June 9, 2017 - In This Issue:
This week marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one along Main Street in downtown Chillicothe.

News broke around 8:15 Friday morning that longtime radio announcer Dan Ramey would no longer be one of the first voices that greeted Greater Chillicothe in the mornings. The legendary radio host on WBEX will be making a change beginning next week as he transitions to only announcing one show a day instead of two, now only weekdays from 11-3 on WKKJ. He'll still be the voice of the Chillicothe Cavaliers and I'm sure we'll still see him on many stages around our community as he continues to give back and be the host and emcee for so many events. I've known Dan for many, many years and have worked with him and been interviewed by him often. He knows how to conduct an interview, respects our community and wants to see it grow to be its best again. I'm so glad he's not leaving the station completely, but I sure will miss his deep, soothing voice as it echoed through the valley, "Good morning Chillicothe".

For the past few months I've been working with our Economic Development team during a transition of its own. Earlier this year Director Chris Manegold announced his retirement after serving our community for 10 years. Even though his "official" last day of work was at the end of April, he's still been in the office, making phone calls and answering emails until a new director has been hired. That announcement is soon coming and I'm looking forward to working with our new Economic Development Director. Chris has one of the most positive attitudes that I have ever encountered. I can remember getting the call more than 10 years ago and asked to escort a job candidate around our community and show him businesses, industrial parks, other points of interest. Little did I know that a few short years later we would be sharing the same vision for our community and literally working right down the hall from one another. Chris knows his stuff. He has helped our community, and business community, grow and expand. When I took over the reins at the Chamber, my transition was made easier because of his vision, leadership and friendship. I wish him the very best in his retirement and hope he visits us often.

One other event took place this week. The ribbon cutting at a business more than 100 years old. Globe Furniture opened a new section of their historic downtown Main Street location with a new and fresh look, one to appeal to a new generation. GlobeLoft is a new concept in design, but still maintains the quality and integrity that Globe has given to southern Ohio since its beginning. The store will be hosting grand opening specials on Saturday and I encourage you to stop in, head to the loft and be amazed at the beautiful furniture available for today's generation.

Change is good. It happens to all of us. Sometimes unexpected, sometimes necessary. How we embrace and accept change is what builds the character in all of us. Individually and as a community. Many of us have seen a lot of change in our own personal lives and in the life of our town this year. I can't wait to see what's next.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you at Party on Paint tonight in front of the courthouse.

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 

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Join us for Business After Business
Wednesday, June 21st from 5-7PM
Hosted by:

790 Western Ave. 

Catered by: 


  • Saturday, June 10th Julie's Shop on Paint is hosting a tag sale at 170 S. Hickory St. from 9AM-1PM 
  • Tomlinson Insurance Agency is hosting a flag day celebration on June 14th for more information visit their facebook page at facebook.com/tomlinsoninsuranceagencyinc 
  • Totem Supply Co. wanted us to remind you that they have a great selection of items for dad. Stop by their Second St. location to purchase the perfect gift 
  • The Peach Truck will be visiting Central Center Hardware on June 17th for more information visit facebook.com/centralcenterhardware 
  • The Ross County Humane Society is currently seeking sponsors for "Bark In The Park" for more information call 740-775-6808 
  • The Studio At Ninety-Four East is now hosting weekly pop-up sales, check them out from 9AM-12PM at 94 E. Second St. 
Want to feature your specials in the quick clips section of this newsletter? Email your information to bhood@chillicotheohio.com. 
  • H&N 
  • Rent 2 Own- Western Avenue

June 9th- Party On Paint hosted by EPIC, the Young Professionals Network, 5-8PM  

June 21st- Connection Lunch- Understanding Analytics and Insights, 12-1PM 45 E. Main St. 

June 21st- Business After Business- Kingston National Bank, 790 Western Ave. 

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 

Cricket Wireless 14 Consumer Center Dr.

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.