest overall hospital rating, five-star, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The overall hospital rating is based on data publicly reported on CMS’ consumer-oriented website Hospital Compare. ARMC is among just 35…

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29 Apr

Adena recognized for higher quality in maternity care

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 28, 2021) – Adena Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. “Adena is proud to be recognized by Anthem for…

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20 Apr

Adena Health System adds five new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 19, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of five specialty providers, across multiple service lines. These incoming physicians and advanced practice providers are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for patients throughout the region. Adena is pleased…

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20 Apr

Southern Ohio Employer Resource Network gets $500K

WAVERLY - Last week, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded more than $9.4 million to 30 projects through INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), an initiative addressing Appalachia’s substance abuse crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem leading to workforce entry or re-entry. The Ohio Valley Regional Development…

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08 Apr

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program now open

Help is here with $16.2 billion for venues, theatres, and more The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program today at 12 pm ET for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue…

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02 Apr

Adena mass vaccination clinic now open

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 29, 2021) – As announced by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine earlier this month, Adena Health System will serve as one of 15 mass vaccination clinic sites throughout Ohio significantly expanding regional access to COVID-19 vaccines. Adena is set to receive the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine…

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26 Mar

Perfection One Collision Center now certified collision repair center

CHILLICOTHE- (March 22, 2021) – Perfection One Collision Center of CHILLICOTHE is now a certified collision repair shop, which ensures customers that their collision repairs will adhere to the latest industry quality and safety standards. This new certification guarantees that collision repairs will be performed according to the manufacturer’s repair…

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22 Mar

SBA to begin receiving applications for Shuttered Venue Grants April 8

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. “Help is here for venue operators hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA has worked diligently to…

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22 Mar

Adena Health System softens visitor restrictions

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 22, 2021) – Adena Health System announced that it has adjusted its visitor policy effective today in an effort to loosen restrictions due to declines in regional COVID-19 cases. To ensure a safe environment, all visitors are still required to maintain social distancing, follow hand hygiene guidelines,…

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19 Mar

M.A.S.H. Honor Gardens now open in Chillicothe

A new M.A.S.H. Honor Garden for veterans has opened in Ross County. The garden/greenhouse will be located at Forest E. Everhart Golf Course on the V.A. Medical Center grounds. Please visit the following link for details:  https://www.mashpantry.org/chillicothe-pantry/ Furthermore, we have a new program, M.A.S.H. Honor Gardens (Greenhouses), and one of…

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15 Mar

Lots of small business relief funds still available

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts. Specifically, the new law includes: $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program,…

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15 Mar

Adena Health System announces $3 million expansion in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, OH (March 15, 2021) – Adena Greenfield Medical Center (AGMC) is expanding health care services to residents of Greenfield and the surrounding area. A new 8,500-square-foot medical office building will be attached to the medical center and house new specialty clinics and equipment that will expand local access and convenience.…

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11 Mar

Objective Reality Studios joins the VR/AR Association

Virtual Reality Development and Design Studio to Help Promote Growth in VR Industry Chillicothe, OH: Objective Reality Studios, a leading provider of practical VR solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced it has joined the VR/AR Association. Through this partnership, Objective Reality Studios will be connected with VR…

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02 Feb

Charter Communications launches effort to expand broadband availability

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of a multiyear, multibillion-dollar broadband buildout initiative to deliver gigabit high-speed broadband access to more than 1 million unserved customer locations, as estimated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and awarded to Charter in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I…

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28 Jan

Adena Health System adds six new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (Jan. 28, 2021) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of six specialty providers, across multiple service lines. These incoming physicians and advanced practice providers are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for our patients throughout the region. Adena is…

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18 Jan

Lessons from my father

It is, by now, painfully clear there was no Chamber Connection last week. I was in South Carolina tending to matters related to my father’s death on Dec. 30. It is difficult to lose a parent, and the pandemic, coupled with the distance between us, made it impossible for me…

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14 Jan

Scioto Society announces Haunted Mountain 2021 theme

We are proud and excited to announce Haunted Mountain 2021...The Passion of Dracula! In 1853 when the city of Chillicothe was celebrating the opening of the Masonic Hall and Opera House, the Calea Victoriei, a traveling carnival from Hungary,  visited the town for the first time.  The carnival was such…

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05 Jan

Homeland Credit Union to recognize five students with scholarships

Homeland Credit Union annually recognizes five students within their field of membership for their past efforts and future goals through the Homeland Credit Union scholarship. This year Homeland will not only award these five students with a $1,000 scholarship but they will also receive an additional $1,000 18-month certificate of…

