The shale oil drilling coming to our area is bringing local businesses together...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce formed the Muskingum Oil and Gas Coalition. This group is a marketing strategy to help make local businesses a part of the industry's supply chain.
"The coalition is really going to focus on marketing and advertising, attending trade shows, perhaps holding some sort of vendor trade show here in Muskingum County, doing some additional advertising beyond what we could afford to do without this coalition," said Tom Poorman with the Chamber.
Membership in the coalition is in addition to the Chamber's membership. Poorman said only two things are asked from businesses who wish to participate.
"Ask us questions and make suggestions. We really are just forming this, it's brand new, a brand new organization that's attached to the chamber. So we need their suggestions, we need their marketing ideas, specifically...And we need their involvement."
Membership applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce on N. Fifth Street.