Stories tagged with: chamber of commerce

December 5, 2014 - 6:39pm
20 weeks 3 days ago

The 24th Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser took place today. The fundraiser was sponsored by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce at the welcome center. President of the Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, says the annual event is both a community festival and fundraiser, but today was focused on the fundraising aspect. "The Chamber of Commerce uses this money to operate throughout the year. So, this is what we put back into the community in terms of small business...

November 14, 2014 - 6:28pm
23 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce hosted a post election politics lunch this afternoon.

It featured enterprise editor for the media network of central Ohio, Benjamin Lanka, who gave a presentation about post election politics in the state of Ohio and the reasons why the republican party took the sweep.

"One of the biggest reasons is democrats really had, especially in Ohio, had no reason to vote. I mean, there was no energy behind the party and behind many...

April 8, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 2 weeks 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
1 year 5 weeks 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
1 year 8 weeks 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
1 year 8 weeks 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
1 year 10 weeks 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
1 year 20 weeks 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
1 year 32 weeks 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
1 year 36 weeks 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...

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