Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce

December 7, 2015 - 4:09pm
1 hour 13 min ago

The 23rd annual Festival of Trees auction concluded with big bids, and even bigger profits.

Chamber President Tom Poorman said the auction generated more than $50,000. He said he was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

"Great out come we didn't even expect to meet that sort of goal," Poorman said. "The fact that we did is a bonus. We're very grateful. Thrilled with the results. Thrilled with the amount of support we get from the community. It's really quite...

February 26, 2015 - 6:07pm
1 year 12 weeks 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...

November 11, 2013 - 11:38am
2 years 28 weeks 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...

April 8, 2013 - 3:15pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskngum County Chamber of Commerce has a new way to promote area businesses

Chamber President, Tom Poorman, says anyone with a smart phone can take advantage of the free product.

"We have launched a mobile version of our online membership directory buyers guide so it will list over 600 area businesses and had their contact information,” said Poorman. “It's very easy for people to link to it from their smart phones."

Not to be confused...

January 8, 2013 - 1:20pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce wants to celebrate business in our area.

The Chamber through the Muskingum Growth Partnership is accepting nominations for "Awards for Community and Economic Success" or ACES. The ACES celebrate the businesses contribution to economic development in 2012. Organizers said it's important in an economic climate like ours to celebrate success.

"It's very easy to assume there's nothing going on," said...

March 23, 2012 - 10:27am
4 years 9 weeks ago

Local businesses took a break from work for some spring break fun at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Spring Break event.

Those in attendance were entertained by award winning comedian, author and speaker Scottie Guner, who brought some co-workers up on stage to play a game to see how well they knew each other.

"Every year we try and follow the theme of humor in the workplace. We know lots of banquets are formal. We don't want this to be formal. We want this to be more of a...

March 6, 2012 - 12:10pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Zanesville officials cut the ribbon on a business to help residents in our area.

Home Instead Care focuses on providing non-medical services for not only seniors but people of all ages. The company's owner said they drive their clients to appointments, bathing, housekeeping and laundry, among other tasks.

"I love coming to work everyday. I just don't feel like it's work," said Owner Amy Huddleston. "We're really providing a service. It's a nice place for our...

October 10, 2011 - 11:24am
4 years 32 weeks ago

Thousands of dollars in contributions helps bring attention to Muskingum County.

Since 1989 the Chamber of Commerce, through contributions from the private business sector, have contributed money in a partnership with the Port Authority to help fund roads, support marketing and fund other projects. The Chamber of Commerce President said private donations help to grow business.

"This is their market place," explained Tom Poorman. "It gives them customers doing...

October 6, 2011 - 2:15pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Muskingum County business leaders gathered Thursday to talk about their plans for the coming year and the ideas that will impact the community.

President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said despite the recent economic downturn the outlook is bright for area business.

"One of the things we talk about today is economic development because we're not out of the woods yet from an economic stand point, and that's obvious to everyone," said...

March 25, 2011 - 11:13am
5 years 9 weeks ago

College students aren't  the only one taking a spring break.

Friday, business leaders in Muskingum County met for this year's spring break meeting. The event focused on marketing for small business using time, energy and imagination.

"Businesses know they have to market but they don't know where to start. They don't know how to put one foot in front of the other. They are good at what goes on inside their business but they're  not good at all the support activities...

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