Business Broadcast

March 2024

Upcoming Chamber Events

Click the above link for complete details and registration.













Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration: 5:30 PM

Lunch & Learn

Open Roads Renewables


Ribbon Cutting and Open House


4-6 PM

RC 4:30 PM

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Training

8 AM

Ribbon Cutting and Open House Mount Vernon Health Center

2 PM-4 PM




Need a New Professional Headshot?

March 5th from 10am-2pm

Cost is only $89.

Can pay with Venmo, Check, or Cash.

Call Terry Thurston to schedule.


Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

We have partnered with Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties.

This is for HR & Business Professionals.

We encourage businesses to send at least one person to this important event.


- The signs of suicide.

- How to have the conversation in the workplace.

- How to provide a supportive work environment. 

- What to do after a loss or an attempt.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call Debbie Ruggles at 740-393-1111.

Click here to register.

BWC featured items

OH|ID is coming!

We are proud to introduce an exciting development aimed at revolutionizing your online experience with us. The OH|ID pre-registration for our external customer logins is now underway. In early 2024, BWC customers will begin logging in using OH|ID and 2-Step Verification, replacing existing e-account login credentials. This marks a significant step forward in ensuring more accessible and secure online services for BWC customers. OH|ID impacts a range of individuals and entities, including employers, providers, injured workers, authorized representatives, and managed care organizations (MCOs).

For more information please visit: OH|ID for BWC customers | Bureau of Workers' Compensation ( 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Ohioans who are experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis, and their family members, can call, text, or chat the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to reach a trained specialist who can offer help and support. 

Better You, Better Ohio®

Better You, Better Ohio® is a free health and wellness program providing resources to employees of small employers in high-risk industries.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Speaker: Kyle Johnson

Noon-1:00 pm

3-Part Series

Prepare Situational Awareness, March 19

Respond Workplace Violence, April 16th

Recovery Mental Health, May 21st

Lunch will be available at 11:45 am

Location: The Gallagher Centre

Reservations required for lunch by

March 11, 2024

Click here to Register

Visit the Safety Council website:

If you are interested in joining a meeting; becoming a Safety Council Member; or have questions, email Debbie Ruggles at [email protected].

Your future starts here.

 Affordable Cleaning Service LLC is a cleaning company who means business, We do all cleans from basic, deep, fall/spring, move-in/move-out, Airbnb's, offices, hoarding and organizing, and much more, we are fully insured and bonded, we provide all cleaners and tools needed.

Ambrose Asphalt, INC previously known as Ambry Asphalt, Inc., is a family-owned, local, full-service asphalt paving and maintenance company based in Mansfield, Ohio. Starting in 2000, we have remained dedicated to providing quality services that leave customers 100% satisfied!

The Brickhouse Grind is a space for you to connect and be inspired. We love coffee, and art is our passion. So grab a mug and make yourself comfortable. 

Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy(CICE) is a nationwide network of 1,300 chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. Created and led by chamber executives, CICE works with these associations to amplify and advance an equitable clean energy economy, while highlighting business leadership in the areas of clean energy, climate action, and resilience.

Dupler Office offers innovative, customized, sustainable solutions for your furniture and design needs. We believe design matters, not only in the products we choose but in the way that we put them together.

Junior Achievement of North Center Ohio educates students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through hands-on programs led by volunteers.

MAC Heating and Cooling is a dependable heating and cooling company in Mount Vernon. As a locally owned and operated business, we go the extra mile to give clients personal and neighborly support. We provide a wide variety of products and services that are backed by warranties. Our technicians are always ready when you need help with HVAC repair or installation. Customer satisfaction is our priority.

One Source Advisors are a local agency, with a national backing that has been in the Central Ohio market for over 20 years. Our team has represented hundreds of businesses throughout the state of Ohio. We would love to show you how we can help you and your team.

Sibley Poland Realtor RED 1 REALTY is a local real estate agent with 20 years of experience in helping sellers and buyers of residential and commercial real estate achieve their goals. Offering unparalleled service to Knox and surrounding areas.

Xtreme Air LLC  is Mount Vernon's expert heating and cooling company. We offer furnace and air conditioning services in and around Mount Vernon. Please, feel free to contact us for more information on our services, products, and company.

Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024

Knox County will experience a total solar eclipse on this date.

