Stories tagged with: Dana Matz

May 29, 2014 - 5:45pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville -Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce held their first ever Spring Golf Outing at Eagle Sticks Golf Course on Thursday afternoon.

The event was held for chamber members to get to know each other and build professional relationships. Approximately 23 teams showed up to learn more about the chamber and businesses in our area.

"It gives us a chance to be face to face with our members. We do have different meeting throughout the year but not everybody can...

April 18, 2014 - 5:22pm
18 weeks 4 days ago

If you are interested in preserving the city you call home, there's an organization to help you do just that.

The Zanesville Downtown Association is currently calling for members. The mission of the group is to oversee the revitalization of downtown Zanesville.

" We are a government liaison, so we work with the city and the county and state folks to make improvements to our downtown businesses as well. We also do a lot of real estate, " said ZDA Manager, Dana Matz.

January 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
31 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Growth Partnership is accepting nominations for their Awards for Community and Economic Success.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman, says starting a business in any community is a risk, and the annual "ACES" awards is a way of recognizing local businesses for their success, and thanking them for their investment they've made here in Muskingum County.

"The whole point is to celebrate economic growth that's...

December 9, 2013 - 6:28pm
37 weeks 16 hours ago

Fire erupted Sunday morning at 19 South Sixth Street, destroying a historic Zanesville building.

Zanesville firefighters battled the blaze for several hours, initially from the inside, until they reached the fourth floor when they discovered most of the floor and roof to the were already burned away.

"At that point, since it is condemned, they decided to abandon and go defensive,” explained ZFD Assistant Fire Chief, Dave Huey. “Instead of risking people inside....

December 2, 2013 - 12:10pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

It's a winter scene a sight to behold as the Welcome Center is decorated in baubles and bows.

There's trees with red and green ribbons and Rudolph's bright red nose. The Welcome Center's in the Christmas spirit as businesses begin to showcase their creativity for this year's Festival of Trees. Through trees, wreaths and stockings their are 218 entries in this year's event.

"They take a lot of pride in decorating and they are always trying to, I guess one up the other area...

July 13, 2013 - 6:01pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

It was the grand opening of a new business in town that caters to motorcycle enthusiasts.

Members of the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce and owners of T3 Cycles met today to celebrate the opening of the new mortorcycle shop located in the Sunrise Center.

"It's a ribbon cutting ceremony today. It's our grand opening. We had our soft opening a month or so ago and we thought it was time to have our grand opening and let everyone see what we are all about," said Co-Owner,...

June 19, 2013 - 3:15pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

After the housing slump started a few years ago, real estate activity in downtown Zanesville is beginning to pick up again.

"In the mid-2000's things were going pretty strong and then 2008-2009 things slowed down again. I'm very excited to say that there's real estate available in the downtown area both large and small, commercial and residential," said Dana Matz, Manager of the Downtown Zanesville Association.

Matz says the properties downtown are listed at fair prices...

June 17, 2013 - 6:11pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Healthcare reform is a heavily debated topic in Washington D.C. People in Muskingum County want to know how the Affordable Care Act affects their businesses.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator brought in a speaker from the Ohio Department of Insurance to break down possible changes businesses could see under the act.

"The biggest changes is going to be the escalating cost.. as we try to provide insurance for more people there is a bigger cost and so the insurance cost...

August 1, 2012 - 3:17pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

The 4th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival is set to kick off Friday at its new location.

The set up process will begin Thursday at noon at Zane's Landing Park.

Dana Matz from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce said the artists will come in Friday to set up their displays.

"We weren't sure where they would be with that construction project,, whether there would be cranes, or demolition going on, so we tried to avoid it and we re-located it from the Y-Bridge...

February 15, 2012 - 6:39pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Zanesville Downtown Association manager has a new job description - and title.

Dana Matz was recently promoted to Member Services Director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. Matz said his new position comes with many new responsibilities, but he is fortunate, and ready for the challenge.

"Very, very happy to be able to do all of the things that have been asked from me. The hardest thing in this is learning the time management of juggling those things...

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