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  • Spring Break
  • ACES Awards
  • 2016 ACES Recipients
  • 2015 ACES Recipients

Spring Break Annual Meeting

Come celebrate the community's successes with about 500 of your closest friends as we present the annual ACES awards and Safety Council awards, lots of laughs and highlight our community’s bright spots. The atmosphere is extremely informal and the attire is strictly casual. Networking and marketing opportunities are all around you. Plus, we have the traditional Top Ten List for you. And, while you are here enjoy a hot breakfast and enjoy the Spring Break themed decorations.

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"The ACES awards program both thanks individual companies for the improvements they made to their businesses during the past year and, in doing so, celebrates the collective success of the local business community," said Chamber President Tom Poorman.

That sort of recognition is an important part of an overall economic development program, according to Poorman. "The local economy grows when investments are made in facilities, equipment and jobs. Publicly applauding those investments through an awards program is one of many things a community does to encourage local economic development," said Poorman.

Awards are presented to any business in Muskingum County that reports additional investments they made in buildings, equipment, or jobs during the previous calendar year. New facilities, new equipment, renovations to existing facilities or equipment, new jobs, and job retention are all factors that are to qualify businesses for the awards. Businesses in all industries and fields and of all sizes are eligible. Self nominations are strongly encouraged.

The awards program, which began in 2002, benefits the community by encouraging additional economic investment, but there is practical value to the individual businesses getting the awards. "Businesses can use the awards process to state their accomplishments, which helps them demonstrate their progress to the community and their customers," according to Poorman.

The awards program is funded by contributions to the Muskingum Growth Partnership, the chamber’s economic development arm. The program was formed in 1989 to supplement local economic development efforts. Private sector companies contribute funds to the partnership each year to boost the public sector development activities conducted by the city, county and Port Authority.

The ACES presentations are made each year at the Chamber's Spring Break event, where over 400 business people gather for the Chamber's annual membership meeting. Approximately 30 to 50 businesses receive an ACES award each year.

