March 24, 2017 - In This Issue:
Most of you may have noticed that your Chamber staff and committee have been very busy preparing for the 2017 Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show. The anticipation for this show is electric and we are hopful that this years event will be spectacular. 

Featured during the event will be 60+ exhibitors, a childrens area by the Mighty Childrens Museum, two full schedules of DIY presentations, and delicious food by local vendors. The event is FREE to the public with only a $5 fee for parking charged. We hope that you will consider joining us! 

Show Hours
April 1st- 9AM-4PM
April 2nd 10AM-3PM 

April 1st- DIY Schedule 
9:30AM- Easy Painting Tips Using Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paints and Waxes with Down Home Treasures
10:30AM- Home Buying 101 with Patty Hanna of Kear Realty 
11:30AM- Decorate your Home Like A Pro with Eva Gerber
12:30PM- Chalk Painting for Beginners with Eva Gerber
1:30PM- Decorating Hacks- Using things around your home with Kelli Yeager-Nelson and Irene Newberry
2:30PM- Sherwin Williams 
3:30PM- Building a Container Home with Micah and Shauna Shanks 

April 2nd- DIY Schedule 
11:30AM Home Ownership with Cindy Stevens of Kear Realty 
12:30PM HVAC 101 with Tom White of Accurate Heating & Cooling 
1:30PM Easy Painting Tips using Heriloom Traditions Chalk Paints and Waxes with Down Home Treasures 
2:30PM Laying the Groundwork for Buying and Selling with Cindy Stevens of Kear Realty 

Be sure to visit the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce table in the commercial building to enter to win a grand prize drawing featuring a $100 Lowe's gift card and a basket full of items from downtown Chillicothe businesses. 

A special thank you to our sponsors: 

Gerber Insurance Agency
Advanced Services Heating & Cooling
Universal 1 Credit Union
Kear Realty 

Farm Credit Mid-America
Coppel Coal 

We hope to see you next weekend at the Ross County Fairgrounds for the 2017 Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show. 

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

The public is invited to an upcoming series of local entrepreneurship roundtable events, engaging the community in a conversation focused on new business development, business growth, and new job creation. The free event will be held from 6:30-8:30PM on April 5th at the Ohio State University Extension Office in Jackson. Chris Smalley, a business consultant with the South Centers, is one of the hosts. Many of you may know that Chris Smalley works closely with Chamber members and Ross County businesses on new and existing business ventures.    
  • Hampton by Hilton is now open at Scioto Downs, for more information visit 
  • Registration is now open for Aerial Arts classes at the Ross County YMCA for both adults and children. For more information please call 740-772-4340
  • Sponsorship opportunities available for the Chillicothe Civic Theatre's Third Annual Run, Walk, & Boom fundraising event! See for more information 
  • The Ross Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau is currently accepting nominations for their annual pineapple awards, visit for more information 
  • Ohio University Chillicothe is now offering Baby & Me ASL classes, for more information visit 
  • Sinfully Tan is offering exclusive prom packages to high school students, for more information call 740-772-2826
  • Julie Shop On Paint has recently added new merchandise be sure to visit the store at 92 N. Paint St. to see her latest selection 
  • EPIC, the young professionals network, will be bringng Party On Paint back beginning May 12th. Sponsorship opportunities available. Email for more information about the events 
  • In addition to yummy coffee beverages did you know Schlegel's Coffee House, Paper City Coffee, Coffee Central and Rost all have food options? Be sure to frequent these local favorites to try their delicious offerings 
For a complete listing of Chamber members please visit and click Member Directory. To submit your "quick clips" email 

April 1st and 2nd- Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds 

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


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 

Just a reminder from Ross County Safety Council that April  is distracted driving awareness month. Be sure to talk with your family, friends, and employees  about the importance of driving without distractions.


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.