April 6, 2017 - In This Issue:
Spring has officially arrived, but with Ohio weather, we're going to hang on to winter just a wee-bit longer.

Last weekend, the Chamber hosted the Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show. This was our first year managing the event. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who helped with this effort. We're already making plans for next year, including a special homegrown marketplace for cash and carry flowers and plants.

I would like to update you on our efforts in leading the Downtown Associates as its managing agent. We have met for two months to start planning the downtown collaborative efforts for marketing and events. We've had good response from some of our downtown businesses, but would love to have more input. Soon, new banners will be hanging throughout some of our downtown, beautiful flowers will again adorn our sidewalks and events promoting our local businesses will begin to formulate.

One such event will be the Downtown Bloom Tour. This will be held in May over Mother's Day weekend and will be the Official Downtown Spring Open House. We understand some shop owners have coordinated among themselves to be open this weekend and we invite you to stop by and support our local downtown businesses. But we want to highlight the community with a collaborative effort by all. So, start thinking of ways to make Chillicothe Bloom with special planters and flowers in front of your establishments. We'll be holding a contest to vote for the prettiest display. Stay tuned for more details on the Official Downtown Spring Open House coming Mother's Day weekend, sponsored by Discover Downtown Chillicothe Ohio.

In our continuing effort to help share news about our community's recovery over addiction, please visit this site for helpful information about how opioid misuse can harm America's workforce, shared by the Ohio Department of Public Safety:  http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/opioid-overdose-epidemic-infographic#intro 

Enjoy the change in the weather over the next few days. Hopefully by Monday, we'll be back to opening our windows and wearing sunglasses again. 

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

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


Please join the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce staff and Keith Latore, Founder + CEO of SLN Connect for an informational seminar on Wednesday, April 19th from 12-1PM in the Chamber conference room. 

Learn more about SLN Connect and how YOUR BUSINESS can benefit from all it has to offer. 

Lunch provided 

Please register below! 

  • Looking for something specific to complete your Easter decorations? Wild Roots Botanicals has many great items to offer, visit 59 E. Water St. to shop this new downtown store 
  • Need assistance planning your high school seniors graduation party? Your Local Concierge Service is willing to assist, call 740-600-2880 for more information 
  • Know someone looking for a job? The South Central Ohio Job Bank is listing new positions every day. Visit southcentraljobs.com to view local positions available in the area
  • Sinfully Tan is offering prom tanning specials, call 740-772-2826 for more information 
  • Mark your calendars for May 12th, EPIC will be hosting the first Party On Paint of the summer from 5-8PM featuring Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils 
  • FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is hosting its 21st Annual Family Memorial Walk on Sunday, April 23rd. For more information call committee chair Mart de Waard at 740-785-6157
  • TOWN HALL- Discussion on the stories featured in the Chillicothe Gazette series "The Overdose Dilemma". April 10th at 6PM at the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave. 
For a complete listing of Chamber members please visit chillicotheohio.com and click Member Directory. To submit your "quick clips" email bhood@chillicotheohio.com 
Big Sandy Super Stores 
Wild Roots Botanicals LLC 
Groups Recover Together
Nelson Wood Work & Design 
Corky Que Smoked and Grilled Meats
Social Eclipse Marketing LLC 
Wastren Advantage Inc. 

April 19th- SLN Connect Seminar 12-1PM at the Chamber 

April 19th- BAB hosted by the Sons of the American Legion from 5-7PM at 53 W. Main 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 

Click the image below to view photos from the 
2017 Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show


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.