February 9, 2018 - In This Issue:

If I had my hands on that groundhog....

I'm not sure who else is a little tired of winter, but thankfully we are getting closer to warmer weather and trees beginning to bud - as soon as this ice melts. Hopefully everyone had a safe week and are ready to enjoy a great weekend.

This was a busy week for your Chamber staff. We spent it in Columbus with about 100 other chamber professionals from around the state, sharing ideas and learning of ways to help our community grow and become stronger. I know we may have missed a phone call or visit or two, but know that we have to have professional development just like your staff and employees and we are now more prepared to serve you and our community because of it.

While we were gone, news about a major employer hit the media. As reported, Glatfelter announced that a possible sale of certain divisions of the company may occur at some point in the future. In a statement given to the Chamber, the decision was made by the company's board of directors to explore strategic alternatives for the Specialty Papers division in Spring Grove, PA., Fremont and Chillicothe. There is a lot of work to be done before final decisions - or a sale - can take place. And until then, Glatfelter officials are committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and will continue to operate as usual. We'll keep you updated on any further news. 

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 


Construction and redevelopment in our community continues to thrive. As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the link below to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Ross County. 

  • OSU Sports Fans located at 141 W. Water St. is running a 35% off storewide sale on Buckeye merchandise now thru Valentine's Day 
  • The American Red Cross is urgently in need of blood donations. To view a complete list of upcoming blood drives visit www.redcrossblood.org/centralohio or call 1-800-REDCROSS
  • The Ohio State Extension Office will be hosting a garden design workshop on April 16th. Cost is $10 for the public, and free for OSU Master Gardeners 
  • Sandy's Travel has a 14 passenger bus for your group travel !  Wedding Receptions, groups to casino concerts, winery visits, you name it, also travels out of state. For more information call 740-887-2525 or 740-703-1737 
  • Junior Achievement is currently seeking volunteers for a six-session program for JA Economics for Success for 7th graders at Huntington Middle School. If you are interested in learning more please call Kathy Ray at 740-775-8420
  • Bishop Flaget School would like to remind parents that applications for EdChoice Expansion Scholarships are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year, for more information visit www.bishopflaget.org 
  • HER Chillicothe will be hosting a Buyers Seminar for first time home buyers on March 10th at 12PM. For more information call 740-702-6000
  • Pre-Order chocolate dipped strawberries from Grandpa Joe's by calling 740-773-7100 
  • Cardo's Pizza & Ice Cream is now offering a vegetarian pizza, call 740-773-2200 to place an order 
  • Jerky Pro is currently in the running for a Sam's Club Small Business Award. Please click the following link to VOTE for them  click here to vote
Email your quick clips to  bhood@chillicotheohio.com

February 21st- Business After Business hosted by Big Sandy Superstore, 1404 N. Bridge St.

March 13th- Annual Meeting Dinner at Ohio University Chillicothe in the Shoemaker Center

March 15th- 29th Annual Employment Expo at Ohio University Chillicothe in the Shoemaker Center

March 21st- Business After Business hosted by Stone Creek Dental, 1849 N. Bridge St.

April 7th and 8th 2018- Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds 

For more information or to register for any of these events please call 740-702-2722 or 
visit the Chamber Calendar at www.chillicotheohio.com


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

Gold Level
National Church Residences   
Staff Source 

McDonald's Ribbon Cutting

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

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