Recipients from 2016
The ACES Program Recognizes: Facilities Improvement or Expansion - New Construction - New Businesses - Investment in Equipment & Machinery New Job Creation - Job Retention - Special Business Achievements
  • Adams Bros. Concrete
  • Adams Lane Care Center
  • Advanced Heating & Cooling
  • ALR Insurance Services
  • Anchor Glass
  • AT & T
  • Barnes Advertising
  • Brenwood Salon
  • Bryan Place
  • C P Lawncare
  • Cedar Ridge Behavioral Health
  • Century National Bank
  • City of Zanesville
  • City Tire
  • Co-Alliance
  • Coconis Furniture
  • Community Bank
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Creno's Pizza
  • Crystal Springs Golf Club
  • Dollar General
  • Dutro Ford Lincoln Nissan
  • Economy Linen
  • Fanatics
  • Flecto Construction
  • Fringe, The Salon Where Art Meets Hair
  • Frueh Enterprises
  • Garland Motel
  • Genesis HealthCare System
  • Golden Corral
  • Goss Supply Company
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Grass Roots Studio/Rachel Matz
  • Great Clips
  • Hampton Inn
  • Huntington Bank
  • Kincaid, Taylor & Geyer Attorneys
  • Lumbertown
  • Marzane
  • Mattingly Foods
  • McHugh's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep
  • MCLS
  • Merit Marketing Services
  • Michael T. Sulens DDS
  • Mid-East Career & Technology Center
  • Modern Glass
  • Motion Electric
  • Moyer Interior Design Studio
  • Muddy Misers
  • Muskingum County
  • Muskingum County Health Department
  • Muskingum Rec Center
  • Muskingum Valley Health Center
  • National Road & Zane Grey Museum
  • Nautilus Fitness
  • Nestle Purina
  • New Service Concepts
  • Northpointe Surgical Suites
  • Northside Pharmacy
  • Off Season - Batting Cages
  • Old Market House Inn
  • Paul Construction
  • Peoples Bank
  • REA & Associates
  • ReStore
  • S.E.A.T.
  • Sam's Club
  • Saunders Machine Works
  • Scott's Diner
  • SE Zanesville
  • Simply Sweets by heather
  • Six County Zanesville - Now known as ALLWELL
  • Stewart Glapat
  • Store It LLC
  • Tami Loves
  • The Barn
  • The Energy Cooperative
  • The Wilds
  • Tom's Ice Cream Bowl
  • Varsity Title
  • VFW Post 1058
  • Village of South Zanesville
  • Walmart #3581
  • We Love Pets - New Build
  • Wendy's
  • WHIZ Am-FM-TV
  • Wolfe Radiator
  • Xterminator
  • Zanesville Community Theater
  • Zanesville Country Club
  • ZMHA
Recipients from 2015
The ACES Program Recognizes: Facilities Improvement or Expansion - New Construction - New Businesses - Investment in Equipment & Machinery New Job Creation - Job Retention - Special Business Achievements
Company Recognition
Adornetto’s - The Pride of Zanesville, IncOverhauled 80% of our site on the corner of Brookover Ave and Maple Ave.
American Stave Company dba Ohio Stave CompanyPurchase of new building which includes office, breakroom, and bathrooms for employees.
Angry Bull SaloonRemodeled and updated existing building and opened as a new business creating 10 new jobs and quadrupling sales from previous business.
AT&TInvested in its wireline and wireless infrastructure with various network enhancements.
Bilco CompanyContracted the construction of a room in which to store our 2 part foam mixture to create a temperature controlled environment.
Brown’s Auto Body RepairIn 2015, we moved into a brand new state of the art 19,000 square foot body shop.
C.P.'s Lawncare LLCPurchase of commercial ground to expand our current business into the retail market adding jobs to our community.
Century National BankMuskingum County’s number one lender providing over 30% of all loans (includes mortgage, consumer and commercial), according to the Muskingum County Recorder. Also, based on the annual Summary of Deposits survey from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Century National Bank is the number one depository in Muskingum County, and has been for nine consecutive years.
Champion Gymnastics & Cheer LLCPurchased 1 acre of property from the Port Authority for parking lot expansion and had an addition built on to current location to expand operations for a cheerleading facility.
City of Zanesville Streetscape at 4th & Shinnick in Downtown Zanesvilleimproved sidewalks, curbs, inlaid bricks, electric, water & streetlights.
Dollar GeneralConstructed a new retail store on East Pike.
Dutro Ford Lincoln Nissan IncSingle largest private investment in the city of Zanesville, providing a state of the art 29 bay facility to service the community and surrounding areas.
FanaticsFor 2015 we replaced and/or enhanced multiple systems with the Fulfillment Center. We replaced 25% of our HVAC units with new, energy efficient units, repaved 50% of the main associate parking lot and added several new Material Handling Systems onto our automation system.
Four Turns BakeryPurchased and renovated building creating a bakery and an apartment.
Fringe, The Salon Where Art Meets HairWe have been in business for two years in May and since then have added two additional employees, expanded our pedicure/ manicure area and purchased a full line of makeup and skin care.
Fyda Freightliner Western Star Zanesville, Inc.Constructed a new a new 46,000 square foot truck dealership and parts and repair facility which will come with approximately 50 new jobs.
Genesis Healthcare SystemRenovation and construction creating your new Genesis Hospital. Created single inpatient campus with 100% private rooms. Complete renovation of existing facility with state-of-the-art emergency department, surgical and cardiology services, and new critical care unit
Goss Rental CenterRenovation to exterior of building, new paint, new lighted awning. We have enhanced the 6th Street Bridge Gateway to downtown Zanesville.
Hampton InnWe completely remodeled the exterior of our building and the landscaping. Our rooms underwent a renovation also that is nearing completion.
Hannah WeldingConstructed a new 3,000 square foot facility at EastPointe Park.