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21 Dec

CRCC joins the Coalition to Stop the Spread

If there is one thing we are confident in this holiday season, it’s how hard our businesses have been working to comply with the rules and regulations that help keep customers and employees safe and businesses open. While there are divergent opinions on how to respond to the pandemic, it’s…

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17 Dec

Nationwide Children’s to deliver Nursery & Inpatient Care at Adena

CHILLICOTHE  – Adena Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have expanded an ongoing partnership to now include expert, family-centered clinical care for newborns and children requiring hospitalization at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Nationwide Children’s hospitalists will begin caring for children who are hospitalized at Adena Regional Medical Center…

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10 Dec

Chillicothe Wins Community Resiliency Award 

It’s been a tough year, but America’s small- and mid-size communities are rising to the occasion. Chillicothe, Ohio, is one of them. During the November 18 & 19, 2020 EntreCon business and leadership conference—hosted by Studer Community Institute (SCI), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life in communities—the…

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03 Dec

Goodwill offices move into new location

  Goodwill of South Central Ohio’s corporate and workforce development offices in Chillicothe are now in a new location on Western Avenue. The move from the offices in the Foulke Block building downtown began in earnest on Monday and Tuesday. The new offices are at 2541 Western Ave. next to…

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16 Nov

Health order to limit mass gatherings goes into effect Nov. 17

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a revised health order to limit mass gatherings in Ohio. “Despite the health order that limited mass gatherings to 10 people that was signed in April remaining in effect, we have seen rampant spread of…

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10 Nov

Homeland Credit Union begins 2021 scholarship process

Homeland Credit Union to grant five $1,000 scholarships Homeland Credit Union annually recognizes five students within their field of membership for their past efforts and future goals through the Homeland Credit Union scholarship. This year Homeland will not only award these five students with a $1,000 scholarship but they will…

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19 Oct

New dean for Ohio University Chillicothe named

Ohio University announced Friday the appointments of four new deans of campus and community relations for Regional Higher Education - including the new dean of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus. Roberta Milliken, Ph.D., will join the Chillicothe Campus from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where she has served as…

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12 Oct

And now, we vote!

With all the curveballs that life has thrown at us in 2020, it's important that we don't lose sight of an important duty that we all should be a part of - voting. There are 22 days until Election Day. Last week, the two million Ohio voters who requested absentee…

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08 Oct

Name selected for Adena’s $70 million orthopedic and spine facility

 Orthopedic Surgeon Neel Patel, MD joins Adena Medical Group CHILLICOTHE, OH  – Construction of Adena Health System’s five-story, 111,000 square-foot orthopedic and spine facility has been ongoing for the past year. With one more year of construction expected before its 2021 grand opening, today, Adena leaders announced the name of…

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08 Oct

Ohio 207 Connector now fully open to traffic

The Ohio 207 connector project, which includes the addition to two roundabouts to help with safe movement of traffic, is now fully open to the public. The project continues Ohio 207 east from U.S. 23 to the junction of Ohio 159. The ROS 207 connector will provide modern access to…

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06 Oct

Shawnee State hosting virtual recruiting event Oct. 27

Shawnee State Career Services will host a Virtual Recruiting Event on Tuesday, October 27, from 2-5 p.m. Employers are invited to register at: http://bit.ly/SSUVREEmployer2020 to recruit students majoring in Accounting, Business Management, Engineering Technology (Plastics, Computer, Electromechanical, Digital Simulation/Gaming, CADD), English & Humanities, Information Systems Management, Management, Marketing, Mathematical Sciences,…

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05 Oct

OVRDC Sustainability Loan Program now open, accepting applications

OVRDC is now accepting small business loan applications to help sole proprietors and business owners manage cash flow with a low-interest sustainability loan from the EDA CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund. Interested business owners will complete a Pre-application Questionnaire to begin the process and once eligibility is determined, they will…

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08 Sep

Adena Health System eases visitor restrictions

CHILLICOTHE, OH  – Adena Health System will ease visitor restrictions for inpatient visits, effective Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A no-visitor restriction went into effect on July 20 when it was determined the number of positive COVID-19 cases were increasing to levels the region had not previously experienced. “With the summer,…

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24 Aug

Celebrate Chamber Week with Your Chamber and COCC!

