Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Get Informed! Join us for Candidate's Night

Please call us to RSVP at 740-345-9757 or send me an email at chottinger@lickingcountychamber.com

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Job Opening for Economic Development Director


The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is in search of an accomplished and highly motivated professional to build, implement and advance the economic agenda developed by Grow Licking County Community Improvement Corporation.  The director shall also provide strategic vision and leadership and help to implement an economic development business plan, focusing on job creation throughout the entire county.  This will require efforts in company recruitment as well as retention and expansion of existing businesses.  The successful candidate shall have excellent communication skills and capabilities.  Marketing knowledge and experience is a plus.

At a minimum, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in economics, real estate finance, business or public administration.  Preference will be afforded to those with a Master’s degree in appropriate field and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) status.  Ideal candidates shall further possess acquired supervisory experience and bring a minimum of four years of professional experience in economic or business development.

Compensation range is $90,000 - $105,000.  For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, attention Cheri Hottinger, 50 West Locust Street, Newark, Ohio  43055

For more information about Licking County and this position, please visit www.growlickingcounty.org and www.lickingcountychamber.com.  Questions may be directed to Cheri Hottinger, President & CEO (740) 345-9757 ext. 5 or chottinger@lickingcountychamber.com  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Workforce Training Money Available

Workforce Training Money Available

Online Applications Will be Available Beginning September 28, 2015

More than 122,000 Ohio employees have already been trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, and now that number will increase because round four is right around the corner.

“As Technology evolves, so does the training needed to keep employees current,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.  “It’s important that employees across the state have the tools they need to succeed.”

Training in the following high-demand fields is eligible:  Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation, Automotive, Back Office, BioHealth, Corporate Headquarters, Energy, Financial Services, Food Processing, Information Technology and Services, Logistics, Polymers and Chemicals, and Research and Development.  Training opportunities include, but are not limited to, operational skills training, certification processes and equipment training. Training can occur at the employer’s facility, at provider’s training facility or at a third-party site.

The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse the employer for up to 50 percent of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after 1) the employer pays the full cost of the training, and 2) the employee successfully completes the training. The maximum amount an employer may qualify for in a fiscal year is $100,000. The company must be in operation for at least 12 months in Ohio to participate.

Businesses can begin the online process on September 28, 2015 and will have more than two weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their application.  The online applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 14, 2015.

For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm

For additional assistance, contact Shannon Vanderpool at (614) 644-8560 or Shannon.Vanderpool@development.ohio.gov,  Jennifer Spohr at (614) 466-4184 or Jennifer.Spohr@development.ohio.gov.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jail of Terror Opens October 2

Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror Opens on October 2
First-ever Haunted House at the Licking County Historic Jail Showcases the Building’s History and Mystery

NEWARK, OHIO, September 9, 2015 – Already shrouded in mystery from its 126-year history, this October brings even more thrills and scares to the Licking County Historic Jail during Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror, the first haunted house held at the historic building.

Operating October 2 – 31 on Fridays and Saturdays (7:30 p.m. to midnight) and Sundays (6 to 10 p.m.), Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror will provide frights and fun for the entire family with some of the haunted house industry’s top scares. General admission tickets are $15 with fast pass tickets available for $25.

Built in 1889, the Licking County Historic Jail housed hundreds of inmates throughout the years, including those found guilty of gruesome and heinous murders. A particularly dark time in the jail’s history involved Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective held for protection from a mob of people who were angry over his actions to make the county alcohol free. The crowd ambushed the jail, dragged Etherington out to the street, beat him to death, and then lynched him from a telegraph pole.

Long closed as a jail, the building has been the subject of many paranormal investigations and was featured on The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. These examinations confirmed the jail to be a truly haunted location with the spirits of the building’s inmates still confined within the walls, including the ghost of Carl Etherington.

Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror brings visitors face to face with the sometimes brutal history of the Licking County Historic Jail, one terror at a time. The event also provides attendees the opportunity to preserve the jail’s history, with proceeds supporting the restoration for this significant and historic building.

For more information about Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror, visit http://wwww.jailofterror.com or call 740-345-JAIL.  

About Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror
The first-ever haunted house at the Licking County Historic Jail, Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 2 –31, 2015. As a building already surrounded by mystery and reports of paranormal activity, the historic jail and its gothic architecture serve as the perfect backdrop for a Halloween scare. Tickets are $15 or $25 for Fast Pass. More information will be available at http://jailofterror.com.  

About the Licking County Historic Jail

Opened in 1889, the Licking County Historic Jail is a pillar of Licking County and Newark, Ohio’s history. The jail holds many stories including those of justice (and injustice), fond family memories of staff members who lived in and managed the jail, and hauntings and paranormal activity reported on the property. The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society (LCGPS) oversees the jail and its restoration – so the stories of this historic and monumental building can continue to be told. For more information, visit http://lcjail.org

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Additional Casting Calls for Nightmare in Newark - Jail of Terror

Additional casting calls are scheduled for the Nightmare in Newark - Jail of Terror.

  • Casting Call: Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror
  • Times: August 29 and September 5 at 1 p.m.
  • Location: The Licking County Historic Jail, 46 S. 3rd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Details: Actors and special effects and makeup artists are invited to attend this casting call for the first-ever Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror (haunted house at the Licking County Historic Jail). Those auditioning for an acting part should be prepared do a short monologue of their idea of a creature of terror. Special effects and makeup artists should bring their resumes and portfolios. For additional information, casting call participants should contact Tim Gartner at tgartner@windstream.net or (740) 323-2356 (leave message).