Stories tagged with: Dana Matz

December 2, 2013 - 12:10pm
1 year 25 weeks 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 45 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 49 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 49 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 42 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
3 years 14 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...

December 2, 2010 - 2:10pm
4 years 25 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...

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