At the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce, we're pleased to provide you a wide variety of services to help promote economic and community development throughout Ross County. We're your advocates on issues with local, state, and national government, your conduit to connect to benefits to help your employees and your…

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21 Aug

United Way of Ross County kickoff new campaign with telethon

Ross County, Ohio — United Way of Ross County, one of the area's leading nonprofit organizations, is excited to announce the details of its 2020-2021 Campaign Kickoff.  The kickoff will be held in the form of a telethon, to be held on September 13, 2020, at Chillicothe's historic Majestic Theatre…

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21 Aug

Ross County Safe Communities targets impaired driving

CHILLICOTHE, OH - Ross County Safe Communities (RCSC), a coalition, coordinated by Adena Health System, is dedicated to improving traffic safety in our region by promoting and educating on the importance of safe driving. For the fourth consecutive year, RCSC is proud to partner with the Ohio Department of Public Safety…

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20 Aug

Ohio sees record new business filings in July

COLUMBUS – After June 2020 new business filings broke all previous records with the most new business filings in one month, Ohioans went out (or in many instances stayed-in, at home) and started even more businesses in July. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 18,483 new businesses filed…

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20 Aug

American Pickers headed back to Ohio

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in October. The show understands that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. American Pickers are taking the…

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18 Aug

Adena donates face masks to support community initiative

CHILLICOTHE, OH (Aug. 18, 2020) – Adena Health System announced today that it will donating close to 500 face masks as part of its support of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney’s COVID-19 Community Response Team and #RossCountyCares campaign. “Over the past several months, Adena has been successful in building its personal…

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11 Aug

Chillicothe Jaycees Halloween Parade canceled for 2020

  The Chillicothe Jaycees on Tuesday announced the Halloween Parade, a longstanding tradition in Chillicothe, will not happen in 2020. "After much discussion, planning, and thoughts the Chillicothe Jaycees have decided the Halloween Parade for this year will be canceled due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic," the group…

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11 Aug

Guillozet named new Ross County Health Commissioner

The Ross County Health District announces the appointment of Mr. Garret Guillozet, MPA, RS, REHS, AEMT for the position of Health Commissioner to be effective September 1, 2020. He comes to the county from Franklin County Public Health where he has worked in the environmental division since 2008, most recently…

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06 Aug

AKM Building Systems adds Premium Membership

  We are excited to welcome AKM Building Systems to premium membership with the Chamber. AKM is a design-build general contractor and long-time member whose commercial projects include the Chamber expansion in 2009 and projects for Universal 1 Credit Union, Roosters, Kunz Medical, Chillicothe Carpet, The Scioto Society, and many more. AKM recently…

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06 Aug

TechCred application window open again

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recently announced that another application window for Tech Cred has opened. It will be open unti lAug. 31 and also said in the June round 302 Ohio employers were approved, which will result in up to 3,241 credentials that will help upskill Ohio workers. With the…

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06 Aug

Adena Health System adds six new providers

CHILLICOTHE, OH (Aug. 6, 2020) – Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of six providers across multiple service lines. The additional physicians and advanced practice providers will offer even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care. Adena is pleased to welcome: Laura Arnett, Certified Nurse…

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04 Aug

Homeland Credit Union Reschedules Annual Meeting

This press release is to serve as public notice to the Members of Homeland Credit Union that the annual membership meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, August 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 the annual meeting will operate in a virtual and socially distanced manner. We will be hosting in person…

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30 Jul

United Way of Ross County adds seven members to Board of Trustees

Ross County, Ohio— United Way of Ross County, one of the area's leading non-profit organizations, has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees. During the July 22, 2020 meeting, the following individuals were elected unanimously. Cathy (Cat) Thatcher Bowen, Owner of the Lunch Box restaurant, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Vice…

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23 Jul

Gov. DeWine mandates masks, issues travel advisory

Statewide mask mandate Gov. Mike DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 PM, a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties. All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when: at an indoor location…

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21 Jul

Adena Health System returns to full visitor restrictions

CHILLICOTHE, OH (July 20, 2020) – Adena Health System announced today that it is making a return to full visitor restrictions to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus. “Given the recent surge in positive cases both statewide and locally, we are implementing the strictest measures to ensure the health,…

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08 Jul

General Fasteners to locate distribution center near Chillicothe

Chillicothe: July 7, 2020 –– General Fasteners, a supplier for heavy truck, automotive, military, industrial and medical industries, is locating a distribution center outside of Chillicothe in Ross County, where it will create will create 14 well-paying jobs. General Fasteners’ investment further builds-out the automotive supply chain in the Ohio…

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02 Jul

Adena Home Health Care named a top agency

CHILLICOTHE, OH (July 1, 2020) – Adena Home Health Care has been named a Top Agency by HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top…

