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 -
Videos of our Entrepreneur of the Year nominees, Mark Cenci, Jon Bell, and Bill Leib can be seen by
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
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!