March 15, 2018 - In This Issue:

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 awards at the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, held earlier this week.

And for those who attended, thank you!

It was a great night of conversation, vision sharing, community progress, and updates from our partners and business and industry leaders.

This year we wanted to share how important it is for all of us to work together to build a strong community. That's what it takes to make a great community to live, work and play. I also wanted to have two of our speakers share with you some of the benefits that are available through the Chamber. If you have any more interest in learning more, please contact us.

Our award winners this year were excellent choices from the nominating committee:

-Entrepreneur of the Year - Jon Bell of J.B. Express
-Corporate Citizenship Award - The Scioto Society
-Legacy Award - Hirsch Fruit Farm
-Young Professional of the Year - Briana Hood

Videos of our Entrepreneur of the Year nominees, Mark Cenci, Jon Bell, and Bill Leib can be seen by  CLICKING HERE.

We couldn't have such a great event without the assistance of our sponsors, Horizon, Printex Same Day Printing, and Ross County Safety Council. The pictures that were taken at the Horizon Red Carpet are great. These photos and more can be found by  CLICKING HERE

Thanks to all of the table sponsors who really out did themselves this year. The tables were wonderful. Thank you for not only attending, but for making the event special for those who sat at your decorated table.

And I hope that everyone who attended enjoyed their meal. Our community caterers do a fantastic job and the food was awesome. Also, our beverage sponsors, Two Roasting Joes, GEM Beverages, Classic Brands and our team of young professional from EPIC, helped round out the food and beverage enjoyment.

This is an important event. It's your Annual Meeting. It's the one time a year that we can get together to share the activities of the past year and look ahead to the rest of this one. It's always a great event and I'm so privileged to work with a team of highly qualified professionals who have your best interest at heart. Your chamber team is here for you. But as I said during my report, YOU are the chamber. We're just the employees who are here to assist in helping you to be a success. Please don't forget to contact us with comments, suggestions or ideas. We're here to help, advocate, and assist. But you are the reason our community is moving forward. You and your business is what is making our economy stronger and making Chillicothe a destination once again. Thank you for all you do and for allowing your chamber team to be a part.
Also this week, we hosted one of the largest Job Expos in southern Ohio today. We had about 10 fewer employers this year than in years' past. But that shows the growth of our economy. Some businesses are still finding it hard to seek qualified employees, but others are doing well.

Don't forget about our next big event - The Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show, coming up April 7 & 8 at the Ross County Fairgrounds. This is going to be a great event, so don't miss it.

Have a great weekend!

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

Please join us for Business after Business hosted by 
Stone Creek Dental 
on March 21st from 5-7PM
Catered by 
with beverages by Classic Brands 

Don't forget your business card and name tag! 
Currently seeking MARKET PLACE vendors,email for more information


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


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 

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.