April 28, 2017 - In This Issue:
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 to recognize entrepreneurs in communities across the country. Since then, Presidents of the United States proclaim 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! What is a cash mob? Cash Mobs are a group of individuals who come together to solve a riddle which leads them to a specific shop. Once in the shop individuals agree to spend a minimum of $10, to show the selected shop (chosen by a random drawing) some love. Please meet us at the entrance of Yoctangee Park, at the Paint and Water Streets, at 5:15PM to get the clues for this month's location.
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 2-3PM for a webinar by SLN connect. Thursday, May 4th is also "independent consultant day" here at the Chamber. Stop by and shop with this great group of direct sales people who invest in our Chamber. They will be setup in the Chamber conference room from 3-5PM.  Click Here to Register
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!  Click Here to Register
Small Business Week is a great way to honor the entrepreneurs who had a vision and made it a reality. 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. 

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

Tuesday is Election Day in Ross County. Be sure to exercise your right to vote by stopping by your polling location between 6:30AM and 7:30PM. If you are unsure of where you vote  click here.

On the ballot- 

The Paint Valley ADAMH Board Levy: 
  • The Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy is a top law enforcement priority.
  • Families and children in our communities need and deserve the drug abuse prevention and treatment services provided by the Paint Valley mental Health & Prevention Levy.
  • The Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy will ensure a safety net that mental health and counseling services are available for working families who cannot afford the treatment.
  • The Paint Valley ADAMH Board provides funding for crisis intervention services in all five of the counties in the service district.  Each county has a crisis line that can be called to reach a crisis intervention professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Free to all residents.
  • The Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy provides the mental health and counseling services for families and children of drug users.
  • The Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy on May 2nd will help support our sheriffs on the front lines.
The Ross County Health District Levy: 
  • To hire sanitarians to restore staffing levels in Environmental Health, inspect restaurants, schools, and public health nuisances
  • Immunizations and shots for all children, regardless of family income
  • Septic and sewage inspections to help keep our drinking water and surface waterways clean
  • Provide support to grant programs and restore the STD and Women's Health Clinic
  • Identify and apply for new grant programs
  • Fund state mandated accreditation to maintain local control of services
  • Hire an emergency response employee to restore response capability
If you are in the Union Scioto School District you will have a levy to vote on as well, which benefits the school improvement projects. 

Upon arriving at your polling locatino you will notice a new way to check-in. The Ross County Board of Elections invested in E-Poll Books for registration. These are currently being used in sixteen other states and are being rolled out in Ohio this year. The E-Poll Books are 100% offline and simply used for voter check-in. You are now able to swipe your drivers license which makes the process of checking in much quicker. 

We hope that no matter which way you choose to vote on Tuesday that you take the time to exercise your right to VOTE. 

Please plan to park behind the Fairfield 

Luftman, Heck and Associates

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- Seeds of Hope Ground Breaking 1PM at 3130 S. Bridge St. 

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 


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.