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23 Jun

Inpatient visitor restriction eased at all Adena hospitals

  CHILLICOTHE (June 23, 2020) – As part of its safe and careful reopening efforts, Adena Health System has eased visitor restrictions for inpatient visits effective immediately. Under the new visitor policy, anyone admitted to Adena, with the exception of specialty or high-risk areas may have one visitor per day…

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15 Jun

New and revised guidance on Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020, and expands eligibility for…

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12 Jun

Portman honored with Jefferson-Hamilton award from U.S. Chamber

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark and Chamber Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today unveiled the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and the Jefferson – Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, which recognize members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward. The announcement was made…

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02 Jun

From struggle comes survival, and from fear comes hope

Note: This column appears in the June issue of Great Seal Living.  As January 2020 dawned in Chillicothe and Ross County, things were different than prior years. A decade’s worth of hard work paid off with a variety of sources across the state and region recognizing the turnaround in Ohio’s…

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28 May

Local economic development office gets Site Readiness Grant

Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development has been awarded an OhioSE 2020 Site Readiness Grant. The 2:1 matching grant will assist the owners of 3 properties, known as Prairie Run North, Prairie Run South and Prairie Run & Delano Road, in the completion of due diligence studies needed to prepare…

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21 May

PPP forgiveness and your business

One of the bigger issues we confront regularly as businesses re-open is the matter of how to make sure PPP loans can remain forgivable. To that end, here are some resources to help you in your quest: The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the…

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19 May

Adena earns ‘A’ rating for safety from national group

CHILLICOTHE, OH (May 14, 2020) – Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Adena’s achievements in providing safe health care. ARMC is one of just 43 A-rated hospitals in Ohio. More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals…

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14 May

JEDISO unveils new website

Ross County's economic development efforts also partner with Jackson, Pike, and Scioto counties in what is called the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio. JEDISO recently unveiled a new web site to help promote the region's push for economic development. It's a sharp and clean look packed with information…

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12 May

Pickaway-Ross Leadership Academy goes VIRTUAL!

As a result of COVID-19, we are offering our Leadership Academy courses for the remainder of 2020 in a virtual format at no cost to the participants.  Below are the dates, times and topics for the sessions and a link to the website where you can register for the courses. …

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11 May

We’re back in the office!

It's been a busy Monday. Seven or eight weeks ago, that statement might not cause anyone to bat an eye. Today was a little different, though, there's a different feel to the "busyness." Just like many of you, we've spent the bulk of the last two months working from home, which…

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04 May

Give back by participating in Giving Tuesday Now

Ross County, Ohio — Two leaders in Ross County philanthropy invite you to join them on Tuesday, May 5, for an extraordinary giving effort for COVID-19 relief and recovery. The United Way of Ross County and the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation are bringing the Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow, to Ross County.…

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23 Apr

Ohio Begins Implementing New Federal Unemployment Programs

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Starting on Friday, April 24, Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but who don’t qualify for regular unemployment benefits can begin pre-registering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers, the Ohio Department…

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09 Apr

Unemployment FAQs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ross County Job and Family Services provided the following FAQ regarding unemployment claims in Ohio, particularly after state and federal regulations were relaxed and changed in the wake of the mass layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's lengthy, but worth the effort. Questions and Answers (as of 4/9/2020) Question 1:…

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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: May 27th, 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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25 Feb

Adena Health Stystem advances its structural heart program

CHILLICOTHE (Feb. 25, 2020) – It is estimated that between 2.7 million and 6.1 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of treated heart arrhythmia. When a patient has AFib, the normal beating within the upper chambers of the heart is irregular, and…

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21 Feb

Creating a certain type of synergy

It was a few weeks back when I was busy with two or three projects and Scott Graham, the director of the Chillicothe Ross Community Foundation, appeared at my office door. "Hey, Mike," he said. "I'm not sure if you have the time, but I really need to introduce you…

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17 Feb

Chamber board endorses library renewal levy

The board of directors of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce recently voted to endorse the 1.5-mill renewal levy for the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library. The issue will appear on the March 17 primary ballot in Ross County. “The library is a community leader in addressing important community…

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10 Feb

December 2019 and January 2020 building permit lists

Read more in our building permit report: December 2019 Building Permits and January 2020 building permits. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Pike and Ross counties. This information will…

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07 Feb

Problems uploading HGTV videos?

