March 9, 2018 - In This Issue:
As we approach this weekend, it's full of anticipation for our upcoming Annual Meeting. This year, more than 400 investors and community members will gather to recognize the great work that is being done in Chillicothe and Ross County, and recall some the activities that took place over the last year. This is always a highlight for the staff of the Chamber, to see all of the decorated tables, and have an opportunity to network with you - the Chamber.

Last week, we began our new monthly series, First Friday Business Builder. Community members met at the Frankfort Market for an open discussion of topics that included healthcare, infrastructure, school resources, local political candidates and more. Our April event will be held in Kingston. Stay tuned for location details.

I do want to give my congratulations to Joyce Atwood, the recipient of the Ohio Statehood Day Achievement Award. She was recognized this past weekend during Statehood Day activities here in Chillicothe. Joyce has a rich history of service in our community. Her love and dedication to our youth and the many organizations that she volunteers with have enriched our lives and our community.

Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 15th. The Ross County Farm Bureau will be hosting its Farmers Care Breakfast at the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave. The event is from 7- 10 AM and is only $2 per person. In addition to a hearty meal, a workers' compensation meeting will be held from 8 to 10 AM to meet the requirements for the Farm Bureau Compmanagement group rating program.

And finally, it's not too early to start dreaming of warmer days and getting outside in the yard to do some spring sprucing up. The Southern Ohio Home and Garden Show will be held at the Ross County Fairgrounds April 7th and 8th. This year, one of the new features will be a building of cash and carry items. Only a few more days until spring officially arrives. Hang in there.

Have a great weekend!

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 


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March 13th- Annual Meeting Dinner at Ohio University Chillicothe in the Shoemaker Center

March 15th- 29th Annual Employment Expo at Ohio University Chillicothe in the Shoemaker Center

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 

Vintiques On Second Cream Ribbon Cutting

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.