Stories tagged with: Tom Poorman

October 15, 2014 - 6:18pm
1 year 5 weeks 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 - 4:23pm
1 year 11 weeks 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 - 10:45am
1 year 17 weeks 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 - 10:49am
1 year 40 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 - 3:21pm
1 year 41 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 - 6:30pm
1 year 43 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 6, 2013 - 7:33pm
1 year 50 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 - 4:46pm
1 year 50 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 - 10:38am
2 years 1 week 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 - 4:00pm
2 years 3 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...

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