All, We've confirmed that HGTV Hometown Takeover's site is down. They've given us a Dropbox link to upload submissions, so please don't panic, but we still need your submissions to put Chillicothe's best foot forward. They also need a signed materials release and application with the submission, as well as…

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28 Jan

Adena adds five Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinic providers

CHILLICOTHE (Jan. 28, 2020) – Adena Health System is proud to be expanding its urgent care and walk-in clinic services to patients with the addition of five new Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP) offering even more options for comprehensive close-to-home care. Codee Mash, CNP has been with Adena since 2010, advancing…

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22 Jan

Kenworth boosts United Way fund drive by nearly $359K

Kenworth Truck Company recently presented United Way of Ross County with donations toward the 2019/2020 Annual Campaign.  The employees of Kenworth Truck Company donated $108,535, collected during Kenworth Truck Company’s employee campaign.  Additionally, the PACCAR Foundation provided a grant of $250,000, making the total contribution to United Way of Ross…

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20 Jan

Let’s take a Leap of Kindness together

2020 is not a common year, it’s what is commonly known as a leap year. While we’re synchronizing the calendar, let’s put that extra day to good use. The Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce would like to join the Leap of Kindness movement by observing one on Leap day 2020, Feb.…

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15 Jan

City mobilizing effort to win hometown ‘makeover’

CHILLICOTHE – Local leaders are asking for the public’s help to win a hometown makeover from HGTV as part of a new 2020 TV series The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Chillicothe, Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development, and the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau are banding together to…

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06 Jan

Welcome to 2020! Let’s catch up …

Welcome back to work and welcome to 2020! It’s been a great holiday season in Ross County, but with the beginning of January, it’s back to reality. As we begin the new year, we’ll have some exciting announcements about events coming this year, but before we do that, we’d like…

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23 Dec

Santa’s simple kindness and the power it brings

I'll be honest: My intent this week was to create a "Season's Greetings" image and post it on our site to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. It's simple, easy to pull off, and not very time-consuming in a busy time of the year. But a few things happened this morning…

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16 Dec

Before break, Congress must act to pass USMCA

In less than two weeks, Congress will leave for the winter break. But before they do, they have a lot of important matters to handle, and the most critical piece of legislation to pass is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). We’re urging both of Ohio’s senators, and our U.S. House…

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09 Dec

Fly in and fly out, a whirlwind trip to D.C.

As part of your Chamber’s advocacy mission, we're happy to collaborate with our colleagues across the region to present a unified front on finding ways to make the area better. For the second time this year, I joined others from Pike, Jackson, and Scioto counties on a one-day, whirlwind trip…

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06 Dec

November 2019 building permit list

As we look through the November building permit report, is Sean Immell's Pastablities taking shape? A Bath and Body Works move? Read more in our building permit report: November 2019 Building Permits As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the…

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02 Dec

October 2019 building permit list

Take a look through our building permit report: October 2019 Building Permits As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Pike and Ross counties. This information will be updated on a…

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25 Nov

One year later, thank you from your CEO

It doesn’t seem possible, but Sunday is my first anniversary at the Chamber. To say it’s been a whirlwind first year is a tad understated, but I’m so thankful for the last year and everything that has happened. It’s a great time to lead the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce,…

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18 Nov

Scioto Society closes its most ambitious season in history

CEO's note: The following is a report from Brandon Smith, CEO of The Scioto Society, which produces "TECUMSEH!" -- and a variety of other offerings -- at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre. It's a great report about the amazing success, and challenges, he and his group face in putting on quality As…

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04 Nov

It’s almost time to Light the Park

Now that we’ve moved past Halloween, it’s time to “Light the Park” and ring in the holiday season. Help us welcome Santa Claus back to downtown at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 as we light the downtown Christmas tree, hear some great holiday music, and light the park. Our “elves”…

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28 Oct

What a week in Chillicothe and Ross County!

Have you ever had one of those weeks when you get to the weekend and sit back and think, “Wow, that was a great week” to yourself? That’s the story of last week. Here’s the quick list: The groundbreaking ceremony for the $70 million Orthopedic and Robotic Surgery Center at…

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20 Sep

Local charities to benefit from newly unveiled Nonprofit Network

Celebrating and supporting philanthropy in our community is essential for Ross County. The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce supports philanthropy through our mission of promoting “economic and community development,” and a tremendous opportunity to do just that is arriving on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Chillicothe Ross Community Foundation, with the…

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06 Sep

August 2019 building permit list

As we look through the August building permit report, Hometown Hibachi, coming to downtown, and Posh Nails, moving to Executive Center Drive, get their certificates of occupancy and work begins on the new multiple retail space for North Mulberry Street. Read more in our building permit report: August 2019 Building…

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06 Sep

Celebrate Chamber Week with us!

