Stories tagged with: Tom Poorman

June 16, 2015 - 4:32pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is offering employers an opportunity to join a Safety Council.

President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman said it is a bureau of workers compensation rebate program that allows employers to save money on their workman's compensation. Poorman told us more.

"They can save from a little, to a lot. Some employers save thousands, some just save a couple hundred dollars and some Safety Council...

March 18, 2015 - 3:20pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

The resignation of Mike Jacoby has left the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority without an executive director.

The Port Authority met for the first time since Jacoby left, But board member, Tom Poorman, said business is being carried out as normal.

"We have a very capable administrative assistant in Amy Young who is running the day to day operations of the port authority," Poorman said. "As one board member, I'm helping out as needed with development...

February 16, 2015 - 5:50pm
19 weeks 6 days ago

Coming up in just over a month is the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's annual spring break event.

Chamber President, Tom Poorman, said the event is a way to recognize all of the area businesses. The March 27 meeting starts at 7 a.m. and will end around 9 a.m.

"It's not an all day affair or anything like that, but it's a lot of fun," Poorman said. "It's very interesting. People usually come away from there reinvigorated. They learn something, and...

November 10, 2014 - 4:45pm
33 weeks 5 days ago

Wednesday, November 12, at the Muskingum County Welcome Center you can attend the Muskingum County job fair where about 30 employers who are actively hiring will be gathered.

From 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m. any local person who wants to work for a Muskingum County business is encouraged to...

October 15, 2014 - 7:18pm
37 weeks 4 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is looking for your help.

The annual Wage & Benefit Survey is being offered to area employers. President of the Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman told us a little bit about the purpose of the questionnaire.

"We typically get 50 to 80 participants, participating companies and we use this information to complete a survey report, a survey document and then employers can go online and look at it and they can see how their...

September 2, 2014 - 5:23pm
43 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is providing a seminar to help businesses improve on customer service. Its Customer-Focused Culture Seminar will focus on how to push customer service skills and attitudes through your organizations. Tom Poorman, President of the Z-M Chamber of Commerce explained why he feels a customer service seminar is important.

"As leaders of organizations, and company owners and small businesses owners, we all know that. But, what do we do...

July 22, 2014 - 11:45am
49 weeks 5 days ago

The Chamber of Commerce in Muskingum County took advantage of a great local product.

Five Barracuda Intruder Defense Systems were purchased for the office suites in the Muskingum County Welcome Center building. The product is designed to keep doors securely locked in the event of an active shooting situation. President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman says they purchased these devices to give the individuals working in the offices a sense of security...

February 17, 2014 - 11:49am
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo's known for it's customer relations and now they want to share their secrets with you.

In January, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce postponed a customer service event with Columbus Zoo Guest Relations Lisa Kristensen. The event has been rescheduled for March.

"She's going to take a couple of hours. She's going to talk about their approach to customer service and how they train employees," said Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of...

February 10, 2014 - 4:21pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Spring Break event.

It happens on March 21. Chamber President, Tom Poorman says the breakfast is a chance for business minded people to get refreshed and motivated after the winter.

"It serves a couple of different purposes one is to give out awards, our annual Aces Award for economic development, we give out our Safety Council Awards for workplace safety achievement but it also serves the...

January 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
1 year 23 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...

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