August 18, 2017 - In This Issue:
Where has this summer gone? The county fair is over, school is beginning, and water cooler discussion has started about football season.

To be honest, though, this is my favorite time of year. I love the change of this season. As warm days turn into cool nights and the trees begin to prepare for their spot in the sun as they change color.

Speaking of sun...I hope everyone is preparing for the solar eclipse on Monday. There are several viewing parties around the area. As others are warning, take precautions and do not look directly at the sun without proper protection. I can remember when I was a kid making some kind of box and watching the shadow on the sidewalk. It's a neat experience and doesn't happen in our lifetimes often, so enjoy and be safe.

This time of year, also, is when we start to work on our fall events and we have two you will not want to miss. The first is the annual Women's Conference. This year the theme is F.E.A.R - Face Everything And Rise. It's an event not to miss. The lineup of speakers, both local and national, are superb. Plan on making Thursday, Sept. 7th, the day to empower, improve, and encourage. I can't stress enough how much this event will change and fill your life. Ladies, don't miss out. More information and registration can be found within this newsletter.

Secondly, it's time to start getting your miniature golf team together. Our 2nd annual Putt'in On The Ritz is gearing up for our fall downtown miniature golf classic. Eighteen businesses will have holes prepared and teams of 4 will be putting around town on Wednesday, Oct. 25th. Get your team and costumes ready for this evening of fun.

Over the next several weeks, our city leaders will be continuing discussion about some important topics that could affect business and residents in our community. Recycling may be coming back to our city and work is progressing to have that in place sometime in 2018. Talks are still ongoing on the possibility of making Second Street in the downtown two-way again. And the city also is continuing negotiations that would help with those seeking building permits and inspections to have an easier process. We'll keep up on all of these items and let you know what is transpiring.

Have a great weekend.

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 


Make your reservation today and come prepared to Face Everything And Rise. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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It's hard to believe that it is that time of year again.  We are currently taking applications for our Chamber B.I.G. (Business, Industry, & Government) Leadership Class.  We are filling up quickly, so please reach out to me as soon as possible with your candidate name so I can secure their spot.  We are switching things up a little and bringing back Steve Hummel of Transitions Unlimited to work with our group on some leadership topics.  The B.I.G class meets once per month, starting in September and finishing in May.  We travel to sites such as Horizon, Infosight, the State Capitol Building, Kenworth, Adena Health System, Glatfelter, and several more.  Class members will have the opportunity to meet with business leaders and CEOs at the sites and talk with them about their leadership styles, challenges, and also tour the facilities.  We will also work on some team building exercises and leadership skills.  Call me to talk about this unique opportunity!  We only have 14 spots available for the class and over half of them are filled already.


SAVE THE DATE for September 20th 

Business After Business will be hosted by Horizon 
  • Throckmorton Contracting, 987 Blacksmith Hill Rd. Chillicothe, OH 45601 
  • Sains and Family LLC, 1251 N. Bridge St. Ste. P Chillicothe, OH 45601 
  • Pizza Pioneer LLC, 125 State Route 180. Chillicothe, OH 45601 
  • Every Friday Cross Keys Tavern located on Main St. frys perch, shrimp, and swai white served with two sides. In addition to the "Friday fish fry" they offer daily specials and various music acts, check them out at 17 E. Main St. 
  • Security Excellence offers SkyBell HD Video Doorbell with their home monitoring packages, for more information call 740-701-0182
  • Nelson Woodwork & Design currently has a rustic farmhouse table for sale, for more information visit They can also create custom items for you! 
  • Adena Mansion & Gardens is now selling tickets for "Deadful Sorry", their murder mystery dinner taking place September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 16th. For more information please call 740-772-1500
  • Congratulations to the Chillicothe Paints for leading the prospect league in attendance and being ranked among the top franchises nationally 
  • The Ross County YMCA will be hosting "The Princess and Her King" daddy daughter dance on September 30th. For more information 
Have something you'd like shared in the quick clips next week? Email it to 

August 24th - EPIC Morning Coffee at Janney Montgomery Scott 8-9AM

August 24th- EPIC After Hours at The Pour House at Machinery Hall 6-8PM 

September 1st- Envy Ink ribbon cutting 12PM at 175 E. Main St. 

September 7th- F.E.A.R. Women's Conference from 8:30AM-3PM at Calvary Luthern Church

September 7th- Ross County Safety Council, Workplace Communication 11:30-1PM 

September 20th- Business After Business hosted by Horizon 5-7PM 

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


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 
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 

Business After Business hosted by Chivaho Credit Union on Bridge St. 

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.