June 15, 2018 - In This Issue:

Word of a possible expansion of a well-known car dealership swept social media over this last weekend causing hundreds of comments, mostly from those opposed of a car lot being placed on property along Western Avenue.

This week, in my blog, "Around the Corner", I shared my thoughts on long-term visioning and continued enforcement of zoning as a land use plan, along with strategic planning for property currently located outside of the city limits.

My thoughts are reminders that successful businesses will always want to do more and may want to expand into multiple locations. Putting quotas on what businesses should locate here, or how many isn't my intension. Just that visioning of property development should be proactive rather than reactive.

To read my entire blog click here.

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 



Please join us Thursday, June 28th for our monthly safety council meeting from 11:30-1PM at the PACCAR Medical Education Center.  Cost is $10 per attendee and registration is required below.  Please note this is the make-up meeting for the cancelled February meeting.

This activity has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Speaker: Allison Sharer, B.A., OCPc

Allison Sharer has been a trainer with Working Partners® since 2000. She is Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant who has worked in the field of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for over 30 years. She has developed and presented workshops, training and other education opportunities for a wide variety of audiences including parents, college students, community groups and human service providers

She has been a dedicated advocate for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and has held leadership positions at the international, state and local levels. She was past-chair of the Prevention Committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, on a state level served as trustee of the Ohio Credentialing Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals.
Allison has also served in leadership positions with the Ohio Alcohol and Drug Prevention Workforce Development Taskforce and the Ohio Teen Institute. Her involvement with these organizations has helped shape policies that affect our systems of care and the communities in which prevention practitioners serve. Allison is the past president of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO) and was selected as the recipient of the Association's annual award for excellence in training. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

Presentation Description:
Employers need to decide how they will respond to medical marijuana before the system to recommend and dispense it is fully operational on September 8, 2018.  To give insight into this important decision, we're offering a presentation to
  • raise awareness of business and operational issues from legalization under Ohio H.B. 523
  • increase understanding of the related drug-free workplace program issues for employers and employees
  • review key decisions that need to be made - particularly relating to policy, operations and employee/supervisor awareness
The content of the presentation is meant for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.  As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a legal professional or other competent advisors.  Please contact a licensed attorney to obtain advice with respect to any legal issue discussed in this presentation or regarding a situation specific to your business.


LiveHealth Online: Quick, convenient access to doctors 24/7

You can pay your bills, buy groceries, or view the beach in Mexico - all without leaving your couch. Now, using LiveHealth Online, your employees can have a video visit any time, 24/7, with a board-certified doctor using your smartphone, tablet, or computer's webcam. Doctors can answer questions and assess illnesses such as rashes, colds and the flu. They can even send a prescription to a pharmacy, if needed. 1
LiveHealth Online can save time and money - and it works! 2
  • Two to three hours faster than urgent care
  • 6.35 times faster than emergency room
  • $1,405 saved compared to average emergency room visit
  • $107 saved compared to average urgent care visit
  • 85% of members resolved their medical issue
  • 90% member satisfaction
Your employees can also talk to a licensed therapist or psychologist using LiveHealth Online. It's private and easy to use. In most cases, they can get an appointment within four days or less. 3
1 Prescription availability is defined by physician judgment.
2 Results based on internal LiveHealth Online study during 2014 and first quarter of 2015.
3 Appointments subject to availability of a therapist. Online counseling is not appropriate for all kinds of problems. If someone is in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, it's important that he or she seeks help immediately. Please call 1-800-784-2433 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or 911 for help. If it's an emergency, he or she should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. LiveHealth Online does not offer emergency services.


Are you too busy in the evenings to attend our Business After Business?  
Do large crowds make you nervous or uncomfortable?  The Chamber is paying attention and trying to find opportunities for everyone to make connections and develop relationships.  Our newest venture will be, Lunch With 12 Strangers.  Most people get a lunch break and why not use that time to meet some new people?  Twelve is a small group and it will be a very relaxed atmosphere.  Lunch will be on your own or paid individually.  We will order lunch, tell a little about ourselves and where we work and what we are trying to accomplish.  The first 12 people to register will attend the event.  It is important that if you register, that you do attend. 
Lunch With 12 Strangers will be held on Tuesday, June 19 th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Roosters in Chillicothe.  Make sure you don't hesitate, register today!



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. 



-NAMI Southern Ohio 

-Elite Construction Design Management

Click Here to View our Complete Member Directory

June 19th- Lunch with 12 Strangers at Roosters, 11:30-1PM at 10 N. Plaza Blvd. 

June 20th- Business After Business at Rainbow Yoga and Salon Oasis, 5-7PM at 27 W. 2nd St. 

June 28th- Ross County Safety Council, 11:30-1PM at 446 Hospital Rd. 

June 28th- EPIC After Hours, 6-8PM at 80 E. Water St. 

July 13th- Golf Outing- 4th Annual Valero Cup, at 12100 Pleasant Valley Rd. 

August 1st- Ribbon Cutting All Signs of Chillicothe, 10AM, at 12035 Pleasant Valley Rd. 

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 

Ross County Safety Council Meeting

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.