Stories tagged with: Dana Matz

February 26, 2015 - 5:07pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

Downtown Zanesville is booming, with 180 businesses currently, and more working to relocate every day.

Over 130,000 cars enter downtown every 24 hours which means approximately 1,560,000 cars drive through downtown Zanesville every year. Businesses are starting to take note of this traffic as downtown is growing.

"Something that most people didn't think they would hear, a north end business locating to downtown Zanesville," said Membership Service Director for the...

December 3, 2014 - 8:54pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

It's officially the most wonderful time of the year. Wednesday evening, December 3rd, Main St. was flooded with holiday spirit as hundreds flocked to downtown Zanesville for the annual Miracle On Main St. holiday celebration.

The Christmas spirit was alive and well during the holiday festival as friends and family gathered to enjoy music, dancing, hot chocolate, and most importantly lights.

"It's a great night, it's the Miracle on Main Street Holiday tour. It's the kickoff...

May 29, 2014 - 4:45pm
1 year 36 weeks 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 - 4:22pm
1 year 42 weeks 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 - 6:30pm
2 years 3 weeks 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 - 5:28pm
2 years 9 weeks 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 - 11:10am
2 years 10 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 - 5:01pm
2 years 30 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 - 2:15pm
2 years 34 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 - 5:11pm
2 years 34 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...

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