Stories tagged with: Tom Poorman

December 6, 2013 - 8:33pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

The 23rd Festival of Trees has come to an end.

The annual Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser was held at the Muskingum County Welcome Center and wrapped up Friday night. The money raised will support small business development in our area. Long time auctioneer at the event, Ron Bucci says that the fundraiser highlights the giving nature of the community.

"This community cares about business, its citizens, the less fortunate it continues to give and...

December 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
1 year 30 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...

November 11, 2013 - 11:38am
1 year 33 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...

October 28, 2013 - 5:00pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Muskingum County officials have rolled out a new video that they hope increases business and tourism. It highlights the positive attributes of our area.

Members of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority and the Conventions and Visitor's Bureau created the video that has received more than 6,900 views and even more responses since it's unveiling last Friday.

"Most of it has been very positive," said Muskingum...

October 21, 2013 - 4:40pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Economic Outlook Event.

This year, chamber members will focus on three main topics including , logistics and distribution , oil and gas production and economic development in our area . The Human Resource Director for Fanatics Incorporated, Kyle Killian will discuss the benefits of their new local facility .

"Fanatics just put a very large fulfillment distribution center for their sports wear...

July 15, 2013 - 5:07pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Area companies that are interested in getting involved in the oil and gas industry have an opportunity to do so this week.

On Wednesday, at the Longaberger Golf Course, Crosstex Energy - a leading mid stream or pipeline transportation company, will be hosting a seminar to provide local businesses with information about the growing oil and gas industry and how to take advantage of that rapid growth.

"Crosstex is going to talk about that and explain to businesses how they can...

July 13, 2013 - 6:01pm
1 year 51 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 24, 2013 - 3:36pm
2 years 1 week ago

A seminar will take place in Muskingum County for people interested in the oil and gas industries.

The seminar will focus on Crosstex Energy, a company with operations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The company gathers, moves, treats and markets natural gas.

"There's millions being invested just by that midstream segment, just by the pipeline companies that are going to process this gas into things so we want to provide an opportunity for companies in the local...

April 8, 2013 - 3:15pm
2 years 12 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...

March 20, 2013 - 12:11pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The state Chamber of Commerce said it is opposing the governor's tax code overhaul.

The state chamber said that Governor John Kasich's tax plan shifts the tax burden onto employees with sales taxes on virtually all business and professional services.

"I think what people can't figure out is are they going to be paying more or less with this plan," explained Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman. "The total tax rate will come down,...

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