Knox County Chamber of Commerce
Business Broadcast November 2023
Nominations for the
2023 Annual Awards Dinner
Now being accepted
It's that time of year!
Nominate your company or self; or nominate a fellow Chamber member. The senders name is kept confidential. 
With nearly 400 members and thousands of employees, there are numerous businesses and individuals to recognize. 

Nominations are due
November 9, 2023

Save The Date: March 8, 2024 - Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner

Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Business Anniversary Celebrations, and Member Open House Events

All are welcome to attend these celebrations.
Contact our office to schedule and email details to [email protected] so we can promote. Please allow one month's notice for events.
We are happy to discuss your occasion and give you tips in planning.
CANCELLED - Ribbon Cutting: Stone Castle at Mohican Valley Was scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Open House: Ohio Means Jobs Knox County - Join us Wednesday, November 1st at 4 pm for the Open House for Ohio Means Jobs Knox County! Come see the exciting services to benefit job seekers, employers, and community members.

Coffee with the Chamber: The Chamber Office - Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 9 am for the Coffee with the Chamber event. Speaker Korey Kidwell will be presenting on buying and selling a business, including the components of an asset purchase agreement and getting your business ready to sell.

Breakfast With Santa at Knox Memorial Theater - Join us Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm as we enjoy pancake breakfast and hot cocoa bar, children's holiday activities, watch a holiday movie, and get your picture taken with Santa. $15 per person. Space is limited, RSVP today.
Interviewed By: Ambassador Monique Milligan,
Park National Bank
TaVaci School of Performing Arts
316 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio
What Year was your Business Founded?
  • We opened in 2001, 22 years ago!

What is an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know?
  • We have been in town so long. We started very small and rented just a few hours a week in many spaces around town, before we got our studio.

Share something personal or interest you have outside of work.
  • I am a mom of four and a grandma of six. I love to read and crochet. 

What products/services does your business offer?
  • Weekly lessons in vocal technique, choreography, drama, diction, and stage presence. Our lessons culminate in two concerts each year at Knox Memorial.

What benefits have you or your business gained since joining the Chamber?
  • Great advertising and ribbon cutting at our newest studio in 2019.
Have you reserved your ad space in the
2024 Chamber Directory?
Call Good Impressions at 740-392-4327
as soon as possible!

Click here for ad sizes. Click here for price list.
Safety Council Meeting

November 21, 2023
Noon at Gallagher Centre on Ohio Eastern Star Home Campus

Topic: Distracted Driving
Speakers: Lt. Will Schafer, Knox County Sheirff Department

***Reservations required for lunch by October 9th***

Lunch is $18.00
For non-Safety Council Members, and Safety Council members that are not prepaid through Safety Council.

Click here to view the Safety Council webpage. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday at noon.
Questions? Email Debbie Ruggles at [email protected].
RSVP Deadline November 10th
Job Quality Workshop Series presents -
Manufacturer's Supervisors Training

November 14th from 7:30 am- 12:30 pm

A highly interactive and comprehensive learning experience focused on people management techniques. This training is designed to strengthen supervisor skillsets, improve workforce dynamics, and aid with employee retention.
Local Work Force Trainings
The Chamber of Commerce is a
Proud Partner of WorkDev
Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 5 at Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, Ohio.

Click here for full press release.

Don't forget to Vote on November 8th
To view sample ballots, click here.
The Knox County Chamber of Commerce reminds you to fall back on November 5th!
Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on November 5th, 20232!

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the annual printed membership directory!

Be sure to update your business profile by using your login credentials. If you need a username and password please email [email protected].
AV Insurance Group is a protection with quality insurance coverage. If you're looking for personalized insurance that caters to your unique needs, we work with multiple carriers to find coverage. Become part of our family. 740-397-7373.

Honey Pine Event Center is a tented event center on 18 acres in Danville, Ohio. Our beautiful outdoor setting includes a pond, mature trees, and on-site lodging. From weddings and private events to corporate gatherings, we have the perfect space for you. 740-506-2089.

Mount Vernon Eyecare provides vision and medical eye services, including the sale of contact lenses and glasses. 740-264-4323.

Shelter Insurance is a property casualty insurance company offering auto and home insurance in addition to several other insurance products. 740-326-9698.
Be sure to add your events to the Chamber's website calendar. If you need a username and password, contact the Chamber office and we'll send you a link. Add your events 24/7/365!
Member Announcements and News

The Chamber encourages you to check the company's Facebook pages and website or call them to get current information on members' upcoming events.

Energy Cooperative is currently accepting applications for our 2023-24 Cooperative Ambassador program. Click here for details.

Experience Mount Vernon Click here for details on Winter in Downtown. Parade entries are due November 12th.

Food For the Hungry announces the 2023 Fredericktown Christmas Walk and Charity Auction. Click here for press release. Save the Date for the 2023 Snowflake Gala at Kenyon College on December 8th at 6pm.

Hospice of Knox County announces two events. Click here for details on Senior Conversations and Click here for information on H(ART) for Hospice.

Knox Area Transit is offering free rides to farmer's markets, food pantries, and hot meals. Click here for details.

Knox Pages announces their Holiday Gift Guide promotions for small businesses. Click here for details.

Knox Public Health encourages landowners to learn more about the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Orphan Well Program. Click here for details. KPH provides information on suicide in the workplace. Click here for more information and click here for information on trainings for staff. For information on flu shot clinics please click here.

Mount Vernon Arts Consortium announces holiday season schedule. Click here for details.

Mount Vernon Lions Club is now accepting orders for their annual poinsettia sale. Click here for order form.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University announces they will transform a downtown Mount Vernon building at 18 E. Vine St., into a state-of-the-art academic hub for students in engineering and computer science programs. Click here for press release. MVNU Homecoming will take place November 10-12. Former classmates, faculty, staff, and friends will reunite over a weekend full of exciting events. Click here for details.

Ohio Means Jobs Knox County announces their Open House on November 1st from 4 pm - 6 pm. See their new state-of-the-art virtual reality career lab, equipment upgrades, youth classroom, community recycling center, and more. Click here for flyer.

Public Library of Mount Vernon announces Halloween activities for everyone. Click here for details.

The Village Network announces Conversations and Connections on November 9th at the Alcove Restaurant. Join them for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from 4-6 pm. Contact Sarah at [email protected] to register or more information.
Job Openings

Click here to see the complete list on our website.
Also, visit Opportunity Knox at

Post your job openings at both Opportunity Knox and the Chamber's website for double exposure! Both sites are free to post.
Have job openings to post on the Chamber's website?
Go to: and you can manage your posting 24/7!

Once loaded, you can update and edit at any time as well as remove or add new postings.
Looking for health insurance for employees? It can be an overwhelming task.
Call one of our local agents to discuss your needs and receive a quote.

The Chamber endorses Sedgwick as our TPA - Third Party Administrator for workers' compensation.
Ask for your free quote today and save up to 53% on premium.

Click here to read about your employer's experience modification rate.
Click Here for November deals!

Gifts, Travel, Fitness, Sports, Movies, Food & Wine, Resorts, Rental Cars, and more. Click the link to see monthly highlights and enjoy the savings!

Every employee can use the code below and enjoy the savings.

Chamber Code is:
Member Benefits
Guaranteed Life Insurance through Griffin Insurance!

Zero cost to employer; or portion paid. One or more employees may enroll, no minimum required.
It's a great benefit to add to your employees package.

Looking for a dental plan for employees?
Contact local Chamber member,
Cross Creek Dental Care.