Stories tagged with: chamber of commerce

March 20, 2013 - 12:11pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The state Chamber of Commerce said it is opposing the governor's tax code overhaul.

The state chamber said that Governor John Kasich's tax plan shifts the tax burden onto employees with sales taxes on virtually all business and professional services.

"I think what people can't figure out is are they going to be paying more or less with this plan," explained Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman. "The total tax rate will come down,...

March 18, 2013 - 1:21pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is gearing up for a busy tourism season and has already started showing off Muskingum County. As part of their marketing strategy, they have put together new brochures and tour guides for Muskingum County residents and visitors.

"Our visitor's guide is hot off the press, we have our new 2013 Lorena guide and schedule. We also have a brand new brochures marketing the Village of Dresden, and we also have hot off the press, the pottery...

December 2, 2011 - 12:42pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Final bids are being tallied on items auctioned off as part of this year's festival of trees.

The annual Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser ended at six o'clock Friday evening. WHIZ's AM 12-40 is broadcasting the event live from the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. Money raised from the auctioned-off holiday decorations and incentives will be used to support local small business development.

"People support , or I should say enjoy, the...

July 13, 2011 - 7:58pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

"A Taste of Zanesville" brought hundreds of people downtown Wednesday night.

More than 40 groups offered a variety of refreshments and displays. One of those participating was Christ's Table.

"Business has been brisk, it has and we're hoping the donations have been brisk too as we can always use them at Christ's Table," says Keely Warden, executive director of Christ's Table.

The event corresponds with Pottery Lover's Week. It also featured a Farmer's...

February 15, 2011 - 6:50pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The deadline for this year's Buyer's Guide is quickly approaching for Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce business members.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's Dana Matz is encouraging members to send in their updated business information by Friday the 18th. The Buyer's Guide provides Zanesville and Muskingum County residents the information they need for all sorts of businesses, tourist attractions, and even the most simple requests.

"When a...

January 17, 2011 - 12:11pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Do you know or own a business that made improvements, increased its tax base or retained jobs in 2010?

The Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for this year's ACES awards.

The awards are meant to celebrate the economic investment that businesses and organizations have made to the community.

"This is one of the most fun time we have a year," said Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman. "We give out the awards at our spring...

December 3, 2010 - 8:26pm
3 years 38 weeks ago


More than 200 holiday items went up for auction today at thIs year's Festival of Trees which raised over 42,000 dollars.

The event kicked off this morning with a wide array of homemade Christmas decorations that really highlighted the Zanesville community's creativity.

"There's some amazing talent out there and that's also on display today. It's really incredible what they can do in terms of promoting their businesses, promoting their community," says Zanesville-...

December 2, 2010 - 2:10pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

The holiday season is alive and well at the Welcome Center as they prepare for Friday's Festival of Trees.

There's a pink tree, wine tree and wreaths of all kinds. Many stopped by Thursday to wander through the holiday displays getting a peak of what's up for auction. One organizer said an extended deadline led to more entries.

"We've been doing this a long time and I think people took their time getting the information," said Dana Matz. "This year we have 208...

September 30, 2010 - 5:28pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in, and the list goes on. To some, it may seem like a foreign language, but social media sites can greatly benefit a business.

Representatives from the 'Council of Smaller Enterprises' and 'Social Media LEAPS' met with members of the Chamber of Commerce to get them thinking about using tools like social media sites to enhance their businesses.

"There are things that can be very beneficial to small-business-owners in using social media. It creates...

January 13, 2010 - 6:04pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

A local organization is taking a stance on the controversial health care reform bill.

President of the the Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said while health care is a partisan issue in Washington, D.C., it's purely an economic issue in Zanesville and Muskingum County.

"As a chamber of commerce, we don't really care about the politics of it, we know that exists, but that's not our concern," said Poorman. "Our concern is what the impact...

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