May 2018

Welcome, Spring! I’m cautiously optimistic that spring may actually appear this first week of May! The greatest two minutes in sports, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are sure signs that warmer days are on the horizon!
On the business front, we celebrate National Small Business Week April 29th – May 5th. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page during the week as we highlight information aimed at helping you succeed as a small business owner. I am also providing a link in this newsletter for FREE online webinars you won’t want to miss.
As I continue to get out from behind the desk and meet our membership, I appreciate the warm welcome I have received. Please know I am available to you at any time with questions, suggestions or to just say hi! I look forward to a great working relationship with our membership and that begins with open communication. Please feel free to reach out at any time. I can be reached by calling 740.335.0761 or email me at
Make it a great May!

Celebrate the small businesses that weave together a great small town!




May 1- 3 you are invited to attend any of the FREE virtual conferences sponsored by the SBA. The link below in blue will take you to their page where you can complete the free registration. No need to stay all three days – pick and choose what seminars are of benefit to you and your business! I will be running these seminars in the Chamber of Commerce Conference room. Stop in and watch or view from your own office – but do not miss a chance to receive a lot of great FREE education!

Your Ohio Chamber of Commerce testified in front of the House Tax Expenditure Review Committee. Read the whole story here!
Ohio Chamber Priority Bill PASSES the Senate!
To read about this bill that protects small businesses
from rules and regulations that place undue burdens on them, click HERE!

Our fellow Chamber members are busy! Mark your calendars and SUPPORT LOCAL!
May 2nd Monthly Safety Council Meeting Click here to register
May 5th Golf Outing/Cinco de Mayo Party – Highland House Event details here!
May 11th Monthly Chamber Ambassador Meeting – Chamber Office 9:30AM
May 11th Celebrate Mom! Shop Hop Click here for event details!
May 11th Design Daisies for Mom – Back-En-Thyme Click here to Pre-Register
May 14th Ribbon Cutting – Wicked Sensations II – 1:00PM
May 19th YMCA Color Run (Information attached in this publication)
May 16th Business After Hours – The Lafayette Room 4:30-6:30PM
May 22nd Chalk Paint Workshop – Village Homestead – Click here for tickets!
May 24-27th Sidewalk Sales in Downtown WCH! – Click here for details!