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce works hard each day to promote economic and community development by providing services and addressing issues important to business. Each year, National Chamber of Commerce Week hopes to spotlight the connections between the community, businesses and the Chamber across the country. This year, we'd…

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03 Sep

FREE Gale Courses can help employees enhance skills

If you are an employee who would like to gain valuable work-related skills but do not have a lot of money to shell out on expensive courses, or an employer who would like to help an employee gain those skills, the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library has a great…

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03 Sep

On the passing of Victoria Schafer

Fresh off a long Labor Day weekend, we were shaken this morning to hear of the tragic passing of Victoria Schafer. The photo here is one she shot of Paint Creek in 2015 and it captures the beauty of our county so, so well. There’s not much about her that…

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26 Aug

Great news for the local HOPE Partnership Project

This is phenomenal news for the folks fighting the opiate epidemic in our county and those who are working hard to help those coming out of recovery to continue their sober pathway. The Chamber is proud to partner with the Hope Partnership Project to help educate our member/investors to find…

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26 Aug

Why it’s important to tell the Chillicothe story

I had another chance to tell Chillicothe's story last week. And, I don't mind telling it one bit. State Treasurer Robert Sprague visited Chillicothe last Thursday, meeting and touring Adena Health System's campus, visiting the Chillicothe Antique Emporium, and meeting with Toria Barnhart of the Chillicothe Gazette at our office…

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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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07 Jun

May 2019 Building Permits

Two pizza establishments are joining the restaurant mix in Chillicothe, both on Bridge Street, and new hotel is planned for Bridge Street. Read more in our building permit report ... As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below…

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28 May

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Chamber survey extended to June 3

We're still looking to get a few more responses to our 2019 survey, so we've extended the deadline to complete a survey to Monday, June 3. With the help of an Ohio University Chillicothe business management class, the Chamber is conducting a survey of its membership and the community and…

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24 May

May 24, 2019 newsletter

CHILLICOTHE ROSS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWSLETTER FOR MAY 24, 2019 MIKE'S MUSINGS I'll apologize in advance. This week's update will be repetitive  Whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't go to the next part of the newsletter yet! Honestly, what I'm going to expound upon this week is stuff that I've talked about…

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22 May

May 17, 2019 newsletter

NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO  This past Monday felt like any other Monday - wake up, get the coffee, work through the morning, and let the work week begin ... But it's not every Monday that ends up with the biggest financial and physical undertaking by your local medical…

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10 May

Downtown to host Third Thursdays

With downtown Chillicothe’s profile on the rise, two of its organizations hope to create a signature monthly event as they present “Third Thursdays,” starting on May 16 and continuing each month.   “Third Thursday” is being arranged by Discover Downtown Chillicothe, a program of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce,…

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09 May

April 2019 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. April 2019 Building…

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23 Apr

March 2019 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. March 2019…

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22 Apr

Chamber board endorses Union-Scioto renewal levy

CHILLICOTHE – The board of directors of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce recently voted to endorse the 0.5% income tax renewal levy for the Union-Scioto Local Schools. The issue will appear on the May 7 ballot. “Our mission statement includes ‘addressing issues important to local business’ and having well-run,…

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21 Mar

Considering the proposed state gas tax increase

As the Legislature considers the proposed FY 2020 budget, our partners with the Ohio Department of Transportation's District 9 office put together an explainer on the proposed 18-cent state gas tax idea. Infrastructure is a big issue for the U.S. Chamber, as well as a key issue for the Ohio…

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01 Mar

February 2019 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. February 2019…

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08 Feb

January 2019 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. January 2019…

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04 Jan

December 2018 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. December 2018…

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02 Jan

2019 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., Chamber investors and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the Chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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07 Dec

2019 Chamber Awards Nomination Form

2019 Chamber Awards Nomination Form Entry deadline: 4 PM Friday, February 1, 2019 For more than 20 years, your chamber has honored from its ranks an Entrepreneur of the Year to recognize their value-added contributions to our community and economy. In 2015, two new businesses were honored with the Corporate Citizenship…

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06 Dec

November 2018 Building Permits

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. November 2018…

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30 Oct

Throne Named New Chamber CEO

CHILLICOTHE, OH October 30, 2018 –   The Board of Directors of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Throne, as the organization’s new president and CEO. Throne, 50, will succeed Randy Davies, who announced his retirement in August after five years as the…

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25 Sep

Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Dear Employer: Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies. Workplace safety is…

