The talk Friday centered on Downtown Shelby during the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s second “Fri-Yay” presented on Facebook Live. These half hour noontime discussions focus providing insight into happenings and projects in the Richland County area.
Chamber CEO and President Jodie Perry introduced two members of the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), who shared details of a three phase downtown revitalization project taking place along Main Street over the next two to three years.
CIC representatives Jake Penwell and Cody Albert first reviewed where the CIC has been in recent years and the re-orienting that has led to the current effort. As an entity focused on collaboration between public and private sectors, the group now has three main focal points — serving as a catalyst for economic growth, rebuilding the core of the city pursuant to the Revitalization and Placemaking Plan, and solidifying its own organization . More…
On Wednesday, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development participated in a different kind of ribbon cutting.
The setting was familiar — a Richland County business opening a new business location. What was certainly different was that this particular location is actually on wheels.
The Chamber joined Truckin Trav for ribbon cutting in hour of its new food truck. More…
The presentation may have been different this year, but the message was the same: Richland County is home to many successful, creative, and resilient small businesses.
Many of these were honored on Wednesday morning during Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s Small Business Awards Presentation.
Chamber President and CEO Jodie Perry took Facebook Live attendees through a look at this year’s semi-finalists, and then announced this year’s award winners.
Before doing so, Perry reflected on the fact that she grew up in a family business. “I realize just what an incredible experience it was,” she said, sharing that there were many lessons learned. More…
Smiles were plentiful recently as Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development officials joined owners of the new Village Roots in Plymouth for their ribbon cutting event.
Village Roots is a new concept store both in inventory and in operation. Filled with quality, curated products made by artiasns from around the state of Ohio, the store opens for just four days each month with newly updated inventory and wonderful displays in a unique monthly theme.
Also on hand will be food trucks, guest vendors, and other fun surprises. More…
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The Board of Directors and Small Business of the Year Committee of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development will soon be honoring and celebrating all small businesses and naming their 2020 Small Business of the Year recipients.
The event will be held live from the DRM Productions studio on the Chamber’s Facebook page on December 16 from 12:00-1:00 PM as the winners of the Small Business of the Year are announced.
Each Finalist will be featured in a short video highlighting their business, sponsored by Mechanics Bank. There is no fee and no need to register. The livestream event can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richlandareachamber. More…
Richland County Restaurant Week is here, with local eateries providing both great food and exceptional deals.
Following is a list of participating restaurants and offers from each:
Athena Greek Restaurant – Buy 3 gyros get one free
DLX | Dan Lew Exchange – Buy a $15 gift card and get a $15 gift card for free (some restrictions may apply)
Der Dutchman – $5.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase (not valid with any other promo or on gift card purchases)
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Several Richland County area business groups will again be promoting businesses in the Richland County area through a Small Business Saturday prize program.
The event highlights locally-owned small businesses and will feature a simple opportunity for shoppers to win a prize through a new no-contact registration.
The event takes place on November 28. Shoppers will have two ways to win: More…
On Monday, officials from Emerson Automation Solutions joined officials from the Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The 23,000 square foot expansion of Emerson’s operations on Park Avenue West in Ontario will bring an increase of nearly a million dollars in annual payroll.
The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174. More…
There’s no question that Lexington-Springmill Road is a busy place these days.
The trucks and cars may have created more than one loud roar during Wednesday morning’s ribbon cutting at the new campus entrance sign for the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College, but the enthusiasm and excitement were clearly evident.
Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development President Jodie Perry introduced the Facebook Live event, calling the new entrance and sign a “great new front door.” More…
This past week, the Richland Community Development Group (RCDG), an affiliate of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, announced the creation of the RCDG Small Business Loan Fund with roughly $194,000. This project, in partnership with three local lenders, is a loan program with collateral enhancement aimed at helping to support Richland County small businesses. More…
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Across Ohio, business of almost all types are beginning to reopen with patron and guest safety in mind. With this relaunch, the traditional call to “shop local” takes on added significance.
Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development is making sure that Richland Countians are aware of businesses reopening. To that end, the month of June has been named Richland County STRONG month. More…
Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development is making a difference during this time of substantial business and personal concerns through hosting helpful online events throughout the month of April.
After holding a session on Thursday in its Digital Academy series entitled “How to Remote Work Ninja” the Chamber is following up with an important workshop next Thursday entitled “Coping With the Stress of COVID-19.” More…