Stories tagged with: Tom Poorman

February 17, 2014 - 11:49am
9 weeks 3 days ago

The Columbus Zoo's known for it's customer relations and now they want to share their secrets with you.

In January, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce postponed a customer service event with Columbus Zoo Guest Relations Lisa Kristensen. The event has been rescheduled for March.

"She's going to take a couple of hours. She's going to talk about their approach to customer service and how they train employees," said Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of...

February 10, 2014 - 4:21pm
10 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Spring Break event.

It happens on March 21. Chamber President, Tom Poorman says the breakfast is a chance for business minded people to get refreshed and motivated after the winter.

"It serves a couple of different purposes one is to give out awards, our annual Aces Award for economic development, we give out our Safety Council Awards for workplace safety achievement but it also serves the...

January 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
13 weeks 3 days 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 6, 2013 - 8:33pm
19 weeks 6 days ago

The 23rd Festival of Trees has come to an end.

The annual Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser was held at the Muskingum County Welcome Center and wrapped up Friday night. The money raised will support small business development in our area. Long time auctioneer at the event, Ron Bucci says that the fundraiser highlights the giving nature of the community.

"This community cares about business, its citizens, the less fortunate it continues to give and...

December 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
20 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...

November 11, 2013 - 11:38am
23 weeks 3 days ago

It's a chance for businesses in Muskingum County to show off their creative side.

The annual Festival of Trees Auction is looking for more entries for this year's event. The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce said they've already received a lot of interest, some from businesses that haven't participated before, but they're looking for more.

"It's a great holiday event for the community," said Chamber President Tom Poorman. "To the chamber it's an essential...

October 28, 2013 - 5:00pm
25 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum County officials have rolled out a new video that they hope increases business and tourism. It highlights the positive attributes of our area.

Members of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority and the Conventions and Visitor's Bureau created the video that has received more than 6,900 views and even more responses since it's unveiling last Friday.

"Most of it has been very positive," said Muskingum...

October 21, 2013 - 4:40pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Economic Outlook Event.

This year, chamber members will focus on three main topics including , logistics and distribution , oil and gas production and economic development in our area . The Human Resource Director for Fanatics Incorporated, Kyle Killian will discuss the benefits of their new local facility .

"Fanatics just put a very large fulfillment distribution center for their sports wear...

July 15, 2013 - 5:07pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Area companies that are interested in getting involved in the oil and gas industry have an opportunity to do so this week.

On Wednesday, at the Longaberger Golf Course, Crosstex Energy - a leading mid stream or pipeline transportation company, will be hosting a seminar to provide local businesses with information about the growing oil and gas industry and how to take advantage of that rapid growth.

"Crosstex is going to talk about that and explain to businesses how they can...

July 13, 2013 - 6:01pm
40 weeks 4 days 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,...

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