Is an independent local private non profit corporation, not a unit of government, not a charity, and not a branch of any state or national organization such as the US Chamber or the US Dept. of Commerce.
Was founded over 110 years ago by local business owners and managers to promote economic growth and provide services to the community and its businesses.
Is one of the top six largest chamber organizations in the central/east Ohio region with over 680 members.
Funds marketing and advertising to attract new businesses to the community through the Muskingum Growth Partnership program.
Helped found the Muskingum County Business Incubator to foster entrepreneurs and start-up small businesses.
Offers all kinds of online services, like webinars, directories, survey results, and more, so you can benefit from your chamber membership without even leaving your place of work.
Saves members participating in the chamber’s workers comp group rating plan an average of over $2,600 each.
Organizes the annual ACES awards program to recognize area businesses for their economic investments in the community and celebrate local successes.
Operates the local Convention & Visitors Bureau, which performs tourism development for the community, including publishing 125,000 visitors guides per year, attending 32 tourism trade shows per year, and managing the Lorena Sternwheeler.
Makes hundreds of referrals each year to member businesses in response to inquiries from prospective customers.
Promotes local buying through regular public awareness campaigns on TV and in print.
Formed the Muskingum Oil & Gas Coalition to market area businesses to Ohio’s fastest growing industry.
Started the annual Stars & Stripes on the River July 4th celebration, helped organize the Y Bridge Arts Festival, and conducts the annual Festival of Trees.
Responds to more than 5,000 information requests yearly about our community, its tourism attractions, and its businesses.
Advocates for laws and regulations that help area businesses, such as workers comp reform, health insurance affordability, and sensible environmental laws.
Partners with the Muskingum Valley Human Resource Management Association to serve area business managers and human resource professionals with educational information and professional development.
Helped start the Artist Colony of Zanesville to attract art galleries and studios to downtown and visitors to our community.
Hosts member networking opportunities such as an annual Economic Outlook event, legislative luncheons, committee meetings, seminars on a variety of business topics, and more.
Manages the Zanesville Downtown Association, which promotes the economic development and revitalization of the downtown area.
Manages the local Safety Council which provides participating members with rebates on their workers comp premiums and hosts monthly workplace safety education meetings.
Provides a searchable online buyers guide and business directory to promote area businesses and serve area residents via the web.
Serves members with promotional benefits like Hot Deals, a monthly advertising mailing, email marketing blasts, a calendar of events, a printed buyers guide and member directory, and member news in email newsletters.