January 6, 2017 - In This Issue:
The last week of 2016 was a great week to reflect on our community with the advancements, the acknowledgements, addressing concerns, opportunities to develop strategies and vision. I think it is fair to say there was positive movement in many areas of our region and those opportunities should continue into 2017.

The Chamber will continue to keep our mission first and foremost in our decision making for events and services - to promote economic and community development by providing services and addressing issues important to business.

We look forward to working with our member investors while we continue to advance our region as one to live, work and to visit. And I, personally, look forward to continuing our commitment to strengthen our area to help foster a better community for business and industry development and growth.

One way we want to stay connected and to increase awareness of your business is to spend some time with you, video what you do and promote it through our social media outlets. So beginning this month, I'm going to be dropping into businesses every Friday and spreading the word of the great businesses we have in greater Chillicothe. If you'd like to be one of the ones we highlight, give us a call and we'll make plans to visit you.

We're also finalizing our events and seminars for 2017. Be watching for our calendar of events on our website and mark your calendars for these special events.

The first event coming up is our annual Groundhog Day breakfast. This year's community forecast breakfast will be exciting with a special presentation and announcement from our community vision steering team and setting our goals and vision for 2017 and beyond. Make your reservations now to attend this special event, sponsored by Kingston National Bank.

I want to keep you up-to-date on information concerning the U.S. Labor Department's overtime rule. This past Tuesday, a federal court in Texas denied a request from the Obama administration to delay further proceedings in a case challenging the rule. Late last year Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction against the rule, and, in his opinion, suggested that eventually he would issue a permanent injunction blocking the rule. With Congress unable to fight the rule via Congressional Review Act legislation (the final regulations came to early and the window has shut), the incoming Trump administration will need to take steps to repeal it by issuing new regulations. So, in the meantime, the stay remains and the new overtime rule is NOT in effect. 

President & CEO
Randy Davies 

Exercising (Your Chamber Benefits) 

It's that time of year again where we are all taking stock of our appearance and the changes that we want to make in the new year.  We all want to start exercising and we are making changes in our schedules to accommodate this new and exciting part of our day.  (yeah right!).
I think we also need to take a look at the health of our business at the start of the new year.  What things do you want to accomplish?  What changes do you want to make?  How can you start exercising your business opportunities and make your business healthier?  One way is to start taking advantage of your Chamber membership!
Entry deadline: 4 PM Friday, February 3, 2017

For more than 20 years, your chamber has honored from its ranks an  Entrepreneur of the Year to recognize their value-added contributions to our community and economy. In 2015, two new businesses were honored with the  Corporate Citizenship Award and  Legacy Award.

Nominations for these awards are from the membership and Chamber Awards Committee. To nominate a fellow chamber member or yourself for any of these prestigious awards, please complete the form below. When finished, hit the submit button only once. Nominations must be received by no later than  4 PM Friday, February 3, 2017, to be considered.

The selection committee retains nominations for the last couple of years. The committee considers all retained nominations along with current nominations. We also encourage updates to previous nominations. A committee composed of past recipients and chamber board members will review all nominations. The final selection will be announced at the chamber's Annual Meeting Dinner on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Should you have any questions or want to double-check that we received the nomination, give us a call at 740.702-2722.

(Award clarifications)
Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Recognizes those members who best exemplify the essence of the definition of "entrepreneur" - the organizer of an economic venture. One who organizes, promotes, owns/manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise that they started.

Corporate Citizenship Award: Honors a business that exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship in giving back to the communities in which it operates, enhancing the economic health and quality of life of its employees and its community.

Legacy Award: Honors members of our community and/or families who have been part of the chamber and business community for at least 25 years. It is both a testament to the member and their commitment to service.

