Business Broadcast - Knox County Chamber of Commerce
February 2023
The Knox County Chamber of Commerce
And The Energy Cooperative
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Friday, March 10, 2023
Kenyon Athletic Center, 221 Duff Street, Gambier
5:30pm Reception 6:30 Dinner
$100 per person, $800 per table of eight. Non-members $125 per person.
Formal attire, black tie optional.
Master of Ceremonies - Mr. Jeffrey Scott
For more information on sponsorships
Congratulations This Year's Nominees!
Environmental Sustainability Award
Get Healthy Knox County Coalition
OSU Extension Office
Heart Award
Knox County Commissioners
Knox County Foundation
Village of Fredericktown / Kokosing Park
Quality of Life Award
Habitat for Humanity of Knox County
Parent Support Initiative / Knox County Head Start
Knox County Family and Children First Council
Volunteer of the Year Award
Dena Hess
Sarah Auchard
Steve Oster
Investor of the Future Award
New Directions
Paul McNeal
YMCA of Mount Vernon
Women in Business Leadership Award
Lori Jones-Perkins
Lorraine Boss
Tonya Boucher
Small Business of the Year Award
Herald's Appliances & Electronics
Knox Pages
Lashley's Training Center
Business of the Year Award
Mount Vernon City Schools
Mortellaro McDonald's
Riverside Recovery Services
Entrepreneur Spirit Award
Baxter's Wine & Whiskey
The Blessed Life
Mount Vernon Arts Consortium
Leadership Knox Alumni Award
Amy Smart
Jeff Lavin
Olivia Toth
Chamber News and Events:

Adobe Hands-On Training Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign: Knox Technical Center and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer an Adobe Hands-on Training. Classes are on Wednesday nights from 3pm-6pm. The Cost is $225 per topic, with a discount provided for whole course registration (all three topics). Class dates are Photoshop: 2/8 and 2/15, Illustrator: 2/22 and 3/1, InDesign: 3/8 and 3/15.

Coffee with the Chamber: Join us on Thursday, February 9th for Coffee with the Chamber.
Enjoy coffee and donuts at The Woodward as we discuss the basics of QuickBooks and is it right for my business. Register by February 4th.

Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner: Join us March 10th for the premiere gala event of the season! Over 500 attendees celebrate our business community each year by honoring businesses and individuals from around Knox County. Formal attire, black tie optional. Cocktail reception 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm.
For Sponsorship information Click Here.
Please join us in welcoming Savannah Gilmore!

Savannah is the new Member Relations Coordinator for the Knox County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau. We are excited to have her on our team.
Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breaking Ceremonies, Business Anniversary Celebrations, and Member Open House Events
All are welcome to attend these celebrations.
Contact our office to schedule and email the details so we can promote.
We are happy to discuss your occasion and give you tips in planning.
Upcoming Ceremonies:

Ribbon Cutting: because I said I would. Join us on Thursday, February 16th beginning at 2 pm for the ribbon cutting for because I said I would. located 3483 McCament Rd, Walhonding, Ohio 43843. Meet five-time TEDxTalk speaker Alex Sheen. After the ceremony, guests will be invited for light refreshments and to tour the camp.

Ribbon Cutting: Comfort Collective Join us on Friday, February 17th beginning at 4:30 pm for the ribbon cutting for Comfort Collective located at the Kroger Plaza at 855 Coshocton Avenue, Suite 11, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Meet Co-Owner Chris Curphey.

Ribbon Cutting: Knox Public Health Join us Thursday, May 18th beginning at 2pm for the ribbon cutting and open house for the newly renovated Knox Public Health medical and counseling site located 12 East Main Street, Danville, Ohio 43014. This will be an open house with light refreshments. They will also have the dental office (Knox County Dental - 706 S. Market Street) open for tours as well.

because I said I would. They are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Camp because I said I would will empower 12-17 year-old students, and families in bereavement by building practical resiliency skills. Located at 3483 McCament Rd, Walhonding, Ohio 43843.

Comfort Collective They offer a selection of New Furniture and Mattress, as well as Home Décor. We Serve Mount Vernon Ohio and the surrounding areas. Located in the Kroger Plaza at 855 Coshocton Avenue, Suite 11, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Call us at 740-326-6068.

Cubbage Electric Locally owned and operated, Cubbage Electric LLC is a trusted Knox County, Ohio electrician that has been serving Mount Vernon and the surrounding areas since 2002.We provide a wide range of residential, commercial and agricultural electrical service. Located at 8670 Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Call us at 740-627-8004.

David McDowell Auctioneer Care and compassion are core values. We are auctioneers of all assets of value via Live / Simulcast or Online auctions. Our reach is local and nationwide. We have the experience, tools and technology needed to make your auction successful. Call David at 740-485-0975.
Mr. Tax of Mount Vernon Tax Preparation & Consulting. We pride ourselves in helping our clients save their hard earned money. With tax consulting through out the year we are always available. Located at 1617 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, United States.
Call us at 740-397-1829.

