April 21, 2017 - In This Issue:
A flurry of activity is taking place in downtown Chillicothe today. City workers are repositioning some of the large flower pots that will be planted with brightly colored flowers in the next week or two. The pots will be featured at the intersections at Paint and Main, Paint and Second, and Paint and Water streets. Hanging baskets also will be placed throughout the downtown. And many of our downtown businesses are putting out special baskets and pots as we celebrate the Downtown Spring Open House that will be held over Mother's Day weekend in May. It also will coordinate with the city's first Bloom Tour, giving you an opportunity to vote on the best-looking display. More details about the Bloom Tour will be coming soon.

Other activities downtown include volunteers from EPIC and United Way who are participating the in the Day of Caring. Volunteers are working to clean up areas of the downtown by painting benches and doing other cleanup work.

Two walks supporting different organizations will be taking place this weekend also, both beginning in Yoctangee Park. On Saturday, the Water-Can Walk event will happen at the Kiwanis Shelter behind the YMCA at 9 AM and on Sunday, the March of Dimes' March for Babies steps off in front of the Pump House at 11.

Enjoy your weekend, shop and dine local and thanks for all everyone is doing to make our area the best place to live, work and play in Ohio.

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

We hope that you will consider joining us as we promote and celebrate Small Businesses during the first week of May. Small Business Week was started in 1963 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a way to recognize enterpreneurs in our community. Since then, President of the United States proclaims the first week of May as "Small Business Week". 

We hope that you will consider joining us in celebrating small business! Please join us for one of the following events: 

Wednesday, May 3rd- Cash Mob Wednesday. Meet us at the entrance of Yoctangee Park, at the Paint and Water Streets, at 5:15PM to get the clues for this months location. We will then make our way to the business to show them some mob love. 

Thursday, May 4th- "Resource Thursday"- As a small business you may be the CEO, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, maintenance person, and cashier all in one. Let us help connect you with resources to help your business thrive. Join us from 12-1PM for a member benefit recap and then from 3-4 we will be a hosting a SLN Connect webinar. 

Friday, May 5th- CELEBRATE Small Business! Join us at the Chamber from 3-4PM as we enjoy cake and celebrate the small businesses in our community. We hope that you will take a few moments to stop by! 

Small Business Week is a great way to honor the entrepreneurs who had a vision and made it a realty. Remember from April 30th-May 6th to thank and praise all the small business owners in your life. Frequent a certain coffee shop or eatery? Shop a certain retail spot on a regular basis? Be sure to tell them you are supporting Small Business Week and thank them for what they bring to the community. 

Please join us Friday, April 28th for lunch with the Ohio Chamber 
Cost is $10 per attendee 
Top Trends in Employment Law Issues for Employers
  • Sexual Harassment is still a problem and still in the news - with take-aways from the Fox News Sexual Harassment case;
  • ADA hot topic issues - Evaluation of whether attendance is an "essential function" under the ADA;
  • Settlement Agreements - Including the EEOC's position that releases cannot prohibit employees' rights to file charges;
  • Evaluation of GLBT discrimination issues post Obergefell v. Hodges - including impact on sexual orientation discrimination;
  • Trending issues in Wage/Hour claims - staggering statistics on the uptick in FLSA wage and hour claim

  • Scammers got you down? eSource will be hosting a FREE lunch & learn April 26th at the Chamber on how to avoid scammers. To register please email projects@esourceinc.com or call 740-772-2600 
  • Free Community Meal on April 27th Thursday from 5PM-6:30PM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 74 West Main Street. All are welcome! 
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be celebrating its Bicentennial Anniversary in multiple celebrations during 2017. The first celebration will take place April 23rd-30th. To llearn more about this event please  click here
  • Have you visited the newest downtown shop yet? Wild Roots Botanicals is located at 59 E. Water St. Be sure to tell her we sent you! 
  • Hometown Apparel is now offering Ohio hats, visit their 2055 N. Bridge St. location to shop their full selection of local and Ohio items
  • Totem Supply Co. now has spring scarves in stock, to view the variety of colorful offerings check out their 11 W. 2nd St. location 
For a complete listing of Chamber members please visit chillicotheohio.com and click Member Directory. To submit your "quick clips" email bhood@chillicotheohio.com 
Greg Hughes Handyman & Home Improvement 
Edgewood Manor of Greenfield
Find Your Fabulous 

April 30th- May 6th Small Business Week! Details above 

May 10th- Tecumseh Trading Post Ribbon Cutting, 4PM at 13 E. Second St. 

May 11th- Ross County Safety Council, topic Business Fire Safety, 11:30-1PM at 446 Hospital Rd. 

May 12th- Party On Paint 5-8PM in front of the Ross County Courthouse 

May 17th- Business After Business hosted by the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 5-7PM at 300 N. Plaza Blvd. 

May 19th- Ross County Community Action Ribbon Cutting, 1PM at 250 N. Woodbridge Ave. 

May 24th- Groups Recover Together Ribbon Cutting, 4:30PM at 20 S. Paint St. 

July 7th- 3rd Annual Valero Cup golf outing at the Chillicothe Jaycee Golf Course 

September 7th- Women's Conference- More details TBA 

October 25th- Putt'In On The Ritz in Downtown Chillicothe 

November 15th- Chamber Business Expo 

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
Centrus Energy Corp. 
Chillicothe City Schools
Chillicothe Paints
Classic Brands
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC 
Ohio University- Chillicothe
Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Chillicothe
Printex Same Day Printing
Ross County Banking Center
Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe

Gold Level
National Church Residences   
Staff Source 

Ross County Safety Council OSHA 10HR Training
Does your company have individuals needing training?
Reserve a space in the next class by emailing bhood@chillicotheohio.com

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.