Hundreds of people are expected to travel to our area to view this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau are part of a committee discussing this event under the leadership of the Emergency Management Agency.

If your organization is planning any special activities for this historic event, please be sure to send your details to [email protected].

The Chamber and Visitors Bureau will be promoting activities.

Click here for FAQ page.

Click here for Eclipse page on the Visitors Bureau website.

Click here to read the Eclipse Awareness sheet from EMA.

Click here for the information page from the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County.

Member News

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!

The contact for all newsletter items is Savannah Phenicie, [email protected].

Brown Family Enviromental Center invites you to watch the solar eclipse with them on April 8th. Click here for more information. BFEC also annouces their 2024 Keep It Wild: Earth Day Celebration on April 20th. Click here for more information.

The Brickhouse Grind is hosting, Modern Calligraphy Workshop, on March 5, 2024 from 6-8pm. Click here for info and registration.

Directec Corporation provides cyber security for your business. Protect your business from Phish threats, encryption, and more with services including backup, firewall, monitoring, to name a few. Contact Tim Theophilus at [email protected] or call 740-263-1110. 

Experience Mount Vernon annouces First Fridays exhibitor registration. Click here for more details.

Food For The Hungry recognizes and thanks Lisa Mazzari for her 10 years of service and dedication as Executive Director of Food For The Hungry. Click here for press release.

Fredericktown Community Development Foundation invites you to attend the annual Quilters Market Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024. It will be held at the Fredericktown High School, 111 Stadium Drive. Click here for details.

Habitat for Humanity is hosting Bottles for Builds on April 12, 2024.Tickets are for rare bourbon bottles valued at over $3,000. Click here for details.

Heralds Appliances and Electronics is having a special sales through February 28th. Click here for details.

Kenyon College presents Harbinger of Spring: A Concert of Renewal & Inspiration. Click here for details.

Knox Area Transit is collecting feedback and ideas about fixed bus routes in Knox County. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. If you leave your name and contact information you will be registered to win $100 gift card.  Thank you!

Knox County Transportation Survey (

Knox Community Hospital is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits March 1 – March 31. These take-home stool-based kits are available at the front entrance of the main hospital and the entrance to the Center for Cancer Care in the Knox Medical Pavilion on the ground floor from 8 am – 4:30 pm. Kits come complete with instructions and must be returned to the KCH main hospital front desk (1330 Coshocton Ave.) by April 12. 

Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities has an amazing newsletter filled with upcoming events, activities, and classes in Knox County. To be added to receive, click here.

Knox Public Health and the Knox Health Planning Partnership are conducting a Community Health Assessment to identify and assess the health needs of the community. Please complete this short, 15-minute survey. The goal is to receive 400 responses so please participate and share the link with others. SurveyMonkey Link:

Knox Technical Center presents Profiling Dangerous People: Stopping Violent Incidents Before They Happen With Guest Phil Chalmers. Click here for details.

Mental Health & Recovery of Licking and Knox Counties and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide Suicide Prevention in The Workplace training. Click here for more information.

MTVarts annouces HONK! Jr. on Mach 15th, 16th, and 17th! Click here for tickets and show information.

Ohio BWC invites everyone to their Ohio Safety Congress and Expo. Click here for details.

Open Road Renewables invites you to their Lunch and Learn. Click here for details.

OSU Extension Office annouces the return of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Saturday morinings from 9 am to 12 pm starting May 9th.

Starting Point is celebrating 35 years. Join them at their 2024 annual fundraising banquet on April 11th. Click here for info and registration.

We're proud to serve you.

Options for Paying Invoices - We Accept:

ACH payments

Credit Cards


Contact Debbie Ruggles at [email protected] or call 740-393-1111 to set up

ACH payments or if you have any questions on these options.

Member Benefits working for your business!

Gifts, Travel, Fitness, Sports, Movies, Food & Wine, Resorts, Rental Cars, and more.

Click here for March 2024 Flyer.

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

Chamber Code is:


Looking for a dental plan for employees?

Contact local Chamber member,

Cross Creek Dental Care.


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 health insurance

for your employees?

It can be an overwhelming task.

Call one of our member agents to discuss your needs and receive a quote.

Click here for a list of member agents to serve you.

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.


Our Sedgwick representative is

Dave Deyo, 614-376-5401 or [email protected].