Aug. 20, 2019 - In This Issue:
A note from the desk of CRCC President and CEO Mike Throne:

Somewhere John Wend - most likely behind a microphone - is smiling.

For 25 years, Wend was the booming public address voice of the Chillicothe Paints and dedicated himself to making sure that players, coaches, and fans had a great time while at V.A. Memorial Stadium. As the literal voice of the Paints and, arguably, its most recognizable icon, he often spoke of the joy of winning the 2010 Prospect League title, all the while hoping for one more run at the championship.

Unfortunately, Wend died in 2017, without experiencing a similar joy.

After losing what some people believed was their best player (catcher Dylan Shockley) to the majors, and starting out the oh-so-short season by losing seven of their first nine games, it didn't appear the Paints were on that track this season either.

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NEW EVENT! Click on the image below to register!

Aug. 20 - Lunch with 12 Strangers, Tumbleweed Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 21 - BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS: Advanced Services Heating and Cooling, 221 Renick Ave., 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for your last chance to register!

Aug. 28 - Greater Chillicothe Women in Business Monthly Luncheon, Chillicothe Country Club, 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 2 - LABOR DAY - Chamber offices closed.

Sept, 3 - Health Network Meeting at TBA, 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 4 - EPIC Lunch Mob at Old Canal Smokehouse, noon.

Sept. 12 - Marketing Your Business seminar, co-hosted with Thrive! Chillicothe, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St., 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 - EPIC's Brews and BBQ, East Second Street, 5 to 8 p.m.

We're adding new events all the time at our web site. 
For more information or to register for any of these events please call 740-702-2722 or 
visit the Chamber Calendar at

The new-look Chamber Connection in September

As we prepare to unveil the new look and content of our weekly newsletter next month, here's a look at what you can expect:
  • We'll continue to update you through the note from the CEO, provide news and information regarding our events and those of our partners. We'll continue to provide that information, in addition to linking back to our web site to help you find more details.
  • New to the newsletter will be more information on Chamber programs and benefits, a member spotlight, ways to help you connect to the community and a look at data and statistics to help you spot trends and connect them back to your business. 
  • Building permit listings and historical photos will be added, as well as regular updates on the housing market, downtown and Bridge Street moves, and more.
Our members in the news

Ace of Trades: Scioto Society's Brandon Smith talks about the vision for the organization.  

Ross County Christian Academy seeing growth, adds two administrators.

Chillicothe City Schools shuffles administrators before school year dawns.

City of Chillicothe may purchase former Pepsi location on 7th Street to combine many city departments in one location.

Platinum Level
Adena Health System
Advanced Services Heating and Cooling
Atomic Credit Union
C. Walters Management
Central Ohio Financial Services
Chillicothe City Schools
Chillicothe Paints
Classic Brands
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC 
Kenworth Truck Co.
Kingston National Bank
Landmark Properties Group LLC
Ohio University- Chillicothe
Petland Inc.
Printex Same Day Printing
Ross County Banking Center
Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe

Gold Level
National Church Residences   
Staff Source 
US Army Recruiting Station in Chillicothe
US Bank

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
45 E Main Street *  Chillicothe, OH 45601
P: (740) 702-2722   F: (740) 702-2727

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce promotes economic and community development by providing services and addressing issues important to business.