Friday, April 29, 2016

2017 Chamber Travel Trip

Group picture from trip to Cuba

Earlier this month, the Licking County Chamber hosted a trip to Greece, which was a great time.  We have been hosting international trips since 2011.  We have been to China, Italy, Ireland, Cuba, Spain and now Greece.

We are in the beginning stages of planning our 2017 international trip and we would love to get your feedback on where to go next.  Below is a link to a 1-question survey that will take you less than 30 seconds to complete.  Hope you will consider traveling with us in the future!

Thank you,


Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Position - Join Our Team

Junior Project Manager

The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is in search of a highly motivated and
energetic professional to aid in the development and implementation of the economic
development strategies identified by Grow Licking County Community Improvement
Corporation. The junior project manager shall also aid the director of economic
development in responding to economic development opportunities from internal and
external sources while promoting the county’s economic growth.

At a minimum, candidates should have 1 to 3
years of demonstrated experience. A combination of education and work experience will be considered. Candidates must be able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written, interpersonal skills. Candidates should also have broad knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office, Google based applications, and a variety of social
media platforms.

Ideal candidates shall further possess experience presenting information in a professional
manner to a wide variety of audiences.

Candidates must practice confidentiality, as required.

Social media marketing knowledge, experience working with or similar
CRMplatforms, and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Total compensation range is $38,000 $42,000. 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 and Questions may be
directed to Cheri Hottinger, President & CEO (740) 3459757 ext. 5 or .

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Exciting New Event Coming to Licking County!

It is the new year, and many of us have set some heath goals for 2016 I bet.  Most people decide that they are going to improve their health in the new year.  Sometimes that is harder to do than you originally planned.

Here is a great way to help with that New Year's goal AND help others at the same time!  There is a new event coming to Licking County this year called HeartChase 2016.  It is taking place on April 30th with registration opening at 8:00 a.m.  This is an active game/competition of sorts that is fun and is a learning experience at the same time.  Get a team together and register today!

Check it out:

Monday, December 28, 2015

Join Our Team!

Job Description:  Membership & Affiliate Director, Licking County Chamber of Commerce

This is an exciting opportunity to join the staff at the Licking County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a high profile nonprofit organization that works with the county’s business community to build a strong local economy through economic development, political action and membership programs.  The membership & affiliate director position offers the opportunity to interface with businesses of all sizes and types in an exciting work environment. The position requires strong organizational, communication and presentation skills, personal initiative, and the ability to multitask. The successful candidate will work to build the Chamber’s membership base through direct sales, digital and mail campaigns as well as other creative approaches. This individual will coordinate regular programming for diverse affiliate groups that include Safety Council, HRMA and Manufacturers’ Council.  A synopsis of the responsibilities and qualifications are detailed below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Introduce, present the value of and sell new Chamber membership packages to businesses and organizations in the Licking County region
  • Develop leads and maintain an active prospect database
  • Create, manage, and distribute member prospect packets, questionnaires and survey results, and related communications for new and existing member opportunities
·         Develop systems and schedules so that members are “touched” by the Chamber with regularity
·         Provide customer service support to new and existing membership
·         Act as a liaison to Chamber members, reviewing membership data and educating members about Chamber benefits, services, and involvement opportunities
·         Manage Affiliate meetings, programming, steering committees, reservations, reports, budget, minutes and billing
·         Adept at public speaking, and confident when addressing a variety of audiences
·         Create and maintain current member records and reservations, including, but not limited to Chamber Master Software.
·         Maintain an extensive knowledge of all Chamber programs, services, initiatives and activities
·         Actively support and participate in Chamber events and programs


·         Strong interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with prospects, members, committees and community stakeholders
·         Experience and success in developing compelling written, oral and visual presentation materials
·         Ability to organize, plan and prioritize workload involving multiple projects
·         Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Results-oriented and willingness to be accountable for measurable goals
·         Ability to prospect/cold-call new businesses and to upgrade current members’ investment levels
·         Capable of maintaining sensitive/confidential information
·         Must be a team player that works well in fast-paced, changing environment
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel and Word
·         Experience with database management programming a plus
·         Candidate must have 3-5 years relevant experience in a non-profit or business setting

Total compensation package range is $34,000 - $38,000.  For consideration, submit a cover letter and resume to the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, attention Cheri Hottinger, 50 West Locust Street, Newark, Ohio  43055 or via email at