Business Broadcast - Knox County Chamber of Commerce
October 2020
You still have time to nominate a
Chamber member or business for the
2020 Annual Awards Dinner.

Deadline: October 2, 2020
Ohio Department of Health announces - Recommendations for Improving Building Ventilation Systems to Reduce Risk of Airborne COVID-19 Transmission.
Click here to read full press release.
American Red Cross is in critical need of Convalescent Plasma donation. Make an appointment online at With each donation, COVID-19 survivors have a unique ability to help up to three patients recover from the virus.
Member Events and News

The Chamber encourages you to check company Facebook pages, website, or call them to get current information on upcoming events. Many events are postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus. 

Habitat for Humanity is seeking board members. If your are interested or would like additional information, please contact Anita Clark, managing director, at 740-504-4257.

Hot Yoga Escape announces October Hot Deal. Join new owner, Terri Lewis for unlimited classes for 30 days for only $30 with a second month of classes for only $49. Your monthly auto-pay will only be $69/month starting the 3rd month. Normally a $79/month value, contact for more details.

Knox Community Hospital is hosting safety trainings. Click here to read their guidelines and instructions on how to schedule your on-site safety training. You may also call Brittany Murphy, WellnessWorks, at 740-393-6552.

The Mount Vernon Lions Club will have a food drive to support the Salvation Army. Please drop off non perishable food items to Roberts Funeral Home 18260 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 before Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4 pm.

The Mount Vernon Music and Arts' Festival announces Autumn in the City, a recreation and entertainment initiative for Mount Vernon. Click here for the full schedule.

NAMI invites you to Zoom with them every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for the NAMI Connection. Anyone 18 and over who is considered in recovery of a diagnosed mental illness can participate in this confidential and safe connection. Call 740-397-3088 for registration information.

NAMI Family to Family Support Group meets via Zoom the second Tuesday each month from 7-8 p.m. This group is helpful to family members or other caretakers of an adult having a mental illness. Call 740-397-3088 with questions

Traditions Engraving can put your logo on a comfortable, soft face mask. The printed image is long lasting, full color printing, and extra protection with an internal pocket for filter insert. Click here to read more and view image.
Lifepoint Church is a nonprofit organization that exists to help people love God, love people and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Call 740-485-6032 for their schedule and to learn more.

Mount Vernon Sewing Center offers classes on sewing, sewing machine sales and service and sewing supplies with a focus on Longarm Quilting. Call 740-263-4142 for more details.

SZ Recovery is a unique store tailored towards pain management, muscle recovery and more. Offering NormaTec compression sessions, a new way to relax and recover those tired limbs and while also selling a variety of CBD products including oils, topicals and more. Call 740-507-1814 for more information.
Zoom Meeting
October 21, 2020
8:00 am

More Details to come! Check the Knox County Safety Council website
regularly for updates!

Questions? Call Debbie Ruggles at 740-393-1111 or email

What is the Knox County Safety Council?
Each Ohio Safety Council has the same goal: To increase safety awareness. Safety Councils provide local communities with quality programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers' compensation and risk management education and information. Enrolling in Safety Council may earn your business a rebate.
Who can Join?
The program is open to any Knox County business.

Rebate Program Eligibility Requirements - Click Here
Can We Help Pay for Your Next Tech Intern?
Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program Application is Open!

Mayor Starr has an informative video not only for Mount Vernon, but for all of Knox County. Click on the link below for updated (and interesting!) information on the Census.

Click here to complete the census if your household has not already done so.
Thanks so much! It's important for Knox County!

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings
Ambassadors, please wear your red jacket or shirt.

There are no Ribbon Cuttings or Groundbreakings being held at this time.

Check the Chamber's Calendar of Events frequently for Chamber and member events.
Extension of waiver of enforcement for CDL expiration and CDMEs
Available Business Space

23 North Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Available for lease starting October 1, 2020
Contact: Ethan Robertson 614-296-5878
  • $475/ month

316 South Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Available for lease towards end of year
Warehouse Space
Contact: Ethan Robertson 614-296-5878
  • $600/ month
  • 40x40 with 12'wide x 9' tall garage door
  • Heat
  • Water Capable but no hookup at current time
  • Concrete floor with new overhead lights
  • Alley access

1590 Coshocton Avenue, Suite B
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Available for lease starting April 1, 2020
Contact: Tim Workman 740-504-7554
  • -1,500 total SF
  • - Newer unit, built in 2015
  • - A number of individual offices in the unit
  • - Plenty of parking

444 Columbus Road
Call 419-566-3535 
3 units available for lease with units
 B and C opened to each other.
  • All units are open floor plan with 1 bathroom 
  • 8 foot ceilings
  • Roughly 38 shared parking spaces
  • Central air, trash and water paid by owners
  • Unit B - 838 sq ft. Rent -$625
  • Unit C - 735 sq ft. Rent - $575
  • Unit G - 638 sq ft. Rent- $500
  • Click here for more information. 
400 South Gay Street
Contact Nate Miller at Miller Brothers Construction,

2240 Square foot building located in Mount Vernon with 4 offices.
  • Two restrooms.
  • Parking spaces in front of the building. 
  • Newly remodeled and painted. 
  • This is the previous Chamber of Commerce office in the depot. 

590 Fairgrounds Road
Contact Mark Ramser at RJM Land Development, 

Over 6000 square feet on the second floor with 11 offices most of which are management size offices.  
  • Three restrooms.
  • Walk-in safe.
  • Large open space on third floor (approx. 2100 sq ft).
  • Remainder of floor (approx. 4000 sq ft) primarily being storage space. Could be converted into offices.
  • Monthly lease rate for the second floor would be $2700 including gas, electric, water, sewer, and trash.
  • Third floor would be an additional $1000 per month. There are no restrooms on the third floor.

If you have available business space, send details to Anthony McNeal at  
1558 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon.

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Member Benefits
Guaranteed Life Insurance through Griffin Insurance!

Zero cost to employer; or portion paid. One or more employees may enroll, no minimum required