Stories tagged with: chamber of commerce

April 8, 2014 - 4:42pm
15 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is focused on promoting three niches Muskingum has to offer to potential tourists, including hunting, exploring the great outdoors, and promoting the county as a women's getaway destination.

"We have new marketing materials, new free standing banners and several trade shows that particularly go after those niches," said Kelly Ashby, VP of the ZMCCC. "So we have been completely focusing on those three...

March 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
18 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Spring Break meeting this Friday at the Welcome Center. President Tom Poorman says although the meeting is a "light hearted affair," it's an important time to recognize local businesses.

"We're trying to recognize the economic growth in the community, we're trying to celebrate the business successes as I said safety achievements, celebrate the risk that these businesses have taken to...

February 25, 2014 - 7:20pm
21 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held a meeting this afternoon to inform the public of the new tax cuts for small businesses in Ohio. Ohioans who have already begun filing their taxes have noticed positive changes.

"I'm starting to get a lot more comments about, hey what is this 50% thing," Commissioner Joe Testa of the Ohio Department of Taxation. "They're seeing it now, and as the returns are coming in, they're going to see the result of that. The idea is again...

February 21, 2014 - 6:03pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

A new sign in downtown Zanesville will help visitors learn about businesses and their location.

The Downtown Association and the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce worked together to create signs that display what the city has to offer. City officials took ideas from a couple of bigger cities in Ohio to come up with a design and theme for the directory.

"We visited the short north in Columbus, then doing online research, we studied the Over the Rhine district in...

February 11, 2014 - 5:57pm
23 weeks 2 days ago

As a way to promote tourism in Muskingum County, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce issues a new visitors guide every year, and the 2014 guide is already being distributed across the country.

"We produce 100,000 guides, and more importantly, we distribute 100,000 guides," said Kelly Ashby, VP on the ZMCCC. "So get these guides in the hands of travelers not only in the state of Ohio, but they are also distributed in Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan....

December 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
33 weeks 1 day ago

If you're still looking for Christmas tree to put up in your home, you have a chance to bid on hundreds of trees.

The annual Festival of Trees auction preview kicked off on Wednesday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center. Chamber of Commerce President, Tom Poorman, says the annual auction has become a staple in the community.

"The auction provides us about $40,000 every year which we use to operate throughout the year and we put that back into programs...

September 10, 2013 - 3:25pm
45 weeks 2 days ago

You might think of surveys as a hassle, but it turns out they can be very useful when brining new businesses to the area.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is kicking off it's annual wage and benefits survey in less than a week. The "quick and easy" online survey is filled out by Muskingum County business employers and employees and it's used to collect valuable information for prospective and local businesses.

"This is really valuable information...

August 13, 2013 - 10:44am
49 weeks 2 days ago

There's now a way to visit Zanesville with your smart phone.

The Zanesville Visitor's Bureau has launched a mobile version of their website, visitzanesville.com. The mobile site makes it easier for those visiting the area to connect with information on hotels, attractions and upcoming event through their phone.

"It's the ease of information right at your finger tips," said Vice President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby. "It allows you to...

March 27, 2013 - 5:42pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

A big job fair was held in Cambridge today. It all came together thanks to a collaborative effort between Chambers of Commerce, ten Ohio counties and U.S. Senator Sherrod brown's office.

More than 50 businesses in various fields like healthcare, oil and gas, tourism and transportation participated. They were looking to fill positions in their companies for 2013

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce President Jo Sexton said, "It's all over criteria, the only criteria for...

March 22, 2013 - 10:40am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Local business celebrate success.

Friday, the Chamber of Commerce held their annual Spring Break Event. The chamber presented businesses showing growth and development the awards for community and economic success.

"We hope they see the successes of other businesses and encourage them to not only invest in their business and area, but let's them know this is a community that celebrates the successes and achievements," said Chamber President Tom Poorman.

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