Image ComputersRemodel of our front showroom to make a brighter and more engaging environment for our customers.
Jillian's LTDMoved to a new location on Northpointe Drive and now have 8-10 employees.
Koky's PizzaOpened a small family run pizza shop & restaurant in downtown Zanesville.
MCBI (Muskingum County Business Incubator)Renovation of 12,000 square feet. This has the potential to add many new jobs for the community.
McInturf-Fulmer Insurance GroupMcInturf Insurance merged agencies with Fulmer Insurance Services to create the McInturf-Fulmer Insurance Group allowing us to serve more people in the Muskingum county and Southeastern Ohio area.
Muskingum CountyCompleted new water system well, extended water service, replaced Rusty Rifle sewer lift station, extended sewer service on County Road 6, 13 miles of road resurfacing, replaced 6 bridges.
Muskingum UniversityThe Roberta A. Smith University Library is the transformation of an early 1960s-era building into a state-of-the-art facility that joins technology with academic and social gathering spaces to form a learning commons. A rooftop system of 144 solar panels on top of the library generates 43,000 kilowatt hours per year.
Muskingum Valley Health CentersAdded an in house pharmacy and a community room.
Neff PavingHired 12 employees, built new building, remodeled office, bought approximately $1,000,000 in new equipment. Nationally recognized as a top paving company in our field for the last 3 years.
Norvell's Hearing Aid CenterIncreased business by 20% in 2015. This is in addition to a 325% increase in 2014. Norvell's has spent over 80,000 dollars in advertising with area chamber members.
Quality Care PartnersDuring a successful 2015, QCP added an additional 13 employees, we also completed our renovations of our office building that is located in downtown Zanesville.
Rent 2 OwnOur huge remodel has set us up to grow 20% this year by keeping our current customer and appealing to new customers.
Shriver's PharmacyShriver’s Pharmacy purchased the existing Blacker’s Pharmacy in Crooksville, Ohio and added the Do IT Best brand, becoming the only local pharmacy/ Do IT Best Hardware Store in the country.
SoroptomistCelebrating 75th Anniversary of Zanesville community service. Awarded $3000 in scholarships to three young women attending Zane State College, $2500 for three Soroptimist Education Awards to local recipients, upgraded the backyard and porch of Transitions and continued support for the Zanesville City Schools Dental Program/Mobile Unit.
Strauss Fence LLCBuilt new 7200 Square Foot shop and office on 20 acres to house installation trucks, inventory and have a large laydown yard allowing us to stock more inventory.
Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., L.P.A.Completed a physical and technological transformation of a file storage basement into a 5-unit modern and stylish office space, as well as completed a renovation of a first-floor attorney office.
Tami Loves...Our business has expanded and grown to include a second retail location, craft and painting classes and the opening of Tami Loves Weddings with several events scheduled for 2016.
Terry's TavernUpgraded the kitchen area along with security and fire safety over the last 12 months. Results were a much safer, secure environment and an expanded menu.
The TreehouseOpened restaurant in new location in Downtown Zanesville.
Trikes by RodneyAcquired new facility on Linden Avenue
Wallhouse HotelCompleted construction of new 75 room hotel in New Concord and created 25 new jobs.
The WildsAchieved a record year in attendance with 121,065 guests in 2015. Welcomed over two dozen new family members to our herds of endangered animals. Began construction on a new rhinoceros barn.
Xpressive GraphixAdded 3 employees, a CNC machine, an automated production table and a new 60” full color digital printer and cutter.
Zanesville Health and Rehabilitation CenterAcquired, renovated and opened a 100 bed skilled nursing facility.
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing AuthorityZMHA secured funding and financing for the rehab renovation of the 324 dwelling units of Coopermill Manor, including eighteen ADA compliant units.
Company Recognition
AT & TInvested in a variety of infrastructure improvements in 2014.
Adams Bros Concrete Products Ltd.Opened a Ready-Mix Concrete Facility in Norwich, OH.
The Bilco CompanyInvested capital in developing and launching a process to manufacture a door security system (class rooms) invented by a local fire fighter.
Brenwood Hair & Nail SalonProvides a team atmosphere that caters to the paying guest and the Beauty Professional and added new techniques and services in spa department.
Century National BankContinued their commitment to the East Zanesville community by relocating to a building almost twice the size of their previous office in order to provide space for continual growth.
Casting SolutionsCompleted a lighting replacement upgrade that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 1,094,252 kilowatt hours/year and provide a cost savings of $87,000/year. Also replaced multiple satellite air dryers with one plant wide air dryer. Received rebates from AEP for both projects.
ClearPath Utility Solutions, LLCAdded new jobs and made major equipment investment to become one of the leading HDD Industries in SEO through sound direction of management and dedicated employees leading to "Rock, Solid Customer Satisfaction". Growth in business of over 150%.
Cross Construction, Inc.Built physical location within the community to promote our construction services and establish a strong customer rapport.
D-C Chiropractic NeurologyExpanded building to incorporate the M.I.N.D. Institute, which treats autism, dyslexia and ADHD in children without the use of drugs.
Dollar General Putnam Ave. Retail StoreBuilt new, larger location across the street from existing location.
