January 19, 2018 - In This Issue:

This has been a tough few days. Schools have been closed, business interrupted, and now that above normal temperatures are in the forecast for the next few days, people will be trying to relieve their cabin fever. So, enjoy the weekend!

Final discussions have been completed and an agreement has been reached for the County to handle all commercial building permits and inspections for the city of Chillicothe. What that means, if someone needs a permit for any commercial building projects, you must go to the Building Department for Ross County at 15 N. Paint St., directly across from the Ross County Courthouse. Or give Jill a call at 740.773.7200. This has been something needed in our community for some time. Having one central location administering the process and inspections will allow consistency for the entire county. Thanks to the City and County administration for taking the steps to help our businesses grow and easing part of the process.

The Greater Chillicothe Ross Vision Project will present at the Community Forecast Breakfast on Groundhog Day, Friday, Feb. 2nd, at the Chillicothe Country Club. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Kingston National Bank. Registration can be done at www.chillicotheohio.com and click on calendar of events.

There is an event next Wednesday that some may be interested in attending, the first Ohio ACT Workforce Forum, to be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel from 1:30-4:30 p.m. At this free event, leaders from across Ohio and from ACT will discuss the state of the workforce in Ohio and work readiness system tools, including ACT WorkKeys, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and Work Ready Communities. The event will open with a keynote from Ryan Burgess, Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation. This forum is open to those in the business and workforce development communities, as well as to K-12 and postsecondary educators and administrators who work closely with career preparedness. For the day's agenda and to register, please click here. http://www.cvent.com/events/ohio-act-workforce-forum/event-summary-958f878028a940518ca7ca6b199c34a9.aspx 

Finally, I'd like to welcome our newest Business Development Center resident. Tammy Eallonardo began her duties officially this week as the new Economic Development Director for Greater Chillicothe Ross County Development. Her office is located in our building at 45 E. Main St. and she can be reached at 740.772.5100. We look forward to working with Tammy and wish her the very best as we continue to build a greater Chillicothe and Ross County.

Again, enjoy the weekend!

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

Entry deadline: 4 PM Friday, February 2, 2018

For more than 20 years, your chamber has honored from its ranks an  Entrepreneur of the Year to recognize their value-added contributions to our community and economy. In 2015, two new businesses were honored with the  Corporate Citizenship Award and  Legacy Award. In 2016 one new award was added with the  Young Professional Of The Year award.

Nominations for these awards are from the membership and Chamber Awards Committee. To nominate a fellow chamber member or yourself for any of these prestigious awards, please complete the form below. When finished, hit the submit button only once. Nominations must be received by no later than  4 PM Friday, February 2, 2018, to be considered.

The selection committee retains nominations for the last couple of years. The committee considers all retained nominations along with current nominations. We also encourage updates to previous nominations. A committee composed of past recipients and chamber board members will review all nominations. The final selection will be announced at the chamber's Annual Meeting Dinner on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Should you have any questions or want to double-check that we received the nomination, give us a call at 740.702-2722.

(Award clarifications)

Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Recognizes those members who best exemplify the essence of the definition of "entrepreneur" - the organizer of an economic venture. One who organizes, promotes, owns/manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise that they started.

Corporate Citizenship Award: Honors a business that exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship in giving back to the communities in which it operates, enhancing the economic health and quality of life of its employees and its community.

Legacy Award: Honors members of our community and/or families who have been part of the chamber and business community for at least 25 years. It is both a testament to the member and their commitment to service.

Young Professional of The Year: Recognizes a young professional who is engaged in education/career development, demonstrates leadership in their field, and is active in civic or charitable activities.

Click Here For More Information on Young Professional Award


Groundhog Day has traditionally been observed as a day to forecast the remaining winter weather. And in Chillicothe, it's a day to use as a forecast of our community's growth and development for the upcoming year.

Kingston National Bank will again sponsor this event, hosted by the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018. The Community Forecast Breakfast will be held at the Chillicothe Country Club, 800 Arch St., beginning at 7:30 AM. Doors open at 7.

The public is invited to hear updates on community initiatives from the Greater Chillicothe Ross Community Vision Project team. Information will be shared involving work that is being done on making our area a destination for those using trials and waterways for recreation, projects that are improving the health and wellness of our citizens by building a new 2-1-1 phone system, and a report on the educational opportunities in our area that will help build the workforce of tomorrow. The community's new economic development director also will be publicly introduced and share her thoughts on the economic forecast for greater Chillicothe and Ross County.

  • Hill Funeral Home
  • Gangewere's Tax Service
  • Great Seal Living
  • True One Diesel Service
  • Benson & Motes Title Agency
  • doTERRA Wellness Advocate
For a complete listing of members please visit www.chillicotheohio.com and select member directory
  • Agriculture Roundtable with US Representative Steve Stivers. Friday, January 26th from 2:30-4PM at Ohio Christian University Business Innovation center. Call 614-771-4968 for more information 
  • Auction Ohio and Price Real Estate & Auction Service are combining to establish a new brand in the Ross County area Click Here For More Information
  • Did you know that for every 1/4 beef sold Corcoran Farms will donate $5 back to a local charity? Call 740-851-4837 or 740-253-0138 for more information 
  • Need to upgrade your worn out alarm panel? Call Security Excellence at 740-701-0182 to learn more about their current specials 
  • The Paxton Theatre will be hosting New Again Bluegrass & Gospel on February 24th. For more information visit their Facebook page facebook.com/paxtontheatre 
  • The Crosskeys Tavern is now offering reuben eggrolls! Visit their 17/19 E. Main St. location to try this new menu item 
  • Tecumseh Outdoor Drama & Concert Venue will be hosting The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Haunted Mountain this fall, stay tuned for more infomation 
  • Purchase your Atomic Speedway season pass now by calling 740-703-9749
  • Please join doTERRA Wellness Advocate Christina as she discussed your health goals and how essential oils and natural products can help you have more energy, better digestion, less pain, and promote overall wellness. Paper City Coffee January 24th from 6:30-8PM 
Email your quick clips to  bhood@chillicotheohio.com

February 2nd- Community Forecast Breakfast

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 

January BAB hosted by Paper City Coffee

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.