December 16, 2016 - In This Issue:
Chillicothe's downtown holiday spirit has been recognized by online website "Only In Your State" as one of the top 13 Main Streets in Ohio that "are pure magic during Christmastime". A photo of the Ross County Courthouse is featured as the number 2 listing among the top 13, along with a mention about the entrance to Yoctangee Park. Congratulations and thanks to all of the businesses, organizations, government offices, and individuals for participating and brightening the holiday season with the beautiful decorations throughout our community. Each year, our city continues grow as a destination for evening drives to take in all of the displays. To see the entire list of Ohio's top communities, click here.
This week we have seen some changes at the Welcome Center at 45 E. Main St. as the Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau have moved to their new location at 230 N. Plaza Blvd., behind the new Fairfield Inn & Suites. Because of their move, the Center is undergoing some changes including a new designation. The building will now be used as the Business Center, housing the Chamber and the offices of the economic development department. At times, the building may be closed as we work within our community, visiting members and other appointments in efforts to help our businesses continue to grow. We can, however, always be reached by phone at 740.702.2722. If we cannot answer your call, please feel free to leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as we can. With a staff of only three here at the Chamber, there will be occasions this will occur. We appreciate your understanding.
Stay warm and enjoy shopping and dining local!

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Entry deadline: 4 PM Friday, February 3, 2017

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 Award and  Legacy Award.

Nominations for these awards are from the membership and Chamber Awards Committee. To nominate a fellow chamber member or yourself for any of these prestigious awards, please complete the form below. When finished, hit the submit button only once. Nominations must be received by no later than  4 PM Friday, February 3, 2017, to be considered.

The selection committee retains nominations for the last couple of years. The committee considers all retained nominations along with current nominations. We also encourage updates to previous nominations. A committee composed of past recipients and chamber board members will review all nominations. The final selection will be announced at the chamber's Annual Meeting Dinner on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Should you have any questions or want to double-check that we received the nomination, give us a call at 740.702-2722.

(Award clarifications)
Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Recognizes those members who best exemplify the essence of the definition of "entrepreneur" - the organizer of an economic venture. One who organizes, promotes, owns/manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise that they started.

Corporate Citizenship Award: Honors a business that exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship in giving back to the communities in which it operates, enhancing the economic health and quality of life of its employees and its community.

Legacy Award: Honors members of our community and/or families who have been part of the chamber and business community for at least 25 years. It is both a testament to the member and their commitment to service.

  • Brick Haven Spa is running 20% off ALL massages 60 minutes or longer. To schedule call 740-779-9900 for more information- deal valid through December 17th 
  • EmbroidMe of Chillicothe is having 30% of IN-STOCK items ending December 17th. Visit their 91 N. Paint St. location to purchase 
  • Did you know Pizza Chef catered? To learn more about all their offerings please call 740-774-3700 
  • Squidbait & Maggie has vintage 1950's Christmas items currently in stock. Visit their 72 N. Walnut St. location to shop for your favorite antique collector
  • Sinfully Tan is currently running a special on packages, buy any unlimited monthly package and get two weeks free. Call 740-772-2826 for more information 
  • It's not to late to order a delicious treat from Sweet William Blossom for Christmas, call 740-779-9600 to place an order 
  • Visit the Coughlin GM of Chillicothe Facebook page and enter to win a Rogueone, plus dinner for two 
  • Edify is having a going "store closing sale" visit their 95 N. Bridge St. location to see all their current deals on gluten free items 
  • SAFE Training Center & Pro Shop has launched a new website, visit for more information 
  • First Capital Flags will soon have the official Chillicothe flag available for purchase. To place an order call 740-773-1590 
  • Paper City Coffee just restocked their in-store merchandise, visit 47 S. Paint St. to purchase a tee-shirt, mug, or other unique Paper City Coffee items

December 21st- Holiday Luncheon at the Chamber sponsored by Panera Bread 12-1PM registration now open

December 21st- BAB sponsored by The Eagles, Jack's Tires and Bridge St. Kroger 5-7PM at the Eagles 

January 5th- Ribbon Cutting for Fairfield Inn & Suites Chillicothe at 11:30AM 

January 12th- Ross County Safety Council- Transportation- PACCAR Medical Education Center 11:30-1PM 

January 18th- Business After Business at Wagner's Roadhouse 

February 7th- Health Network Luncheon- 12-1PM at the Chamber 

March 7th- Annual Meeting at OUC Shoemaker Center- Register Online NOW! 

March 9th- 28th Annual Employment Expo at the OUC Shoemaker Center- Register Online NOW! 

For more information or to register for any of these events please call 740-702-2722 or 
visit the Chamber Calendar at


Platinum Level
Advanced Services Heating and Cooling
Adena Health System 
Centrus Energy Corp.
Chillicothe Paints
Ohio University-Chillicothe
Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Chillicothe
Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe

Gold Level
National Church Residences   
Printex Same-Day Printing 

S.A.F.E Training Center & Pro Shop Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations on your grand opening and welcome to the community! 

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
45 E Main Street *  Chillicothe, OH 45601
P: (740) 702-2722   F: (740) 702-2727

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce promotes economic and community development by providing services and addressing issues important to business.