Dollar General Distribution Center$2,000,000 Roof Replacement and & 800,000 on L.E.D. lighting.
Downtown StringsOpened new business in Downtown Zanesville.
FanaticsInvested in order fulfillment technology in its Frazeysburg facility during 2014, which will benefit the buildings' volume capacity and improve order accuracy for its customers.
The Forget Me Not ShopPurchased a downtown building, remodeled and opened for retail business
Four Turns Baking Co.Four Turns Baking Co. purchased and completely remodeled their new location, allowing the company to expand into the wholesale and retail market.
Fringe - The Salon Where Art Meets HairFringe is a new hair, nail and skin salon with 9 employees. We employ five master designers, one master nail technician, two receptionists and one associate. We average 600 clients a month.
Gemini's Eclectic EmporiumOpened new business in downtown Zanesville.
Genesis Cancer Care CenterAll cancer care is being provided within a new facility including Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, diagnostic CT's, Palliative Care and new treatment modalities serving the community such as High Dose Radiation and Stererotactic treatment.
Genesis Health Care SystemThe inpatient Adult and Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health units, Partial Hospitalization, and the Drug and Alcohol Program were relocated to the extensively remodeled former Forest View location
Hughes Truck Repair, LLCOur business created two new jobs and has retained these jobs plus two others.
The Inn at DresdenPurchased the Inn and business operation known as The Inn at Dresden on January 1. Renovated real estate including land, buildings, fixtures, furniture and equipment. Also purchased and renovated adjacent property with a house for use as Innkeeper’s Quarters.
LumbertownOpened the only drive-thru lumber yard in Southeastern Ohio.
Marjorie & Butch's School of DanceInstalled brand new Trane heating & AC, remodeled facility inside, new landscaping outside, security cameras.
MCBI Kitchen IncubatorNewly renovated commercial kitchen provides a location for small food producers to prepare their products in a licensed facility permitting them to sell their items beyond the state of Ohio. In conjunction with the new kitchen, this project allows MCBI to create a Food Hub Program that will link farm to table regional food sources and make local food more easily available to our community and our region.
Meadow View Church of ChristWe are adding additional space and renovating our existing space to accommodate more people and provide ministry opportunities.
MudThumpinNew Business
The New Bakery CompanyMade three capital investments in two new mixers and a new freezer roof totaling $1.3M. Enabling us to pick up Bob Evans as a new customer!
Northern Lights Medical ImagingA multimodality, one stop shop with savings up to 89%. They offer MRI, Catscan, Xray and their newest addition of Ultrasound.
Norvell's Hearing Aid CenterNorvell's has received the Directors Award from the Starkey Hearing Aid Company (The worlds Second Largest Hearing Aid Manufacturer) for the biggest percentage increase in helping the hearing impair.....287%!!
Ohio Stave CompanyInstalled new sawmill equipment for increased capacity, and created a 2nd shift.
Orthopaedic Associates of ZanesvilleAdded 4 physician assistants, 1 physical therapist, 1 administrator, a 5,898 square foot building and did a major renovation of our physical therapy department.
Owens Brockway Glass Containers, Inc.Upgraded production lines with state of the art inspection equipment as well as relocation and installation of existing and new carton/box machines. Invested over 9 million dollars with upgrades within the last year because of new customer. Hired 16 permanent full time employees and retained all other employees.
Parlor's LockOpened in July of 2014 investing in the space at 1119 Maple Ave. Designed salon after influence & training by "Nick Arrojo" creating opportunity for fashion forward technique, education for stylists in the area and a relaxing atmosphere for clients.
PlaskoliteInvested in excess of $2 million on additional building space in conjunction with the installation of a new plastic sheet extrusion line for our Zanesville manufacturing plant located at the Airport Industrial Park
Relic's Antique MallOpened in downtown Zanesville helping displaced vendors after the closing of the Glass House Antique Mall in Norwich.
Quality Care PartnersThe revitalization of downtown Zanesville will benefit from Quality Care Partners’ investment in the 33 South Fifth Street building, previously occupied by Century National Bank.
Soroptomist International of ZanesvilleInvested $2,250 in educational grants and scholarships awarded to two Zane State students and three area women honored with Soroptomist Awards.
Stewart GlapatAdded personnel and replaced factory light fixtures.
The TreehouseAdded 2200 sq. ft. of space and tripled the staff to better provide entertainment capabilities in Downtown Zanesville. Employing 18 people, expanding family/community friendly events & activities.
The Village of DresdenThe Village of Dresden was able to purchase the Swim Center from The Longaberger Company making it possible to retain jobs for our local youth.
The WildsNew construction, improvements and investments exceeded $166,700. (New ‘Hellbender Conservation Center’ & Program Animal Building constructed). New visitor options were added to include: ‘Parakeet Landing’ (a walk-through aviary with 200 parakeets) and an interactive mining display.
Wayne ManufacturingMoved into a new 20,000 square foot facility in the Airport Industrial Park
WinningStockCoach.comSince moving to Dresden and opening 10/1 we've become the second largest employer in town adding 10 full time positions and growing.
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