November 22, 2017 - In This Issue:
A heart full of thanks.

As we prepare to spend time with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving and begin the busy holiday season, I want to pause and say, 'thank you'.

Our community is on the rebound. Revitalization is happening. We're seeing it throughout our entire county. From a new grocery store in Frankfort to a new candy store in downtown Chillicothe. And the renewed feeling of growth is happening because of investors in our community, investors in our Chamber.

The board of directors and staff of the Chamber are so thankful, and grateful, for your investment. It allows businesses to grow and strengthen in our community. From the smallest to the largest, investing in one another benefits the entire community.

I'm also thankful to the nearly 60 businesses and organizations that participated in the 2017 Chamber Business Expo last week at Triple Crown Family Fun Center. We had nearly 350 people in attendance and had a wonderful evening sharing and learning about our community through business.

This is a special time of year. We're preparing to enter the busy holiday shopping season, which will bring thousands of people from all over central and southern Ohio into our local stores and restaurants. Let's make them feel welcome. Our community is a beautiful place and we're taking pride in showing it off.

So, after we fill ourselves with that special recipe from grandma's house on Thanksgiving Day, remember to enjoy and be safe as we prepare for Black Friday shopping. Then on Saturday, it's time to visit all of those "small" shops all around our city and in our villages that keep America moving during shopping on Small Business Saturday.

And, of course, join us downtown as we help usher in the traditional holiday shopping season with Hometown Holidays and the arrival of Santa Claus, on Saturday at 6 PM at the entrance to Yoctangee Park at Water and Paint streets. The city tree will be lighted, shelters in the park will glow with their grand illumination and we'll welcome Santa with a small fireworks display provided by many donations through the city's Light the Park campaign.

There are so many things to be thankful for this year, and don't forget to make new memories and enjoy this special time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Randy Davies
President & CEO 


Congratulations to these businesses for cutting the ribbon and celebrating their grand openings in the month of November. The Frankfort MarketDonahue-Stangle-Brown Insurance Agency (Chillicothe Office), YMCA of Ross County (Kitchen renovation), Pearle Vision, and HER Realtors Chillicothe. Welcome to Ross County! To schedule your ribbon cutting call 740-702-2722.



Are you running promotions this holiday season? Please send them to We will be creating a special email highlighting YOU! 
  • Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop
  • Hautestuff Catering, Inc. 
For a complete listing of members please visit and select member directory
  • Holiday Lights Competition! Held by the Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring its annual city holiday light competition. To enter or learn more please call 740-772-5626
  • The Classic Brands gift shop is having a holiday sale! November 27th-December 29th all items in the gift shop are 50% off. Visit their 656 Hospital Rd. location to shop 
  • HER Realtors is currently collecting toys for an USO toy drive. Donations will be accepted at their 1334 N. Bridge St. location through December 6th 
  • Sandy's Travels has a charter bus going to the White Gravel Caves Christmas Lights on December 15th, cost is $35, call 740-887-2525 for more information 
  • The Chillicothe Jaycees are currently distributing ornaments for their annual Special Santa, for more information please call 567-703-6305
  • Your Local Concierge Service is hosting a Winter Wonderland Princess Party on January 21st. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 740-600-2880
Have something you'd like shared in the quick clips next week? Email it to 

December 14th- Ross County Safety Council featuring CedarPoint Safety Director, 11:30-1PM at 446 Hospital Rd. 

December 20th- Business After Business hosted by LCNB from 5-7PM at 33 W. Main St. 

April 7th and 8th 2018- Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds 

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 

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.