March 23, 2018 - In This Issue:

Last week, Andy Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, spoke at our Annual Meeting about a new program that will be offered to Ohio businesses that will help employers mitigate the risks associated with Ohio's opioid epidemic. That toolkit is now available.

In 2017, 14 people in Ohio died each day of a drug overdose and opioids were the main driver of those deaths. Thankfully, here in Ross County, our numbers of overdose incidents have decreased over the year. However, we know our businesses are still being impacted. The Ohio Chamber has worked with an agency that Ross County is familiar with, Working Partners, along with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, to work on developing the toolkit. Two elements of the kit are online courses, one for the employer and one for the employee.

The course for employers is approximately 60 minutes and has downloadable resources. The employee course addresses the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and how to be a safe and responsible consumer of the medications.

For more information about the opioid toolkit,  click here.
I hope you enjoy this first full weekend of spring. If you like high school baseball, the Chillicothe Paints will be hosting a great weekend lineup of games beginning at 10 AM tomorrow at V.A. Memorial Stadium. For a list of games, go to
Have a great weekend!

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

Please join us for Business after Business hosted by 
Stonecreek Dental Care 

on March 28th from 5-7PM

Catered by
Olive Garden 

with beverages by Classic Brands 

Don't forget your business card and name tag! 
Exhibitor space still available, email for more information


  • The Ross County Health District will be hosting a walk through downtown Chillicothe to celebrate "National Public Health Week" click here for more information.
  • The Ohio Secretary of State and the Ross County Board of Elections would like to invite your business to be a part of the 2018 election season. To learn more about how you can be a partner visit 
  • Adena Home Health named a top agency for the second year, click here for more information.
  • Cardo's Pizza & Ice Cream located at 36 W. Water St. is now offering calzones, learn more by calling 740-773-2200 
  • The Paxton Theatre will be hosting The Paint Valley Jamboree March 25th beginning at 3PM, learn more at 
  • Looking for unique treats for your Easter baskets this year? Visit Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop on Water St. in downtown Chillicothe. They offer all the classics and so much more 
  • Wilbur-Price Insurance Group will be hosting a Rally Day on Tuesday, March 27th to help purchase clothing for local children in need. Learn more by calling 740-774-1225, their goal is to raise $1,000
  • Affordable Concrete & Foundation Repair and Mister Sub are doing a "kick off to spring giveaway" on Facebook. To learn how to enter visit 

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. 


  • Na zdravie 
  • The Cigar Band
  • Hometown Lenders
  • Blue Stone Wealth Partners
  • Gem Beverages, Inc. 
  • ERA Martin & Associates- Jessica Beatty 
  • Jack's Equipment 
  • New Hope Church of God 
  • Ross Auction Company
  • Ross County Transportation LLC 
  • Spectrum Reach 
  • Platinum Horizon Group


March 28th- Business After Business hosted by Stonecreek Dental Care, 1849 N. Bridge St.

March 31st- OMG! Rotisserie Ribbon Cutting, 10:45AM, 59 N. Paint St.

April 5th- Ross County Safety Councnil CEO Breakfast, 105 S. Paint St. 

April 6th- First Friday Business Builder, 8:30-9:30AM, Village Inn, 30 N. Main St. Kingston

April 7th and 8th 2018- Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds 

April 12th- Ross County Safety Council Awards banquet, 446 Hospital Rd. 

April 13th- Ross Auction Company Ribbon Cutting & Open House, 12PM, 50 W. Main St.

April 18th- Business After Business hosted by Accurate Heating & Cooling, 3001 River Rd. 

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 

Annual Meeting Red Carpet Photos

Thank you again to Horizon for sponsoring the Red Carpet at this year's Annual Meeting. 

Click here to see additional red carpet photos.

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.