Quality Construction Services We are a Knox county's premier custom home builder and specialize in large scale remodels. Located at 11610 Pipesville Road, Howard, Ohio 43028. Call Bob Pack at 740-599-2599.

Rebekah Mullins, Realtor Red 1 Realty I am your local real estate home gal REALTOR that serves both buyers & sellers in Knox County & surrounding areas. I serve residential, commercial & investor clients. I live & work in Knox County and have been serving this community since 2005. Call Rebekah at 740-507-1711.

Ross Acres LLC They are a farm and property management entity located in Utica, Ohio

Tim Hortons Coffee and bake shop. Now in two convenient locations in Mount Vernon. Located at 112 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 and 941 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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 company Facebook pages, website, or call them to get current information on member upcoming events. 

Central Ohio Technical College President John M. Berry, PhD, will provide a state of the college address and share current information on Intel and COTC’s response to helping build a talent pipeline. Additionally, corresponding career opportunities in multiple industry sectors will be examined. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here. COTC is also hosting a Career Fair on April 5th. Registration deadline is February 24th. Click here for details.

Energy Cooperation congratulates Heather Juzenas who has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. In her new role, Heather will provide leadership and oversee the Cooperative’s planning, development, and implementation of our public relations and member service strategies. Click here for more information.

Experience Mount Vernon is excited to announce the Sweetheart Shopping Trail. Taking place February 9-12 it's the perfect opportunity to pick up your last minute Valentine’s Day gifts - or shop for yourself. You may also be included in a prize package drawing. Click here for more details.

Happy Bean Coffe Shop located at 221 South Main Street is celebrating their 7th Birthday on February 6th. 7% of all purchases that week will be given to their current #BrewHope non-profit, Lazarus Life Ministries. Click here to view the full menu including gluten-free items.

Hospice of North Central Ohio is hosting Bereavement support groups that are open to the public. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

Knox Community Hospital annouces February is American Heart Month! They will be hosting two heart health events in February. Click here to view registration information and for more details.

Knox County Conventions and Visitors Bureau was awarded Non-Profit of the Year at the Expireince Mount Vernon Investors breakfast on January 27th. Our collaborative efforts to aid in marketing strategies and develop new branding/materials for Expirience Mount Vernon were highlighted; and we are just grateful to be recognized as a loyal partner to the downtown mission. Click here to view the photo from the ceremony.

Knox County Head Start and their supporting partners ask that you complete a survey if you are a working parent with children under the age of 18. Click here to read details and to access the link for the survey.

Knox Technical Center is offering free Microsoft Excel session on February 16, 2023. Space is limited. Click here for contact information for questions and registration.

Mid-Ohio Corporate Care annouces beginning February 3rd MOCC's Physician Dr. Rodway's schedule will be Monday through Thursday only. Click here for more details reguarding this change.

Mount Vernon Arts Consortium welcomes Country Music Hall of Famer, five-time Grammy Award-winner, and AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives to the Woodward Opera House on April 8th. Click here for more infomation. 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University announces Mike Cheek as MVNU’s Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement. Click here for the article.

Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties offers Stress Management training at your facility. To schedule this class, email Emily Morrison at or click here to view flyer.

MTVarts annouces their upcoming season including shows and workshops. Click here for details and opportunities.

New Directions annouces EmpowHER on March 3rd. Nomination deadline is February 5th. Click here for more details.

United Way of Knox County Executive Director Kelly Brenneman announced she will retire May 31 from the position she has held since 2015. United Way of Knox County has been a health and human service organization serving Mount Vernon and neighboring communities, since 1951. Click here for more information.
Next Meeting:
February 21, 2023 at Noon
Location: Gallagher Centre, 1451 New Gambier Road, Mount Vernon

Topic: Reducing Distraction in the Workplace
Speaker: Susan McDonald, Knox County Head Start, Triple P

Reservations required
Lunch $10.00 non Safety Council Members
(and Safety Council Member who have not prepaid)
Click here to register.

Click here to view distance learning classes including webinars, virtual classes, and e-courses.
Visit the Safety Council website: Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday at noon.
Questions? Email Debbie Ruggles at
Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2023
March 8-10, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Click Here to register.
Job Openings
Click here to see complete list on our website.
Also visit Opportunity Knox at

Have job openings to post on the Chamber's website?
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State Updates and Annoucements:
From the Office of Lieutenant Govenor Husted:
Husted Announces Grant Programs to Support Ohio’s Broadband & 5G Workforce. Click here for details.
Husted Announces TechCred Results for November and January Application Period is Open. Click here for details.
From the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown:
Ann Longsworth-Orr will serve as Knox County's point of contact. Click here for details.
From the Office of Attorney General Dave Yost:
Fraud Free in 2023: AG Yost Launches 'Charitable University' to Help Protect Ohio Nonprofits. Click here for details.

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.
February Savings!
Gifts, Travel, Fitness, Sports, Movies, Food & Wine, Resorts, Rental Cars, and more.
Click here for flyer.
Every employee can use the code below and use 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.