Below are the locations and dates for 2017 and 2018 BAB's 

January 18 : Wagner's Roadhouse
February 15: Paper City Coffee & Nourse                                                                                  
March 15 : Ross County Banking Center  
April 19: Son's of the American Legion
May 17: Fairfield Inn 
June 21 : Adena Mansion & Gardens 
July 19: Totem Supply/Rost Coffee/Market No. 9
August 16: Chivaho Credit Union
September 20: Horizon
October 18: Wells Fargo Advisors 
November 15: Chamber Expo
December 20 : LCNB
January 17 : AVAILABLE
February 21: AVAILABLE 
March 21 :  First Capital Enterprises
April 18 : Accurate Heating & Cooling
May 16: Atomic Credit Union
June 20 : Kingston National Bank
July 18: Wagner's Roadhouse
August 15: Salt Creek Kayak 
September 19:Central OH Financial Services 
October 17: United Way
November 21: Chamber Expo
December 19 : Madison On Paint

We are now booking for 2019, if you would like to reserve a date please call Bobbi Kellough at 740-702-2722


-All Signs of Ohio Inc, 27 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, Awning or canopies, $0 
-First Church of God Trustees, 780 E. Water St., Roofing, $1,200 
-Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational, 1410 Industrial Dr., Alteration, $0 
-Sheila Stearos, 700 Western Ave., Signage, $1,000 
-Guernsey Crossing LLC, 1251 N. Bridge St., Signage, $5,800 
-Stephen Timmons, 1055 N. Bridge St., Signage, $8,000 
-Glendale Dreamland LLC, 80 N. Paint St., Window Replacement, $14,600 
-Chillicothe Board of Education, 235 Cherry St., Demolition, $170,000 
-Chillicothe Mall Inc, 1075 N. Bridge St., Alteration, $2,000,000
-Buckeye Express Wash, LLC, 184 E. Main St., Demolition, $6,500 
-The Brewer Heights Water Co., 48 Fruit Hill Dr., Alteration, $5,000 
-QNP Acquisitions, LLC, 154 N. Bridge St., Electrical and demolition, $11,000 
-Chillicothe Shopping Center, 16 Consumer Center, Fire Protection, $6,350 
-Spirit Master Funding IV LLC, 1404 N. Bridge St., Electrical, $4,000 
-Three Iron Properties, LLC, Alteration, $650,000
-Zane Plaza, Signage, $250,000 
-Jaruwannakorn, Apichai, Kris, 1641 N. Bridge St., $30,000 
-The Foulke Block LTD, 20 S. Paint St., Alteration, $1,500 
-Chillicothe Shopping Center, 68 Consumer Center Dr.,  HVAC Replacement, $7,485
-Chillicothe Mall Inc, 1075 N. Bridge St., Signage, $300 

  • Corcoran Farms is currently taking orders for freezer beef, please call 740-851-4837 for more information or to place an order 
  • Looking for a custom island for your kitchen? Stop by Annie Rooney's at 90 E. Water St. to learn more about their custom pieces 
  • Schedule your underwater session now with Victoria Schafer and get $75 off- call 740-637-3200 to book 
  • Looking for more information about The Buck Fifty? Interested in volunteering? Visit www.thebuckfifty.com for more information 
  • OUC is offering ACT Prep courses for more information visit ww.ohio.edu/chillicothe/community/workshopcourses.cfm 
  • Feeling under the weather? Edify Health Foods is offering a immune tea blend, learn more at www.edifyhealthfoods.com 
  • The Majestic Theatre will be showing Spaceballs on January 7th at 7PM, admission is $5
Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc
Cozy Inn Bar & Grill
Veteran Movers
Farmer's Insurance, David G. Bower Agency LLC
Ron's Landscaping
Lunsford Insurance Agency
Limelight by Alcone, Sara Bivens, Ind. Beauty Guide


January 5th- Ribbon Cutting for Fairfield Inn & Suites Chillicothe at 11:30AM 

January 12th- Ross County Safety Council- Transportation- PACCAR Medical Education Center 11:30-1PM 

January 18th- Business After Business at Wagner's Roadhouse 5-7PM

February 2nd- Ground Hogs Day Breakfast at the Chillicothe Country Club 7:30AM 

February 7th- Health Network Luncheon- 12-1PM at the Chamber 

February 20th- Informational meeting about Italty trip 5:30PM at the Chamber 

March 7th- Annual Meeting at OUC Shoemaker Center- Register Online NOW! 

April 20th & 21st- OSHA 10HR Training hosted by Ross County Safety Council learn more online 

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.