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06 Sep

Chamber Week 2018 Information

The week of September 10th is National Chamber of Commerce Week, and locally the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce will be hosting several opportunities to celebrate. Join the Chamber staff on Monday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Crazy Dogs Grill, 1720 N. Bridge St. Tuesday, stop by The…

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27 Aug

Nominations for 2019 Board of Directors

Interested in seeing our community continue to grow? Looking for ways to help the business and industry of our area remain strong, and find new opportunities for growth? Then becoming a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber may be for you. The Chamber of Commerce of old…

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24 Aug

President & CEO Position

Position:                President/CEO of the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce Posted:                  August 24, 2018 – September 21, 2018 Location:               45 E Main Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601 Salary:                   Salary and benefit package commensurate with education, and experience. Type:                      Full Time The Chillicothe-Ross…

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17 Aug

July 2018 Building Permits- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. July 2018…

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25 Jul

More Connected Thanks to BIG – Guest Blog- Heather Murphy

If you are looking for a way to feel more connected to Chillicothe, I recommend participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Business, Industry, Government (BIG) Class. When I took part in this beneficial class, I spent nine months visiting local businesses, taking tours, making new connections, and forming new partnerships.…

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17 Jul

2019 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., chamber members and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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06 Jul

June 2018 Building Permits- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. June 2018…

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19 Jun

50 New Members for 2018 -Member Crossroads- Bobbi Kellough

Today we welcomed our 50th new member of 2018 to the Chamber. Join us in welcoming the following investors to the Chamber. Interested in learning more about membership? Call Bobbi Kellough at 740-702-2722. Here are our new members for 2018- Riffle Machine Works Hill Funeral Home Cardo's Pizza & Ice…

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19 Jun

Payroll True-Up Reports – The Work Zone- Briana Hood

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) requires that employers reconcile their actual payroll following each policy year. The BWC establishes each employer’s estimated annual premium (EAP) based on the most recent payroll that you reported to the BWC, or for a new employer, based on the 12-month payroll estimate…

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08 Jun

Yes. No. Maybe? Medical Marijuana & Your Drug-Free Workplace Program

Please join us Thursday, June 28th for our monthly safety council meeting from 11:30-1PM at the PACCAR Medical Education Center. Cost is $10 per attendee and registration is required below.  Please note this is the make-up meeting for the cancelled February meeting.  Click Here to Register This activity has been approved for 1.50…

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22 Feb

Group-Rating Safety Accountability – Around The Corner – Randy Davies

July 2017      RE: Group-Rating Safety Accountability Dear Employer: Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of…

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10 Jan

2018 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., chamber members and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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05 Sep

Downtown Scarecrow Contest

Participants must register. Space is limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis. Registration may be done at www.discoverdowntownchillicothe.com or in person at the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours. Contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs. Entry fee is $10.00…

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29 Aug

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics. There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is…

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15 Jun

May 2017 Building Permits- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. This information will be updated on a monthly basis. City of…

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27 Apr

Small Business Week- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

April 30th- May 6th, 2017 Small Business Week We hope that you will consider joining us as we promote and celebrate small businesses during the first week of May. Small Business Week was started in 1963 by President Lyndon B Johnson to recognize entrepreneurs in communities across the country. Since…

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23 Mar

Health Levy Endorsement- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 23, 2017)    The Board of Directors of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution during its monthly meeting on Thursday supporting passage of the upcoming 1-mill levy for the Ross County Health District. The 5-year issue will be facing voters within the Ross County area…

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28 Feb

Publication Warning- Around The Corner – Randy Davies

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce warns our investors and community members that a group named Tri-County Publications is calling area businesses to sell advertisement space and asking them to renew advertisements in chamber publications. Just a reminder that the only publisher currently working with the Chillicothe Ross Chamber is…

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18 Oct

2017 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., chamber members and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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22 Aug

Safety Accountability Letter – Around The Corner – Randy Davies

Dear Employer: Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies. Workplace safety is…

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16 Feb

Home & Garden Show – Around The Corner – Randy Davies

CHILLICOTHE, OH (Feb. 15, 2016)     After 19 years, the Southern Ohio Home and Garden Show will be presented by a different organization. The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce has agreed to be the lead organizer of the yearly event held at the Ross County Fairgrounds each spring. Previously, the show…

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23 Dec

Business Connections- Making It Happen

CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS   BUSINESS CONNECTIONS – MAKING IT HAPPEN CREDIBILITY – 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…

