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April 13, 2018
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ROCKETVII Interactive partners with Chamber 
to release new digital advertisement 
to promote the 

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Member Website
Where the Public Searches to find You!

The Digital Billboard is located on W. Emmitt Avenue in Waverly.
For more information on packages available to promote your business visit 
or call Bridget Barker at the Chamber office (740) 947-7715

Digital Billboard:  Owned by  ROCKETVII Interactive
Chamber Graphics by Bridget Barker

Local Businesses Participate
in Bristol Village Health Fair

SAM JAM 2018
to Feature Star of 'The Voice'

The SamJam Bluegrass Festival has announced that it will welcome a star of the 2016 season of the popular NBC talent contest, "The Voice", during the festival's 2018 season.

"Adam Wakefield, who rose to fame during the 2016 season of 'The Voice' has been added to the 2018 lineup of the SamJam Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon," said SamJam organizer Rick Greene. "Wakefield, who recently performed a stint with the popular bluegrass band 'The Steeldrivers', will close out Friday's show that also includes 'Newtown', 'Volume Five', 'Dailey and Vincent', and the 'Seldom Scene.'"

Dogwood Festival
Welcomes Home - Pure Prairie League
with Special Guests  
- Josh Stewart Band & Polarity
Saturday, April 28
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Local Artist Releases
Debut Album
PORTSMOUTH, OH, April 11, 2018- Elizabeth Scott has released her first album "Epiphany," a collection of original music.
"Every song is a story that needed to be told," Scott said of the 8 tracks on her first album. 

American Red Cross
Open House
Tuesday, April 17

Bristol Village
Save Up to $10,000
Offer Valid through April 30, 2018

Ohio College Tech Prep
Monday, May 14

Upcoming Events Upcoming
There's Still Time!!!

U.S. Department of Energy 

Join Shawnee State University friends, faculty, staff,
and alumni for the annual

President's Gala

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6 p.m.
James A. Rhodes Athletic Center

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit The Shawnee Fund to support student scholarships and travel, 
lab equipment and supplies, and the 2018-19 SSU Development Foundation Grants program.

Visit to make your reservation today.

Dogwood Festival
April 26-29

May 21 - June 1
36th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show 
and Essay/Poetry Contest Announced

Call for Entries - Residents Age 55 or Older Encouraged to Participate

Are you age 55 or older with a talent for art, photography or poetry/essay writing? If so, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) encourages you to participate in its 36th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that is approaching soon.


Pike County Senior Center
Friday, June 8

Piketon, Ohio 
July 4th Wing Ding
Piketon High School
July 4
3:00 pm to dusk
Free food - Entertainment - FIREWORKS Display
Fun for the Whole Family
Sponsored by the Village of Piketon 
Admission is FREE!

Waverly, Ohio 
Dailyville Heritage Days
Dailyville Ball Park - St Rt 220
July 7
Food - 4:00 pm
Entertainment  - 6:00 pm 
Fireworks at Dusk 
Family fun for kids of all ages! 
For more Information: Bob Dixon 740-947-2009

July 14-15

Team Entry Fee - 
Deadline - 
June 22nd
Online Deadline - June 25th
S ports - Health - Well Being
Feeding the Community
Accepting Donations at the YMCA

Hope for the Hungry
Key Cards Available NOW


Can you volunteer a minimum of three hours a month at the Pike County Outreach Council food pantry?

The Outreach Council is looking for dedicated people to do intake or distribute food at the pantry located at 107 W. Second St. in downtown Waverly. The pantry is open Monday -Friday 9-3; Thursday evening 6-8; and Saturday 10-1. Call Autumn at 740-941-4348 if you can assist in this important ministry.

We operate the only food pantry in Pike County. Households may come to the pantry every 7 days. We offer a variety of food for Pike Countians at our choice pantry. We need you to either greet the customers and do the intake paperwork or assist our customers as they choose products from 15 or more categories.

We provided 308,259 meals in 2016.


Help us provide food for seniors who are surviving on Social Security and very little food stamps.
Help us feed your disabled friends and neighbors.
Help us feed families with young children and hungry teenagers.

Call Autumn today! 740-941-4348

is in Search of Heroes
Volunteer TODAY

FREE  Smoke Alarm Installation
STATE FARM  Community Offers

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Save The Date! May 1-2, 2018!
Ohio's Largest Small Business 
to Government Contracting Event!

May 1, 2018
Setup and registration
May 2, 2018

The Nutter Center at Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45324
Why Should I Attend? 
The Ohio Business Matchmaker is an opportunity for small businesses to meet 
one-on-one with Federal, State and Local Government  buyers 
that represent billions of dollars of upcoming contracts.

Kroger - Amazon
Community Rewards Programs

Grant Applications Now Open
Application Deadline - April 30, 2018

The Cleanup and Remediation track of the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program is now accepting applications. Now grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Funding totaling $4 million per fiscal year will be available for these grants. Applicants must have a minimum score of 50 points to be eligible for funding consideration.
Applications for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 will be accepted until April 30, 2018 . Applications received after this date may be funded in SFY 2019.

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Training OpportunitiesTrain Employment
Introduction to QuickBooks
Wednesday, April 18 
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Upcoming Events
Employment Opportunities Employment
Get a Front Row Seat to Democracy in Action
It takes over 35,000 people to ensure things run smoothly on Election Day and we're calling on you to enlist.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office is working with business leaders like you to get the word out about how anyone can become a poll worker, and in doing so, secure themselves a front seat to democracy in action.

In addition to serving their community, those who sign up will also be compensated for their time. They will earn around $100 for their service on Election Day and will also be paid for attending a training session. This could be used as extra spending money or even donated to a charity of their choosing.

It is important that elections in Ohio run smoothly and we hope you will consider making a day for democracy by partnering with Secretary Husted's office to get the word out to your employees and members about this important opportunity to serve the community, state and country.

For more information on making your business a partner, or to sign up to be a poll worker, visit

Employment Opportunities