December 9, 2016 - In This Issue:
As part of our continuing effort to provide members with information on issues important to business, I'd like to share with you a message from the office of Ohio's Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor:
Since 2011, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has led Ohio's Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Office which is intended to promote innovation and common sense regulation of Ohio's businesses. The Executive Order creating CSI explicitly recognized that Ohio's business community is a partner in the state's success, so while regulations play an important role in promoting fair competition and protecting the public, they should do so in a way that also facilitates economic growth and opportunity.

The CSI Office functions as a partnership between the Administration, state agencies, the business community, and the public to develop a regulatory framework that balances the important need for regulation with the equally important need to promote economic opportunity and job creation. It has created a more jobs-friendly regulatory climate in Ohio by independently evaluating the economic impact of state agency regulations on Ohio businesses.

Continued reform and updating of Ohio's regulations helps Ohio's economy and job creation by fostering a more business-friendly environment, but we need your help. Below is a link to this year's CSI business survey. We are hoping to reach as broad a pool of businesses and business organizations as possible.

We ask that you please take a few minutes to give us your feedback by completing a survey. It should take about 5-7 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important to the success of the CSI Office and will help us identify specific areas where government hinders Ohio's business community's ability to create jobs. All responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide your contact information at the end of the survey.
Click the link to start the 2016 CSI Annual Business Survey . Thank you for your assistance and participation!

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Maybe you are not ready to commit to being a Platinum member of the Chamber, you might want to dip your toes in the water first before committing to the highest level.  How about being a Gold Member? (Not the villainous Austin Powers kind, but the awesome Chamber kind!).  Start 2017 off right by investing more in your business and becoming more active in the Chamber of Commerce.  Your business deserves it!

Gold Membership is only $500 over your current annual dues for the year!  Here are the benefits:
2 tickets to the Annual Dinner (value $100)
Table sponsorship at Annual Dinner ($125)
Exhibit space at Expo/BAB in November ($125)
Notation and link on chamber's website for entire year ($500)
Recognition at various events such as Annual Dinner, Expo, golf outing
Call Bobbi today to get your shiny membership (Platinum or Gold) started today!  740-702-2722

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.

  • EXIT First Capital Realty's Sandra Warrens recieves rookie of the year award from Scioto Valley Assication of Realtors- for more information visit 
  • Edify is currently taking orders for holiday gluten free treats, visit for more information 
  • Scrooge The Musical is taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend at the Majestic Theatre sponsored by Herlihy Moving & Storage. For more infomation visit 
  • Squidbait & Maggie's currently has vintage mid-century Santa wall decorations, visit their 72 N. Walnut St. location to shop their complete collection 
  • Julie's Shop on Paint is having a Holiday Hoopla celebration on Friday, December 16th from 6-8PM, be sure to stop by and celebrate their newly renovated, extended space at 92 N. Paint St 
  • December 9th, 10th, and 11th are the annual Holidays at Adena weekend at Adena Mansion & Gardens, for more information call (740) 772-1500 

December 15th- Freedom's Path at Chillicothe Apartments Ribbon Cutting 9AM @ 461 Hines Blvd. 

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 

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 

Ross County Safety Council celebrated the holidays on December 9th  with a "bang" 
as Motivational Speaker John Davis shared about being an Action Hero for safety

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.