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23 Dec

Make the Most of Your Investment! Member Benefits

CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS   BENEFITS – SMART SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES We mean business when it comes to your bottom line. Offering an extensive portfolio of money-saving programs for our members, when combined, Chamber benefits can save you thousands of dollars a year on necessary business expenses. Learn how your Chamber membership can…

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07 Dec

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Level- $500 over regular investment Platinum Level- $1000 over regular investment Annual Meeting Table Sponsor- $125 to decorate, $300 for table of 8 Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsor- $2,500 Annual Meeting Food Sponsor- $2, 500 Annual Meeting Media Sponsor- $3,000 Women's Conference Sponsor- $500, $1000, $2,500 Golf Outing Hole Sponsor-…

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11 Nov

2016 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., chamber members and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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22 Oct

Pinterest How To’s- The Work Zone- Briana Hood

  Pinterest is like the recipe box, junk drawer and magazine pile of the internet world. If you have a personal account on Pinterest you may have everything from home décor, recipes, fashion tips, DIY projects and meme’s pinned on your boards but how do those pins transition into your…

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23 Sep

You’re Safety Attitude- The Work Zone- Briana Hood

  A good attitude toward safety is key to preventing unnecessary incidents and injuries. Your attitude affects your safety and the safety of everyone around you, whether at work or home. WHAT IS A GOOD SAFETY ATTITUDE? FOCUS: A good attitude means you avoid distractions and try to remain focused…

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27 Jul

Save Your Back!- The Work Zone- Briana Hood

After the common cold, lower back problems are the most common causes of lost time and compensation in adults under the age of 45. Such pain results in $126 billion in compensation and medical costs each year Tips to prevent back injury and pain: Practice good posture and try to…

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13 Jul

Parking Lot Safety Tips- The Work Zone- Briana Hood

The Ross County Safety Council steering committee recently met to discuss presentation topics for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. One of the things on our mind was self protection and how to be aware of your surroundings when on the job or leaving the office. Below are some quick safety tips that…

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06 Jul

Printex Founder Passes Away

Chamber Community, It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a dear friend and entrepreneur in our community. Jeff Marshall of Printex Same-Day Printing passed this weekend. Jeff was the Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and a great community supporter. Visitation will be held…

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15 Jun

Picture This, Member Crossroads- Bobbi Kellough

A couple weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to eat lunch with Lynn Berry at Picture This!  I guess I hadn’t realized that Lynn has had the business in Chillicothe for over 25 years.  We ate our lunch in the back room where all the magic happens.  While I…

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02 Jun

Ross County Christian Academy, Member Crossroads- Bobbi Kellough

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to tour the Ross County Christian Academy with other members of the community.  As a faith-based academy, RCCA integrates biblical principles and teaching throughout the school day and into every subject matter.   I was surprised to learn that they currently have 206 students enrolled…

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18 May

Lazy H Cabins, Member Crossroads- Bobbi Kellough

Recently I had the awesome opportunity to visit with Joe at Lazy H Cabins located just outside of Bainbridge.  I think that Lazy H Cabins is one of the best kept secrets in Ross County!  I had no idea that only 30 minutes from Chillicothe was a fantastic getaway.  They…

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13 May

How Often Should You Post to Save Local Now?

You’ve claimed your business on Save Local Now, and you’ve enhanced your profile. Now, it’s time to post! How often should you post? Does it always need to be a discount? Don’t stress! Our friends over at Save Local Now have broken down the process to make it as fast,…

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24 Apr

Around the Corner from CEO Randy Davies

Today begins a new chapter for the CEO of the chamber…my first blog. Even though I’ve been writing news stories, press releases, newsletters, and other material for more than 25 years in my professional life, I’ve never written a blog. We’re trying some new things at the chamber to help…

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21 Apr

Inagural Valero Cup, Chamber Golf Outing

It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about the Chamber's annual golf outing. This year we have taken on the name the "Valero Cup", will your team be the inaugural winners? Registration is now open at www.chillicotheohio.com! If you have any questions call Bobbi Kellough at 740-702-2722

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20 Apr

Nature’s Help Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Friday, April 17th, Nature's Help located at 14 Health Drive celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Chamber. The newly opened healthy living store features a wide array of items including healthy alternatives to soda, potato chips, candy bars and cereals. Nature's Help also has items…

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26 Feb

Help yourself to some FREE SAVINGS!

This program is being provided to you and your family to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. This card can be used…

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25 Feb

Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.

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24 Feb

2015 Business After Business Schedule

The third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., chamber members and their guests gather at a member's location to unwind for the day, learn more about the host and catch up on the latest local news and events and meet the chamber's newest members. Appetizers and beverages are always…

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