Friday, October 9, 2009

A Week In Review

It as been a very busy week. Actually most weeks are busy around the Chamber. I thought I would share some of the projects we are currently work on:

  • 2009 Candidate's Night is just around the corner - October 15. This year we are featuring the candidate's running for Newark City Treasurer, Pataskala Mayor and Heath Mayor. You can register here. This year WCLT will be broadcasting LIVE! You can listen to it on 1430 AM and 100.3FM HD-3. The program portion will begin at 6:45 p.m. and should end around 8:00 p.m. Read the completed Candidate Questionnaires here. In addition, check out the 2009 Chamber' endorsements.

  • Workenomics - Workenomics is a new Affiliate of the Chamber. It is a partnership of workforce and economic developers working together to provide existing companies and those looking to locate here detailed information on what our county has to offer. We advertised a part-time job opening and have received approximately 35 applicants. These will be reviewed and the top candidates will be scheduled for an interview in the next few weeks.

  • Annual Audit - Although not required by law, the Chamber contracts with a local Accounting Firm each year to conduct an outside audit for the Chamber. The Auditors will be arriving soon to get this project started. Our Office Manager, Mandy Rector, has been busy preparing for their arrival.

  • Safety Council - October 13 is check distribution day for those that were in the Safety Council Discount Program for the fiscal year 2008-2009. The amount being distributed back to Licking County businesses is over $220,000. Affiliate Director, Vicky Crist, has been busy getting everything in place for this highly-anticipated meeting.

  • Upcoming Events - Seems there is something happening every week that our members can take advantage of. Here are just some of the events our Communications and Marketing Director, Jennifer McDonald, is promoting:
  1. Social Networking For Business - October 22 - Lunch and program featuring Mark Labutis. Details here.
  2. Business After Hours - November 5 - Cherry Valley Lodge. Table top displays are available at this popular event. For more information, go here.
  3. Gift Preview Event - November 11 - The Place Off The Square - You won't want to miss this event. You will leave with holiday gift ideas UNDER $50, all from LOCAL retailers. Look for upcoming information soon!
  4. Deal or Not a Deal - November 19 - The Midland Theatre - Just like the TV game show, the host and secret banker will tempt the contestants to "Deal" for cash. Top prize is $1,000 per round. Tickets are on sale now by calling The Midland at 740-345-LIVE.
  5. Business After Hours - December 10 - The Grill Works Deli and Catering - Celebrate the holiday season at the brand new restaurant located at The Works!

As you can see, things are never dull at the Chamber.

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