July 29, 2019 - In This Issue:
The new-look Chamber Connection in September

We asked for your opinions and you responded. We've spent a few weeks revamping and retooling the weekly newsletter and will soon unveil the changes. We'll keep the things you said you enjoyed, regular updates on new businesses and projects around Ross County, as well as add some regular features on our members, volunteer opportunities, and more.  And, best of all, we're going to update the design and feel of it to best serve our members.
A note from the desk of CRCC President and CEO Mike Throne:

It's a question I get quite often, actually.

Most people know the story of Chillicothe's resurgent downtown, but they ask, " So what else is going on around the county?"

It's a good question. Often times, the most public things going on in our county are centered around downtown, but there's a great variety of things going, particularly on Bridge Street.

As the weekend Gazette business roundup indicates, there is plenty of action on North Bridge Street, as well as a few projects that will be getting started on Western Avenue and elsewhere. Here's a quick look:
  • Work continues on the Texas Roadhouse -- which has more than 550 locations in 10 countries -- site on North Bridge Street, in front of the former Super Kmart building. The 1.5-acre restaurant from the Louisville-based company is set to open in the fall ... which could be around the time that Spirit Halloween is opening their temporary location in the former Super Kmart building. A sign for Spirit Halloween is already up on the building.
Read about this and more going on by clicking here.

Want to grow your talent?
Ever wanted to learn more about leadership while getting to know more about your community?

The Chamber's B.I.G. (Business, Industry, and Government) Class can help. The class helps middle managers, professionals new to town, small business owners, and others learn from the leadership and management styles of the area's top CEOs and professionals while also growing your own capacity to lead.

Our upcoming class starts in September and continues through May. There are a few spots left in the upcoming class, so give us a call.

For more information, call Bobbi Kellough at 740-702-2722.
Adena Health System, Nationwide Children's Hospital expand partnership
Pictured, left to right,Ty McBee,  Adena VP of Business Strategy; Kristyn Wasylik, NCH Regional Development; Darrell Mosby, NCH VP for Regional Development; Jeff Graham, Adena President & CEO; and Dr. Sathish Jetty, Adena Pediatrics.

Adena Health System President and CEO Jeff Graham today announced plans to expand Adena's current partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital. The expansion of a more than eight-year affiliation between the organizations includes plans to develop a comprehensive, pediatric care model, creating a destination center for health care that will enhance the delivery of Nationwide Children's pediatric specialty care in Chillicothe. The organizations have been working together since 2011 to care for children in south central and southern Ohio.
"We look forward to working with Adena to expand the quality of pediatric specialty care in the region, and increasing access to pediatric care for families in and around Ross County," said Darrell Mosby, vice president of regional development at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Expansion of the current partnership comes from Adena and Nationwide Children's common goal, to give children and families in the south central and southern Ohio region greater access to close-to-home, advanced pediatric care.
"When a child is ill, families often struggle when they must travel far from home for that specialty care," said Graham. "Over the years, Adena's partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital has helped area children get the expanded level of care they need, without having to leave our community. By deepening our partnership for pediatric specialty care in Chillicothe, we will create new possibilities for the care of our region's children."
The long-time association between Adena and Nationwide Children's has been beneficial in connecting local patients and providers with collaborating specialists at Nationwide Children's. Accomplishments resulting from the existing partnership include:
  • Education programs for Adena providers and staff;
  • Neonatal consulting, ambassador support, and training for Adena's Level II nursery;
  • Partners for Kids, an Accountable Care Organization collaborating with Adena Pediatrics to ensure quality of care for children enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care;
  • Onsite pediatric cardiology, hematology, and oncology;
  • Direct connect lines for transport of newborn/nursery and Emergency Department services; and
  • Pediatric patient education materials.
To learn more about Adena and its services, visit adena.org.

Check out our photo albums of ribbon cuttings and more! 
Lyndi Lou's Children's Boutique opened in June and the Chamber hosted their ribbon cutting on July 9. Click on the photo to see their ribbon cutting photos and much, much more!

July 30 - EPIC Lunch and Learn on LinkedIn with Chamber CEO Mike Throne, 11:30 a.m., Carlisle Building Community Room.

July 30 - RIBBON CUTTING:Southern Ohio Axe Throwing, 1 Nancy Wilson Way, 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 6 - Health Network Meeting, TBA, 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 7 - EPIC Lunch Mob! at The Pour House at Machinery Hall, noon

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. 

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


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
Printex Same Day Printing
Ross County Banking Center
Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe

Gold Level
National Church Residences   
Staff Source 

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

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